I’ve had the pleasure of working with Barbara Scott on several projects. Beyond her basic talents as an editor, Barbara has that little something extra that you always hope for in an editor, but seldom find. Her instincts are second to none, and she is always the editor I request when given the choice.

—Sandra D. Bricker, award-winning author of laugh-out-loud fiction, including the Another Emma Rae Creation series that started with Always the Baker Never the Bride
When my novel Surrender the Wind was in production, I learned more from Barbara Scott than I ever had in a writing class or critique group. Approachable and encouraging, Barbara polished my manuscript to a high sheen, and was instrumental in helping to launch my career as an author. I highly recommend Barbara’s editing services. 

—Rita Gerlach, author of the The Daughters of the Potomac series
As soon as I learned that Barbara Scott would be the editor for Bloomfield, I was ecstatic. Barbara's editing skills are second to none, and I completely trust her with my stories. She has a great eye for editing and a heart for bringing out the best in authors.

—Debby Mayne, author of Waiting for a View and Pretty Is As Pretty Does

I’ve been privileged to have Barbara Scott serve in an editorial capacity on two of my books and was thoroughly pleased with the results. Barbara is not only experienced and professional, but a delight to work with. I can’t recommend her work highly enough!

—Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com), award-winning author of 40 books, including The Moses Quilt and Last Chance for Justice

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Manuscript Format

Inspy Editor

​​I’m a freelance Christian editor based in the Nashville area.

one half of the total cost of the edit is required before work commences. an invoice for the remainder of the fee will be sent to you along with the edited book manuscript after the work is completed. 

Attention to every word and punctuation mark, applying The Chicago Manual of Style ​standards.

Hi! My name is Barbara Scott, the . . .
CBA Acquisitions Editor, Christian Author,
and Literary Agent

DEGREE: MA, English

CONTACT INFO: barbarajscott01@gmail.com


Professional Skills

developmental editing

​substantive editing


About Me

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Quick Facts


Developmental Editing

MA, English
National University

Substantive Editing


BA, English

Missouri Southern State University

I believe in the power of the written word. God's word has transformed me, and I've seen the lives of others transformed by the heart-warming stories of Christian authors. With twenty years of experience as an author, editor, and literary agent in the Christian book industry, I can edit your novel so that your audience hears the clear, clarion call of your unique voice.

As a senior acquisitions editor, I launched a well-rounded series of bestselling YA novels at Zondervan (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) and quality, highly reviewed novels at Abingdon Press. I also worked with both fiction and non-fiction authors and sold their work to numerous publishers while acting as a literary agent for WordServe Literary Group. 

Now I have the daily privilege of editing your words to help you fulfill God's purpose in your life through the creative process and change lives as you share the gospel in story form. (See endorsements at the bottom of this page.)

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