Hi. I'm Blake.

I wrote a book about Breaking Bad.
I blog about self-publishing.
I can make your book sing with superb editing.

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“The Gospel According to Breaking Bad is provocative, compelling, smart and a whole lot of fun.”

— J.R. Forasteros, Pastor and Pop Culture Blogger

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What is Your Book’s Unique Selling Proposition?

Depending on your definition of success as a self-publisher, knowing your “competition” before writing your book can help your book become much more marketable. By combing through bestsellers and similar titles to your work-in-progress, you’ll learn how you can position your book against what’s already available. For instance, let’s say you had an idea to [...]

Visual Writing Quotes: Stephen King on Fear

From time to time, I’ll post shareable, visual writing quotes. Feel free to share and post as you see fit. The quote above comes from Stephen King’s must-read book on writing On Writing, and I was reminded of that work via this quote-filled summary of On Writing sent to me by Kyle Cheatham. The great Creative Commons [...]


Misplaced commas fear me. Unnecessary semicolons tread lightly in my presence. Escaped punctuation marks run to their rightful home at the sight of me.

I will wrangle your words without bruising the soul of your work.

As for my professional editing background, I graduated cum laude from Southwestern University with a B.A. in English, and my first professional job was as a proofreader for the Texas Senate. Since then, I’ve been a Director of Communications for a large church, a copywriter for a law firm, and currently work as an editor at FaithVillage.com.

But, in the immortal words of Reading Rainbow‘s inimitable host Levar Burton, you don’t have to take my word for it:

Leader Lies by Matt Wade“Not only does Blake cause your work to come alive, you’ll also learn how to be a more fluid writer through his process.

Highly recommended.”

Matt Wade, Pastor and Author

In addition to formatting my own book for Kindle, Createspace, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks, I’ve also assisted other authors with their book formatting.

The God Who Wasnt There - Joshua Pease“When I was trying to publish my ebook, The God Who Wasn’t There, I had no idea what I was doing and no clue where to start. It was around this time I connected with Blake. What an absolute relief to turn my book over to someone who was professional, friendly, and efficient. If it wasn’t for Blake I’m not sure I ever would have cracked the ebook code! I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Joshua Pease, Pastor and Author

If your book needs quality editing at an affordable rate, use the contact form below and tell me about your project. If enough information is provided, I will respond with an estimated cost of work within 48 hours. If not, I’ll respond just as quickly with follow-up questions.

If you’re interested in formatting help, a Google+ Hangout writing consultation, or ghostwriting, use the form below to let me know how I might help your words reach the world.

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