THE STORY ENGINEER
Taking the pain out of publishing
Hi! I'm Candice Bellows, the Story Engineer.
I help independent authors build on their successes and expand their markets by editing manuscripts so that they attract more readers. I am on a mission to rescue authors from crippling self-doubt and mediocre content, because I believe that with the right support, every author can tell his or her story.
What can I do for you today?
Developmental Editor for Gryphon House
Growing Together: Developing and Sustaining a Community of Practice in Early Childhood by Kathi Gillaspy, MEd; Megan Vinh, PhD; Nancy Surbrook-Goins, MA; and Sarah Nichols, BA (December 2019)
Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning by Teresa A. Byington, PhD (September 2019)
How Can I Help? A Teacher’s Guide to Early Childhood Behavioral Health by Ginger Welch, PhD (August 2019)
Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors by Angela Searcy, EdD (May 2019)
Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back by Natalie Silverstein, MPH (April 2019)
Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and Nature-Based Learning by Rachel A. Larimore (March 2019)
Simple Signing with Young Children, Revised: A Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers, rev. ed. by Carol Garboden Murray (December 2018)
Creative Investigations in Early Art by Angela Eckhoff, PhD (November 2018)
Freelance and Other Copyediting
As Long as There Is Breath in Your Body, There Is Still Hope by Rosalind Tompkins (Scrivener Books and Think Hope Press, April 2019)
The Peach and the Coconut: A Guide to Collaboration for Global Teams by Scott C. Hammond, PhD; Danny Damron, PhD; and Christopher Liechty (Archway Publishing, October 2018)
Mormon Yankees: Giants on and off the Court by Fred E. Woods (Cedar Fort, May 2012)
Gathering to La'ie by Riley M. Moffat; Fred E. Woods, PhD; and Jeffrey N. Walker (The Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies, October 2011)
What Others Are Saying
"The authors are thrilled with the edit! You knocked it out of the park!
So fortuitous that it went to you with your background."
Senior Editor and Project Manager, Eschler Editing
"Candice was extremely thorough with my work and made excellent suggestions. She quickly helped me transform it from average to way clearer. If you are seeking a highly skilled, thorough editor for any piece of writing, I highly recommend Candice!"
"Candice is an excellent copyeditor. She's thorough and pays attention to detail."
Executive Editor, Gryphon House, Inc.