We provide a wide range of editing services for major publishers, boutique publishers, and independent clients, taking projects from the early stages of manuscript development to the finished product. We are experienced in trade fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, gift books, memoirs, and more.
Our services include:
Chartwell is well-experienced with the specific marketing needs of publishers and independent writers. We are often called upon for book-related promotional material and social media content. We delight in taking the load off the shoulders of independent authors and publishers’ marketing teams.
We create manuscripts for leaders, speakers, teachers, and pastors. We can collaborate with an author who wishes to be deeply involved in the writing process or we can use in-person interviews, notes, and recordings to ghostwrite. To produce the finest literature, Chartwell fashions teams for each book, teams that may be comprised of writers, researchers, tech specialists, and even experts in needed fields.
We provide other useful expertise as well. Our services include:
Texas Wind Force
The story of the first decade of leading renewable energy developer, TriGlobal Energy.
Chartwell Services: Writing, project management, research, IP management, design consultation.
A U.S. Senator explores the country’s foundations of faith and liberty, and points the way to a more secure future.Publisher: HachetteChartwell Services: Author coaching, writing collaboration, editing.
The Mind of a Conservative Woman
The Search for God and Guinness
Bestseller that stirs together several strains of the Guinness legacy—beer, family, philanthropy, and faith.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Chartwell Services: Research, travel details for the author, on-location photographs, editing.
Shaping the legacy you leave for future generations.Publisher: ZondervanChartwell Services: Co-author coaching, writing collaboration, editing.
Only One Life
The stories behind Amy Grant’s music.Publisher: WaterbrookChartwell Services: Author coaching, design consultation, research, production of the audiobook version.
The art of the organizational comeback.Publisher: David C. CookChartwell Services: Writing collaboration, editing.
Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. offers a prescription to remedy what ails our country.Publisher: WNDChartwell Services: Author coaching, writing collaboration, editing.
Doctor in the House
A fresh look at America’s most popular radio host.Publisher: TyndaleChartwell Services: Project management, editing.
Paul Harvey’s America
Fictional retelling of the story of Job. Chartwell does fiction, too!Publisher: RevellChartwell Services: Co-author teaming, project management, editing.
Bestseller that explores the former president’s religious faith.Publisher: Thomas NelsonChartwell Services: Research, editing, production of the audiobook version.
The Faith of Barack Obama
George Foreman shares his success secrets with aspiring and current entrepreneurs.Publisher: Thomas NelsonChartwell Services: Production of the audiobook version.
Audiobook: Knockout Entrepreneur
Chartwell Literary Group was founded and is owned by Beverly and Stephen Mansfield. To create and edit the literary works for our company, we utilized the talents of dozens of writers, editors and researchers all over the world.
Beverly Darnall Mansfield brings a wealth of professional experience to her literary work. She is a songwriter whose creations have been recorded by artists such as Eric Clapton, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Vince Gill. She has also produced national concert tours, run a music publishing firm, been a studio singer and contractor and created numerous musical and DVD products.As the Executive Director of Chartwell Literary Group, Beverly uses her talents as a networker and producer to assure the best partnering of editor/writer for each project, and to be the primary connection between Chartwell and publishers and independent authors.
Beverly Darnall Mansfield
For more, visit www.BevDM.com.
Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed public speaker.
He is also founder of The Mansfield Group, a successful consulting and communications firm. His books have included such bestsellers as The Faith of George W. Bush, The Faith of the American Soldier, The Faith of Barack Obama, The Search for God and Guinness, and Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men.
For more, visit www.stephenmansfield.tv .
Our clients have included politicians, business executives, pastors, television personalities and professional authors.
Obviously, it depends on what the project is. We have edited small projects–like a foreword or an introduction–for as little as $200.00, but generally we are working on complete manuscripts, which range from $10,000.00 to $90,000.00, or proposals, which range from $1000.00 to $4000.00 if there are sample chapters involved.
A book normally takes from four months to a year to complete.
Yes, we do. We have writers who can find the focus of your message and format it for a book or booklet.
Yes, we do. We edit dozens of manuscripts for publishers every month.
No. We are not agents nor are we publishers. We feel we serve our clients best by sticking to what we know well: writing books.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Describe your project, include your contact information and we will get back to you.
Part of the excitement of running a literary management firm is the wide variety of work involved. We are available for almost any kind of project. We have helped create works of fiction, biography, autobiography, theology, current affairs and political commentary.
Great question. Chartwell was created by Stephen Mansfield during his travels and media appearances around the world, where he was often approached by speakers and highly visible personalities with questions about authoring a book. Stephen discovered that these leaders and celebrities didn’t need just a ghostwriter or just a researcher or just a co-writer. They needed help with the entire process. Chartwell’s team approach is the answer to this. Every project receives attention from a team of experienced professionals—from writers to editors, from experts in a given field to project managers—who assure that the final product meets the highest standards of literary excellence.
Yes. We are expanding our operation to include production of short video projects, podcasting services and photography.