Recent Editing Projects

One of the things I love most about being a freelance editor is the variety of editing I get to do. Once these manuscripts and projects are published, they’ll be added to my Published Projects page; until then, I must respect the authors’ anonymity. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, contact me at or call (954) 348-1963.

Here are just a few of my recent projects:

Book Proposals:

  • Parenting book about helping children learn skills for happiness
  • Healing from anxiety and depression
  • Healing through yoga
  • Motivational self-help/memoir about near death experience
  • Anthology about immigrant women in positions of leadership
  • Self-help about eating disorders
  • Self-help business book—45,000 words
  • Self-help about the science of falling—and staying—in love
  • Children’s picture book about the importance of sleep
  • Importance of sleep and how it leads to success
  • Diagnosing and treating digestive issues
  • Planning for a Christian pregnancy
  • Memoir set in Italy
  • Self-help/memoir about teenage stroke victim

Substantive Editing, Line Editing, Copyediting, and Proofreading for traditional and self-publishing authors (as-yet unpublished manuscripts):


  • Historical fiction—55,000 words
  • Horror novella—20,000 words
  • Young adult novella—25,000 words
  • Fantasy novel—129,000 words
  • Fantasy novel—82,000 words
  • Young adult fantasy novel—57,000 words
  • Dystopian novel—115,000 words
  • Mystery—95,000 words
  • Contemporary women’s fiction—95,000 words
  • Short story collection—15,000 words


  • Humorous memoir about using willpower to diet
  • Memoir about living with Lyme disease
  • Self-help business book—45,000 words
  • Self-help book about overeating and dieting
  • Memoir about a summer spent at camp in the 1950s
  • Memoir about growing up in 1960s Detroit
  • Proposal and sample chapters for anthology of immigrant women in positions of leadership
  • Sample chapters and proposal for relationship self-help
  • Self-help diet book
  • Self-help book about addiction and recovery
  • Self-help book about gut health
  • Sample chapters for proposal about healing the mind
  • Memoir by former business executive
  • Sample chapters for book proposal about sleep
  • Sample chapters for book proposal about IBS
  • Memoir set in Italy
  • Self-help/memoir about teenage stroke victim

Manuscript reviews/evaluations:


  • Historical fiction novel—124,000 words
  • Psychological thriller—65,000 words
  • Spirituality novel—68,000 words
  • Paranormal/historical fiction—75,000 words
  • Contemporary mystery set in a Southern town—64,000 words
  • Action-adventure with time travel between present and WWII—80,000 words
  • Contemporary women’s fiction—61,000 words
  • Contemporary romance—94,000 words
  • Contemporary novel set in a spiritual recovery center—105,000 words
  • Dystopian novel—110,000 words


  • Memoir about living with OCD and depression
  • Memoir about life abroad—107,000 words
  • Biography set in 1930s—40,000 words
  • Travel memoir—102,000 words
  • Self-help book about attachment theory and addiction—80,000 words



  • Outline and synopsis for dystopian novel
  • Fictionalized week at a spiritual recovery center—105,000 words


  • Self-help book about connecting with your inner child
  • Revision of self-help memoir
  • Self-help memoir about grieving
  • Book of personal essays
  • Workbook for women based on self-help book

If you want to learn more about how a freelance editor can help you, please contact me at cyjohnson5580@gmail or (954)348-1963. I look forward to hearing from you!

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