About Linda

I have a passion for helping writers understand and navigate the publishing world. After spending over four decades in Christian publishing, I brought all I learned on that job into the Professional Writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, where I am assistant professor. Here I have the privilege of teaching my students to be strong writers and communicators and then how to get their words out into the world. Publishing is a process, and writers need to understand how that process works. That’s where I come in.

And that’s why I have this blog. Yes, I get to chat with you about things that matter to me, but I also want to help you with posts that focus on the many aspects involved in getting published.

Look for my latest book, Pathway to Publication, to arrive in 2023 with everything writers need to know about getting published.

Besides my life as a teacher and editor, I am a wife, mom, grandma, reader (I enjoy nonfiction and memoirs mostly), Christian, dog and cat lover, and a transplant from the suburbs of Chicago to a small country town. 

I am a proud Air Force brat who had the privilege of growing up in many places in the United States and completing my high school years in Bonn, Germany. I have a B.A. in English and Writing from Houghton College, Houghton, NY (1980), an M.A. in English from Ball State University, Muncie, IN (2013), and an M.F.A in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) from Ashland University, Ashland, OH (2017).

I coordinate a Christian writers’ conference held in the summers at Taylor University. Read all about Taylor’s Professional Writers Conference and think about joining us!

Follow me on Twitter, @LindaEdits.


On Instagram, I am lindataylor5558.

I do freelance copyediting and proofreading. If you’re interested in my services, check out the Editing Services page on this website.

Email me at lindataylor5558{at}gmail{dot}com or fill out the form below.

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Use the contact form below to write to me. I’d love to hear from you.

7 thoughts on “About Linda

  1. Hey Linda

    I thought I was already signed up for your blog but I guess I wasn’t because I haven’t been getting any email notifications. Just started reading it today and it’s so nice to read you. I love words, words, words, especially yours and am glad you are writing where I can read you. I really like your photo here. You look very happy and quite pretty. Looking forward to reading more of you. Janine

  2. Linda, -Just want you to know I enjoy reading your writing. Your kind spirit comes through in your words. I am a writer/editor who, after over 25 years of teaching my kids at home, now has time to pursue my craft. It started with editing a series of books for a friend (for free) and now ghost writing a book for someone else. Keep those blogs coming! –Roberta

  3. Dear ma am,Hi make my dream in to reality wanted volunteer help from you to make my 10 pages dialogue grammar and spelling perfect in screenplay format

    3600 words make its right that the wish i want from you today i am knocking your door to

    with light of hope and love to help me free with smile on your lovely & beautiful face future proceeds will going to help

    Children with aids definitely God will reward us madam I say a few words in a request poem I hope you like it.

    Daylight go with hope night pass counting the star for wait.I write my call you to read clock is ticking heart is beating

    mind is thinking night is sleeping eyes are dreaming foot are walking hand in knocking your door to open.Day after week after

    month after year come and go pass warm summer go cold winter come and go like air of wind young become old black hair become white

    no one hold my hand and say I the am the one you looking for I am the who help you I am still waiting for day to come do I have right to request

    beautiful sweet shine mind with big heart writer like you to give my project a chance from your expensive time and your writing

    experience in many years only when you read and write with your finger touch make my project 100/ perfect and successful

    story. Thank you for reading my call lovely juniors writer like you see you soon i hope if anything i say in my request message

    if its hurt your feeling anyway i am really sorry for that i don;t mean it i just want to convenience you in good way to write

    my request in my call every single word i say that you deserves it you like it or not that the truth you write dream world

    no one writes like you only million to one can do this. Thank you….

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