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“I have rarely worked with an editor who is so adept at content editing, copyediting, 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, literary agent, Waterside Productions

“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, bestselling author of The God Code and The Isaiah Effect

“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: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace, and Emotional Well-being

“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: The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality, 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, cofounder of Dharma Teamworks, creator of the Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul Series

“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, PhD, 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. In fact, I got interest right away from eight publishers before we narrowed it down.

Ernest D. Chu, author of Soul Currency: Being Well Paid to Do What Really Fulfills You (New World Library 2008)

“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, and besides a great business partner, I have made a dear friend. 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, MEd, psychotherapist, broadcaster, and author of The Passion Principle

“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—partnering with their publishers to promote and sell their books. 

From the healing arts to the lively arts, and many points in between, Stephanie brings her personal depth of understanding to bear, enhancing and deepening the work. As others have said, she is truly fun to work with—her laugh is an entity unto itself. Not only that, but boy, can she mambo!”

Stephany Evans, President, Imprint Agency

“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, MD, DHt, author of The American Institute of Homeopahty Handbook for Parents and Easy Homeopathy

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

Frank Lipman, MD, coauthor of the bestselling Total Renewal

“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, coauthor of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days

“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. Writing a book can be a lonely and overwhelming process, but having Stephanie on your team means you are never alone and you have the best coach cheering you on, and pushing you to do your best work. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the Fabulous Stephanie Gunning!!! I highly, highly recommend using Stephanie for your next project!

Sandy Grason, author of Journalution! Journaling to Heal Your Life and Manifest Your Dreams

“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!”

Nancy SantoPietro, author of Feng Shui and 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 and friend. Lighting bolts of clarity and expansive vision are hallmarks of her wonderful work. Hire Stephanie for the blessing of her laugh. Those jelly googles of laughter made each session a delight. Consider yourself very lucky to be working with her. I do.”

Eli Davidson, speaker, coach, and 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

“With precision and the creativity of an artist, Stephanie Gunning guided me step-by-step through the writing process. Not only did I write a book, I learned a lot about the publishing world and about myself. If you are looking for honest feedback, creative input, and unmatched professionalism, hire Stephanie.”

Jason Steinle, Director, Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Center, author of Upload Experience: Quarterlife Solutions for Life After Graduation

“During the writing of our book, Thriving After Breast Cancer, Stephanie took on my personality, my feelings, my caring, and my sense of humor and she made them hers—a talent I had never seen before. It was wonderful collaborating with her to help get my message across to so many breast cancer survivors. She is a wonderful and very talented writer, who is dedicated to her work and guides you through the maze of the book industry. I hope I get the opportunity to work with Stephanie again. She made the process quite wonderful for me.”

Sherry Lebed Davis, Founder, Focus on Healing Through Movement and Dance for Breast Cancer Survivors, coauthor of Thriving After Breast Cancer

“I can’t say enough about my friend and editor, Stephanie Gunning. Where do I begin? She has been my editor during the writing of two books. I couldn’t have written them without her expertise, wisdom, and vision. 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.

“Not only would I refer any author to Stephanie, I plan to use her expertise again myself. My pet name for her is ‘The Chief,’ and to me, she truly is.”

Dr. Jill Murray, author of But I Love Him 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, coauthor of Exploring Feng Shui and Creating Home Sanctuaries with Feng Shui

“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 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. Thank you, Stephanie!”

Rebecca Hintze, author of Healing Your Family History

“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

“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, Co-Director of the Children of Light Healing Center, NYC

“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

“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 3 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

“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 many amazing things, among them an amazing book editor. Her knowledge and expertise put me to great ease in my journey. Before, I was just a woman with a bunch of papers. When we finished, I was a published author. I learned a tremendous amount and came out with a superior produce. Stephanie is a joy and a delight, and anyone with her sense of humor and brilliance should be in charge at high places!”

Mary Jane Mahan, author of Love at the Pub

“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, MBA, Grandpa's Dream LLC, author of Why Wait?

“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

“When I wrote my book, it was as if the manuscript 'fell out of me.' Within 30 days I had a completed manuscript to hand over to my editor. My first choice was Stephanie Gunning. Her reputation preceded her. She not only organized the 300-page book beautifully, she brought her own consciousness and personal life experiences to the project: She became the book's muse. As a result of her involvement with my book, it became all it could be. In fact, she was relentless in making it all it could be. Now I have gained the courage to continue my book writing. Thank you, Stephanie. I can't imagine having done it without you.”

Rev. Phillip Elton Collins, author of Coming Home to Lemuria: An Ascension Adventure Story

“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

“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, founder of Spirit Source, author of The Seven Victories of the Divine Child

“I love the way Stephanie took me through the entire process of writing a book proposal. She was there for me every step of the way, understood what my vision was, and guided me to use my own voice. She was wonderful at knowing what I was trying to say, and I loved the energy she brought to our work every time we talked. She made me feel like I was her only client; I didn't feel like a number. I loved working with Stephanie because the energy, passion, and wisdom she brings to everything she does are very supportive. I highly recommend her services to anyone writing a proposal.”

Tina Klonaris-Robinson, author of When the Heart Tells a Story

“I cannot over state the impact Stephanie Gunning has had on my writing of both my first book proposal and my first 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. With enthusiasm and indispensable instruction, she helped me in the formative stages to get unstuck, hone my focus, and believe in myself. She held my hand through the writing process (from 3,000 miles away) with insightful edits, invaluable input, imminent patience, and judicious whip cracking. I was inspired to do more and do better given the example Stephanie sets herself, as a truth-seeker, meticulous writer, engaging speaker, progressive publishing expert, and savvy social media maven. Her commitment to getting it right and getting it done pulled me forward through painful resistance. 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 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 the forthcoming book IS: A Street Smart Guide to Inpsire Your Spiritual Side

“Stephanie Gunning is a unique and wonderful blend of tough love, compassion, and editorial know-how. She has an ability to enhance the author's voice and bring clarity to the writing process. Not only is my book better because of her knowledge and guiding hand, I am now much more aware of my readers' experience. What I learned as a result of working with Stephanie will positively affect everything I write in the future.”

Katherine Scott, author of Brave after All: Opening up to Life and Love

“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: A Conversation

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