Will Tyler


  • Scholarly copy editor and proofreader with four years of freelance editing experience and three years in-house.
  • Specializes in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism. Also familiar with religious studies, environmental writing, politics, and cookbooks, among other subjects.
  • Proficient with several publishing styles, including Chicago, MLA, and APA.
  • Graphic design skills and training enhance understanding of publishing, visual layouts, design theory, and typographic principles.
  • Able to edit and proofread electronically or by hand.

Select Clients

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Ashgate Publishing
  • Franciscan Media
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • West Virginia University Press

Select Recent Projects

  • Riding on Comets by Cat Pleska
  • A Room of Rain by Gary Fincke
  • Dubiosity by Christy Barritt
  • The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa by Maggie Messitt
  • Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations: A Cultural Life, 1860–2012 by Mary Hammond
  • Science, Utility and Maritime Power: Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779–91 by Roger Morriss
  • Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends by Mary Claire Kendall
  • Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality by Murray Bodo


  • MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • MA and BA in English from the University of North Texas

Publications and Awards

  • Work published in The Los Angeles Review, Crab Orchard Review, Clackamas Literary Review, and Albatross
  • Finalist for a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship


  • Editorial Freelancers Association

Previous Projects


  • Blasted by Adversity by Luke Murphy with Julie Bettinger
  • Renaissance Mad Voyages: Experiements in Early-Modern English Travel by Anthony Parr
  • American and Catholic: Stories of People Who Built the Church by C. Walker Gollar
  • Repent by Lisa Fink, trans. R. R. Meadows
  • When Faith Causes Family Friction: Dr. Ray Tackles the Tough Questions by Dr. Ray Guarendi
  • Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn, trans. Alexandra Maldwyn Davies
  • Women’s Voices in Tudor England, 1485–1603 by Susan E. James


  • Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends by Mary Claire Kendall
  • Riding on Comets by Cat Pleska
  • Bluestockings Now! The Evolution of a Social Role by Deborah Heller
  • The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa by Maggie Messitt
  • Ask the Bible Geek: Fascinating Answers to Intriguing Questions by Mark Hart
  • Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals by Julie Dortch Cragon
  • What Teens Want You to Know (But Won’t Tell You) by Roy Petitfils
  • Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality by Murray Bodo
  • Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations: A Cultural Life, 1860–2012 by Mary Hammond
  • Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} by Jessica Pressman, Mark C. Marino, and Jeremy Douglass
  • A Room of Rain by Gary Fincke
  • Science, Utility and Maritime Power: Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779–91 by Roger Morriss
  • Now What? A Guide for New (and Not-So-New) Catholics by Patrick Madrid
  • Dubiosity by Christy Barritt
  • Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Inner Strength by Robert J. Wicks
  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England by Alison V. Scott
  • 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent by Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  • A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable by Dan Gable, with Scott Schulte
  • Mixed Legal Systems: East and West  edited by Palmer, Mattar, and Koppel
  • Seven Saints for Seven Virtues by Jean M. Heimann
  • British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835 by Kathryn S. Freeman 
  • Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi by Pat McCloskey
  • Fearless: Stories of American Saints by Alice Camille and Paul Boudreau
  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children’s Literature edited by Claudia Nelson and Rebecca Morris 
  • What Do I Say? Talking and Praying with Someone Who Is Dying by Margrit Banta 
  • Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity by Elizabeth A. Dreyer
  • Congotronic by Shane Book
  • Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths edited by James T. Richardson and François Bellanger
  • India’s Organic Farming Revolution by Sapna Thottahil
  • Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr
  • Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760 edited by Sarah Apetrei and Hannah Smith
  • Encounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship by Dave Pivonka and Ralph Poyo
  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Book: Metamorphosing Classical Heroines in Late Medieval and Renaissance England by Lindsay Ann Reid
  • The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons by Heather A. Slomski
  • A Eucharistic Christmas: Advent Meditations on the Presence of Christ by Servant Books
  • Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England by Michael Martin
  • Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions by John Bartunek
  • Zealous: Following Jesus with Guidance from St. Paul by Mark Hart and Christopher Cuddy
  • A Ruler’s Consort by Judith P. Aikin
  • Renaissance Drama on the Edge by Lisa Hopkins
  • Skirting Heresy by Elizabeth MacDonald
  • Catholic Update: Guide to the Catholic Churchedited by Mary Carol Kendzia
  • Catholic Update: Guide to Jesus edited by Mary Carol Kendzia


  • William Wordsworth and the invention of Tourism by Saeko Yoshikawa
  • Praise God and Thank Him by Jeff Cavins
  • Visiting Mary by Julie Dortch Cragon
  • The Gospels According to St. Francis by Hilarion Kistner
  • Up in Here by Mark Dostert
  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbation by Rachel Schulkins
  • Family Feeling by Jean Ross Justice
  • St. Francis, Pope Francis by Gina Loehr
  • Epic Food Fight by Leo Patalinghug
  • La Far by Eric Linsker
  • Silent Compassion by Richard Rohr
  • Reading Green in Early Modern England by Leah Knight
  • 150 North American Martyrs You Should Know by Brian O’Neel
  • John Paul II: A Short Biography by Kerry Walters
  • John XXIII: A Short Biography by Kerry Walters
  • Christ, Our Compass by Alfred McBride
  • The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric’s Virgin Martyr Lives by Alison Gulley
  • Embracing Edith Stein by Anne Costas
  • Tongwan City by Gao Jianqun
  • Stories of Jesus by Joseph F. Girzone
  • The Last Words of Jesus by Daniel Horan
  • Conquering Anger and Its Emotional Partners by Dr. Ray Guarendi
  • No Fingerprints by Mark Garbin
  • Rows of Memory by Saúl Sánchez
  • Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away by Lino Rulli
  • Political Ideas by Englightenment Women edited by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt, Paul Gibbard, and Karen Green.
  • On the Christian Meaning of Suffering by Myles Sheehan
  • Saint of the Day, revised edition by Leonard Foley and Pat McCloskey
  • Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary, reprint.
  • Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas, reprint.
  • Sister Wendy on the Art of Saints, reprint.
  • Who Do You Say That I Am by Bruno Forte
  • Geekpriest by Fr. Roderick Vonhögen
  • The Miraculous Medal by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
  • Collaborative Translation and Multi-Version Texts by Belen Bistue
  • Lily of the Mohawks by Emily Cavins
  • Ascension Theory by Christopher Bolin
  • On the Dignity and Vocation of Women by Pope John Paul II, 25th anniversary edition.
  • Advent with St. Francis by Diane Houdek
  • Good Popes, Bad Popes by Mike Aquilina
  • Catholicism and Contraception by Angela Franks
  • Yes/And… by Richard Rohr
  • Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas
  • 365 Women Saints by Melanie Rigney
  • Wisdom from Caryll Houselander edited by Mary Lea Hill
  • Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First World by Barbara Curtis
  • 120 Reflections on Love by Debra Herbeck
  • Jesus the Evangelist by Allan F. Wright


  • The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Daria Sockey
  • Catholic Update Guide to the New Evangelization edited by Mary Carol Kendzia
  • Catholic Update Guide to the Bible edited by Mary Carol Kendzia
  • Thank You, Sisters by John Feister
  • Salt and Light by Mark Shea
  • A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics by Bob Rice
  • Reprint of St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography by Omer Englebert
  • Vivid and Continuous by John McNally
  • Envoy for Christ by Patrick Madrid
  • Tell Everyone I Said Hi by Chad Simpson
  • Holding Jesus by Alfred McBride
  • Redstart: An Ecological Poetics by Forrest Gander and John Kinsella
  • Would You Date You by Anthony Buono
  • Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living from Iowa’s Best-Known Homemaker by Evelyn Birkby


  • Quick, Said the Bird: Williams, Eliot, Moore, and the Spoken Word by Richard Swigg
  • Stumping God: Reagan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith by Andrew P. Hogue
  • LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture by Lee Trepanier and Lynita K. Newswander
  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London by Mark Bayer
  • The King James Bible and the World It Made, edited by David Lyle Jeffrey
  • Evermore: Edgar Allen Poe and the Mystery of the Universe by Harry Lee Poe
  • Power Ballads by Will Boast


  • Afterword: Conjuring the Literary Dead, edited by Dale Salwak
  • Unbeknownst by Julie Hanson








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