The Sharper Quill is currently looking for authors.  We love reading new books and meeting new folks!   


Typically, Dr. Barnes will accept two full-length projects at a time, and consult on shorter projects year round. A full-length project entails helping an author from the first word of the book and working with that material all the way to publication. This usually takes between three and six months.  Shorter projects include books that only need one step of our comprehensive process: manuscript editing, copy editing, proofreading, and consulting.


Our Team
Dr. Barnes's has one opening for a full-length book project beginning 1/15/18.

Suzanna Nelson is currently available as a marketing consultant by contract only.  She specializes in web design and optimization.


Joann Wright is currently available as a subcontractor through Sharper Quill on topics related to education.  


* Please don't let our busy schedule scare you away. We complete projects and start new ones almost every day.*


Turnover 

We are always working on projects that need just one or two components of the writing process because we love standalone editing and proofreading a book just as much as consulting for an entire project.


So if you're reading this because you're looking into a bid that Dr. Barnes made on Guru or Elance, he only bids on projects that he can do within the timeframe and budget that he suggests in the bid.


If you'd like to begin a conversation about editing or proofreading your novel, nonfiction, or academic manuscript, we would love to hear from you.  It's easy.  Using the form below, you can upload a five page selection from your novel so we can get a feel for what you need.  We will edit your sample and return it to you with a quote and an estimate for how long it will take us to finish.  

Or, you can contact our senior editor, Dr. Nathan Barnes, directly at nathan@sharperquill.com


 
Here are some of the projects that we're working on now:


Peter Lotterhos. Untitled Business Book.

Start date: 9/26/17  Projected completion date: 1/1/18

Project Stage: Writing

Project includes consulting, structural and developmental editing, general editing, copyediting, proofreading, and proposal to publishers.



Bret Randall. The Peregrine. Sharper Quill Books, 2018.

Start date: 10/23/17    Projected completion date: 12/31/17

Project Stage: General Editing

Project includes consulting, structural and developmental editing, general editing, copyediting, proofreading, and proposal to publishers.



Chasity Adams, PsyD. The Four Disciplines of Mindful Acceptance. 

Project Stage: Book Design

Start date: 10/23/17    Projected completion date: 12/31/17

Project included consulting, structural and developmental editing, general editing, copyediting, proofreading, and sending proposals to publishers.


Recently Published Books

Mark O'Donnell
Better Real Estate Decisions
Sharper Quill Books, 2015





Mannie Magid

Shades of Healing

Sharper Quill Books, 2017






Editing and Proofreading

All editing projects are currently for literary agencies and publishers.

 

Dr. Barnes's Freelance Editing / Proofreading


Senior Editor

Startdate:1/5/15


Senior Research Editor

Start Date: 10/1/14


Freelance Editor and Proofreader

Start date: 1/5/15