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Every Book Needs An Editor

An editor should be able to assess your book quickly, identify areas that need addressing and supply suggestions to polish and panache to your work. It is critical that an editor maintains the author’s “voice.”

“Thanks! ~ Wow! ~ Incredibly complete. ~ You rock.”
Greg Godek, author of
Simple Simpon – Mildly Brilliant, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic

John Maling is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Mile High Press, Ltd. He’s the author of- Have You Ever Held a Mountain? Under the umbrella of Editing by John, he handles a variety of manuscripts, both non-fiction and fiction. Non-fiction areas include business, personal finance, how-to, self-help, inspirational, nutrition and healthcare. Fiction includes sci-fi, adventure, juvenile, childrens and poetry. John also does indexing.

John Maling works closely with The Book Shepherd as Chief Editor. Not only is he a multi-award winning book author of Have You Ever Held a Mountain?, several of the most recent books have garnered multiple book awards in, including:

  • Thumbonomics by Heather Lutze Thumbonomics by Heather Lutze
  • Take Back Your Body by Susan E. Mead Take Back Your Body by Susan E. Mead
  • Simple Wisdom by Lynda Barraccia Simple Wisdom by Lynda Barraccia
  • From Simms to Zanzibar by Lynn Garrett McLeod From Simms to Zanzibar by Lynn Garrett McLeod
  • See It. Say It. Do It! by Lynn Hellerstein See It. Say It. Do It! by Lynn Hellerstein
  • Parachuting For Gold in Old Mexico by Jim Hall Parachuting For Gold in Old Mexico by Jim Hall
  • Have You Ever Held a Mountain by John Maling Have You Ever Held a Mountain by John Maling
  • The Missing Piece in Leadership by Doug Krug The Missing Piece in Leadership by Doug Krug
  • The Journey by Rhonda Spellman The Journey by Rhonda Spellman
  • America's History Revealed by Philip Winkler America's History Revealed by Philip Winkler
  • Get Clarity by Cathy Hawk and Gary Hawk Get Clarity by Cathy Hawk and Gary Hawk
  • Failure is Not An Option by Philip G. Varley Failure is Not An Option by Philip G. Varley
  • Don't Say a Word  About This! by Dr. Loren Due Don't Say a Word About This! by Dr. Loren Due
  • Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce by Joan McWilliams Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce by Joan McWilliams
  • Chasing Rainbows by Luci Berardi Chasing Rainbows by Luci Berardi
  • Don't Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw by Roger Frame Don't Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw by Roger Frame
  • The Things That Last When Gold is Gone by Barbara Edwards Sternberg The Things That Last When Gold is Gone by Barbara Edwards Sternberg

“If you want detailed editing, then Editing by John is the way to go. He has a keen sense of humor and a kind of way of telling you the truth.”
Dr. Loren Due, author of
Don’t Say A Word About This!

Indexing is always a challenge. Not all books need or should be indexed. Does yours? Call John to determine if your book with be enhanced with an Index. It could make the difference between a good and a great book.

“What an amazing job you did on the Index! Your editing made the difference for my book!”
Susan E Mead, MH, author of
Take Back Your Body