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Jessi Hoffman | Elance
 
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Jessi Hoffman

AWARD-WINNING BOOK EDITOR, WRITER
   United States
  |  11:46 pm Local Time

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL STANDARDS AND AN EXCEPTIONAL REPUTATION ... Elance's most in-demand book editor ... Over 200 five-star lifetime client reviews ...

Offering the highest quality in book editing, author coaching, creative writing, screenwriting, and copy writing. If you want your project done to the highest professional standards, you've come to the right door.

No subcontracting. Your project receives my exclusive attention. Scroll down for client reviews, credentials, test scores, and more.

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Portfolio

I wrote the course book of this distance education program by Donald Trump.
For acclaimed author Michael Hurley, I performed the full edit of this, his first novel.
I developmentally edited and copy edited this book for award-winning author Nadine Love.
For Psychology Today-contributing writer Dr. Robert Puff, I comprehensively edited this...
For the publisher, I developmentally edited and copy edited all stories in this science...
For Oprah-interviewed success guru Delores Pressley, I edited this book on how to take...
I developmentally edited and copy edited this book on the Law of Attraction for...
For children's author Amy Crane Johnson, I edited this and the three other books in her...
I performed a comprehensive edit on this business book by motivational speaker and...
I edited this husband-and-wife-authored travel book for seniors.
I comprehensively edited this biography by the scholar Scott Jeffrey.
I edited this book for counselor and author Joni James.
I comprehensively edited this soon-to-be-published memoir by Michael F. Moore.
For travel agent and author Linda Beth Jones, I edited this book on how to plan a...
On this student's motivational guide, I performed the developmental edit and the copy...
I edited this trade book for nurses by Ty Harris.
For a group of pre-school teachers, I edited this parent's guidebook on how to prepare...
Working closely with Donald Trump advisers, I wrote the course book for this audio-book...
For Raven Tree Press, I edited the four books in the "I Wish" series by...
For Elderberry Press, I copy edited this book on philosophy.
For Raven Tree Press, the children's imprint division of Delta Publishing, I...
I edited this book on the life of Michael Jackson for author Yves Gautier.
Generating dozens of author appearances and interviews, I wrote the PR materials for...
I comprehensively edited this 92-page children's fiction book for Story Robin Press.
Lesson One in a distance education course on the Law of Attraction.

Skills (7)

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

One of the site's most trusted and respected providers, I'm a former award-winning magazine editor and publishing house editor in chief. I provide BOOK EDITING, SCREENWRITING, GHOSTWRITING, COPY WRITING, STORY WRITING, & AUTHOR COACHING - with a focus on book editing (particularly novels, personal development books, and business books).

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1) EDITING, GHOSTWRITING, AND PROOFREADING

Elance ranks me one of its top-four book editors (out of sixteen thousand) and its number-one book editor for nonfiction. A former publishing house editor in chief, I have the insider knowledge to make your book succeed. I help established and bestselling authors but particularly enjoy helping new ones. I provide editing, author coaching, and book proposals that exceed industry standards.

NOTE TO NEW AUTHORS: Competing with hundreds of writers, my client Nadine Love won first place in the Transformational Author Writing Contest sponsored by New World Library, the world's second-largest publisher of personal development books. My role: crafting the winning book proposal...

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Employment

Veritas Magazine
Editor
2010 - 2012
Fire Apparatus and Equipment Magazine
Editor
2008 - 2010
Senior Dynamics Magazine
Editor in Chief
2001 - 2007
MIU Press
Editor in Chief
1979 - 1982

Education

Seattle Film Institute
3 semesters' coursework in screenwriting
1994 - 1995
University of Iowa
K-12 teacher certification
1987 - 1988
Maharishi European Research University
Master of Vedic Studies degree
1979 - 1981
Loyola University
Bachelor degree in English
1965 - 1969

Keywords

book editor
copy editor
developmental editor
screenwriter
business
novel
screenplay
YA
nonfiction
book proposal
coach
proofreader
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Identity
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Member Since
January 2007
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