With an MA focused on fiction and over two decades of editorial/writing experience, John David has had the opportunity to serve as an editor on nearly 300 published fiction and nonfiction titles and to work with authors from across the US and around the world.
When he’s not helping authors fine-tune their manuscripts, John David loves spending time with his family in western Pennsylvania where they make their home, along with writing fiction, enjoying community with others, experiencing nature, reading (naturally), cooking, watching well-written and -acted movies and TV series on DVD, working out, and listening to an eclectic mix of music (from Berlioz and Bruce Springsteen to Rihanna and the Pretty Reckless; from the Beatles and Sophie B. Hawkins to Adele and AC/DC).
- Copyediting – Line-by-line and word-by-word editing for grammar, word usage, tone, format, mechanics of style, and consistency of facts, spelling, capitalization, and numerals. Also includes recommendations to author on part of editor. Revisions made by editor within Word document using tracking feature. Includes two rounds of editorial review.
- Proofreading – A final polish to clean up typos, inconsistencies, misspellings, and punctuation problems. Revisions made by editor within Word document using tracking feature. Includes two rounds of editorial review.
Sorry, but I do not offer manuscript critiques/evaluations
or developmental/substantive/content editing for fiction,
and I do not work on nonfiction.
CURRENTLY BOOKING FOR LATE DECEMBER 2022
- Children’s Fiction
- Christian-Based Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Science Fiction/Fantasy
- YA Fiction
Contact John David today to discover how he can serve your editing needs.