My name is Karen Engle, and I am an award-winning writer, editor, and proofreader. My editing journey began twenty-five years ago in college in pursuit of a journalism and public relations degree. After graduation, I taught English and Journalism for five years at the high school level before having kids. A Christian publisher took an interest in my editing skills in 2010, opening the door for me to begin writing and editing within the Christian market. A lifelong learner, I finished my master’s in biblical studies and theology at Western Seminary in 2014. Now I combine my journalism, teaching, writing, and editing experience with a strong theological background—a unique fit for clients publishing Christian or faith-based work. I started East Gate Editing to provide expert, affordable editing for both seasoned and new authors.
I specialize in content coaching, line and copy editing, and proofreading. My goal is to help my clients succeed and make their book the best it can be.
To fulfill my love of teaching, I work part-time as a writing instructor with Moody Bible Institute’s Distance Learning program. I am also a member of The Christian Pen and The Christian Editor Network, LLC.
I love the outdoors. When I’m not editing, you’ll find me hiking, biking, running, or sitting outside and reading. There is nothing better in life than sitting outside with my Bible and my coffee. I also have a deep passion for Israel and take groups yearly to the land.
Seeing the need for others to better understand Israel according to the Bible, I published a Bible study in March 2017 called A People Chosen: God’s Purpose and Plan for Israel and the Nations, which won the Christian Editor Network’s 2019 Excellence in Editing Award. My understanding of Israel is a great benefit to my work as a freelance editor, especially for related content. My husband and my two young adult children are the pride and joy of my life (one married and one in college).
I hope to work with you!