The Writing Doctor
My freelance professional editing services include 20 years on book manuscripts in all genres of fiction and nonfiction (specializing in memoirs, spirituality, metaphysical); 20 years on dissertations and research papers; and 45 years on business materials in 27 industries.
Current clients in 2014 include: 15 content edits for Langtons International Agency and Book Marketing International NY NY (12 novels, 3 memoirs). See samples in the menu.
email preferred for first contact
303-221-4409 voice mail, Mon-Fri 10-5 MT
Member: CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association)
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
her to ANYBODY who needs copy editing service!!!! She is a dedicated, professional copyeditor. Highly recommend to work
CHAROL!"Brandon, University of Colorado
Denver 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." (substantive 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."
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!” 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." Fiction - Memoirs & True Stories - General Nonfiction - Spirituality |