About the Editor, Kimberly Shumate

During her twelve years with Harvest House Publishers, Kimberly discovered numerous new authors—finding success with various book deals, Christy nominations and awards, and Publishers Weekly star ratings—many establishing themselves as the fresh and relevant voices within the CBA market in both fiction and nonfiction genres. In 2009, Kimberly was pleased to launch Living Word Literary Agency where she continued to pursue her passion for helping new and hungry writers find a home within the publishing community.

 The following year, Kimberly joined George Fox University as an Expert Advisor for Artifact II—that is guiding graduate students acquiring their PhDs through the process of transforming their academic dissertations into mainstream publishable works. In addition to this position, Kimberly now offers her fulltime freelance editorial services through ReVision Editing Agency, which she introduced in 2009.

Kimberly is a screenwriter whose works have placed in a variety of high profile contests such as Nashville Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, BlueCat, and the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. She is a freelance YouTube scriptwriter, article writer and blogger, and book contributor. She is a member of the ACFW, the Willamette Writers, and enjoys judging various writing contests such as the Genesis, Lone Star, and First Impressions. She is also a sought after speaker and instructor, and finds joy in helping authors finish that heart-project that they will only trust to someone who understands its worth.

Kimberly has written content for publishers such as Koechel Peterson in coordination with Simon & Schuster, Kensington, Worthy Media, Multnomah, Harvest House, Bridge Logos, David C Cook, and Zondervan/HarperCollins.

It is Kimberly’s pleasure to work with first-time authors who are still honing their skills as well as established professionals needing that extra pair of eyes to identify typos, continuity issues, format problems, duplicated content, repetitive words/phrases, etc. With more than twenty years of experience, Kimberly has the tools to create, polish, and perfect your manuscript in order to get it noticed. You may even require an industry standard book proposal to go with your submission. Whatever the need, Kimberly can help.


“Kimberly’s editing is impeccable, and she is what the writing world needs more of.” ― Regan Long – Huffington Post contributor

“We’ve coauthored several writing projects with Kimberly spearheading the writing and editing. She gives careful attention to detail and has a solid track record of managing multiple projects within deadlines. I know Kimberly will get the project done well, on time, and with a fun, positive outlook.” ― Rob Elliott / author of Laugh-Out Loud joke book series

“I owe Kimberly a huge debt of gratitude for her unwavering support in my marathon effort to become a published novelist. She is professional, market savvy, and a role model for collaboration. She works very hard on your behalf, and is always there to provide support.” ― Vin Donovan / author of Chasing Mayflies

“We at George Fox have been delighted with Kimberly’s partnership with us and expert guidance of our students. We highly recommend her for working with persons pursuing writing projects.” ― Loren Kerns / Director of DMin Program / George Fox University