editing, consulting, + other work.
I offer freelance writing, editing, and writing coaching to writers of all ages. As a judge for several writing contests, 18 years of nonprofit communications experience, and with over 200 published creative pieces, I am uniquely suited to offer help with diverse forms of writing. (And I enjoy it!)
short + long pieces
fiction + nonfiction
developmental feedback + line edits
copyediting + proofreading
general writing (editorial) consulting
high school + college essay editing/coaching
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability, for rates, or if you have questions.
I also do:
Creator and writer for book-focused blog, The Well Read Fish (blog no longer available online), 2011-2014
Contributing book reviewer for Bookermarks, 2013-2014
Editing for blog posts, website, letters, etc.
Website, collateral, or product copy and basic design
Nonprofit communications (ie: appeal letters, website, newsletters)
Jennifer did a fantastic job editing the first twenty pages of my memoir. She blended the high-level structural feedback I would expect from a writing professor with the sentence-level precision commonly found in poetry. I felt she struck a balance between genuine positivity and truthful criticism, and her edits left me with a more honest understanding of my own work, both the good and the bad. I would highly recommend her to other writers!
~ Jonathan Sharp
Jen provides specific and concise feedback. She does an exceptional job at articulating her experience as the reader and offering her expertise as a professional writer. Working with Jen has improved my writing tremendously. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a professional and positive editing experience.
~ Sara Aird
Jen's edit provided enormously helpful insight, both in the line edits (which parts were vague, unclear, redundant, etc.) but for me, most importantly, overall comments about the structure of the story. She gave me not only two single spaced typed pages of notes, but also sent back my story pages in the mail for me with handwritten line edits. She went above and beyond! : She understands story and cares about giving solid ideas on how to make your story better. I found her notes encouraging, specific, and actionable. Plus, she is very easy-going and tailored her comments based on what I asked for. Ridiculously reasonable price for personal one-on-one attention! What can I say? Jen is a keeper!
~ Erin Ryan Burdette
I can't say enough good things about working with
Jennifer Fliss as an editor. She is brilliant, encouraging, careful, and thorough. Her comments are deeply insightful, and my work is far better for it.
~ Joyce Polance