Books with Vision

Editing     Proofreading     Beta Reading     Book Production Management     Content & Copywriting

I'm Melanie

Writer & Editor

I work with publishers and indie authors, handling publishing preparation from editing, proofreading, and book production management to content & copywriting for book blurbs and author website content.

I help craft fiction and nonfiction books that are purposeful, persuasive (if they need to be), passionate, and positioned for impact. 



Helping authors articulate their visions.

When your identified audience is discerning consumers looking for informative and inspiring reading that demonstrates quality storytelling and careful introspection, the journey from concept to publish or promote involves sometimes confusing communications that may get lost in translation in the writing to editing to marketing messaging processes. 

These phases of a project often require navigating scientific or academic terminology and theory, industry buzzwords, creative impulses, spiritual philosophies, and tendencies (however inadvertent) to introduce elements of greenwashing, hype, fact selection or faulty logic, or other tactics that begin to feel inauthentic to the initial vision for the book, service, or product in question.

Clear identification of audience and a client or customer profile—along with a defined core sense of the intention and vision of an author or entrepreneur are the way through the maze.

Genres of focus and special interest include
(but aren't limited to):

Nonfiction & Fiction

Sustainability & Nature

  • permaculture/”rewilding”/biodiversity
  • animals/wildlife
  • upcycling
  • eco-consumerism/eco-tourism
  • sustainable design/LEED architecture & restoration

Conscious & Intentional Lifestyles

  • health & wellness (herbs, yoga)
  • food (veganism, vegetarianism)
  • spiritual development 
  • conscious business

Arts & Culture

  • art/art history
  • craft/how to

Historical Fiction

Visionary Fiction

Young Adult Fiction

What My Clients Say:

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 As this was my first endeavor into book writing, I was unfamiliar with the process. Melanie walked me through the process every step of the way, providing constant feedback and guidance on next steps. […] During each step she discussed all options and the “why” for each decision. I truly learned a great deal from this process with Melanie and could not be happier with the final products. 

Michael Warner, PhD
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I highly recommend Melanie. She was professional, fast, and very helpful. I will definitely use her services again.

Heather Hausenblas, PhD
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[Melanie] has helped me with my academic English as a non-native English speaker. […]She would draw my attention to the big issues like the essay format as well as the focus and the flow of my writing. Of course, her meticulous scholarship would help me re-vision my ‘ignored’ grammatical infelicities and wrong usage. I have been happy with her copy-editing service and would recommend her to those who are keen to have one copy-editor like her.



Fay Yao, PhD
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