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“Jessica has amazing editorial intuition. She not only helped me with mechanical and format issues, she gave insightful direction about plot, character POV, and general flow. She challenged me to make my manuscript better. Now I’m confident to start shopping it to agents. “- Jim C.-Comprehensive Critique Client
“Jessica’s editing instructions are insightful and clear. She said, “Move this sentence down three paragraphs.” I did, and then the story flowed effortlessly. She has an eagle eye for spotting the best place to begin a story. After I get a piece back from her, I’m inspired and can’t wait to start writing. She’s easy to work with, she welcomes my questions, and stops when my sensitive writer’s ego can’t take another suggestion. Because of her editing, my third published book is quantum leaps better than my first one.”- Dawn D.-Comprehensive Critique Client
“I’m a young writer feeling lost in the publishing world. I have love for my writing and what I have created, but the process of publishing has dismayed me. Jessica’s presentation gave me reassurance, hope, and understanding.”- Janie R.-Attendee of Paths to Traditional Publication Workshop