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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 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.


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 20 years. He has helped authors all over the world publish more than 300 books. As the senior research editor for Instaread, he has analyzed more than 1,000 bestselling books. He loves reading new material and helping first time authors navigate the world of self-publishing.

nathan@sharperquill.com


Joann Holloway Wright

Managing Editor

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!

Suzanna Nelson

Associate Editor

BA, University of Kansas

Minor in French Language

université Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, France

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.