Donna Ferrier Christian Book Editor, Ghostwriter, and Publisher Call me at 580-235-3017 Email: donnaluise1@gmail.com

Welcome

Welcome to my Christian book editing, ghostwriting, and publishing site. My name is Donna Ferrier, and I've been a full-time writer, editor, and publishing expert for 30 years. Please reach me at 580-235-3017 or donnaluise1@gmail.com and let me know how I can help get your next Christian book into the hands of your audience. My goal is not to change your message, but to make sure it comes across clearly to the people you want to reach.

I have a lot of happy clients and many repeat clients because I am committed to total quality, excellent service, and customer satisfaction, so please feel free to read my reviews from Christian authors on the "Reviews" page.  I care deeply about the hard work you've put into your Christian book. In fact, if your book is more than 20,000 words, I will provide a free sample edit of the first 1400 words. I offer the following professional Christian services to clients anywhere in the world:

Ghostwriting for folks who want me to write their books for them. Please note that if you already have a manuscript that is written well enough to be edited, you may need only developmental editing instead of ghostwriting. 

Developmental editing (also called substantive or comprehensive editing) for those who need content and flow editing in addition to copy editing and proofreading. If I see content problems or things are missing, I will make notes in the right margin of the manuscript, using Track Changes in MS Word. The author can then fill in those missing pieces or correct the content problems. For fiction books, developmental editing mostly has to do with logic problems in the story and character and plot development.

Please note that I will no longer be checking scripture references in author-submitted manuscripts, and I have a video below that explains why I have made this decision. Please listen to what I have to say on this issue because it is vitally important to getting your Christian books to be the best they can be:

                   

 

Copy editing for those who need only grammar editing and wordsmithing of sentences. There is no content and flow work in copy editing alone.

Proofreading for those who just need a final eye before they send their books to layout or to press. 

Formatting for those who want me to make their books print-ready. This means designing (laying out, formatting) the pages of the book. I've always called this stage "layout," but most authors call it "formatting." All formatting is done in Adobe InDesign, and you will receive PDFs for review and publishing purposes.

Book cover designs. If you do not have a photo to use for the front cover, I will supply one. The back cover usually contains a photo of the author, along with a summary of the book, an author bio, or a combination of both.

Book publishing and distribution. This comes after the book has been edited, the pages have been formatted for print, and the covers have been designed. I have also edited books for authors who have had their books published by major book-publishing companies such as Westbow, Christian Faith Publishing, Xulon, DominionHouse, and others.

I work on all types of Christian books, including the following (in no particular order):

  • Biographies/Testimonies
  • Apologetics
  • Prophecy
  • Doctrinal/Teaching Books
  • Sermons into Books
  • Women's Books
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Christian Poetry
  • Christian Fiction and Nonfiction alike
  • Children's and Young Adult Books

My clients have written books about:

  •  Substance Abuse (drug and alcohol addiction)
  •  Abortion
  •  The Dark Web
  •  Prison
  •  Mental and Physical Illnesses/Healings
  •  Near-Death Experiences
  •  Suicide
  •  Financial Disasters
  •  Family Problems
  •  Homosexuality
  •  Porn Addiction
  •  The Dark Web
  •  Prison
  •  Mental and Physical Illnesses/Healings
  •  Near-Death Experiences
  •  Suicide
  •  Financial Disasters
  •  Family Problems

 

"No Topic is Off Limits" Explained

 

I'm eager to take your next book, so please feel free to contact me at 580-235-3017 or donnaluise1@gmail.com and let me know how we can work together.

If you have a manuscript written, please be prepared to give me a word count of your book and at least some idea of what you want me to do with it. I like to know that we're on the same page (no pun intended) before I get cracking on your project. To locate your word count, open your book in MS Word and look at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. The word count will be displayed there. 

Once I begin your book project, I will give you an update once a week, usually on Fridays, about the progress of the work.

Oh...I'm frequently burning the midnight oil on Christian books, so you can now buy me a coffee . LOL :) This is a new page I just set up; lots of businesses have some wonderful testimonials about receiving coffees from their customers. You can even leave me a cool little message if you want. :) Of course you don't have to...I just thought this was adorable. :) It is funny, however, that one of my most recent clients sent me two $20 gift cards to Starbucks. :)

Looking forward to working with you, caffeinated or not...LOL.

Peace,

Donna L. Ferrier