2020 Finalists

The Excellence in Editing Award celebrates books that are superbly written, well edited, and published by a CBA publisher or self-published by a Christian author during the previous year. Our judges evaluated books based on organization of content, flow, clarity, tight writing, accuracy, consistency, lack of typos, and proper use of industry-standard guidelines for punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling.

The following books rose to the top, and Christian Editor Connection is pleased to announce them as Finalists in the 2020 Excellence in Editing Award:

Keen: Banshee Song Series, Book One by Laura L. Zimmerman, published by Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC, edited by Michele Israel Harper (in-house)

Talitha, the Traveling Skirt by Becky Van Vleet, illustrated by Courtney Smith, published by Elk Lake Publishing, edited by Barbara Curtis (freelance) and Derinda Babcock (in-house)

These entries have advanced to the third and final review round.

Congratulations to these Finalists–it takes a team!

The EIE winner(s) will be announced during PENCON (the Proofreaders and Editors Network Conference) online between July 8 and 10, 2020, and on the CEC Facebook page and website thereafter. Winning authors and editors will receive award plaques, stickers for their winning books and promotions, and a selection of benefits from Christian Editor Network divisions. They will also be featured in a Christian PEN blog article.

The 2021 EIE Award is now open. Please visit www.ChristianEditor.com/EIE for more information and to submit your entry.