I have helped many authors hone their writing and make their words shine throughout my years as a professional independent copyeditor. In addition to grammar, spelling, and punctuation, my copyediting covers clarity, conciseness, factual accuracy, consistency, and other aspects addressed in the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) and the Copyeditor’s Handbook.
Some of the results of my work with authors include the following:
The Panacea Project by Catherine Devore Johnson (Sci-Fi Thriller)
Everything Connects, Second Edition by Faisal Hoque and Drake Baer (Nonfiction)
Career Exploration by Alison Smith and Jill Vanderwall (Nonfiction)
Génãro. Lost in the Swamp by AJN Gallagher (Fantasy)
The Job Seeker's Script by Judith Humphrey (Nonfiction)
Grow: The Essential Guide to Getting Promoted by Randy Ornstein (Nonfiction)
Universe Within by Genna Pfister (Science Fiction)
Flight of the Monarchs by Michelle Reardon (Historical Fiction)
A Hidden Force by Ed Thompson (Nonfiction)
Everyone enjoys working with Jeanette
Without her help we would not have been so successful
Jeanette was a wonderful editor for our first book. She was always very responsive and met all of our editing deadlines. Not only did she read for grammatical errors but also helped us to make the book more cohesive and offered suggestions and guidance about the flow and content of the book.
She challenged us to write the most helpful book we could for parents of high school students and without her help we would not have been so successful. We would highly recommend her services if you are looking for an editor to assist in your writing content!
She knows just how to make an author's story sing
Jeanette is an excellent editor! I'm extremely impressed by her skills and attention to detail. She knows just how to make an author's story sing while keeping their voice and enhancing their message to the world.
Jeanette brings a bag full of skills
Jeanette brings a bag full of skills, creativity, and excitement to her writing and editing projects, which shows in her end results. She actively listens to the needs of each project before diving in and provides suggestions without prescription backed by research and technical skill.
Editor & Author
Jeanette bolstered my confidence
The compass call was the perfect fit for my budget and needs. Jeanette was able to provide a solid foundation of suggestions and ideas that will allow me to write with more awareness.
Jeanette bolstered my confidence where she could have taken from it, never making me feel stupid for mistakes.
My standards are sky high—and she exceeds all my expectations
Jeanette is a spectacular copywriter. She has done some ghost blogging for our team, as well as editing on some of my personal writing projects. I was a Lit major in college—meaning my standards are sky high—and she exceeds all my expectations.
Her writing is strong and captures the heart of the messages we want to send. The notes she provides as an editor are honest and insightful, and her feedback is delivered in a way that never threatens my ownership to my work.
I would recommend Jeanette to anyone who needs a reliable, personable, and experienced writer or editor.
I’ve hired Jeanette to copyedit myriad manuscripts for clients across various genres, and I’ve found her work ethic, attention to detail, and communication with authors to be excellent. Everyone enjoys working with Jeanette, and I highly recommend her copyediting services.
Greenleaf Book Group
She is often the voice I hear at the back of my mind
Jeanette has helped me edit both my adult fiction and children's non-fiction. For my self-pubbed project (children's non-fiction) she was integral to me putting out a quality book my readers could enjoy, and she offered editing expertise and proofreading I could rely on.
For my adult fiction writing, she's taught me editing skills that were easy to incorporate; skills I've even taken into future works even when she and I haven't worked together. She's often the voice I hear at the back of my mind while I'm writing or editing, reminding me what to do and how to get there. I'd recommend her for help on any writing project!
She has kept the integrity of my voice
Jeanette is truly a wordsmith. I have worked with her on several projects and for each one she has kept the integrity of my voice while enhancing it to be the best it could be. She is professional, timely, and easy to work with! I am currently making a list of upcoming projects that I will reach out to her for!
I love how Jeanette kept the heart of my message intact
Jeanette is an amazing editor to work with!
She helped me edit some sample chapters for my non-fiction book proposal. I love how Jeanette kept the heart of my message intact while making it easier to read with her edits. Jeanette goes above and beyond in making sure her clients understand the changes and suggestions she has to offer. I highly recommend Jeanette for your editing needs.
She was an integral part of my writing process
I would thoroughly recommend Jeanette as an editor. She not only helped me edit my first story but was an integral part of my writing process as a writing coach along the way. I found her, friendly, knowledgeable, and wonderful at quantifying my needs and relating them back to me in a way that I could understand and work from.
She also was good at keeping me accountable with deadlines in a way that did not feel like a chore but was a pleasure to complete. I value her input not only as an editor and coach but as a friend. Her advice was always friendly and helpful and most of all, reliable. I would recommend her for any writing endeavor and will be using her services in the future.