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Sandra J. Wilcox
Editor, Indexer, and Proofreader
Sandra Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, working with scholarly presses, large, mainstream publishers, smaller presses, and professional organizations. Her client list includes Michigan State University Press, Wayne State University Press, HarperCollins Christian (both the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan divisions), Baker Books, Servant Publications, Our Sunday Visitor, Lerner Publications, and Coffee House Press, to name just a few.
She has edited or proofread over 350 published books, in fiction genres that include Christian fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, romance, and young adult, and on nonfiction topics and genres that include politics, history, business,
literary criticism, ethnic history, anthropology, science and medicine, Christian and inspirational, parenting and relationships, biographies, memoirs, and humor.
She has edited 20+ volumes in the Health Reference Series published by Omnigraphics, all published under her name as editor.
She has also edited professional journals and newsletters, industry manuals, business plans, scholarly articles being prepared for publication, economic plans to be distributed to the state legislature, and a number of dissertations.
She has prepared indexes for more than 35 published books.
She strives for precision in language and is devoted to making the author's voice heard. Her specialties include the following:
- Line editing
This is what some of her clients have to say:
"Sandy is one of the best editors I've ever worked with. Her regular encouragement, gentle prodding, and knowledge of the industry were invaluable to me. She became more than an editor; she became a friend!" -- Martha Bolton, author of 84 books of humor and inspiration
"While I have never met Sandy face to face, I have used her services as a copyeditor since 1997. She is easy to work with, extremely competent, and has helped me improve my writing skills. I will continue to use her services as long as she is available." - Lewis C. Forrest, Ed.D., technical writer and published author, North Carolina
"As senior editor of a book publishing company, I used Sandy’s services for several years as a proofreader and copyeditor. Her detail-oriented skills and her unfailing ability to meet deadlines kept her at the very top of my list." - Kathryn Deering, Ann Arbor, Michigan
"I kept Sandra as busy as she’d let me while I was senior editor at Servant Publications (1995–2001). She produced high-quality work on time and at reasonable cost. I highly recommend her." - Heidi Hess Saxton, former senior editor, Servant Publications