About Us and Our Team


editorialteamYour proposal or full manuscript evaluation will be edited by one of the professional freelance editors who work with us. We hire editors who work with major Christian publishers and know the business firsthand.

These editors have worked with leading publishing firms and many best-selling authors. They include editors or former editors from publishers like Tyndale House Publishers, Moody Press, Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Waterbrook/Multnomah, and others. They have reviewed countless proposals and manuscripts and have helped authors publish hundreds of books….many that were written by inexperienced authors who received expert critiques and invaluable assistance. They know what to look for and how to help you shape your manuscript or proposal to make it the best it can be.


Honest Editing is owned and operated by Bill and Nancie Carmichael, who also own and operate the Writer’s Edge Service www.writersedgeservice.com. They are dedicated to helping mentor and shape new authors who have something significant to write to a Christian audience. Bill and Nancie are both veteran publishers and writers with over 35 years of experience. They are the founders of Good Family Magazines which published Virtue, a Christian magazine for women and Christian Parenting Today magazine.  Bill and Nancie are also accomplished authors, having written many bestselling Christian books, published by major Christian publishers such as Tyndale, Moody, Thomas Nelson, Harvest House, and others. Currently, they also own Deep River Books publishing company and have successfully published over 200 authors www.deepriverbooks.com.