PRAISE

“Stephanie Gunning is a world-class editor. I would not ever want to do a book without her! Stephanie’s many years of experience in publishing and her support were instrumental in putting together the proposal that would lead to closing a deal with my dream publisher HarperElixir, the mind, body, spirit imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Stephanie kept me on schedule and taught me how to dig deeper and become a better writer. Her wisdom is invaluable. Her depth of vision powerful and her heart is deeply connected to Spirit. If you are considering submitting a proposal to a publisher or want to ensure a book that is a success, the best decision you can make is to hire her. You will be more than happy you did!”

Joanna Garzilli, author of Big Miracles (HarperElixir)

“What a pleasure to work with Stephanie Gunning.  She’s creative and diligent. She inspired me.  Bringing out the best in me, and in my work. While catching every typo!  I didn’t want the process to end, but in the end I got a beautiful book proposal. One day she will write a best seller. Because she’s such a brilliant and witty writer . . . I can’t wait to read it.”

Dorothy Lucey, TV personality (Good Day LA) and blogger

“Working with Stephanie has been more than a dream come true. As a 19-year-old author, having even the chance of being in the presence of someone on Stephanie’s caliber was beyond my wildest dreams. She treated me no different than a published and famous author. She seamlessly crafted my ideas into a reality. She respected my thoughts and opinions and only made them more beautiful. I have never met anyone like Stephanie. Her brilliance as a writer, mentor, and editor has changed my life and my perception on the world. Stephanie and her meticulous care for my project has been the greatest gift I could have ever received. By helping me publish this book, Stephanie has changed my life and set me free to live my dreams. If anyone has the blessing of working with Stephanie as I have, you will learn more than you ever dreamed possible. I am so grateful for Stephanie, and always will be. I hope to one day be half of the writer she is. I cannot say anything, but great things for all that Stephanie does. This world is lucky to be graced by the presence of Stephanie’s expertise, care, sympathy, and pure raw talent.”

—Lucy Quigley, author of You Are Worthy

“Stephanie Gunning has the remarkable ability to orchestrate a seamless process of editing as she weaves words into a solid structure. When I would get the manuscript back it was like dipping my finger into whipped cream that was perfectly prepared. Not too runny, not too thick, just light and fluffy and ready to melt in your mouth! She skillfully handles the genre of spirituality with an intuitive sense of how to communicate the mysteries of that world. The best part is that she is witty and fun to work with and kept me inspired along the way. Just pick up the phone and call her, she will not disappoint.”

—Lori Morrison, author of Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality

“Stephanie Gunning is extraordinary! She once said to me that her purpose is to help others accomplish their purpose. She’s right! Stephanie powerfully and efficiently helped me target, articulate, and refine my message. She’s an excellent editor, and an even better friend and support system. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone in need of a skilled, talented, and professional editor or teacher.”

Rebecca Hintze, M.S., author of Essentially Happy and Healing Your Family History (Hay House)

“Writers who are serious about their careers have been turning to Stephanie Gunning for years. She is an A-list editor and an acclaimed writer. Stephanie knows the publishing business, and she knows what it takes to succeed. Stephanie is a coach to many of today’s most successful authors. She knows the right questions to ask. She knows when to challenge you, and she knows when you need a little encouragement. Stephanie is the best at what she does.”

David J. Pollay, author of The Law of the Garbage Truck (Sterling)

“Stephanie Gunning is a consummate development editor. She can conceptualize a finished book while it’s an embryo. As an author with a big idea and little skill, she helped me to stay the course over four years, through copious research, learning to think and write. She challenged me every step of the way to make the book better. Her guidance helped me land a cherished book contract.”

Renee Baribeau, author of Winds of Spirit (Hay House)

“From the moment you first meet Stephanie Gunning you know you made the right decision. She has a contagious laugh and a look in her eyes that lets you know that she is a skilled professional who will help you fulfill your dream of finally writing the book that has been swirling around in your heart, soul, and mind, but needs a steady hand to bring it to life. Hour of the Wolf wanted to be written for the longest time, but it took Stephanie and her team to bring it together.”

—Paul R. Lipton, author of Hour of the Wolf

“I cannot over state the impact Stephanie Gunning has had on my writing of both my first book proposal and my manuscript. Like a ship lost in a stormy sea, I needed a beacon, and Stephanie appeared like a brightly beaming lighthouse to guide me safely and sanely to shore. She held my hand, kicked my ass, talked me off the ledge, raised the bar, made me look good, orchestrated chaos, played idea pinball, and above all, persevered. I am both indebted to Stephanie and in awe of the miracle of her divinely ordered presence on my professional path.”

Faith Freed, Hay House Writers Workshop winner, author of IS

“As a new writer with no experience in the publishing world, I really needed guidance. I am so thankful I was connected to Stephanie Gunning by a mutual friend. Her editorial insights helped me refine the areas of my book where I struggled to express myself. Now I feel more confident as a writer and I would work with Stephanie again in a heartbeat!”

Susannah Pitman, M.S., L.Ac., author of Peace with Trees

“I have rarely worked with an editor who is so adept at content editing, copy editing, structure, and maintaining an author’s voice while managing to enhance the entire project. I’ve used Stephanie Gunning on book projects that were very difficult and complex, and she was able to decipher the authors’ intent and create beautiful final manuscripts (which ended up being bestsellers, too!).”

Jill Kramer, former editorial director, Hay House, and literary agent, Waterside Productions

“If you are an author choosing to go the independent route, and you want the experience and the product to be as professional as possible, as if it came out of a classical, traditional publishing house, that’s exactly what happens when Stephanie Gunning packages your book. I love the way she navigated the production process for me. One of the consistent messages I hear is how beautiful and professional the book design looks. Before people read a word, they immediately comment on its appearance as they hold it and look at it. That is a testament to what can come out of working with Stephanie Gunning’s company. They’re a pleasure to work with.”

—Richard J. Orlando, Ph.D., author of Legacy

“Stephanie Gunning was my editor for The God Code, as she previously was for The Isaiah Effect. Through our conversations to flesh out the book, she always asked just the right questions in precisely the right way to lead us to the clearest choices! I am grateful for her professionalism, and for the dedication and skill that she embodies in all that she does, as well as her patience. Most of all, I am thankful to her for helping me take the complexities of science and transform them into the joy of empowering wisdom!”

Gregg Braden, New York Times bestselling author of The God Code (Hay House) and The Isaiah Effect (Three Rivers Press)

“Stephanie was a dream to work with on The Sedona Method. She is bright, professional, and great at what she does. She made the whole project fun. I would highly recommend her for any writing or editing project.”

Hale Dwoskin, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sedona Method

“Stephanie Gunning has a unique ability to see the inner voice of the author, act as the catalyst to move the message from concept to the page, and then spin it into a powerful package that sells. She is the one-stop-shop, A-1 publishing consultant as writer, creative director, mentor, and promoter. To top it off, she really cares about her clients and their success. Stephanie was the brains and heart behind my book. I could not have done it without her.”

Allison Maslan, bestselling author of Blast Off, and creator of The Pinnacle mastermind program

“Stephanie Gunning is quite simply a writing goddess. She is a total professional who is also incredibly fun to work with. And I should also mention, she is intuitive, insightful, and brilliant. I owe much of the success of my Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul series to her editing skills.”

Arielle Ford, President, The Ford Group, and creator of the Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul Series (Plume)

“Stephanie is an exceptional writer who can enhance the voice of the author without changing the voice. Her mastery of the content as well as the intent is extraordinary. She has truly been a gift to me.”

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., bestselling author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Crossing the Tracks for Love

“Stephanie’s suggestions and work with me were paramount in creating the enthusiasm with which the editors of New World Publishing and several other publishers looked at my book proposal for Soul Currency. I got interest right away from eight publishers.”

Rev. Ernest D. Chu, author of Soul Currency (New World Library)

“I have built several multimillion-dollar companies and employed scores of creative people. In 20 years, I have yet to meet someone as talented, professional, and collaborative as Stephanie Gunning. Since our first meeting, and throughout the entire process of writing, I knew that I had a winner on my team. With Stephanie’s leadership, we delivered a flawless book proposal, commented upon by my agent and publishers as one of the most professional book proposals they had ever encountered. Stephanie’s attitude, enthusiasm, and zest for life are just a few of the qualities that I admire in her. If you are looking for a winner, you can count on Stephanie.”

Russell Brumfield, author of Whiff

“I am deeply grateful to Stephanie Gunning, my writer and collaborator on The Passion Principle, for her contribution to the book. Her genius in putting my work into words has truly inspired me and will live on in the book forever”

Donna LeBlanc, M.Ed., psychotherapist, broadcaster, and author of The Passion Principle (Health Communications Inc)

“How is Stephanie marvelous? Let me count the ways! With her combination of keen editorial and writing skills, her uncanny ability to make a voice accessible and articulate while keeping it authentic, her compassion, and her professionalism, Stephanie Gunning is the best friend any author, acquiring editor, or agent could have.

“As an agent, working with Stephanie always gives me a rare sense of sureness that the manuscript will be delivered to the publisher on time, and beautifully realized. With the half dozen projects we’ve teamed on I have been impressed with her ability to both nurture authors and introduce them to the cold realities of the business beyond writing their book.”

Stephany Evans, President, Fine Print Literary Management

“Stephanie Gunning is a true master of her trade. She has unique writing, editorial, and organizational skills. Working with her was a great learning experience.”

Edward Shalts, M.D., D.Ht., author of The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents (Jossey-Bass) and Easy Homeopathy (Perigee)

“I am indebted to Stephanie Gunning, my writer, whose enthusiasm, patience, perseverance, and skills made Total Renewal possible.”

Frank Lipman, M.D., author of Total Renewal (J.P. Tarcher)

“The magic of Stephanie’s writing in Will Power is that she has taken my spoken words and breathed life into them on the written page. When you read the book it is as if I am right there speaking to my actors. Hers is a true gift.”

John Basil, author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days (Applause)

“I love Stephanie Gunning! She is an amazing editor. I came to Stephanie after struggling with a book proposal for over a year on my own and getting rejected by LOTS of agents. She took my jumbled inspiration and made it into a cohesive, organized project. She saw my vision of the book and helped me create it, step-by-step. Stephanie made me a better writer.”

Sandy Grason, author of Journalution (New World Library)

“Stephanie Gunning was my ‘editorial angel,’ who skillfully, with much heart and soul, transformed my manuscript so it could go on to help and heal others. My book and I were both very blessed for having her care and talent. She is rare gem in the world of publishing!”

Andie (Nancy) SantoPietro, author of Health and Feng Shui

“Stephanie Gunning is a rare editor who doesn’t tinker with your voice but rather uses her rather astonishing editorial knowledge to hone your manuscript to perfection. She’s fun to work with (fabulous laugh and sense of humor), is an established professional in the publishing world, and is generous with introductions to agents and others who can help you. Also when you work with Stephanie she is extremely responsive and there for you. It’s simply a great experience. If you’re shopping for an editor, look no more.”

Nancy DeVille, author of Murder by Supermarket

“Stephanie Gunning is a brilliant and insightful editor. Lighting bolts of clarity and expansive vision are hallmarks of her work.”

Eli Davidson, author of Funky to Fabulous in 15 Minutes

“I am grateful to Stephanie Gunning for her help and support in my writing of Legends and Prophecies of the Quero Apache. This project was begun as a sharing of hopes, dreams, and history, and it would have been a very different book if it had been published the way I originally wrote it. But within the confines of Stephanie’s insight, perspective, and energy, the book expanded into a work that would transcend cultural boundaries. It became more than I could have ever prayed for—and for that, no amount of gratitude will ever be enough.”

Maria Yraceburu, Quero Apache tlish diiyin ‘tsanti and storyteller, author of Legends and Prophecies of the Quero Apache and Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache

“It was wonderful collaborating with Stephanie to help get my message across to so many breast cancer survivors.”

Sherry Lebed Davis, author of Thriving After Breast Cancer (Broadway)

“During the writing of my first book, But I Love Him, Stephanie was solely responsible for turning me from a good writer to an author. She was as enthusiastic about the topic as I was and not only shared her views about the ways in which we could make the book even better, but because of her former editing experience at a large publishing house, she also shared what ‘worked.’ This knowledge was invaluable and the result was a manuscript that needed little editing from my senior editor at HarperCollins.

“Throughout the writing of my second book, Destructive Relationships, Stephanie was just as helpful. Since we knew each other so well at the time, the process was very quick and so much fun that I hated to see it end! When my senior editor at Jodere Group read the manuscript, he said that he had never seen such a well put-together book. I credit Stephanie for that comment.”

Jill Murray, Ph.D., author of But I Love Him (HarperCollins) and Destructive Relationships

“Stephanie Gunning is not only an exemplary writer and collaborator, she is also a person of grace and integrity. Stephanie’s collaboration on both my books was invaluable. She made the entire process fun and stress-free. She is a master at the mechanics, structure, and organization of a manuscript. I highly recommend her!”

Shawne Mitchell, author of Exploring Feng Shui (New Page) and Home Sanctuaries

“Stephanie Gunning is a remarkable talent. She has the integrity to help you speak your Voice without imposing hers upon it. She is able to be in service to the Work and also to provide leadership when necessary. To my mind, she’s the Phil Jackson of the writing world. She is the coach of the team—but let’s you think you are. As Phil Jackson did with the Lakers, she’ll help you be the champion you’re capable of being.”

Arthur Samuel Joseph, author of Vocal Power

“Stephanie is a star. With her counsel, the book publishing process was completely demystified. I’d recommend her without hesitation to anyone considering writing a nonfiction book.”

Marci Alboher, author of One Person/Multiple Careers (Warner)

“Stephanie Gunning was a tremendous help for me when I was writing my book and self-publishing it. She came along at a time when I truly needed her. I was passionate about getting my book out, but lacked the education or knowledge of the publishing industry. She helped me from start to finish. As a matter of fact, once the book was out, she continued to send me suggestions about marketing it. I will always be grateful for her expertise, guidance, and passion.”

Ron Baker, author of Revelations for a Healing World

“My deep gratitude extends to Stephanie Gunning, whose enormous talent as a writer and amazing editorial vision guided me through the process of creating my book Barker’s Grub. She held my hand through the rough spots and anxious moments, and her wonderful insights and patience gave me the courage to set my ideas down in print.”

Rudy Edalati, author of Barker’s Grub (Three Rivers Press)

“I found Stephanie Gunning online because I was asked to write a book proposal. I didn’t go to college, but surely I was intelligent enough to ask for help. I handed her all of my crazy lunatic ideas and she worked with me to create what the head publicist at Hal Leonard would call ‘One of the best book proposals that has ever crossed my desk.’ Stephanie was so wonderful that after I was given only three months to write the book, I was told I had to ‘edit it myself.’ Well, you better believe I called her to help me edit it. She is VERY gifted at what she does.”

Sheri Sanders, author of Rock the Audition (Applause)

“When I realized I needed to bring the messages of Archangel Michael to the world I knew Stephanie was the one to do this with me. Because I was new at this, Stephanie, with her wonderful talents, gifts, and heart, took what Michael had given helped me craft his messages and lessons so beautifully at times that they simply amazed me.”

Jeff Fasano, author of Journey of the Awakened Heart

“Stephanie is very simply the writer’s best friend. She provides information that every writer needs on every phase of the writing, publication, and marketing process through provocative newsletters and insightful teleseminars. If you want to be a writer or know more about writing, start working with and listening to Stephanie.”

Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul (Conari)

“Stephanie Gunning is a priceless asset to have on your team. She has proven herself in delivering high-caliber, professional manuscript coaching and editorial services to me for my book. Now I could not imagine working with anyone else. I am grateful for her focus, promptness, patience, and intuitive insights, all of which exceeded my expectations. Stephanie is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her for your next project!”

Rev. Michael Jones, author of The Seven Victories of the Divine Child

“What happens when you work with Stephanie Gunning? You get silk from a sow’s ear. She finds the heart of your story, gives an edge to the writing, warns you of common mistakes, and helps you get everything ready for the reading world. And somehow there is pleasure in the whole enterprise. She is a beauty to work with.”

Sue Bastian, author of Fresh Widows

“Stephanie was able to guide me through the preliminary book outlining process by asking great, probing questions. I appreciate her dedication, hard work, and effective communication skills. I highly recommend her as an editor for an entire manuscript or as a consultant. She’ll make your work the absolute best it can be.”

—Felicia Bender, Ph.D., author of Redesign Your Life

“Stephanie is an awesome publishing consultant. She took me from an unfinished product to having my book published on Amazon and making money (all within three months).”

—Will Harris, author of Willpower Now

“Stephanie Gunning is an amazing coach, mentor, and inspiration. She has helped me to master the art of laser-focusing on an idea to create and live my dream. She has helped me to turn my pain into passion and purpose, so that I could succeed in my powerful life mission. I highly recommend her for writing, coaching, or editing on any project. Thank you, Stephanie, for your commitment to excellence!”

—Carolyn A. Brent, M.B.A., author of Why Wait?