Lindsey Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing with a minor in journalism from Western State Colorado University. She also obtained a Copyediting Certificate from the University of California, San Diego. She spent three years as the lead copy editor for the Top o’ the World newspaper, and she spent four years copy editing for the Gunnison Country Times. She currently edits full time, working mainly with self-publishing authors and small publishing houses. She specializes in fiction, memoirs, and outdoor-adventure writing but welcomes all types of manuscripts. She is the head copy editor for The Climbing Zine, an internationally distributed magazine, and Benighted Publications, which produces adventure memoirs rooted in the great outdoors.
“My work requires quite a lot of research, and I like for my manuscripts to be polished to the last detail—two reasons that made me fall in love with Lindsey the moment she sent me a sample of her work. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve come to rely on her eye for detail and ability to detect the slightest inconsistencies. She is the most dedicated and meticulous editor I’ve ever worked with, and I can’t wait to work on future books with her.” -Camilla Monk, author
“Lindsey Nelson has been my editor for nearly two decades, and I would not have been able to publish four successful books without her. Lindsey not only has the careful, attentive eye of a meticulous editor, but she also has the intuition to understand where the author wants to go with his or her story. I can only hope that Lindsey will be my editor for at least two more decades and many more books.” -Luke Mehall, author and publisher
“I was thrilled to discover Lindsey and her superior copy editing skills. I love working with her and the best compliment I can give is that I continue to work with her on all my books. She is part of my team now. She’s easy and pleasant to work with, professional, and has a keen eye for content, grammar, continuity, and phrasing. My books and writing, in general, are better for it. I am eternally grateful that I found her!” -Brooke Stanton, award-winning author
“Many people do their job well, but finding a person who is truly exceptional at their profession is, in my opinion, rare. Lindsey is unquestionably in the latter category. She did a masterful job editing my manuscript. From comma splices and dangling participles to verb tense, punctuation, and spelling, she didn’t miss a thing. Moreover, she fact-checked, recognized and corrected awkward phrases, and formatted the entire manuscript, explaining each and every change along the way. Thanks, Lindsey, for making this such a great experience for me!” -Daniel Garrison, author
Home phone: 970-417-3745
Years in the field: 18
Years freelancing: 11