Chris Zook

The former president of SD/PEN (2015-2018), I am a freelance copyeditor and copywriter with 20-plus years of experience, specializing in arts and culture, self-help, holistic health, and conscious living.

I write and edit online content, blogs, e-newsletters, grant narratives, press releases, and marketing materials for various nonprofits. Current and past clients include the Balboa Park Conservancy, the San Diego History Center, The Scripps Research Institute, and The Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

I also edit full-length books and ebooks for self-publishing authors, as well scholarly articles and dissertations for academics. In addition, I work with small business owners in the alternative health and holistic service industries to develop web and social media content and marketing materials.

SD/PEN Board Member, President (2015-2018)
SD/PEN Website Coordinator (2019-present)

Business Name

The Conscious Writer


Types of Editing Services Offered

Copyediting, Substantive Editing

Types of Writing Services Offered

Blogging, Copywriting, Rewriting, Writing

Other Services Offered

Desktop Publishing, Newsletter Production, Proofreading, Research & Fact-Checking

Subject Specialties

Arts & Entertainment, Ecology & Environment, Education & Training, Health & Medicine, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Marketing & Communications, Nonprofit, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Sports & Fitness

Project Specialties

Articles & Essays, Biographies & Memoirs, Blog Posts, Books (Nonfiction), E-books, Marketing Materials, Scholarly Books & Monographs, Web Content