With more than 35 combined years in the professional editing business, we care about what you write.  First and foremost, we are readers.  We love to read a wide variety of genres from people of all backgrounds and all reading levels.  We've worked in libraries, for universities, publishers, literary agents, and both professional and amateur authors.  Our #1 priority is polishing the author's original voice so that the reader experiences the text as the author intends.  

We work with authors throughout their project and beyond.  We believe in maintaining communication with all of our authors during the editing process, and we want to know how you're doing when your work reaches your readers.    

We are expanding and on the lookout for talent.  Please contact us with your vita and portfolio at careers@sharperquill.com.  We need folks who specialize in every kind of editing and proofreading (various styles such as APA and Chicago), as well as book design for CreateSpace and other on demand publishers and all eBook formats.  Applicants who use Adobe Cloud are preferred.

Nathan J. Barnes, PhD
Senior Editor
PhD, Texas Christian University
MA, Wayland Baptist University
BA, Wayland Baptist University
AA, South Plains College

Nathan has been freelance editing for independent authors, publishers, and literary agencies for the past 14 years.  He has helped authors all over the world publish more than 250 books.  He loves reading new material and helping first time authors navigate the world of self-publishing. 

Leslee J. Barnes
Education Consultant
M.Ed., University of Texas
BA, Wayland Baptist University

Leslee Barnes has been a teacher in Fort Worth and Weatherford ISD for twelve years.  She has earned an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, and has chosen to remain in the classroom because teaching is her passion.  She is a leader on and off campus as an award-winning teacher, volunteering for Student Council and the World Affairs Council. 


Coleman Baker, PhD
Writing Consultant
PhD, Texas Christian University
M. Div, Logsdon Seminary
BA, Hardin Simmons University

We are very fortunate to have Coleman Baker working with us as a writing consultant.  Coleman has published many academic works and is currently helping our clients produce world-class material. 

Suzanna Nelson
Marketing Consultant
Associate Editor
BA, University of Kansas
Minor in French Language
université Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, France

As a fellow freelance editor Suzi has more than ten years experience in marketing and web design, and she spent a year in France as part of her undergraduate curriculum.  She's known in the music scene in both Kansas city and Austin as an aspiring singer/songwriter.

Joann Holloway Wright
Education Consultant
M.Ed., Texas Tech
BA, Wayland Baptist University 

Joann Holloway Wright is a recent graduate of the School of Education at Texas Tech University.  She is also a curriculum specialist, and we hope to see her complete a doctorate program soon!