Welcome to Redemption Press’s editorial page! As Managing Editor, it is my goal to serve your manuscript’s every editorial need. Whether you’re an established author looking to publish again or a potential author considering working with us, I’m so glad you’ve stopped by.
Our editorial mission is to ensure your message is clean, engaging, compelling, and strong. To do that, every book published by Redemption Press will now undergo several levels of careful editing. Curious? Read on!
I’m delighted that all our books now benefit from content coaching. Through this service, an experienced coach will read your work, making notes specific to your book’s strengths and challenges in the margin of your manuscript.
Your coach will return your manuscript to you, and after you’ve had a chance to look over the notes therein, author(s) and coach will chat via Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, or phone to strategize your revisions. Once your revisions are complete, you may choose to have your book line edited for better clarity and readability.
All Redemption Press books will be copy edited. If an author so chooses, he or she can also choose to have the book word-by-word proofread after typesetting.
We are proud of these many layers of reliable editing because we want you to be proud of the book upon which you put your name!
In my bio below, you’ll see I have more than a quarter-century’s experience as an author and as an editor. The combination of editing others’ work as well as having my own work edited makes for a practiced eye. Our stable of experienced coaches and editors will bring their skills, knowledge, kindness, and encouragement to serve you from the moment you place your book into our hands until the moment it enters production. We’re available to answer your questions and help meet your concerns, and it’s never a bother for us to hear from you. Please email us at any time during that process.
On behalf of all the editors at Redemption Press, we look forward to working with you!
Bestselling author Sandra Byrd has traditionally and independently published more than fifty books over an editing and writing career spanning better than twenty-five years.
Sandra’s series of historically sound Victorian romances launched with the best-selling Mist of Midnight, which earned a coveted Editor’s Choice award from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The third in the series, A Lady in Disguise, published in 2017 and was named by the American Library Association’s Booklist as one of the Top Ten Inspirational Fiction books of the year.
Her contemporary adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, which was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2011, and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012.
Sandra has published dozens of books for kids, tweens, and teens, including the bestselling The One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotions for Girls. She continued her work as a nonfiction author with The One Year Home and Garden Devotions. The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional was named by Called Magazine, the #1 magazine for Christian Women, as among their favorite, must-read books for Fall, 2017.
Sandra is passionate about helping writers develop their talents and their work through content coaching and line editing, and has been a working editor for more than two decades. She mentored hundreds of writers through the Christian Writers Guild and continues to guide developing authors toward success each year. For testimonials about her editing and coaching, please visit novelcoaching.com, and visit sandrabyrd.com to learn more about her books.