April Michelle Davis

Editorial Inspirations


Montpelier, Virginia



Academic, Fiction, Nonfiction


I am the coordinator for the Virginia chapter of the EFA, the social media marketing expert for the NAIWE, and a lifetime member of ACES. I teach courses through Editorial Inspirations, as well as for associations and colleges on topics such as editing, indexing, grammar, writing, and creating macros.

My credentials include a master’s degree in publishing from GWU and a bachelor’s degree in English from Messiah College, as well as certificates in editing, book publishing, and professional editing.

I have presented on topics such as what an editor does and the steps to becoming an editor, tips for and the benefits of working with an editor, marketing, and Microsoft Word to many groups, including Communication Central, Randolph-Macon College, the Christian PEN, the EFA, Copyediting, RavenCon, and the Hanover Book Festival.

I have shared insights in When Talent Isn’t Enough; Ease into Writing; The Indie Author Revolution; and Juggling on a High Wire. In addition, I was quoted on branding in ACES Tracking Changes and interviewed for the Editor Spotlight.

I have published A Guide for the Freelance Indexer, Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know, and A Princesses in Disguise, and I am writing a third technical book.



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