Professional Book Editing Outside of Nashville, Tennessee
With over a dozen years of experience in book publishing, development editing, and evaluating nonfiction book proposals, I am available for long and short term freelance editing and book writing work.
I am passionate about helping authors refine and clarify their ideas so they meet the felt needs of their readers.
My job is to ask the tough questions of a manuscript or proposal while advocating for the talents and insights of my clients. I see myself as an author’s best defense against a negative review or a critical tweet.
My experience in book publishing and editing:
- Writing for publication in print and online since 2005.
- Development editing and book proposal evaluations for authors and publishers since 2010.
- Author of four commercial trade books and numerous independent titles.
- Co-author of three commercial trade books.
I set my rates according to the industry standards in Writer’s Digest.
See below for recommendations and more about my experience in publishing and book editing.
Check out my 3 brief videos about my work as an editor:
Contact me at edcyzewski(at)gmail(dot)com or fill in the form below to ask questions about the editing process or to set up a free chat on the phone:
For Book Editing and Publishing Clients
How I can help you:
- Book development editing.
- Book proposal evaluation and feedback (nonfiction only, typically $250-$300)
- Writing original book/eBook content for an organization or business
- Ghost writing for authors or business professionals
- eBook writing
My experience in book publishing
- 2 Reviews of my work in Publisher’s Weekly (2008, 2014)
- 3 Best-sellers in Amazon’s Kindle store (Creating Space; A Christian Survival Guide; Pray, Write, Grow)
- 7 Commercially published books since 2008 (List on Amazon)
- 5 Self-published titles since 2010
- Majority of reviews are 4-5 stars
Author of Parenting Forward.
Services Offered: Author coaching. Developed a plan to increase networking on social media, edited a short eBook, set up an email list-building plan, and advised on book release and publicity in order to build a strong foundation for future book publishing.
“Having Ed as my writing coach was pivotal for my writing career. He helped me formulate a plan and focus not just on doing the right things, but the smart things. My writing became targeted and focused toward reaching my goals. I saved myself a lot of time and resources having his reasonable voice keeping me on track. His knowledge of the world of publishing is extensive and keeps a constant finger on the pulse of latest trends. His expertise channeled me toward the most authoritative and credible resources available, sifting out the noise and sparing me from scams and unrealistic up sells.
I went from knowing next to nothing about publishing to developing a steady pace of blogging, a sustainable social media strategy, a growing email list, and creating a quality e-book. Ed’s development and copy edits were invaluable, walking me through each process of book-writing, refining my ideas, correcting course when my thoughts were unclear, and making it clear of technical error.”
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Author of I’m Still Here.
Services Offered: Author coaching that included reviewing multiple publishing options and their advantages/disadvantages, planned several eBooks for email list building, and reviewed long term sustainable plan for blog post writing.
“Ed has been an incredible help and encouragement to me in my writing life. He offered a number of resources as I pondered self-publishing and answered many questions I had about expanding my writing beyond my blog. Having Ed in my corner helped me get out of my head, and move forward my writing life with confidence.”
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Author of “Jesus Feminist” and “Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith”
“Every time someone asks me for direction with a book proposal or even publishing as a whole, I always send them to Ed. I have found him to be wise, insightful, knowledgeable, and empowering. Of course he has a proven track record of success with authors but what I love most about Ed is how he truly has a heart for writers to thrive.”
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Author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading.
Services Offered: Book proposal evaluation and edits.
“Ed is a pro, and he knows so darn much about publishing and the proposal process. I was thrilled that he could turn his critical eye to my proposal. He made specific, actionable suggestions on what needed improvement, and bolstered my confidence by pointing out what I’d actually done well. My final product was much better because of his work and I’m grateful for it.”
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Feedback from Other Clients
“I stumbled upon Ed while looking for a highly motivated, smart writer to handle client work for our agency. I’ve not been disappointed. Ed was able to onboard quickly, understand the client’s business, and grasp the tone that we needed to embody. If you’re looking for a writer to take the initiative and create consistently great content, connect with Ed.”
-Jake Kaufman (Adept Marketing)
“Ed is an accomplished freelance writer, editor, and coach, and his work has benefited me greatly. While acting as a social media manager for A Deeper Story, I got to know Ed in a collaborative context, and I found him to be skilled, knowledgable, and generous. People and orgs in the publishing space, and anyone who is on the writing journey, would do well to hire and learn from Ed.
– Zach Hoag (Author and Digital Content Manager)
“Ed offers a lot of value with his service – ideas, enthusiasm, and energy. He is patient, has great communication, and is very responsive – all in all a professional.”
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