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editorial services :
Tricia Parker
Tricia Parker Communications

Tricia Parker is an in-demand book editor and journalist with a proven track record of producing clean and compelling manuscripts for numerous authors and publishers. Her current book list includes 100 titles across multiple genres, including memoir, business, self-help, science fiction, and fantasy. Several titles have become best-sellers, and gone on to receive special recognition. In addition to working as an editor Tricia is a staff writer for her local newspaper in Chicago, the New Eastside News.

As a lifelong book lover, it's Tricia's joy to help authors and publishers make their manuscripts the best they can possibly be. Her editing services for authors and publishers include manuscript critiques, proofreading, copyediting (light and heavy), and developmental editing. She also offers proposal/query letter assistance, as well as back cover copy assistance. Tricia finds nothing more satisfying than helping a book reach its best potential in a friendly, supportive, and proactive way. She edits mainly according to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.

Tricia Parker is based in downtown Chicago. To learn more about her editorial and ghostwriting services, visit:

years experience: 4
rates: Tricia Parker's editorial rates range from 1.5 cents to 7 cents a word; her ghostwriting and proposal rates vary per project.
Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book Doctor, Line-editing, Copy editing, Proofreading, Indexing, Translation, Writing, Ghost-writing, Copywriting
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Children's books, African-American, Science, Memoir, Natural Sciences, Leadership
“I’m very appreciative of all the fine work you’ve done for me in editing my manuscript. I’ll be honest. . . . I really did not want to spend the extra money for editing . . . but as they say . . . you get what you pay for. . . . I am in awe of all the ways you are suggesting I make my book better . . . and am so glad I spent the extra money because I believe you are worth every penny I spent! Thanks so much!”

- Nonfiction author, on behalf of Hillcrest Media Group/Mill City Press

"[Thank you for] your exceptional ethics and professionalism." - Independent fiction author

“Thanks for all your efforts and doing such a great job. My proposal and sample chapters are markedly better thanks to you. I read the query letter and as usual it is excellent.

- Independent nonfiction author

"This proposal is definitely ready for prime-time . . . great work!"

- Literary agent

“Thanks as ever for your great work! You are . . . appreciated by the staff of Hillcrest.”

- Editorial coordinator, Hillcrest Media Group

“Please extend my thanks to Tricia Parker for her editorial review of the manuscript. She has a keen eye, which I very much appreciate.”

- Nonfiction author, on behalf of Hillcrest Media Group/Mill City Press

“ I got your comments and appreciate them very much. I couldn’t have asked for anything more instructive and useful . . . Will I work with you on the back cover copy? Hope so; it’s been a good experience.”

- Nonfiction author, on behalf of Hillcrest Media Group/Two Harbors Imprint

Schiffer, Praeger, Xulon/Mill City Press, EMLC Press

Second-Rate Murders by WGN Anchor Robert Jordan (Prometheus, 2017)

Leadership Dubai Style by Dr. Tommy Weir (EMLC Press, 2015, Business/Leadership/Middle East)

Entrepreneurship: A Special Kind of Leadership by Prof. Angelo Mastrangelo (ABC-Clio, 2016, Business/Leadership)

Los Alamos: A Whistleblower's Diary by Chuck Montaño (Two Harbors Press, 2015, Memoir/Political)

Faraway: A Suburban Boy's Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking by R. K. Kline and Daniel D. Maurer (Two Harbors Press, 2015, Memoir/LGBT)

Leadership Dubai style by Dr. Tommy Weir (EMLC Press, Leadership/Business) - Finalist, International Book Awards; selected by Emirates Airline as one of ten in-flight audiobooks

The King of Average by Gary Schwartz (Booktrope, 2015, Middle-Grade) - Kirkus Starred Review

Death of a Messenger: A Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery (Langdon Street Press, 2016, Police Procedural) - Kirkus Recommended Review

Kindness Wins by Galit Breen (Booktrope, 2016, Digital Parenting)

Tricia Parker holds a bachelor's degree in journalism (George Washington University) and a master's degree in broadcast journalism (Medill School of Journalism), and is trained to "ask the right questions" and write in a succinct, clear way.

Along with her book editing experience, she's written for numerous media outlets, including FOX News, Bloomberg News London, Sky News London, the Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and more.

Recommended Agent: Hilary Claggett
The Rudy Agency