Editing & Proofreading

What is an Editor?

You came to this page because you think you need an editor. But what does an editor do? An editor does not write your book for you. An editor is not a magician or the genie from Aladdin’s lamp. My mission as your editor is to make your work the very best it can be. I want your work to shine so you are proud to share it with the world. I am your reader’s advocate making sure you offer them an amazing reading experience.

Whether you have an idea in your mind that needs to see the light of day or written pages that need to be polished, let’s see what we can do as we partner together. Congratulations for making it this far on your book journey!

My Editing Programs

Your Path to Publication 90-Day Program

2017 is quickly approaching! You are a writer at heart but for many reasons getting your manuscript finished has been just beyond your reach. It’s time to take action. Let me walk alongside you to encourage you, help you over the rough spots, and then polish your work. Whether you only have the idea in your head and a few scattered notes or if you’ve finished your rough draft and can’t figure out how to take the next step, I can help you.  Beginning in January 2017, take the next step toward making your dream come true.

  • You have an idea/notes, your goal is a rough draft (50-100 pgs.).
  • Willingness to be coached and receive feedback.
  • Finish the process in 90 days.
  • You have a rough draft 50-100 pages in length.
  • Willingness to be coached and receive feedback.
  • Finish the process in 90 days.

What you receive:

• One 60-minute coaching call per month (3 total)
• Ten (10) hours of editing on your writing project during the 90 day package term.
• Pre-recorded weekly tutorials to help you through the writing & editing process (over 3 months)
• Resource/Recommendation list for publishing options & marketing ideas
• Upon purchase below, you will have the option of choosing Package A or B, for the same low price… however, for those of you who have an idea and want to bring it to publication, we have included a third combined option at a discounted price.

Regular Price: $1197 for entire program

Bonus Early Bird Discount (Pay in Full):  $997 total, paid in full.

Option #1:

Pay in FULL by 12/31/2016 and SAVE $200…  $997

Choose Your Package

Option #2:

Pay in 2 payments of $525
(1st payment: by December 31, 2016 and 2nd payment: by January 31, 2017)
Subscribe Now to Pay in 2 Installments:

Choose Your Package

“I am the perfect example of God qualifying the called rather than God calling the qualified.  Spelling and grammar are not my strong suit but God led me to write.  As my fingers hit the keyboard, God filled me with what I was to write about.  Along with those ideas came spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes. I prayed for God to help me find an editor who shared the same love for Him that I had. God is good and Barb was the answer to that prayer. In the last year I have grown in my writing because of Barb’s support and guidance. I highly recommend Barb to anyone who is looking for an editor. She is truly a blessing to me. ”

Kim Chaffin

Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess

December 2016 Pay-in-Full Bonus Gifts:

• BONUS: Quarterly virtual writing retreat (1)

• One 60-Minute brainstorming session for your next writing project

PEARLS: The Treasures of God's Presence

“Turning a manuscript over to someone to be edited can be a very scary thing to do. I felt as if I was hiring a new babysitter for my children. I trusted Barbara with my two books being published. Barbara is very knowledgeable and professional, and very respectful and protective of the author’s voice and viewpoint. Her encouraging emails and uplifting wisdom gave me confidence that my manuscript was in good hands.”

~Mimi Daniels, Author of Pearls: The Treasures of God’s Presence

General Editing Service

If your first draft is written and needs an editor’s eye for content, grammar and/or proofreading, please contact me for an editing quote for your book project. Congratulations…  your thoughts are on the page, let’s make them shine!

Let’s Identify your strengths and Magnify Them!

More happy clients…

“I got to know Mrs. Barbara Hollace when I first visited Spokane Dream Center in Spokane, Washington, as I traveled to the United States from my home in Kumasi, Ghana, Africa. I was introduced to her by a mutual friend, and she promised to edit a new book I was writing, “There is a New World Coming”. When I finally gave her the script for editing, she did an excellent job. Mrs. Hollace meticulously checked every spelling, sentence construction, grammatical mistakes and also reconstructed some sentences to make it more meaningful. Her adherence to technicalities in editing makes her unique. She is also sound in her Christian beliefs. This ability makes her a very prolific and excellent editor.”

Dr. Paul Dapaah

Senior Pastor, Faith Assembly of God Church, Ghana

“Barb is responsive, timely, and extremely thorough. I love working with her because she is thoughtful and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure the piece is accurate and conveys the author’s message. She pays great attention to detail and has great professional ethics. I often recommend her to my book coaching clients!”

Elayna Fernandez

Founder, The Positive Mom

“Working with Barb was a wonderful experience. We were working on our company’s vision and other strategic planning documents to rejuvenate our 27 year old business and asked Barb to help us. The three of us guys were having trouble articulating our thoughts. Barb took the time and asked questions to understand what we were trying to say, and then helped us to develop the needed documents. It was a pleasure to work with Barb and I would not hesitate to call on her again when the need arises.”

John Alcamo

Strategic Planning Client , Pro Cut Saw and Tool

Listening & Questioning by Francis Adewale

“I am a community activist and budding Christian writer who was working on a manuscript that only existed in my head. Barb’s (as many of her writers fondly call her) encouragement and interest not only brought that book to life but resurrected my long-lost ambition to be a writer. My books are now in the hands and homes of many people around the world, but particularly in the Inland Northwest.

What amazes me most about Barb’s editing mastery is how she improves my work greatly without losing my voice and persona. She will not start working on your manuscript until she has found the essential “you” and the persona you are trying to convey in your manuscript. This is what great editors do that sets them apart from the rest. She invests her time and effort in improving the manuscript without inserting herself in it.

One other reason why I recommend Barb’s service to all serious writers is her dedication and integrity.”

~ Francis Adewale, Community Activist & Christian Writer, Spokane, WA

Through the Valley by Francis Adewale