The Writing Doctor - When you want an experienced editor who goes the extra mile

Denver EditorThe Writing Doctor
Comprehensive - Personal
Charol Messenger

Twenty years professional developing books in all genres (fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, spirituality, metaphysical) and editing dissertations and research papers. Forty years editing corporate materials in 27 industries.

I offer a free initial review of manuscripts over a hundred pages. Plus, four services at a flat rate via email: content edit overview, content edit comprehensive, final line edit and eBook line edit. Also full editing, ghostwriting, and coaching.

Find out how to correct and improve your writing.

Free review. Email your complete document in Word or PDF and a brief letter on your goals.

Personal coaching, first look from $200 

Charol Messenger, 2011. Professional Book Editing, all genres.
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303-221-4409  Mon-Fri 10-5 MT
(on voice mail when writing/editing)
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Member: CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association)

I offer all levels of editing and development..  If you have a first book, or first in the genre, a good place to begin your editing process is with a Comprehensive Content Critique or a Content Edit (before full editing).  This gives you loads of constructive and detailed feedback.  If you are an experienced writer, in the genre, or already had a content edit, or you are self-publishing an eBook, the Final Line Edit may be all you need.  If you anticipate heavy feedback, the Full Editing is a great option and gives you the most complete and thorough result.
OVER 14 CONTENT EDITS and comprehensive critiques include 7 in 2014 for Langtons International Agency and Book Marketing International NY NY.


2014 February“Charol Messenger is an outstanding editor. Her work has saved me a lot of money, helped make me a lot of money, and I give her a very strong endorsement. She is part of my 'team' and does terrific work.” … “Charol, I am in London for the next two weeks. Movies moving. One fully funded. A couple meetings over here for another.” - Ted Simendinger (aka Ocean Palmer), screenwriter, ghostwriter, award-winning author of numerous books. (content-line edited 3 novels, 1 national silver award winner business book, and 1 national bronze award winner self-help book)

2014 May - MASTER'S THESIS-"Brilliant work! An awesome person to work with! Charol is the best editor I have ever met! She is patient, helpful, and very professional! I am so pleased with her work and definitely will recommend her to ANYBODY who needs copy editing service!!!! She is a dedicated, professional copyeditor. Highly recommend to work with CHAROL!"BrandonUniversity of Colorado Denver

UNIVERSITY WHITE PAPER, COPYEDIT with FLOW. 2014 February-"Charol, I have read this three times and you have done superb work and this paper not only satisfies it is exceptional. I know the instructor will be very pleased, as we incorporated many of his OE concepts and it flows beautifully. I am so pleased. Thanks again, Best, Robin." (fifth paper)

MEMOIR, 1st Place 2012- Opting In! Molly Fiore: "...Charol Messenger! ... found my voice and chipped away the rest.  What was left was amazing.  My expectations were far exceeded and I am beyond thrilled with what we created together." (full developmental edit)
MEMOIR, 4 International Awards 2012-Canal Zone Daughter: An American Childhood in Panama, Judy Haisten: "...Charol... is smart, intuitive, insightful, and honest. She provides tough attention to detail that writer’s crave. Her comments and suggestions were invaluable."
NOVELS, NONFICTION, BUSINESS, SELF-HELP - Business Silver Winner, Nonfiction Self-Help Bronze Winner, and three novels, Ted Simendinger (aka Ocean Palmer): "...a monster talent. She’s a great teacher and I’m lucky and grateful to have her. I work with Charol because I trust her. My work is better because she insists on my very best and settles for nothing less."

TRAVEL ADVENTURE - Best-seller! Amazon 4.5 stars!-3 MPH: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World, Polly Letofsky, memoir: "Charol [gave] my manuscript a solid foundation for successful publication.... Oh, thank the editorial Gods there are people like Charol who know this crap so I can just write and hand it over."
NARRATIVE NONFICTION, 2012 - The Last One: An Orphaned Child Fights to Survive the Killing Fields of Cambodia,Marin R. Yann: “Charol... you brought clarity to my own original voice. The quality of your work shows your strong passion in editing my book...  I love your work! Also, the synopsis ... is powerful, catchy, and sad. But I’m loving it!”

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