Vicki T. Gibbs
Writer and Editor

Selected Works

More Time for Sex: The Organizing Guide for Busy Couples
“Fun to read and filled with real-life examples … every page crammed with tips…”
--Copley News Service
Leading from the Zone: How Authentic Leaders Achieve Exceptional Results
A book about “playing to win,” yet always doing the right thing regardless of the risks.
How to Write Like an Executive
Learn to apply your skills to all kinds of business writing, including letters, proposals, and memos.
From Victim to Victor: A Step-By-Step Guide For Ending The Nightmare Of Identity Theft
"With this new edition of From Victim to Victor..., Mari once again provides an excellent guide to help victims of identity theft regain their good name and peace of mind." U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
Safeguard Your Identity: Protect Yourself With A Personal Privacy Audit
"Safeguard Your Identity is the most concisely written and useful protection against the growing scourge of our time. It is well organized and reader friendly, allowing you to benefit from Mari Frank's pioneering work." -- Evan Hendricks, author of "Credit Scores and Credit Reports."
Among Equals: A Memoir- The Rise of IBM’s First Woman Corporate Vice President
"Like those brave soldiers on the battlefield, Leach approached her career with a fearlessness that is evident in her writing. She tells poignant and sometimes amusing stories of what her life was like then...It's a story of innovation, not only in business, but also in business ethics and attitudes." ForeWord Magazine


I began my career writing for Copley Radio News Service, and then moved into advertising, marketing, public relations, and eventually into writing and editing non-fiction books. I have been a full-time author and editor for over 25 years.

I frequently work as a “book doctor,” revising and rewriting manuscripts for publishers, editors, and authors. For two years, I wrote a monthly audio newsletter on human resource management, and I spent three years editing and writing features and newsletter articles for International Ministries.

I received a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and have taught courses in writing and substantive editing for the University of California, San Diego Extension. I helped found the San Diego Chapter of the Independent Writers of Southern California, and I am a member of the Author’s Guild and the Editorial Freelancers Association. I currently live in the Sacramento, CA area, but I work with clients from all over the country.

Editing Services:

• Substantive Editing
• Line-editing
• Light copyediting
• Proofreading
• Developmental editing
• Manuscript critiquing

Writing Services:

• Book proposals
• Collaboration
• Ghostwriting
• Book publicity
• Cover/​catalog copy

Other Services

• Advertising/​PR collateral pieces
• Newsletters
• Audio newsletters
• Proposals
• Annual reports