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Experienced Editing...and More

Four decades of professional experience

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Freelance Editor and Writer
::: Since February 2007

I continue to edit projects with publishers such as Crossway, Multnomah/WaterBrook, David C. Cook, Harvest House, NavPress, Zondervan, and others.

Below are some representative projects among the many I've had the privilege to work on:










                                        GIFTS OF THE HEART

                                  A Novel by Dr. Hassan Tetteh








                   THE INERRANT WORD

          Biblical, Historical, Theological,
                and Pastoral Perspectives


            by John MacArthur and others










                         CANCER MOM

      Hearing God in an Unknown Journey

                      
by Susan Parris















                 MYSTERIA

       A Novel by Leonid Belov






                              HAND IN HAND


                The Beauty of God's Sovereignty
                and Meaningful Human Choice

                             by Randy Alcorn









         CHRIST + CITY

    Why the Greatest Need in the City
    Is the Greatetst News of All


           by Jon M. Dennis






                                          THE GOODNESS OF GOD

                                             Assurance of Purpose
                                           in the Midst of Suffering

                                                by Randy Alcorn







             TRUE WORSHIPERS 

     Seeking What Matters to God

                by Bob Kauflin 







            HOLINESS DAY BY DAY

            Transformational Thoughts
             for Your Spiritual Journey

                    by Jerry Bridges

         compiled by Thomas Womack



                            




     THE J. I. PACKER
CLASSIC COLLECTION

     Daily Readings for
 Your Spiritual Journey


          by J. I. Packer

compiled by Thomas Womack



                                    31 DAYS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

                                                As We Grow Older

                                                  by Ruth Myers

                                compiled and edited by Thomas Womack






              FAMILY SHEPHERDS

          Calling and Equipping Men
              to Lead Their Homes

              by Voddie Baucham






                                                     THE CHASM

                                          A Journey to the Edge of Life

                                                    by Randy Alcorn






      UNEXPLAINABLE

       Pursuing a Life
           Only God
       Can Make Possible

         
by Don Cousins





                                        Study Guide for


                                      
IF GOD IS GOOD

                                      
by Randy Alcorn
                    
study guide co-written by Thomas Womack






           GOD, I'M READY
         TO WALK IN FAITH


             by Thelma Wells









                           RESCUING
                           AMBITION



                       
by Dave Harvey







              WORLDLINESS:

          Resisting the Seduction
                of a Fallen World

            
with chapters by:
                 C. J. Mahaney
                 Bob Kauflin
                 Craig Cabaniss
                 Dave Harvey
                 Jeff Purswell





                                          AM I CALLED?

                         The Summons to Pastoral Ministry

                                          by Dave Harvey

              







               WORSHIP MATTERS

          Leading Others to Encounter
              the Greatness of God
  
                     
by Bob Kauflin






                       Don't Give In...
           
             GOD WANTS YOU TO WIN!
         
                         by Thelma Wells





          THE BOOKENDS
   OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE


         by Jerry Bridges
        and Bob Bevington



           

                               

                                     UNLIMITING GOD

                               Increasing Your Capacity
                               to Experience the Divine

                                  
by Richard Blackaby









        
  NAKED ON GOD'S DOORSTEP
                   A Memoir

        
by Marion Duckworth









               from Henry Blackaby
                   & Mel Blackaby  ---
  
        EXPERIENCING THE RESURRECTION


                and 

                  EXPERIENCING THE SPIRIT









     A TREASURY OF PRAISE

            from Ruth Myers







                RAISING A MODERN-DAY JOSEPH
        A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids

                                 by Larry Fowler








         HOW TO RAISE A MODERN-DAY JOSEPH
          A Practical Guide for Growing Great Kids

                    by Linda Massey Weddle

         (a companion book to the Fowler book above)






      EXPERIENCING LEADERSHIFT
    Letting Go of Leadership Heresies

                  by Don Cousins

as well as a companion Application Guide
        and small-group curriculum
       for Experiencing Leadershift
   by Don Cousins and Bruce Bugbee

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Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (Sisters, Oregon)  
:::  Jun. 2002–Jan. 2007

 Senior Editor



While at Multnomah, I wrote the preteens fiction book What Would Jesus Pray?

     I also gave editorial leadership in the company’s new Strategic Publishing Group restructure.

     I also led weekly editors forum (for editors from two Strategic Publishing Groups) to enhance editorial skills, creativity, and big-picture thinking.





Also at Multnomah, I developed first drafts (from various author sources) for several books, then worked with the author to shape the final version. Among these projects were:


Experiencing the Cross
by Henry Blackaby

The Indwelling Life of Christ
by Major Ian Thomas

31 Days of Power
and ChristLife by Ruth Myers

The Prayer Matrix
by David Jeremiah

Humility: True Greatness
and Christ Our Mediator by C. J. Mahaney

A Whole New You,  God Is More than Enough,  
and Dry Bones Dancing by Tony Evans



I edited numerous other books at Multnomah, including:


A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God by Larry Osborne

Experiencing Prayer with Jesus
by Henry Blackaby and Norman Blackaby

Bridge Called Hope
by Kim Meeder

God Is Not Through with Me Yet
by Thelma Wells

Women, Take Charge of Your Money
by Carolyn Castleberry

One Marriage Under God
by Norm Wright


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Random House, Inc. / WaterBrook Press (Colorado Springs) 
:::  Jul. 1996–May 2002

Senior Editor, then Executive Editor

At WaterBrook, I gave editorial leadership in establishing a solid foundation for this startup company’s editorial direction.ditorial leadership in establishing a solid foundation for this startup company’s editorial direction.

I developed first drafts (from various author sources) for several books, then worked with the author to shape the final version. eveloped first drafts (from various author sources) for several books, then worked with the author to shape the final version.

Among these products were:

This Jerry Bridges trilogy-- 
   I Exalt You, O God
   I Will Follow You, O God
   I Give You Glory, O God.

In Light of Eternity
by Randy Alcorn

Our Covenant God
by Kay Arthur

The Perfect Love
and The Satisfied Heart by Ruth Myers



At WaterBrook, I edited numerous other books, including:


Every Man’s Battle by Fred Stoeker and Stephen Arterburn

The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges (and wrote companion study guide)

As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur (and wrote companion study guide)

Edge of Eternity by Randy Alcorn

I Gave Dating a Chance and He’s Hot, She’s Hot by Jeramy and Jerusha Clark

Leadership by the Book by Ken Blanchard and Bill Hybels
 
Shattered Dreams and The Pressure’s Off by Larry Crabb (and wrote companion workbooks for them)


Also at WaterBrook, I authored the children's books The Praise Bible and God's Best Promises for Kids

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Questar Publishers, Inc.  (Sisters, Oregon) 
:::  May 1987–May 1996

Editor

At Questar I edited books from authors such as David Jeremiah, Randall Arthur, Chuck and Barb Snyder, Joe White, Thom Lemmons, Will Cunningham, and others

During these years I also wrote more than two dozen children’s books, including:
          the original (1991) What Would Jesus Do?
          The First Step Bible
          A Mouse in Solomon’s House
          Quiet Times with God for Kids
.

Also, for adults, I wrote the two-volume Complete Bible Discussion Guide.

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Multnomah Press (Portland, Oregon) 
:::  Dec. 1984–Apr. 1987
 

Promotional Copywriter, then Editor



For Multnomah in Portland, I edited Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks, and other books.

I also developed a first draft (from various author sources) for Richard Halverson’s No Greater Power, then worked with the author to shape the final version.

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NavPress (Colorado Springs)  
:::  Feb. 1978–Sept. 1983
  

Editor

At NavPress, I had the privilege of serving as founding Editor for Discipleship Journal  ("DJ")

I also edited the bestselling Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges, plus books from authors such as Jerry White, Jack & Carole Mayhall, Jean Fleming, Fran Sciacca, and others.

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Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Missouri)
::: Dec. 1974–Feb. 1978
  

Reporter, Feature-writer, and Columnist

At this excellent, award-winnning newspaper, I learned a great deal as I wrote a wide variety of news and feature articles under the pressure of daily deadlines. An invaluable experience!

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EDUCATION



  From the UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI School of Journalism,
  I received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1974.  




I've also been a lifelong intensive student of the Scriptures, beginning with training from The Navigators while a new believer as a university student