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Jessi Rita Hoffman | Elance
 
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Jessi Rita Hoffman

BOOK EDITOR, PUBLISHING HOUSE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
   United States
  |  1:16 am Local Time

Overview

I've edited books for Donald Trump and award-winning novelist Michael Hurley. Each book receives my exclusive, loving, and personal attention. I make your manuscript say what you mean it to say, and elevate it to something you can truly be proud of.

Ranked by Elance as one of its top-ten book editors (out of 17,000). Former publishing house editor in chief. Industry-trained developmental editor(substantive editor) and copy editor. The distinction of over 230 five-star client reviews.

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Portfolio

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)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Screenwriting

Service Description

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

I am a writer, but I'm also an industry-trained developmental editor (substantive editor) and copy editor. I have a B.A. in English and the equivalent of an M.A. in fiction writing. I've taught writing at the college level and have helped hundreds of authors elevate their nonfiction books, novels, and short stories into something excellent and publishable.

My 230-plus five-star client reviews, and outstanding client return rate, testify to lots of happy and successful author customers. My clients have won awards, book deals, and international bestseller status. One client recently optioned his novel to a Hollywood producer. I work with established authors, but I 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. Today 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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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
business
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fiction
YA
nonfiction
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writing coach
proofreader
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