The annual conference designed to connect Christian editors and proofreaders with industry professionals:
Live Chat and Q&A in every workshop
One-on-one appointments with faculty
Daily Zoom fellowship times
2023 Morning Keynotes
Baker Publishing Group
Barb is a senior editor at Baker Publishing Group. Prior to this, she was a stay-at-home mom and freelanced as a proofreader and copyeditor. While she works on some nonfiction, fiction is her primary focus. She and her husband live in the Grand Rapids area.
Elk Lake Publishing
Deb Haggerty has been involved in Christian speaking and writing for over thirty years. In 2016, she purchased Elk Lake Publishing, a traditional Christian publishing company that partners with its authors and staff in a nontraditional way. Since then, they’ve published over four hundred books and grown to over two hundred authors and thirty staff. Their books have won multiple awards—including an Excellence in Editing award.Deb lives outside Plymouth, Massachusetts, with her husband, Roy.
Edwina is the Managing Editor of Harambee Press—an imprint which seeks to publish ethnic writers—with Iron Stream Media/LPC. She is the Mentoring Coordinator with BRMCWC and the facilitator for Sensitivity Between the Lines—a program which connects readers from marginalized communities with authors to help with the authenticity of the authors’ writing. She is a freelance writer to Guideposts Magazine and serves on the Word Weavers International Advisory Committee. In addition, Edwina is an award-winning writer, freelance editor, writing mentor, and a sensitivity reader.
Other 2023 Faculty
- Editing to Maximize Suspense in Fiction
- The Otherworldly Challenges of Editing Speculative Fiction
Joel Armstrong is content editor and product developer at Our Daily Bread Publishing. His science fiction and fantasy stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, and NewMyths.com, and he’s published poetry in Nature and Sufi. Find out more at joeljarmstrong.com or on Instagram @joelarmstrongwrites.
Our Daily Bread
- Devotional Editing: Helping Authors Help Readers Connect with God
Paul Brinkerhoff (MDiv) is an editor with Our Daily Bread Ministries in the US office and served formerly as editor for Words of Hope. He also provides editorial and consulting services through his business, Grace and Truth Communications. Paul and his wife, Beth, and their five children live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Taming the MS Word Beast
- Wow Your Publishers
Dori is an award-winning writer and editor and a USA Today best-selling author—plus she speaks at writers’ and editors’ conferences nationwide. She owns Breakout Editing and also serves as managing editor of Redemption Press. She edits for indie authors and for Christian publishers—including Kregel Publications and Our Daily Bread. Dori is the author of A Christmas Hallelujah and Grateful for You and has published more than a thousand articles in newspapers and magazines nationwide.
- Coaching Writers
- Publish Your Client’s Book on KDP
During his time as CEO of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Eddie evaluated countless book proposals and learned to quickly gauge whether a manuscript has potential. Great editors do the same. In addition to the ability to edit nonfiction and fiction, editors must be able to draft press releases as well as write back cover copy and author marketing materials. Editors are expected to know trends in new software and, in many cases, use these tools. Eddie has a heart for authors and for great stories, and he offers brutally honest assessments of what sells in today’s marketplace.