Liz Richards

Professional copyediting, indexing, eBook conversion, and interior book design (formatting/layout)

Liz Richards is an editor, indexer, interior book designer, and eBook specialist who is passionate about helping others publish works that edify the body of Christ and glorify God.

She enjoys assisting and encouraging pastors and other Christian authors (novice and experienced, self-publishing or not) in their publishing efforts.

Liz has a commitment to honor God with her talents and her time, and that’s why she’d love to work with you on your next project.

Editing Services

Copyediting

Liz copyedits nonfiction and fiction manuscripts, Bible studies and devotionals, journal and magazine articles, op-eds, online articles, websites and blogs, and author proposals

Content editing

Sometimes called substantive or developmental editing, Liz will collaborate with you to make significant changes as necessary to your manuscript, such as rewriting and reorganizing the text for clarity and flow, while preserving your voice.

Indexing

No, a computer can’t do it. Back-of-the-book indexing, where the text of the entire book as well as substantive content in notes is indexed, is both art and science, and is one of Liz’s favorite services.

Interior book design

Also called typesetting, formatting, or layout, Liz uses Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word to create a beautiful print-ready copy of your manuscript in the appropriate file format.

eBook conversion

Liz will generate a fixed layout or reflowable format (ePub, Mobi), depending on your project, for publication to Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, B&N NOOK, Google Play, and others.

Fact-checking and source documentation

Part of Liz’s expertise is in formatting footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies according to The Chicago Manual of Style. She also offers fact-checking and verifying of Bible verses as a stand-alone service.

Editorial Work

Journal/Magazine and Online Articles

“Jonathan Edwards on the Love of God,” Curt Daniel
“Sola Scriptura,” Curt Daniel
“The Depth of Depravity,” Curt Daniel
“An Open Letter to Pastors and Christians – Stand or Fall,” Shane Idleman
“An Indictment against Hollywood and Washington—We Are Not Progressing,” Shane Idleman
“Thunderous Applause—We Can Kill Our Children at 9 Months,” Shane Idleman
“Naming Names—Should We Ever Confront Others Publicly?” Shane Idleman
“Why Are Many Christians Avoiding Hard Topics—Lauren Daigle, for Example?” Shane Idleman
“Hard-hitting: An Open Letter to the United States of America,” Shane Idleman
“The Struggle is Real—Passive and Pushy Pastors,” Shane Idleman

Testimonials

“Bringing a manuscript to Liz is like going to a good dentist. She scrapes off the crud, fills in the holes, and straightens things up. The process can be painful at times, but in the end you’re glad you went. I brought my book to Liz with the assumption that it just needed to be polished, but it became clear through several revisions that certain concepts required elucidation and some sections needed expansion. To say that it came out of the process a different book might be to overstate things, but not by much. I would highly recommend Liz’s editorial services to anyone looking to make their writing shine, and especially to Christian authors/publishers seeking thoughtful, informed criticism.”

—John Morganti, Author

“Fast and accurate do not typically go together, but Liz Richards remarkably pulls these two wonderful things together with something even more amazing—affordability. Some editors take weeks, if not months, to turn a project around, but not Liz. She is lightning fast. The speed in which she does her work would scare me if she was not so precise. She is a skilled editor. It is more than just a knowledge of the rules of grammar, it’s a gift. Along with her speed and accuracy, what keeps me coming back to Liz is her prices. How she does it, I don’t know, but I am thankful to have found Liz’s services for myself, and I am happy to recommend her to everyone.”

—Jeffrey D. Johnson, Author
Pastor/Teacher, Grace Bible Church, Conway, Arkansas

“Liz is efficient, timely, and dependable in her work, and is easy to work with, without any fussy requirements. Her desire to serve the Lord through getting the preached Word out in written form is a blessing to the people of God. I highly commend Liz Richards to you.”

—Rev. Ryan Davidson

“Liz’s quality of work is fantastic, she’s both professional and approachable at the same time, and I have really enjoyed working with her. It is clear from her work and her responsiveness that she really cares about the content and quality of my projects. I can throw any project at her and have confidence it is in good hands. Liz is a fantastic resource, and the ultimate secret weapon for any Christian author. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent editor.”

—Shane Idleman, Author
Pastor, Westside Christian Fellowship, Lancaster, California

“Liz Richards is an excellent editor and proofreader who consistently meets every deadline promised. She also communicates clearly and quickly. Doing business with her is a pleasure.”

—Sally Hanan

“Liz did an excellent job proofing my book, and it is a pleasure working with her. As a result, my book reads cleaner and smoother. I hope to partner with Liz again in the future!”

—Jed Jurchenko, Author

“Liz Richards is an excellent editor and proofreader who consistently meets every deadline promised. She also communicates clearly and quickly. Doing business with her is a pleasure.”

—Sally Hanan