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  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club): A Memoir
    Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club): A Memoir
    by Glennon Doyle Melton
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    Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation
    by Mirabai Starr

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Welcome to Catherine Knepper Writing Services. I offer a full suite of editorial, critique, and writing services to ensure that your manuscript or book proposal is as professional, marketable, and creatively successful as it can be. For fiction, I work within any adult genre and specialize in developmental editing, line editing, and manuscript coaching and consultation. In the area of nonfiction, I offer a comprehensive set of services that spans the gamut from helping you pitch your ideas competitively to writing a professional, salable book proposal to line editing and collaborating on your book. My clients’ books have been published by or are forthcoming with Berkley Books, Bloomsbury, Broadway, Crown, Hyperion, Lake Union, Penguin, Permanent Press, Rodale, Sarabande Books, Seal Press, Skyhorse Publishing, Sourcebooks, Spiegel & Grau, St. Martin’s Press, and various university and independent presses (see below). Several clients have achieved national prominence in the form of bestsellers and literary awards, and I work with many of the top literary agents and publicists in the business.  

Please see the Services page for a full description of services. Further questions?  Visit my FAQs page, send me an e-mail, or use my Contact page to fill out a fast, easy form. I do my best to get back to you within twenty-four hours. I look forward to hearing more about you and your work.

Here's a sample of some of my editorial projects....

The Memory of Us by Camille di Maio (fiction, Lake Union Publishing June 2016) Redbook Summer Reading recommendation; read some of the outstanding advance reviews here!

The End of Fun by Sean McGinty (fiction, Hyperion 2016)

His Redeeming Power by David Fisler (religion, Cedar Fort 2016)

The Curseborn Saga (volumes I-V) by Trowa D. Cloud (fantasy, Curseborn Saga, LLC 2015-2016)

The Grammar of God by Aviya Kushner (memoir, Spiegel & Grau 2015) National Jewish Book Award Finalist; Publishers' Weekly Top 10 Religion Stories of 2015

The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain by Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D. and Kristian Marlow, M.A. (science, Penguin 2015)

Sleepwalker: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist by Kathleen Frazier (memoir/popular science, Skyhorse Publishing 2015)

Under this Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America by Terry Mutchler (memoir/current events, Seal Press 2014)

The Blue Box by Sallie Bingham (memoir, Sarabande Books 2014)

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (fiction, Sourcebooks 2013)

Killer Nurse by John Foxjohn (true crime, Berkley Books 2013)

Death in a Wine-Dark Sea by Lisa King (mystery, Permanent Press 2012)

Fear and Faith in Paradise: Exploring Conflict and Religion in the Middle East by Phil Karber (travel memoir/current events, Rowman & Littlefield 2012)

Traces of Bliss by Cecilia Velastegui (fiction, Libros Publishing 2012) Association of American Publishers 2012 National Latino Book Club selection

H.O.M.E.L.A.N.D. by James Hufferd (fiction, Progressive Press 2011)

Lady Leader: 10 Ways to Play in Big Boy Business by Mary Stier (business, Sigler 2011)

More than a Walk on the Beach: Confessions of an Unlikely Diplomat by former U.S. ambassador Mary Kramer (memoir/politics, Sigler 2010)

Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History by Canyon Sam (nonfiction, University of Washington Press 2009) PEN Open Book Award winner, 2010

The Adversity Paradox by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings (business, St. Martin’s Press 2009) Wall Street Journal bestseller; 800CEORead bestseller; Top 30 business book of 2009 by Soundview Executive Business Summaries