Whether you’re a student, a writer querying your manuscript, an author looking to self-publish or go the traditional publisher route, I’m glad you’re here. I’m an experienced writer and editor, here to help get your words in fighting shape ahead of your college, querying, or publishing goals.
“Jay is an asset to any author and has been a huge help to my clients.”
– Kim O’Hara, Intuitive Book Coach, A Story Inside
I specialize in editing cover letters, query letters, college essays (e.g., entrance essays, personal essays), memoirs, literary fiction, horror, science fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and YA.
Now, I understand that finding the right editor is delicate business. You’ve got to consider your budget, timeline, and, most importantly, the level of comfort you feel with your editor.
For manuscript authors considering an editor, we’ll start off with a free four-page sample edit plucked from the middle of your draft. Sifting through these pages will give us both an idea of what level of editing you need and what the costs will be.
My goal is to enhance what’s already on the page and to help bring your words to their fullest potential–all while retaining your unique voice, style, and tone. By the time we’re done, you’ll be ready to bring your story to readers, to query agents and publishers, or to submit to schools and colleges with confidence, excitement, and pride.
Please take a look at my Editorial Services page for more details.