Gretchen Stelter



Writer and editor, former literary agent and editorial director for Baker’s Mark Literary Agency

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The Bone Trench by Ellen Prewitt, 2016 (TBA)

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail by Kevin Breaux, 2016 (TBA)

Thin Space by Jody Casella, 2013 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Stealing Mona Lisa: A Mystery by Carson Morton, 2011 (Minotaur)–edited while at Baker’s Mark Literary Agency (Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011 Fiction and a Library Journal Best Mystery of 2011)

(References for not yet published developmental edit clients are available upon request)


Her Fierce Protector by Paige Tyler, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

One Texas Cowboy Too Many by Carolyn Brown, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

His to Keep by Teri L. Austin, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

How to Wrangle a Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

How to Wed a Warrior by Christy English, 2016 (Sourcebooks)**

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

Life, Love, and Babies trio by Samantha Chase, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

In the Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Daniel’s True Desire by Grace Burrowes, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

This is Where It Ends byIMarieke Nijkamp, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

First Time with a Highlander by Gwyn Cready, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter by Anna Schmidt, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Storm by Virginia Bergin, 2015 (Sourcebooks)*

Smoked by Mari Mancusi, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

The Secret Mission of William Tuck by Eric Pierpoint, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

Awake by Natasha Preston, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Danny’s Doodles 3: The Dog Biscuit Breakfast by David A. Alder, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Spelled by Betsy Schow, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Never Resist a Rake by Mia Marlowe, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

Rule the School by Krista Van Dolzer, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Lady Meets Her Match by Gina Conkle, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

Kiss the Girl by Gina Lamm, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Full Contact by Sarah Castille, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

How to Kiss a Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley, 2015 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Just in Time for a Highlander by Gywn Cready, 2015 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

Gone Too Far by Natalie Richards, 2015 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

The Rain by Virginia Bergin, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Trouble with a Highland Bride by Amanda Forester, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

The Girl Who Kissed a Lie by Skylar Dorset, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

To Love a King by Shona Husk, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Lulu in Honolulu by Elisabeth Wolf, 2014 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

A Winter Wedding by Amanda Forester, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

Shattered by Mari Mancusi, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Watched by CJ Lyons, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Truth About Leo by Katie MacAlister, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

Find My Way Home by Michele Summers, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

In Your Corner by Sarah Castille, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

The Wrong Highland Bridegroom by Amanda Forester (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Empower by Jessica Shirvington, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Expecting: A Novel by Ann Lewis Hamilton, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The Cellar by Natasha Preston, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

His Every Need by Terri L. Austin, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

How to Handle a Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Rose and the Lost Princess by Holly Webb, 2014 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Out of Bounds by Dawn Ryder, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Sixteen Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Lord of the Hunt by Shona Husk, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High by Laurie Boyle Crompton, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Highland Bride’s Choice: A Novella by Amanda Forester, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Welcome Back to Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

A Midsummer Bride by Amanda Forester, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

Endless by Jessica Shirvington, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

It Takes Two to Tangle by Theresa Romain, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes by Gina Lamm, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

Rose by Holly Webb, 2013 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)**

My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Plain Fear: Forgiven by Leanna Ellis, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Scorched by Mari Mancusi, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

One Day in Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

A Captain and a Corset by Mary Wine, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)*

A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)**

The One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist by R. R. Russell, 2013 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

The Passions of Dr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanaca)**

For the Love of the Goblin Warrior by Shona Husk, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Recipe for Trouble: The Cupcake Club by Sheryl and Carrie Berk, 2012 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

A Wedding in Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand, 2012 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Enticed by Jessica Shirvington, 2012 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Luscious by Amanda Usen, 2012 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Jesse: The Secret Life of Cowboys, by C.H. Admirand, 2012 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau, 2012 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Compulsively Mr. Darcy by Nina Benneton, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington, 2012 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Blood Divided: Book II of the Soul Born Saga by Kevin Breaux, 2011 (Dark Quest Books)

Scrumptious by Amanda Usen, 2011 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Dylan: The Secret Life of Cowboys, by C.H. Admirand, 2011 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan, 2011 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

Reasons to Be Happy by Katrina Kittle, 2011 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Plain Fear: Forsaken by Leanna Ellis, 2011 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley, 2011 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

The Trouble with Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan, 2011 (Sourcebooks)**

Race to Spelndor by Ciji Ware, 2011 (Sourcebooks)**

Tyler: The Secret Lives of Cowboys by C.H. Admirand, 2011 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Mr. Darcy’s Secret by Jane Odiwe, 2011 (Sourcebooks)**

Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau, Dec., 2010 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Amelia O’Donohue Is SO Not a Virgin by Helen FitzGerald, 2010 (Sourcebooks Fire)*

A Darcy Christmas (Darcy novella collection) by Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, & Carolyn Eberhart, 2010 (Sourcebooks)**

Romancing Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley by Sharon Lathan, 2010 (Sourcebooks)**

Take A Chance on Me by Jill Mansell, 2010 (Sourcebooks)*

Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley by Sharon Lathan, 2009 (Sourcebooks)**

A Match for Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward, OSF, 2009 (Sourcebooks)**

(titles which involved a knowledge of differences in British & American English*; titles which involved Regency Era or other historical expertise**)



The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

Rock Me Two Times by Dawn Ryder, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don’t Have a Clue by Jess Keating, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Rogue You Know by Shana Galen, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Axeman by Ray Celestin, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Wolf Trouble by Paige Tyler, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Made for Us by Samantha Chase, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Falling for You by Jill Mansell, 2015 (Sourcebooks)*

Not So New in Town by Michele Summers, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

This Book Is Gay by James Dawson, 2015 (Sourcebooks)*

The Returned by Seth Patrick, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Escape by Hannah Jayne, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

If You’re Not the One by Jemma Forte, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Beautiful One by Emily Greenwood, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Down from the Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer, 2015 (Albert Whitman)

Disappear Home by Elizabeth Fixmer, 2015 (Albert Whitman)

Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Demon Curse by Simon Nicholson, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Her Wild Hero by Paige Tyler, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Stay with Me/More of Me by Samantha Chase, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

I’ll Stand by You by Sharon Sala, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Meant for You by Samantha Chase, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Return to Me by Samantha Chase, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Girl Who Read the Stars by Skylar Dorset, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell, 2015 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain (Sourcebooks)**

Rose and the Silver Ghost by Holly Webb, 2015 (Sourcebooks)**

Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler, 2015

How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel by Jess Keating, 2015 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

A Marriage Made at Woodstock by Cathie Pelletier, 2015 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The Boy with the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Bubble Reputation by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Running the Bulls by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Young Houdini: The Magician’s Fire by Simon Nicholson, 2014 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Beaming Sonny Home by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The Dare by Hannah Jayne, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating, 2014 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

A Year After Henry by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

A Wedding on the Banks by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The Unicorn Thief by R. R. Russell, 2014 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Undone by Cat Clarke, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Weight of Winter by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The Funeral Makers by Cathie Pelletier, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Magic Man by Patricia Rice, 2014 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells by Hélène Boudreau, 2014 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell, 2014 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Much Ado about Magic (reprint edition) by Patricia Rice, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

The Final Sacrament by James Forrester, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

Broken by CJ Lyons, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Outlaw Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille, 2013 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Lulu in Lu Lu Land by Elisabeth Wolf, 2012 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen by Lindsay Ashford, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

If the Shoe Fits by Megan Mulry, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)*

Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Roots of Betrayal by James Forrester, 2013 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally, 2013 (Sourcebooks Fire)

My Epic Fairy Tale Fail by Anna Staniszewski, 2013 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Surfing with Turtles by Bindi Irwin with Jess Black, 2013 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

From Notting Hill with Love…Actually by Ali McNamara, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Tilly’s Moonlight Garden by Julia Green, 2012 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Before Versailles by Karleen Koen, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Sacred Treason by James Forrester, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

Croc Capers by Bindi Irwin with Chris Kunz, 2012 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Marrying Up by Wendy Holden, 2012 (Sourcebooks)*

Pride and Pyramids by Amanda Grange & Jacqueline Webb, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)**

Just Say Yes by Phillipa Ashley, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

The Warrior Sheep Down Under by Christine & Christopher Russel, 2012 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell, 2012 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Carrie Goes Off the Map by Phillipa Ashley, 2011 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell, 2011 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Wickham’s Diary by Amanda Grange, 2011 (Sourcebooks)*

Wish You Were Here by Phillipa Ashley, 2011 (Sourcebooks)**

Roar! and A Whale of a Time by Bindi Irwin with Jess Black & Chris Kunz (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

The Warrior Sheep Go West by Christine & Christopher Russel, 2011 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Alice in Zombieland by Lewis Carroll & Nickolas Cook, 2011(Sourcebooks)

Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell, 2011 (Sourcebooks)*

The Quest of the Warrior Sheep by Christine & Christopher Russel, 2011 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Trouble at the Zoo and Game Over by Chris Kunz & Bindi Irwin, 2011 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Game Over! and Bushfire! by Jess Black & Bindi Irwin,2011 (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)*

Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley, November 2010 (Sourcebooks)*

Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham, 2010 (Sourcebooks)**

Farm Fatale by Wendy Holden, July 2010 (Sourcebooks)*

The Rich Are with You Always by Malcolm Macdonald, May 2010 (Sourcebooks)**

The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview, May 2010 (Sourcebooks)**

Beautiful People by Wendy Holden, April 2010 (Sourcebooks)*

Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell, May 2010 (Sourcebooks)*

The World from Rough Stones by Malcolm Macdonald, March 2010(Sourcebooks)**

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds, January 2010 (Sourcebooks)**

Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, July 2009 (Sourcebooks)**

Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell, November 2009 (Sourcebooks)*

My Cousin Caroline by Rebecca Ann Collins, September 2009 (Sourcebooks)**

Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell, September 2009 (Sourcebooks)*

An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell, April 2009 (Sourcebooks)*

Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell, June 2009 (Sourcebooks)*

The Darcys and the Bingleys by Marsha Altman, September 2008 (Sourcebooks)**

Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe, October 2008 (Sourcebooks)**

Cosmos Incorporated by Maurice Dantec, July 2008 (Random House/Ballantine)

Gacha Gacha: The Next Revolution 5 by Hiroyuki Tamakoshi, November 2007 (Del Rey)

Graphic Novels

I’ve worked on a number of graphic novel titles at many different levels, from script review to proposal building. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Matt Bors, Chris and Kyle Bolton, Faith Erin Hicks, Farel Dalrymple, and others. Please get in touch for more info.



Developmental editing/ghost writing

Your Body and the Stars by Stephanie P. Marango, MD, RYT with Rebecca Gordon, 2016 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Everyday Ambassador by Kate Otto, 2015 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Reform Your Inner Mean Girl by Amy Ahlers & Christine Arylo, 2015 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Birth of a Brand by Brian Smith, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Healthy Happy Sexy by Katie Silcox, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Think Eat Move Thrive by Dr. James Rouse and Dr. Debra Rouse, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Heed Your Call by David Howitt, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Emergence by Derek Rydall, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Soul Contracts: Find Harmony and Unlock Your Brillance by Danielle McKinnon, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home by Dr. Melva Green and Lauren Rosenfeld, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Writing to Wake the Soul by Karen Hering, 2013 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Spiritual Science of Emma Curtis Hopkins by Ruth Miller, 2013 (Beyond Words/Atria)

One Law: Henry Drummond on Nature’s Law, Spirit, and Love by Ruth Miller, 2013 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Expressionista: How to Express Your True Self Through (and Despite) Fashion by Jackie Walker & Pamela Dittmer McKuen, 2013 (Beyond Words/Atria)

 Why Worry?: Stop Coping and Start Living by Kathryn Tristan, 2012 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Instructions for Happiness and Success by Susie Pearl, 2011 (Quadrille Publishing, UK)

The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn, 2012 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Oracle of the Shapeshifter deck by Lucy Cavendish, 2012 (Simon Pulse/Beyond Words)

Beyond the 16-Hour Day by Clay Mathile, 2012 (DNLD Publishing)

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Laws of Abundance by Ruth Miller & Ralph Waldo Emerson, 2011 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Secret Language of Your Name by Neil Koelmeyer and Ursula Kolecki, 2012 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Awakening Kindness by Nawang Khechog, December 2010 (Beyond Words/Atria)


Proofreading & fact-checking

Daily Motivation: 365 Messages to Inspire You at Work and in Life by Nido Quebein, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

A Widow’s Guide to Healing by Kristin Meekhof, MSW and James Windell, MA, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

Girl World by Patricia Ottaviano, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

So, You Want to Work with the Ancient and Recent Dead? by J. M. Bedell, 2015 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Design Your Life by Pernille Speirs-Lopez, 2015 (Beyond Words/Atria) 

The Dogs Were Rescued (And so Was I) by Teresa Rhyne, 2014 (Sourcebooks)   

So, You Want to Work in Sports? by Joanne Mattern, 2014 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow by Catherine Tidd, 2014 (Sourcebooks)

Goddesses & Sirens Oracle Deck and Gods & Titans Oracle Deck by Stacey Demarco, 2013 (Beyond Word/Atria)*

How to Land an A330 Airbus: And Other Vital Skills for the Modern Man by James May, 2012 (Sourcebooks)*

Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar, 2012 (Sourcebooks)*

So, You Wanna Be a Writer? by Vicki Hambleton and Cathleen Greenwood, 2012 (Beyond Words)

The Dangerous Book for Men by Rod Green, 2011 (Sourcebooks Landmark)*

Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent, 2011 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Choose Them Wisely by Mike Dooley, April 2009 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Why the Dalai Lama Matters by Robert A. F. Thurman, September 2008 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Gabriel Method by Jon Gabriel, October 2008 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Obsessed with TV by David Hofstede, February 2008 (published by Chronicle Books/packaged by becker&mayer! books)

How to Believe by Jon Spayde, February 2008 (Random House)



Playing by the Rules by Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon, 2016 (Sourcebooks)

Rescue Road by Peter Zheutlin, 2015 (Sourcebooks)

The Soul Searcher’s Handbook by Emma Mildon, 2015 (Beyond Words/Atria)

At the Altar in Your Underwear by Alexis Asbe, 2015 (Beyond Words/Atria)

Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub, 2014 (Sourcebooks)

Doomsday Survivor’s Handbook for Every Conceivable Apocalypse by David P. Murphy, 2012 (Sourcebooks)*

Breaking the Code by Karen Fisher-Alaniz, 2011 (Sourcebooks)

Partnering with Nature: the Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth by Catriona MacGregor, April 2010 (Beyond Words/ Atria)

The Twelve-Step Buddhist by Darren Littlejohn, March 2009 (Beyond Words/Atria)


Revised editions w/ new material copyedited & old material proofread

Nurturing Spirituality in Children by Peggy Jenkins, July 2008 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Master Key System by Charles Haanel, February 2008 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Truth About Beauty by Kat James, December 2007 (Beyond Words/Atria)

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, October 2007 (Beyond Words/Atria)


*thesis & dissertation references available upon request


Corporate & Technical

Simons Foundation: Copyediting for job postings, internal materials, and newsletter and annual reports for marketing purposes and shareholders

Shared Hope International: Copyedited and proofread rapid assessments that survey existing infrastructure of government agencies and social service organizations for the Department of Justice

Probe Inc./Weidmüller: Copyedited raw translations of technical press releases

Lend us your type and trust, and we'll give you our minds.

~The Editors

Email: info (at) cogitatestudios (dot) com for more information.

Basic Book-Editing Services



Ghostwriters make you shine. Many different walks of life have hired us to ghostwrite for them and, in each case, we’ve had varying degrees of involvement. Sometimes we’ve been hired to edit and clean up a rough draft, …

Book Proposals


Well-read book proposals get published. Sometimes you don’t have to write an entire manuscript before submitting a proposal. In the case of many non-fiction and graphic novel projects, for example, publishers, literary agents, and commissioning editors will ask for …

Developmental Editing


Developmental editing digs deep. More radically address the content of your work: • Main premise • Plot structure • Character development • Overall organization • Writing style • Word choice • Dialogue This kind of editing, because it requires rewriting and/or reorganization, should be completed …



Proofreaders save the day. Proofreading is the last major stage of the editing process. As always, reading and consistent marking remain essential. When we proofread, we read word-for-word, noting all punctuation, paragraphing, capitalization, and italics, and ensure that …



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Query Letters


We’re former agents and in-house editors We’ve seen hundreds of pitches. As query letter ghostwriters, we’ve helped many authors find publishers. The unique set themselves apart because they know how to speak the language, and we help isolate and …

Reader Reports


The fastest, least expensive avenue Whether it’s a short story, inspirational memoir, fictional novel, nonfiction book, old query letter, or new book proposal, we give the material a full review, covering a whole gamut of pertinent editorial issues, …