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

Hi there! Perhaps you love to write or enjoy reading what others have written. You’ve certainly come to the right place! As a published author and a professional editor who edits full time, I completely understand what it’s like to work with words so that they communicate those burning thoughts inside us. I’d love to chat about writing, editing, and books with you!

For You, the Writer

If you’re looking for a range of editing services, please know that I serve a wide audience of clients, who have a variety of writing styles and backgrounds; some have even finalled in or won contests—and I’m so proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

“Tisha Martin has a passion for encouraging authors and editors in which she seeks to bridge their relationships as they work together for the good of the publishing industry that offers readers books to be remembered for a lifetime.”
Lil Copan, Senior Acquisitions Editor of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company and Owner of Editing – Ideation – Content, www.linkedin.com/in/LILCOPAN/

I love to edit fiction as well as nonfiction. Click here for my editing services should you be curious…

If your manuscript is not ready for editing yet, don’t worry! Each month, I blog about how you can take your manuscript self-editing to the next level so that you’ll be better prepared for an editor to team up with you. In my blog posts, I discuss things like what is good dialogue, how to create dynamic characters, and how to choose the best scene for your story. Sign up to have my blog posts delivered to your inbox so you’ll never miss a self-editing tip or inspiring message! Or, we can discuss what value a critique of your manuscript would be, and I explore what an overview looks like on the Editing Services page.

For You, the Reader

  • Do you like reading historical fiction where characters strive to live authentically?
  • Do you like reading about horses, the world wars, and little known history facts?
  • Do you enjoy social and cultural history?
  • Do you enjoy author interviews and book giveaways?
    I’d love to keep in touch with you through my newsletter and my blog as I share my writing and research journey!

Can’t wait to see you on the inside!
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Writer’s Conferences

Check this space often for new writer’s conferences happening around the US…


Clear space on your calendar for the end of October for Breathe Writer’s conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where you’ll learn the art of all types of writing: fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and articles.

Speakers like keynote Gary Schmidt, poet Bob Hudson, editors Joel Armstrong and Janyre Tromp, authors Tracy Groot, Susie Finkbeiner, Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins, and others will give you the tools you need to make your manuscripts shine and the encouragement you need to feed your soul. Cost is only $175 (by Sept. 30) to attend the conference. 

Click the link below to learn more! You can’t beat the price—plus learning from great breakout leaders who have your best interest at heart as you tell your stories.
Register here: 2019 Breathe Writers’ Conference


In November, the Christy Award sponsors The Art of Writing conference as well as the awards gala. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how to tailor your manuscript to fit your audience and also to mingle with authors and editors and agents. There’s a #giveaway going on right now … you should check it out: JustRead Tour Giveaway to the Conference