SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” — Arthur Plotnik, author and editor

Tisha Martin holds a bachelor’s in Professional Writing and a master’s in English Education, and enjoys finding humor in the everyday, blogging, ASL interpreting, training horses, collecting vintage hats, and getting involved in the writing and editing communities.

In the writing community, she has the privilege of working with award-winning authors, including Sarah Sundin (award-winning author of The Sea Before Us), enjoys interviewing authors, and gets excited about her writer friends’ book journeys. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and founder of the critique group, Unraveling History.

In the editing community, she is the former Assistant Director of PENCON, the only conference for editors in the US for the Christian market, where she was instrumental in growing the 2018 conference by 150% through social media advertising, email marketing, and interfacing with freelance and in-house editors at conferences. Tisha is an active member of The Christian PEN, a community for professional editors. She is also helping to create the first standard editing rate chart for freelance editors in the Christian market.

Tisha is editor and proofreader for beginning and best-selling writers, social media consultant and proofreader for Christian Editing Services (see her bio here), is on the editing team with Creative Enterprises Studio (see her bio here), and edits and proofreads for several publishers (including Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., Redemption Press [see her bio here], Gilead Publishing, and others). In addition, she’s a contest judge for Writer’s Digest. She has completed over 100 projects since 2017, and has currently judged or edited and proofread over 100 books in 2018.

She contributes to several blogs: The Picky Pen editing column for writers on Almost An Author, as well as for This & That for Writers and PEN Tips. She is also a 2018 faculty breakout leader for Breathe Writer’s Conference.