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kathyNew York Times bestselling author Kathy Tyers Gillin developed her editorial skills over thirty-plus years of writing and publishing fiction and nonfiction. Writing as Kathy Tyers, her original titles include the Firebird series, two licensed Star Wars © Expanded Universe novels, Shivering World, Crystal Witness, and One Mind’s Eye. The final novel in her Firebird science fiction series, Daystar, won the prestigious Carol Award for speculative fiction from American Christian Fiction Writers in 2013. She worked with classical guitarist Christopher Parkening on his memoir, Grace Like a River, and provided text for Exploring the Northern Rockies, a US travel book.

Now specializing in freelance editing, Kathy offers macro editing, line editing, and/or proofreading services, all at an hourly rate. She has seen her clients place their books with major and smaller publishing houses in both Christian and secular markets, and some have published independently. Many of her recently published editing projects have been speculative fiction or scholarly nonfiction; she holds a BS in Microbiology and an MA in Theological Studies and is a classically trained musician, and so is well qualified to work in a broad range of subjects. She has taught for the Christian Writers Guild and at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, specializing in coaching fiction writers to utilize deep, limited third-person point of view. Her clientele includes authors from the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand. She uses CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) editorial style and strives to maintain an author’s individual voice while enhancing a book’s quality and readability.

Kathy’s website is She also maintains a recipe and information blog for the Low-FODMAP diet for IBS at