Just Creative Writing

About

I have been reading and writing all my life. Business/nonfiction writing during my business career, spanning over 50 years; fiction reading for more years than I can count, and editing and writing fiction for over 30 years. I present workshops on creative writing for writers’ groups and conferences.


Achievements

Association Affiliations / Volunteer Activities
NAIWE, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
American Society for Indexing, 2004‑2013
Editorial Freelancers Association, 2007‑present
Bay To Ocean Writers' Conference, 1997‑present
Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, 2005‑present
Maryland Writers' Association (served as President, Secretary, and Vice President)
Kent County Chamber of Commerce, 1998‑2007
Awards
Second Place, 27th Annual San Antonio Writers Guild Crossroads 2019
Quarter finalist, Amazon Breakout Novel Awards 2013, The Brownstone
2nd place winner 2008 Caroline County Short Story Contest; 3rd place winner 2010 Caroline County Short Story Contest
Judging
Rehoboth Beach (DE) Reads, Short Story Contest, 2015, 2016

I have been indexing books since 2007 and include among my clients WIFP and STOCK Publishers, Roman & Littlefield, University of Nebraska Press, Shore Thing Publishing. In addition, I work directly with authors who are self-publishing. I invite you to follow me on Facebook and LinkedIn. I also write book reviews for the New York Journal of Books.


Testimonials

Judith Reveal is more than an editor. She is a master at uncovering plot holes, weaknesses, and inconsistencies that sneak into your novel.

– Roy Bartels
Author, The Internet of Things 2019

I have worked with Judy professionally in regard to her work helping us produce several books for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Judy provided editing, format quality, review and development of our two most popular texts. Her efforts were superior both in quality and responsiveness. We have been indeed very fortunate to benefit from her help. It is important to note that I have also worked with Judy in a volunteer capacity to organize and manage events associated with the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Judy served as the leader of those projects for several years and I have never worked with a finer person. Judy is bright, organized, thoughtful, patient, and humble despite having a vast level of knowledge. She knows how to work as part of a team, and when she leads her style is to be part of the team doing the work. This is how I got to really know Judy, and then we asked her to help us with projects at the ICISF.

– Richard Barton
CEO, ICISF

Judith Reveal edited my last four books and did a superb job. Each book was returned to me within the time specified, and most often, well in advance of the expected date. Her synopses and notes are essential to completing a manuscript that any author would be proud to sell. She has been a valued and trusted mentor to me, and I look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with her.

Amy Schisler
Award-winning author of Whispering Vines and Island of Miracles

Judith Reveal did an excellent job of pointing out the weaknesses in my novels and opening my eyes to sections that needed fixing and clarification. She welcomed feedback on her proposed solutions and, with a gentle but firm hand, helped me make my work the best it could be. Thanks to her insightful comments, two of the novels in my four-book visionary fiction series have already won national awards.

Margaret Duarte