A deep appreciation for the written word, a passion for well-told stories and her affection for perfection, compel Renee Wurzer to support and encourage writers and artists,

especially those seeking to self-publish books and other creative works.

RENEW Collaborative is the structure created to bring together writers, editors and

proofreaders to partner casually or formally on a project by project basis.

The name RENEW Collaborative is inspired by the painting above

created by Destiny Jackson based on Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

The word RENEW in the painting visually captures the pain in recent and unexpected death, leaving Renee Wurzer without her husband and best friend, the man God designed for her.


The widow Renee Wurzer loses six letters and emerges as RENEW.





Renee Wurzer first began working with authors in 2002. At that time her focus was on printing the final published material, typically memoirs or poetry, and proofreading became an essential skill as the projects moved through print production. Proofreading and customer service in this capacity later lead to editing, then editing to writing.


In recent years Renee's collaborative projects have grown to include: nonfiction books, workbooks, memoirs, devotionals, games and screenplays.

Services to her customers include: writing, editing, proofreading, overseeing print production, assisting with promotion and order fulfillment.



Artists, Writers


Creating visual art and writing  compelling stories express our talents, and often our entrepreneurial gifts. At RENEW Collaborative we believe that just because an author enjoys writing, or a photographer finds delight in capturing an image, it would be wrong to assume that she enjoys proofreading, or editing, or promoting, or any of the many other facets of taking the visuals and stories through the publishing process.

RENEW Collaborative builds on the strengths of each artist and technician, each collaborator, so that we are doing the tasks that bring us joy.

Editors, Proofreaders


The joy of doing a job well is often what drives those who hold within them the tenacity and attention to detail required to edit and proofread well.

Others of us are driven by being part of something bigger than ourselves, believing in the friendship or the topic or the cause, and wanting to lend our talents in seeing a work get published.

RENEW Collaborative believes that together we can create something better than any of us can accomplish alone. There is delight in the doing!







St Louis MO 63129-2816  USA



© 2018 by RENEW Collaborative

Photo of Renee Wurzer by Kathryn Victoria Photography

Painting by Destiny Jackson, Altered Ego Art Studio

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