About These Services
Whether you are a published author or just finished your first work, you need an experienced editor who can polish your story and prepare it for publication. For most people, having a published work is a dream come true. I too am a published author, and trust me, I know how good it feels to see my work in print. I also know how essential a good editor is to the process. This is where I come in.
I am a freelance editor, specializing in Christian themed works. Editing is a ministry for me. I’ve come to believe that there is not enough Christian literature available. As Christians, we have a message. We have something to say. Better than that, though, we have answers–real answers to real problems. My goal is to help Christians get their message into the hands of those who would most benefit from it. Editing is part of that process.
Here at Affordable Christian Editing, we make sure your message isn’t lost in the text.
— Greg Baker, Senior Editor and Writer
Why You Need an Editor
It is nearly impossible to edit your own work thoroughly. Even if you have a strong command of the English language and are adept at grammar and punctuation, you remain too close to your own work to see it objectively. You wrote it. You breathed it. You even dreamed about it. Being so close to your work will often blind you to what it actually says. Your mind will fill in what you mean to say, not what is really written. Your mind already knows and understands every concept you put on paper, but a reader is not a mind reader. An objective, critical editor will spot errors in logic, question confusing sentences, find lapses in grammar, erase redundancies, and point out contradictions.
Your work is a reflection of you. Many authors who skip the editing process publish their work only to spot, afterwards, embarrassing error after error. The work and the errors become part of your reputation–one that is picked up on from readers all the way to publishers. You want it to be your very best, and a professional editor is essential to making it so.
Deuteronomy 32:3 – Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
Psalms 68:11 – The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
Mark 5:20 – And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
Mark 13:10 – And the gospel must first be published among all nations.