• “I cannot send these pages out into the world without some other names attached, names that otherwise might not be seen. First, and most, is Andrew David. . . . He did nothing less than share the trench with me, taking this project on with an enthusiasm and thoroughness that astonished me. He sacrificed much—including of course, leisure, sleep, real food. (While reading sumptuous essays about the spirituality of food, Andrew confessed to consuming sugary cereals as dinner.) I cheered him on—because I needed his keen eye and sharp yet gracious editor’s pen to get us all over the line. I would gladly share a trench with Andrew again.”

    —Leslie Leyland Fields, editor. Fields is the author of seven additional books and a former MFA instructor at Seattle Pacific University.

  • “While I was in the middle of a major book project, a friend recommended Andrew to me. I’m so glad she did—Andrew is a fantastic resource and one of the best editors I have ever worked with. While other editors sometimes took an approach that either steamrolled my story or lacked constructive feedback, Andrew struck a perfect balance. He gave thorough feedback that still supported my voice as a writer. His edits were insightful, candid, encouraging, incisive, prompt, and smart, both at the macro story-structure level and at the micro sentence level. Andrew felt more like a project partner and less like a hired editor. He collaborated closely with me and championed the project all the way through. For anyone in need of a good editor, I highly recommend Andrew.”

     

    —Andrea Palpant Dilley, author

  • “Andrew acquired and edited my first book. At times, I was unsure how this process was supposed to work, but Andrew’s careful guidance put me at ease, even when I was tearing my hair out with rewrites. The attention Andrew gives an editing project is unprecedented. I’ve truly not met anyone who is so deft with every facet of the language, from grammar to well-crafted sentences to the shape of chapters and the whole book. When we tussled over things like the subjunctive or the end of a chapter, I knew it was because we both wanted to make sure the book was as good as it could be—and if I thought my way was better, we talked about it until one of us came to his senses. I feel like I now have a first book I can be proud of, and that is thanks in large part to Andrew’s hard work.”

    —Joel Heng Hartse, author. Heng Hartse is also a music critic and PhD candidate.

  • “Andrew has worked with distinguished scholars and creative writers, serving as a university editor, managing editor of a preeminent theology journal, and a freelance editor. As an editor myself, I trust him implicitly with my own work, not only because of his experience, but because he always improves the clarity and energy of my prose. There are many competent editors, but it is rare to meet an editor like Andrew who has truly found his calling, who combines perceptive judgment with enthusiasm for each manuscript he encounters. Andrew provides intensive, detailed feedback, a fact that attests not only to his editorial skill but also to his love of the written word and, rarest of all, to his genuine care for his clients.”

     

    —Beth Bevis, former editor. Bevis is a PhD candidate at Indiana University and editor of Victorian Studies.

  • “I still remember the first time I handed Andrew an article for him to review; I was nervous that my writing would horrify him. My experience was exactly the opposite—Andrew carefully walked me through the editing process, clarified what I was expecting from his edits, explained the changes he hoped to make, and asked important questions about the direction of the piece. I appreciate his patience with us non-editors, his thoroughness and attention to very small details, and his suggestions on ways to improve writing. He is a highly skilled, efficient editor and a considerate communicator. As Editor of the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center newsletter, he is integral to the entire publication production process and he is the main reason our publication attains such a high standard.”

    —Lindsey Beach, managing editor

  • “Andrew is an attentive reader for both content and style, the perfect combination for a good editor. By the time I worked with him, I had looked at the manuscript for Jesus Girls so many times I was going cross-eyed. I needed a fresh perspective, and Andrew helped me find it. Not only did he provide a thorough edit for stylistic consistency, his thoughtful suggestions and queries on content also truly helped to make it a better book. I enthusiastically recommend his work for all your editorial needs, from developmental content editing to nitpicky proofreading.”

     

    —Hannah Faith Notess, editor. Notess is also a widely published poet and the managing editor of Response magazine.

  • “With his keen eye for detail, a gift for clear prose, and a dedicated work ethic, Andrew is an invaluable asset to our organization. Everything we publish runs through Andrew, and The Other Journal bears the evidence of his professional touch. Furthermore, he works in a timely fashion and maintains good rapport with our authors. All said, he’s a fantastic editor and I highly recommend him.”

     

    —Daniel Rhodes, editor-in-chief. Rhodes is also an author and the minister of political and missional life at Emmaus Way in Durham, North Carolina.

  • “To submit the results of much blood, sweat, and anguish to an editor is a frightening thought. What if that editor doesn’t appreciate all the thought and insight I’ve condensed into a poem or essay? What if my writing feels insignificant and unworthy? When my work has gone under Andrew’s knife, his feedback has produced a sharpening and clarifying effect. He manages to extract the fruit and discard the pulp. I recommend him as a wise and clear-eyed editor.”

     

    —Luci Shaw, contributor. Shaw has published ten poetry volumes and several essay collections; she is also an editor for Radix and Crux .

  • “Andrew David is a rigorous editor who has worked on several projects for me as a freelancer. His work is exemplary, trustworthy, and consistent. I am particularly impressed with his manner of interacting with texts. Andrew takes great pains to understand and digest the material; he then uses this knowledge to measure flow, composition, clarity, and the overall impressions of the work. I would be excited at the opportunity to provide a more detailed recommendation.”

     

    —Eric R. Severson, author. Levinas and Time is forthcoming from Duquesne University Press. Severson is also an associate professor of philosophy and the chair of the Division of General Education at Eastern Nazarene College.

  • As editor for the Behavioral Neuroscience Group (BNG), I edit manuscripts and reviews for peer-reviewed journals, grants, and other miscellany.

     

    “Andrew excels as the science editor for our group. He has a flawless command of grammar and language, and he catches the mistakes that others miss.  He also problem solves, shows flexibility with a wide variety of work assignments, easily addresses shifting deadlines, and often completes work ahead of schedule. Andrew has an excellent working relationship with his colleagues and is a tremendous asset to the BNG.”

     

    —Debby Tsuang, professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington and director of the VA Puget Sound Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

  • “Andrew David is a rigorous editor who has worked on several projects for me as a freelancer. His work is exemplary, trustworthy, and consistent. I am particularly impressed with his manner of interacting with texts. Andrew takes great pains to understand and digest the material; he then uses this knowledge to measure flow, composition, clarity, and the overall impressions of the work. I would be excited at the opportunity to provide a more detailed recommendation.”

     

    —Eric R. Severson, editor. Severson is also an associate professor of philosophy and the chair of the Division of General Education at Eastern Nazarene College.

  • In addition to publishing a twice-yearly journal, The Other Journal also develops book projects that further explore the intersection of theology and culture. Remembering the Future, which compiled some of our favorite works from the early issues of the journal, is the first book project we launched. This project was followed by several other books listed on this page, including “God Is Dead” and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself, Jesus Girls, The Spirit of Food, and Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll. I have served as the primary copyeditor and acquiring editor for each of these books.

  • In addition to publishing a twice-yearly journal, The Other Journal also develops book projects that further explore the intersection of theology and culture. Remembering the Future, which compiled some of our favorite works from the early issues of the journal, is the first book project we launched. This project was followed by several other books listed on this page, including “God Is Dead” and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself, Jesus Girls, The Spirit of Food, and Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll. I have served as the primary copyeditor and acquiring editor for each of these books.

  • In addition to publishing a twice-yearly journal, The Other Journal also develops book projects that further explore the intersection of theology and culture. Remembering the Future, which compiled some of our favorite works from the early issues of the journal, is the first book project we launched. This project was followed by several other books listed on this page, including “God Is Dead” and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself, Jesus Girls, The Spirit of Food, and Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll. I have served as the primary copyeditor and acquiring editor for each of these books.

  • In addition to publishing a twice-yearly journal, The Other Journal also develops book projects that further explore the intersection of theology and culture. Remembering the Future, which compiled some of our favorite works from the early issues of the journal, is the first book project we launched. This project was followed by several other books listed on this page, including “God Is Dead” and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself, Jesus Girls, The Spirit of Food, and Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll. I have served as the primary copyeditor and acquiring editor for each of these books.