My goal is to reply to all emails within two days during the workweek.
I do not reply to emails over the weekend. If you haven’t heard from me after two days, please reach out again.
If you have any questions or would like to see if we might be a good fit, please reach out.
If you are looking for a quote, please provide details such as genre and word count.
I am typically booked out three to four months in advance, so if there is a specific date you’d like to target, I recommend reaching out as soon as possible. Please note that I do require a deposit of 20% to secure your date.
The answer is maybe. The manuscript doesn’t need to be a romance; it could have light romantic elements instead. I am also open to working on middle-grade, young-adult, or new-adult projects. If your manuscript is poetry, non-fiction, horror, science fiction, history, or a picture book, I’m not the best fit for this project.
It depends on the shape of the manuscript and what editorial service you are looking for. It can take anywhere from one week to three weeks. I like to ensure that I have time to focus on your manuscript.
It depends on the shape of the manuscript and what editorial service you are looking for. It can range from 14 cents a word to 25 cents a word. If an author opts to work through multiple editorial services, there is a discounted rate overall.
Yes, I do! I have worked with many authors (especially indie authors) that work through the full editorial services with me in a faster timeline. This includes a developmental edit, copyedit, and proofreading. If a series of editing services are booked, then a discount will be offered.
"I loved working with Jennifer. I highly recommend her. She was always patient enough to answer all my questions. I really liked all of her input and edits on my manuscript. I will be working with her again for the next two books on my series. 5 stars all the way."
five stars all the way
Author of the Moonstruck series
“When I handed over my manuscript to Jennifer, I knew there were parts of my story that weren't quite right, but I didn't know why. She spotted every problem and directed me toward a fix. She was key to making my book so much better than I thought it could be. Working with Jennifer made me a better writer.”
Jennifer made me a better writer
Author of the Mayflower Mages series
"I had three books proofread back to back with this editor. She was consistent, detailed, and caught a lot of surprising things that had slipped by multiple editors and readers over the years. Friendly communication and always on time. I've already booked my next project with her!"
booked my next project with her
Author of the Rescue Dog Romance series
“Discovering an editor who is the model of professionalism and who also “gets” your voice is both a privilege and a pleasure. I found that exact experience with Jennifer as she brought her skills to work polishing the books of my Players series. Of course, it helps that she’s a rocking football fan, which only makes me love her even more as I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship full of future projects.”
look forward to a long and fruitful relationship
Author of the Players series
“Professional, thorough and thoughtful...Jennifer Herrington is one of the best content editors I've worked with in my 10+ years as an author. She consistently handles my manuscripts with care while showing the utmost respect for my voice. I highly recommend her services!”
five stars all the way
Author of the Dirty Deeds series
“Jenn is, in my view, the ideal editor: sharp-eyed, constructive, conscious to preserve an author's voice and, perhaps most importantly, never hesitant to offer positive feedback — a balm for the author's sensitive soul during the editing process! In particular Jenn has helped me with writing internal conflict, to the point I can see a marked improvement across the three manuscripts we've worked on together. I would wholeheartedly recommend her, especially for authors looking for nuanced, thoughtful editorial input.”
wholeheartedly recommend her
Author of the Atlanta Skyline series
Andie J. Christopher
“I’ve worked with Jennifer on seven books, and she has consistently helped me to improve my writing through her meticulous attention to my words. Her suggestions are spot on, and her cheerleading has given me the courage to take risks in my storytelling. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”
consistently helped me to improve
Author of the One Night in South Beach series
“I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Herrington on a book series with Kensington and she was the best. Friendly, prompt, approachable, and knowledgeable. Most of all, she got me as a writer. Really got me, and that's hard to find in this market. She never messed with my voice, was gentle in criticisms, and was vocal on praise. I couldn't recommend her more.”
she got me as a writer
Author of the Redwood Ridge series
“I couldn't have asked for a better editor. She has an excellent grasp of story arcs, plot beats, and what makes a novel work. With every book she has helped me to flesh out the characters and to heighten the tension and conflict to ensure the story is as fully developed as it can be. She has an innate knack for pointing toward areas that need help—giving helpful suggestions without telling the author what to do. More than anything, I continue to learn and grow as an author thanks to Jennifer's guidance and input.”
She has an innate knack
Author of A Chance Romance series and A Reel Romance series
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