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Charol Messenger

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.

Services include: proofread, critique, content edit overview, comprehensive content edit on your manuscript, final line edit, substantive edit.

See these pages for full details:

  1. Critique $1/page
  2. Content Edit $2/page - Comprehensive Overview
  3. Comprehensive Content Edit -On your manuscript
  4. Final Computer Line Edit, Light Edit
  5. Full Line and Content Edit - Best Buy!
  • Proofread $1.50/page  [.006 cents/word]
  • Phone coaching, $55 (half hour)
  • For 4 & 5 - email manuscript for Free Edit Sample

See related pages for full details. Email me for estimate. 

Charol Messenger, 2011. Professional Book Editing, all genres.
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303-221-4409  Mon-Fri 10-5 MT

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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 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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