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Nathan J. Barnes

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    Welcome to my interactive portfolio.  Please use the links above to navigate the different sections of my portfolio.  Each section includes relevant samples, or you can navigate to the samples page.

    A strong portfolio is something that you want in a freelancer.  I have wide experience in every service that I offer: consulting, ghostwriting, developmental and general editing, copyediting, proofreading, proposal writing, and interior book design.  I have samples and references for all of these services.  My portfolio shows that I have worked for a wide variety of publishers, literary agencies, and authors, covering a diverse cross-section of fiction and non-fiction.

    My background highlights my education and experience.  See what my clients have to say about me on the references page.  Learn about my research in the scholarship section. Samples of my writing are available on my publications page. 

    I specialize in helping authors develop their drafts into manuscripts that are attractive to publishers. Part of this process is my signature edit, which is a deep line edit and proofread designed to give authors first class feedback on their work and how to improve it.  I also serve as a writing coach, partnering with authors from draft to publication, offering a full range of professional writing tools.  

    I have experience editing and proofreading resume/cover letters, university catalogs, academic journal articles, dissertations, books, academic research papers of all levels and in both APA and Chicago style. 


    My edited works are published by:

    Trafford Publishers -- A Penguin Books Company

    Rose Moon Press

    CELA Publishing

    Suncrust AB (Stockholm)


    My Work as a Consultant and Writing Coach

    Christopher Tabora.  Why Magicians Can Sell Anything.  MindScramblers Books, 2014.

    Sam Mesgal-Sutton. Working Title.  Publisher Unknown, 2014. (Academic)

    Ravi Venu, The Crystal Guardian Series: Book I - The Exiled PrinceCratus Media, LLC in 2012  (Fantasy)

    John PribblePrivate Money Secrets for Real Estate InvestorsSelf-publishing, 2013 (Business)

    Sample Business / Real Estate

    My Academic Consulting Experience

    NIV Quickview Bible. Zondervan, 2014

    Armen MelikanJourney to Virginland Trafford Publishing, A Penguin Books Company, 2013


    Sample Academic Consulting

    Dietra WiseCan Anything Good Come from Nazareth? A Womanist Hermeneutic for Preaching Not Just for Black Women. DMin Thesis, Aquinas Institute of Theology.

    Sample Thesis Editing

    Sam Mesgal-Sutton. Losing Islam.  Publisher Unknown, 2013 

    (Religious, Academic)

    Sample Academic Writing

    Sam Mesgal-Sutton. "Untitled Reports."  Think Tank, 2013 


    My Manuscript Assessment Experience

    Nigel RossSiege in the Sahara DesertKindle, 2014 (Mystery, Thriller)

    Nigel RossThe Doomsday CodeKindle, 2013. 

    (Mystery, Thriller)

    Fiction Publications Edited and Proofread

    Jessica McQuayBlack Moon. Cambridge Press, 2012

    Sample Fantasy / Romance / YA Fiction

    Kendrick NugentBlue Hood: Myths of War. Lulu, 2013

    Sharon HollanderHis Final Notice.

    Self-Publishing, 2014

    Sample Romance / Crime

    Sharon HollanderAn Imperfect Husband.

    Self-Publishing, 2014

    Sharon Hollander.  An Absent Wife. Self-Publishing, 2014

    Ejaz Khan, Once AgainStockholm: Suncrust AB, 2013

    Ejaz Khan, Life WaterStockholm: Suncrust AB, 2013

    Ejaz Khan, Emron the Unknown Hero. 

    Stockholm: Suncrust AB, 2013

    Ejaz Khan, Santanna. Publisher unknown.

    Ejaz Khan, Children of the East. Publisher unknown.

    Non-Fiction Publications Edited and Proofread

    Ferzana Gillani, Lupus: My Constant Companion and My InspirationSelf-publishing, 2013

    Sample Self-Help / Inspirational

    Shanene Higgins, ed. Woman of Passion, Purpose and PowerHiggins Publishing, 2014 (religious non-fiction)

    Travis Dougherty. Evolution Evolves: A Presuppositional Approach Against NaturalismSledge PressCuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 2014

    Sample Christian / Philosophy

    Charlene Stepney-Wright. Brow Science: A Professional's Guide to Perfect Brow Design with BrowBeltPrettypreneur Publishing, 2013.

    Sample Business

    Andrew Rupert, Graduating with a .08Self-publishing in 2013

    (Young Adult Living)

    Paramjit Kaur, Rise to Riches: It's Your Birthright! Self-publishing in 2013


    Paramjit Kaur and Andal Krishnan, Rock Star Principles for a Teen's Happiness. Trafford Singapore, 2013


    Nancy Janke, Positive Choices, Positive    Behavior: How To Improve Your Character, Life, and Relationships. Forthcoming from Respectful Words, LLC, 2014

    (Self-Help, Inspirational)

    Dilip J. Karnik, The Karnik Dysgraphia Program for Children.  Self-Published, 2012 (Medical Education Workbook)

    Mike Mears, The Hatchery: A Single Egg in the Nest of a World Gone Mad. Forthcoming, unknown date. 


    Mike Mears, Leadership Secrets of the CIA. Forthcoming, unknown date. 


    Patrick Nachtigall, In God We Trust? A Challenge to Modern Evangelicals. Anderson, IN: Warner Press, 2014

    (Christian Living)

    Tom NecelaChiropractic Appeals ToolkitThe Strategic Chiropractor, 2012.

    Apostle (Dr.) John King HillBeholding the Glory. Self-publishing 2014

    Sample Christian Theology 

    Apostle (Dr.) John King Hill, Perfect Love. Self-Publishing, 2014

    Apostle (Dr.) John King Hill, Mysteries of Heaven. Self-Publishing, 2014

    Apostle (Dr.) John King Hill. Glory Heaven Rulership. Self-Publishing, 2014

    Apostle (Dr.) John King Hill. Dominion Power of Rulership. Self-Publishing, 2014


    Michael Norman, Conscious ThoughtSelf-Publishing, 2013

    Sample Political Fact Checking

    Michael Norman

    Conscious Thought II

    Self-Publishing, 2014 

    My Book Reviews

    Jason JahnsG-ManA Mormon Spy Story. Phoenix: North Star Books, 2012 (Fiction / Mystery)

    Julie SarffSweet Delicious Madness and the many Mysterious Deaths of Silvio Berlusconi.Amazon Digital Services, 2012 (Romance novel)

    My Reviews of Children’s Books

    Patricia DerrickAnimalations Series. 12 volsAnimalations, 2007-2012

    My Book

    My revised dissertation, "Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women," was published in May 2014 by Wipf and Stock Publishers. An excerpt from the book is available from Amazon and other retailers.

    My Academic Articles

    “Women in Philosophy and the Agon Motif in 1 Corinthians 9.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 36.1.  For an approximation of the article:  

    Women and the Agon Motif

    “I. Howard Marshall’s use of 1 and 2 Corinthians in Kept by the Power of God,” a response to I. Howard Marshall’s book Kept by the Power of God: A Study of Perserverence and Falling Away. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008 (previous editions: Paternoster Press, 2005, 1995; Bethany, 1975; Epworth, 1969).  Forthcoming in Testamentum Imperium, 2013.

    Academic Reviews

    Review.  Joynes & Rowland, eds., From the Margins 2: Women of the New Testament and Their Afterlives, in The Bible and Critical Theory 7, no. 1 (2011), 61-6.

    Review. Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, Gossip and Gender: Othering of Speech in the Pastoral Epistles.  New York: Walter de Gruyer, 2009, in The Bible and Critical Theory 7, no. 1 (2011), 67-9.

    Perkins, Pheme. Reading the New Testament: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2012. [hard copy; 1st ed. 1978].

    Sheppard, Beth M. The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament. Society of Biblical Literature: Resources for Biblical Study 60. Atlanta, Ga.: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

    Kartzow, Marianne Bjelland. Destabilizing the Margins: An Intersectional Approach to Early Christian Memory. Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick Publications, 2012.

    My Self-Published Books

    Nathan Barnes, Charles Hodge (1797-1879): His Views on Darwinism and Slavery. Published by Smashwords in 2013.

    Nathan Barnes, The Rise and Fall of El Sid. Proposal stage, 2013 (Fiction).