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During her twelve years with Harvest House Publishers, Kimberly discovered numerous new authors—finding success with various book deals, Christy nominations and awards, and Publishers Weekly star ratings—many establishing themselves as the fresh and relevant voices within the CBA market in both fiction and nonfiction genres. In 2009, Kimberly was pleased to launch Living Word Literary Agency where she continued to pursue her passion for helping new and hungry writers find a home within the publishing community.
The following year, Kimberly joined George Fox University as an Expert Advisor for Artifact II—that is guiding graduate students acquiring their PhDs through the process of transforming their academic dissertations into mainstream publishable works. In addition to this position, Kimberly now offers her fulltime freelance editorial services through ReVision Editing Agency, which she introduced in 2009.
Kimberly is a screenwriter whose works have placed in a variety of high-profile contests, such as Nashville Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, BlueCat, and the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. She is an author, freelance YouTube scriptwriter, article writer and blogger, and book contributor. She is a member of the ACFW, the Willamette Writers, and enjoys judging various writing contests, such as the Genesis, Lone Star, and First Impressions. She is also a sought-after speaker and instructor and finds joy in helping authors finish that heart-project that they will only trust to someone who understands its worth.
Kimberly has worked with and written content for publishers such as Koechel Peterson in coordination with Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Kensington, Focus on the Family, Worthy Media, Multnomah, Harvest House, Bridge Logos, David C Cook, and Zondervan/HarperCollins.
It is Kimberly’s pleasure to work with first-time authors, who are still honing their skills, as well as established professionals needing that extra pair of eyes to identify typos, continuity issues, format problems, duplicated content, repetitive words/phrases, etc. With more than twenty years of experience, Kimberly has the tools to create, polish, and perfect your manuscript in order to get it noticed. You may even require an industry standard book proposal to go with your submission. Whatever the need, Kimberly can help.
“Kimberly is highly skilled and professional in her literary services. She has done both writing and editing projects for David C Cook, and I always know I can count on her for timely, high-quality work. Whether you need a ghost writer, a collaborator, or an editor, she’ll bring excellence, enthusiasm, and fun to your project.” — Alice Crider; Director of Acquisitions & Development, David C Cook Publishing
“Kimberly has served as an Expert Advisor for the Doctor of Ministry Program at George Fox University since 2010. We at George Fox have been delighted with her partnership with us and expert guidance of our students. We highly recommend her for working with persons pursuing writing projects.” – Loren Kerns; George Fox University
“Kimberly Shumate [and I] have co-authored several writing projects with Kimberly spearheading the writing and editing. She demonstrates outstanding organization, attention to detail, and has a solid track record for managing multiple projects within deadlines. I know Kimberly will get the project done well, on time, and with a fun, positive outlook as the icing on the cake.” – Rob Elliott; author of the popular series Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, HarperCollins
“Kimberly… Thank you for not only believing in me by seeking a deal for this book, but also helping me write my journey to freedom from emotional incarceration. Without you, this would have never happened! Your experience and leadership in writing gracefully pushed me through the difficult process of revisiting my traumatic past. You are an awesome friend, writer and coach. You truly deserve to be recognized with the best.” — Jason Wilson; Founder of The Cave of Adullam; Memoir Cry Like a Man, David C Cook Publishing
“Kimberly Shumate is a gem. I would read anything from her, anytime, any day and be able to receive some type of inspiration. She is spot on, her editing is impeccable, and she is what the writing world needs more of.” – Regan Long; Huffington Post contributor