“Jessica gave me just the right feedback I needed on my contemporary middle grade novel manuscript. Before her edit, I felt stuck and overwhelmed with all I knew needed work. At times I considered giving up or doubted whether my novel was workable. Jessica provided encouragement and professional eyes to get me back on track. […]
“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. “
“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 […]
“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.”
“Jessica’s editing style is generous, precise, and backed by a wealth of creativity and industry knowledge. I worked with Jessica for over five years on my writing, and I know first-hand how a writer at any stage in their career can benefit from her detailed individual feedback. She has a novelists approach to narrative and […]
Not only is Jessica an incredible writer, her editing skills are outstanding. I never imagined I could write YA fantasy, but with a mere mention to her about a character I’d imagined, she began coaching me to turn the character into a story. Her insight for character development and plot are invaluable.
“Thank you SO much for your edit letter and comments within the manuscript. So helpful, constructive, thought-provoking and spot on. You have picked me up on so many things I didn’t even know I was doing! Thank you so much for energising* me to make this story into something so much better than it is. […]
I appreciate how Jessica provides pragmatic, practical advice as well as affirming the lived, often times emotional experience of being a writer.
Very informative talk on the ins & outs & the level of persistence & perseverance needed to publish work traditionally.