I know from experience that working with an editor can be challenging at times. It's hard for a writer when someone criticises their little book-baby. But it has been a real pleasure working with Jess on 'Dexter & Sinister'. Not only does she know where all the punctuation goes, but she has a great eye for detail, seeking out those pesky little crutch words and narrative inconsistencies that you, as a writer, just can't see anymore.
Jess was always frank, open, and positive, throughout the entire editing process, offering encouraging words whenever she came across something she liked (which, to me, was very important). Always happy to answer questions or explain notes, Jess has helped improve my story a great deal, and I feel that I can publish with confidence now, knowing that what I am presenting to the world is, in fact, the best that it can be.
I found Jess great and easy to work with. She replies fast to emails and even kept me up-to-date about the progress while she was editing.
She also gave me the option to spread my payments, which I greatly appreciated since an editor is expensive but she's worth the money. I'll definitely work with her again in the future!
Working with Jess has been wonderful! The feedback I received from the manuscript critique was thorough, insightful, and worth reading again and again. I'm looking at my story with all new eyes. This has been my biggest editing asset so far!
Jess is very meticulous and detailed in the editing process, and she understands the author's style and tries to retain it as much as possible.
The feedback she gives is top-notch; even in copy-editing/proofreading, she works along with the author in ensuring that the novel's plot, world-building, and characters are coherent and written in the best possible way.
Jess was the second of several editors I've now worked with and, honestly, I should have stopped after her because when you reach the top, you should stop! Her feedback was detailed, thorough and insightful, and her comments have carried me through many another project. She was unfailingly positive while at the same time ensuring that the manuscript was tweaked and polished to perfection.
I often re-read her comments before starting a major edit to remind myself of what to look for. Can't recommend her enough.
My story is 100% sharper and more coherent because of Jess' work. I was grateful that she had the sense of humor and spirit to appreciate Super Problems; a lot of editors wouldn't. So that really helped.
Jess was available on short notice, efficient, easy to work with, and did a great job. I would absolutely recommend her!
Working with Jess has been wonderful – she helped me make my book the best it could be. I was a little intimidated by the thought of working with an editor, but she made me feel completely at ease with her kindness and words of encouragement.
Her feedback was thorough and constructive, but she also commented on positive things which made it so much better. If you're looking for an editor, Jess is perfect for it!
Jess has been a joy to work with! Her edit of my novel has completely transformed it for the better. It is now so much more concise, clear and sharp. She spotted all of my basic errors of grammar and punctuation as well as gaping holes in the plot!
As a new author, it was so encouraging that, as well as spotting mistakes, Jess left numerous comments complimenting the parts that worked well.
It felt intimidating to submit my work to a professional editor (oh my goodness, someone who actually knows what they’re talking about is going to look at my work!) but Jess worked alongside me throughout, was always readily available and consistently offering expert suggestions – all with a relaxed friendliness and a marvellous sense of humour. I am now writing book two and I will certainly be seeking Jess out again in the near future.
Anyone looking for the best edit possible for their work should look no further.
The lottery of landing the right editor can make or break a book. In that respect, Jess was a winning ticket for me. Her laser-focused insights revealed story conflicts I never would have seen, and I cringe at the thought of publishing my book without Jess' eloquent analysis and fine-tuning. Her collaborative efforts to make my manuscript the absolute best it could be—as if it were her own—there's no substitute for that passion and level of commitment.
Moreover, her well-thought-out and articulate feedback improved me as a writer, and those are advances I can carry book after book for the rest of my writing journey. Suffice it to say, diamonds aren't easy to come by in life, and I wholeheartedly recommend Jess for your editing process as well!
I was looking for a sharp copy-editor with experience working with non-native English speakers, and I found that in Jess. Her insightful remarks made the story tighter and more coherent, and the pacing more in tune with the narrative. Her ability to heighten the prose while preserving the author's voice and nurturing the story is truly exceptional.
Jess's encouraging and constructive remarks were refreshing. She helped identify not only the major issues but also the greatest strengths of my manuscript. Working with her through the two rounds of edits was wonderful, and it gave me the confidence I needed to publish my work. I highly recommend Jess, and I'm looking forward to working with her again.
I was lucky enough to win a free query critique from Jess. She helped me improve on my query and synopsis to take them to the next step. The first synopsis I sent her was all over the place, and she edited some of it, then sent it back for me to improve so she could take another look, instead of just leaving me with that little bit.
Jess's line edits and big picture comments and suggestions were incredibly helpful. With the great straightforward feedback, I'll be able to take it beyond the first pages and throughout the rest of my manuscript.
Anyone looking for an incredible editor should look no further than Jess. The past couple of months working with her have been an absolute pleasure and I’m so happy she was the one to help me polish up my novel.
From helping me with the developmental edit all the way through to copy-edits, Jess has provided honest and insightful feedback to help make my story better. She also helped find the perfect balance between my story’s unique voice and a style that would be engaging for readers.
She provided invaluable writing advice which will no doubt benefit me on any future projects. My book is much better thanks to her help and I look forward to the chance to work with her again on another project.
I found Jess dedicated to her work, friendly and stress-free to work with. She has a very helpful attitude and I trusted her suggestions that were perfectly accurate and made such a positive difference to my book.
I am not a native English speaker and I had many mistakes. My manuscript required lots of work and I am grateful for her patience and the amount of work she put in to process the hard material in such a short time.
Jess has done a fabulous job with my book; more than I expected. I am very happy with the result and can’t thank her enough.
Jess really got into the heart of my characters, pulled me up when things didn’t sit right – and took the time to explain why – and she cheered me on when I’d nailed a scene.
Her passion, attention to detail, and the time invested in getting to know my story shone through. And her insights on plot and character arcs were eye-opening. My manuscript is a thousand times stronger for them.
For any fellow writers who are on the fence about getting a critique, you’ll be in safe hands with Jess.
Jess has provided critiques, and so much more, for both my debut and follow up novel. She has been a pleasure to work with, spotting holes, suggesting tweaks and giving professional tips, to ensure the finished product is nicely polished.
I would highly recommend her services, and indeed I already have. Book three will be sure to be heading her way in the near future.
As a first-time novelist, I couldn't have found a more perfect editor than Jess! With 550 pages and three major storylines, editing my fantasy world would not be an easy task. It was important for me to find an editor that not only had the experience, but also the personality for the conversations that I knew we'd have.
She paid attention to every detail and pointed out errors I would've never found. Whether it was age inconsistencies, factual discrepancies or simple grammar mistakes, Jess pointed everything out to me in a kind but helpful manner. While I bet there were many mistakes she shook her head at, I know I'm a better writer because of my experience with her.
My fantasy world is vast and will only get bigger. With more sequels and short stories to come, we've already agreed to work with one another again for my future projects (until she gets tired of me).
I highly recommend Jess whether you're a first time writer, an experienced author, or anywhere in-between.
Jess’s attention to detail is impressive. She refined my prose and fixed my mistakes, often explaining the error. Furthermore, she offered insightful observations to add/remove content for better flow and clarity. The process was efficient, hassle free, and I particularly liked the two rounds of edits for her copy-edit service, which made for a collaborative effort. I would happily work with her again.