The Joy of the LORD is your strength. ~ Nehemiah 8:10
© COPYRIGHT 2005-2011
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ~ NANETTE THORSEN-SNIPES
Platinum Prose — is a professional provider of ghost writing, support writing, manuscript
consulting, and editing services. Our services are most helpful for authors who:
Stylebooks and Reference Books used: AP Stylebook, 2010; Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.;
Christian Writer's Manual of Style, 2004; Webster's New World Dictionary, 2002, Merriam Webster's
Collegiate, 11th Edition.
• Business materials
• Cover Letters
• Promotional materials
• Short stories
• Web sites
Basic Editing — Includes help with grammar, punctuation, structure, flow, and
other elements of good writing. Work may be performed through postal mail, fax,
or in MS Word. In MS Word, editing is done with the "track changes" feature. This
feature will show "removed" material and "added" material in different colors, so
you can readily see the editing.
• Member of the Professional Writing Group on Yahoo Groups:
Nanette's story, "Removing Thorns," can be found in Fiction and Truth, a
compilation book by Kathy Ide, Mountain View Publishing, $11.95. To
purchase, click book cover.
I receive checks in the mail without the "blood, sweat, and tears" produced by writing a brand-new
article every time. I do this by working smarter, not harder— through reprints and rewrites. Reprints
and rewrites have been the mainstay of my writing career since I first learned about them a number
of years ago. In the beginning, more than twenty years ago...
Do you want to write about your personal experiences? Do you have something to say that will
encourage, uplift, or help someone else in their walk with God? The anthology—a collection of
poems, stories, songs, or articles chosen by a compiler—may be the ticket.
As a freelance writer since 1980 and editor/proofreader since 2003, I have worked with article writers;
a ghostwriter for corporate books; a number of nonfiction book writers; an editor who produced a
literary journal; designers for a Walk Thru the Bible Project and an Olan Mills project; an ongoing
proofreading project of twenty-three monthly newsletters for a large electric corporation; proofreader
for The Christian PEN, Cross & Quill (CWFI), and others.
• Nonfiction books
• Press Releases
• Listed in the National Directory of Editors & Writers, 2005
• have produced a polished book or article manuscript, but need final editing assistance
Writing the Anthology
Reprints and Rewrites
Specific Types of Editing / Copyediting / Proofreading:
Proofreading — Involves the correction of typographical errors, misspellings, general formatting
errors. Sometimes, proofreading consists of comparing two documents for correctness.
Copyediting — May additionally include grammar, word usage, capitalization and format.
Formatting — Includes correction of page numbers, headings, paragraphs, quotes, etc.
Rates vary according to project. To request rates
on a specific project, please use the form on the:
• want to produce a book manuscript, but lack the time or skill to write the book
• have produced a book manuscript, but require assistance improving the product for
When I began writing more than twenty years ago, I wanted to produce stories revealing how
God was working in my family. . .
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• Listed in the 2011 Christian Writers' Market Guide