As a freelance editor, author, and consultant in the Christian publishing industry for seventeen years, I’ve partnered with authors to help them polish their manuscripts and navigate the path to publishing through my company, CM Creative Consulting LLC.
I’ve worked with many notable authors in the manuscript process, including a New York Times bestselling author, and have also worked with several commercial publishers, including LifeWay Christian Resources, Rainer Publishing, and Guideposts. I enjoy working with authors at all levels and provide a full range of services.
In 2016, I began Christian Editor Network LLC (CEN), with my two business partners, Jenne Acevedo and Kathy Ide. CEN equips and empowers Christian editors and is the parent company to four organizations. I am the director for two of those organizations: the Christian Editor Connection, which connects writers with freelance editors, and The PEN Institute, which is an online educational institute for Christian editors. I am also a member of the Editorial Freelance Association and the American Copy Editors Society, and am on faculty for Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference and PENCON, the only annual conference for Christian editors in the industry.
As a freelance writer, I have published a variety of material, including more than one hundred magazine articles and dozens of children’s devotionals and curriculum.
In 2017, I co-authored my first book, When’s It My Turn? A Collection of Short Stories and Temper Tantrums, about the struggles and strives of motherhood.
Living on the Gulf Coast, I love anything Floridian: sunshine, beaches, white sand, flip flops, and umbrella drinks. I also adore my family: my husband (my high school sweetheart) and my two adorable girls. The four of us live on our own slice of heaven and herd goats and chickens, wrangle rattlesnakes, and keep an eye out for panthers and bobcats.
Most of all, I love God and telling others about Him!
“With Christi as a partner, I loved the book proposal process. She made so many valuable observations and suggestions that I would never have thought of on my own. Christi’s attention to detail is astonishing. But she’s also incredibly flexible and supportive along the journey. Christi is far more than ‘just’ an expert freelance editor; she’s an amazing encourager and skilled writing coach!”
“Christi McGuire is a rarity in the editing field. She has not only delivered stellar feedback, changes and enhancements time and time again, but she has extended herself much further than written words on paper. She simply has gone above and beyond. Looking back, it seems like such a long road, but she has actually helped me to enjoy the ride.”