Connie Rinehold is a published author of 12 novels for houses such as Dell/Random House and Avon/Harper Collins. Connie began editing for writing friends and evolved into judging and editing contest entries and then on to editing the work of well-known published authors. Upon “retiring” to be a caregiver for aging family members 25 years ago, she began her editing career, finding it ideal to fit in with the demands on her time and to maintain an active role in an industry she loves. The advent of epublishing presented an opportunity she couldn’t refuse. Writers were dedicated to their careers, thus needing story, content, and copy editors to help them along. Experienced in all three, Connie found the perfect way to work and read at the same time from the comfort of her home in Oregon. She also worked as an acquisitions, copy, and script editor for a producer of original stories on audio tape. Connie works primarily with Christian fiction and nonfiction but also edits science fiction, self-help, and general fiction. “I love the diversity of genres as well as the interaction with other writers.” When asked, Connie conducts all-day workshops on how to edit your own work.
“Connie has edited two of my books. She is an expert at providing timely, accurate edits, and brings added interest and style to every manuscript she touches. I love that she talks with me before starting her work to better understand the book. Both books became so much better and tighter once Connie got her hands on them and did her magic by editing without changing the message of the book. Her skills with the English language from a writing standpoint are excellent, and she was very patient with my “creative” formatting. Connie is great to work with because she has a real passion for writing and editing.” —Jessie Seneca, author of Road Trip, Friendship: Sisters for a Journey, Joseph, and The Secret Is Out, Bethlehem, PA
“I felt confident having Connie Rinehold edit Always Remember to Breathe. She is a true professional and a sharpshooter who was encouraging and patient. Her knowledge about structure, plot, flow, characters, and wordsmithing showed excellence. She was the quintessence of a mentor who pushed me to share relevant facts to keep my story alive. It was exciting working with Connie. My story resonated with her as we shared our own life stories about our children. Along the way we laughed and cried. I found my voice working with her. We worked on my manuscript for well over a year. In the end, there I felt peace and healing when my book was finally complete. Connie is a true blessing and I am happy she was a part of my book.” —Sharon Louth, Author of Always Remember to Breathe