About GladBooks

deskGladBooks is owned and operated by Rebecca Lawson, an independent freelance editor.

I offer proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and collaborative writing for Christian non-fiction books, articles, blog posts, and other material. I also offer publishing consultation to help authors determine their editing needs, discover the best publishing option for their books, build a platform, and address other publishing-related topics. Additionally, I offer self-publishing management—helping authors self-publish their books from start to finish by connecting them with professional cover and interior designers, e-book designers, printers, and others to ensure an industry-standard published product. I work in the genres of spiritual growth, Christian living, biography and memoir, Christian ministry, church history, and Bible study.

I edit for several Christian publishing houses and ministries across the U.S., and I also work directly with individuals. I particularly enjoy working with pastors and ministry leaders, and I also enjoy helping first-time authors as they seek to find their voice and navigate the world of publishing.

Feel free to contact me with questions! I’d love to hear from you.

About Me

Becky E4I love books. Great stories, biographies, classics, and devotionals have made me hungry for truth and helped shape my faith over the years.

In my early twenties I pulled Jim Elliot’s life story, Shadow of the Almighty, off my dad’s bookshelf. Jim’s hunger for God challenged me to seek the Lord more seriously than I had done up to that point, and as I did, I discovered a gladness I had not experienced before—hence the name GladBooks. Since then the writings of C. S. Lewis, Corrie ten Boom, Oswald Chambers, Patricia St. John, and many others have influenced me in a big way.

After working for ten years as an elementary school teacher, I transitioned into the field of book publishing. For several years I was associate book editor at CLC Publications near Philadelphia and later worked for Gospel Light Publishers in Southern California, where I helped write and edit children’s Sunday school curriculum. In 2011 I launched GladBooks Editorial Services.

Over the years I have been privileged to edit books by a number of pastors and leaders, among them Warren Wiersbe, Ray Comfort, Stuart and Jill Briscoe, Carter Conlon of Times Square Church, Brian Brodersen of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Wendy Griffith of The 700 Club, and Tom Elliff of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Mission Board. I have also enjoyed editing for a number of first-time authors and helping them walk through the publishing process.

Living the Christ LifeI have written two study guides—one for Watchman Nee’s Sit, Walk, Stand and the other for Michael Catt’s Fireproof Your Life—and in 2009 I compiled and edited Living the Christ Life, a one-year daily devotional of excerpts from classic authors such as Corrie ten Boom, Andrew Murray, and Amy Carmichael. These books are available at Amazon or at CLC Publications.