Every author could use a little help on the journey to publication. And freelance editors/proofreaders can benefit from connecting with other editorial freelancers.

Whatever your role is in this exciting industry, here are some resources you may find helpful:


Professional Editing and Proofreading

Kathy Ide has been a full-time freelance editor since 1989. Click here to read her bio. Use the Contact page to request a quote from her for your project.


If Kathy isn’t the right editor for you, she can help you find the right one for you through her Christian Editor Connection. Just fill out the online form for Authors Seeking Editors, and Kathy will connect you with established professionals who fit your project and your needs.


If you are a freelance editor/proofreader, or think you might be interested in becoming one, check out The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network. Dedicated to the spirit of “cooperative competition,” this professional support organization has tips and articles on the website, a free e-mail discussion loop, online courses, a quarterly e-newsletter, and more.


 In addition to Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, Kathy Ide recommends:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (for writing books)
  • The Associated Press Stylebook (for writing articles)
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition (for writing books)
  • Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition (for writing articles)
  • The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style (for specifically Christian issues)
  • Writer’s Market Guide (general or Children’s, Christian, Novel & Short Story, Songwriters, Poets, etc.)

For a comparison between Chicago style vs. AP style, check out


Many authors have tips for writers on their websites and/or blogs. Check out the websites of these multi-published writers who are featured in Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors: