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20190625_104624If you have publishing needs, click on About Vanessa to contact me. I would love to hear from you!

Vanessa Carroll is an experienced writer, editor, proofreader, and ghostwriter. She has been freelancing since 2009 and serves such publishers as Zondervan Publishing House, Thomas Nelson, Harvest House Publishers, Scandinavia Publishing, New Leaf Press, and Jenkins Group. She is well-versed in Chicago Manual of Style and works in multiple genres including:

Christian Living
Bible Studies
Children’s Bible Story Books
Memoirs and Business Books

In a typical year, Vanessa works on 50+ titles. Some of the most memorable have been…

Jesus Calling Bible Study Series by Sarah Young
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Made to Crave by Lisa TerKeurst
Kind Is the New Classy by Candance Cameron Bure
101 Things Great Dads Do by Jay Payleitner
Underground Church by Brian Sanders

Vanessa lives in Rockford, Michigan, with her husband and daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys the many beaches of Lake Michigan, reading, running, and studying Chinese.

Freelance Experience

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  • Harvest House Publishers—Copy edit books
  • Jenkins Group—Edit and proofread books
  • Scandinavia Publishing House—Write, edit, and proof children’s Bible stories
  • Independent Authors—Edit and proofread books for indie writers


  • Zondervan Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Barbour Publishing, David C Cook, Newleaf Press, Scandinavia Publishing, Jenkins Group, Heart and Life Publishers, Family Christian Stores, and independent authors—Proofread books using Adobe Pro or Microsoft Word. Comply with each publisher’s standards and styles, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, and The Chicago Manual of Style.


“Vanessa has been a God-send – fast, accurate, and on-target.” — Matthew Saganski – Senior Corporate Editor, Zondervan Publishing House

“I’ve been just thrilled to work with Vanessa – great work, and right on time.” — Robin Phillips Church Engagement Project Manager, Zondervan Publishing House

“Hire Vanessa to do your proof reading and editing. She has a great eye for seeing the errors and has an amazing way of correcting and encouraging. My book is better because of her.” – Roy Clark – Author, The Legend of the Diamond King

“Vanessa was consistent in her attention to detail, timeliness, and on-point messaging. She could be counted on to deliver both what we asked for and what we needed.” Steve Johnson Marketing Manager, Family Christian Stores

“Vanessa was contracted to proofread my first title for my new publishing venture. I was thrilled with her quality of work, expertise, flexibility, and timeliness. She will definitely be invited back to work on future projects.” — Kevin MilesPresident, Heart & Life Publishers

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