Barb is a senior editor for the Baker Publishing Group. Barb has been an editor for a dozen years at Baker Publishing Group with their Revell and Baker Books divisions. Before BPG, she had the joy of being a stay-at-home mom and, freelancing as a proofreader and copyeditor. Fiction is her primary focus. Working with authors like Suzanne Woods Fisher, Lynette Eason, Ann Gabhart, Jane Kirkpatrick, and Samuel Parker, she lives in the Grand Rapids area with a husband who keeps her young. They have two awesome sons, a delightful daughter-in-law, a Chihuahua, and a Chi grandpup.
Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers. Baker is a leading Christian publisher in fiction, non-fiction, and academic books.
Barb’s primary focuses at Revell is to line edit fiction, so to maximize your fifteen minutes with her, she would like to review, in advance, the first several chapters (up to 20 pages) of your manuscript. Then, during your appointment, you’ll look briefly at some elements like dialogue, beats, narrative pace, point of view, and opening hook—and you’ll gain pointers for self-editing. A good edit and proofreading are vital for polishing your manuscript before submitting it to an agent or publishing house, and if you’re self-publishing, these are even more essential to your novel’s success.
If you are a non-fiction author, you may still benefit from meeting with Barb. Bloggers need to transition to book form, memoirists need to use strong fiction elements, and most trade nonfiction needs to weave story into its arc to engage readers and ingrain a point, so Barb can review to give tips along those lines.
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