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

Denver EditorThe Writing Doctor
Charol Messenger


My professional editing services include 21 years in all genres of fiction and nonfiction books, dissertations and research papers; and 45 years on business materials in 27 industries. See Books Edited, Client Endorsements and Edit Samples in the menu.

Current clients 2014-15 include: 17 content edits for Langtons International Agency and Book Marketing International NY NY (14 novels, 3 memoirs). See samples in the menu.

Charol Messenger, 2015. Professional Book Editing, all genres.
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Phone calls by appointment. 303-221-4409

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Member: CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association)


2015 January--KIRKUS REVIEW of my own memoir The Svengali in My Bed (in production): "Messenger smoothly weaves ... harrowing cautionary tale ... ably urges those in similar situations ... inspiring."

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

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."

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