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Jessi Rita Hoffman | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 3, 2015

Jessi Rita Hoffman

Book Editor, Ghostwriter, Publishing House Editor
   United States
  |  4:35 pm Local Time


Ranked by Elance as one of its top-ten book editors ... award-winning magazine editor, publishing house editor in chief ... developmental book editor, copy editor ... over 230 five-star client reviews.

I've edited books for award-winning novelist Michael Hurley, Huffington Post columnist Dr. Peter Field, and Donald Trump. Each manuscript receives my exclusive and personal attention. I make your book say what you mean for it to say, and help you refine it to something you can truly be proud of.

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Wrote the course book of this distance education program by Donald Trump.
Performed the full edit of Michael Hurley's novel that won the Chanticleer Reviews...
Developmentally edited this second novel by the award-winning novelist, Michael Hurley.
Developmentally edited this award-winning nonfiction book by life coach and author...
For Psychology Today writer Dr. Robert Puff, comprehensively edited this guide to...
For the publisher, developmentally edited (and copy edited) all stories in this science...
For Oprah-interviewed success guru Delores Pressley, edited this book on how to take...
Developmentally edited and copy edited this book on the Law of Attraction for...
For children's author Amy Crane Johnson, edited this and the three other books in her...
Performed a comprehensive edit on this business book by motivational speaker and author...
Edited this husband-and-wife-authored travel book for seniors. by Ely Lazar and Adele...
Comprehensively edited this biography by the scholar Scott Jeffrey.
Edited this book for counselor and author Joni James.
For Raven Tree Press, an imprint division of Delta Publishing, edited this children's...
For travel agent and author Linda Beth Jones, edited this book on how to plan a...
Performed the developmental edit and copy edit on this motivational student's guide by...
Edited this trade book for nurses by Ty Harris.
For a group of schoolteachers, edited this parent's guidebook on how to prepare a child...
Working closely with Donald Trump advisers, wrote the course book for this audio-book...
For Raven Tree Press, edited the four books in the "I Wish" series by Kathryn...
For Raven Tree Press, edited the four books in the "I Wish" series by Kathryn...
Generating dozens of author appearances and interviews, wrote the PR materials for this...
For Elderberry Press, copy edited this book on philosophy.
Edited this book on the life of Michael Jackson for author Yves Gautier.
Comprehensively edited this soon-to-be-published memoir by spiritual author Michael F....

Skills (7)

U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Vocabulary Test
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I'm a former publishing house editor-in-chief and award-winning magazine editor. I offer the full range of professional book-editing services. Whatever your manuscript needs to become excellent, I provide. If you're willing to invest in your book to make it the best it can be, I'm here to help you do it.

I've taught writing at the college level and have helped hundreds of authors elevate their novels, short stories, and nonfiction books into something publishable and exceptional. Both a developmental editor (substantive editor) and copy editor, I formerly supervised staffs of copy editors and proofreaders.

My 230-plus five-star client reviews and exceptional client return rate testify to many happy customers. My clients have won awards, book-publishing deals, and international bestseller status. One optioned his novel to a Hollywood movie producer. I work with established writers (including Huffington Post columnist Peter Field and Psychology Today columnist Dr. Robert Puff) but especially enjoy helping new authors.

I began my career as a schoolteacher and newspaper journalist. I've edited and ghostwritten dozens of published titles for clients and have published six books and hundreds of articles under my own name. One of my greatest pleasures is helping authors turn their book into a masterpiece. I don't just fix the superficial errors of grammar and punctuation: I help you make the content express everything you mean for it to say.

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


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


novel editor
nonfiction book editor
business book editor
self-help book editor
YA book editor
fiction editor
developmental editor
book editor
developmental book editor
copy editor
substantive editor
writing coach
book proposal
business editor
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
January 2007
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