[testimonials]

[Editors] help writers communicate with readers. —Barbara Wallraff

 

I began an incredible journey with Jennifer to write my very first book, a historical biography, with my target goal of publishing with an academic press. Choosing Jennifer to be my developmental editor was the best decision I made. She guided me to a finished product that was accepted for publication with Mercer University Press. Her thoughtful and encouraging comments and suggestions elevated my work to a level I would not have achieved without her. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who is interested in becoming a better writer, or a newly published writer like myself.
—Lee C. Dunn, Author of Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech

I want to thank you for everything you have done to get help us get our manuscript in shape to submit to the publisher. I knew you could make a difference in the quality of our manuscript, I just didn’t realize how much. From a personal standpoint, I can tell how much better I am as a writer for having worked with you over the past two years. You are a joy to work with…your patience, clarity of thought, ability to work skillfully with strong personalities, ability to zero in on the weakest parts of my chapters, suggestions that always made the text stronger, your encouraging words, your gentle ways and delightful personality. All of these and more made this experience so very positive. I really can’t thank you enough.
—Mary Ann Eaddy, Author of Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens (tentative title, forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press)

Jennifer is a powerful communicator who understands how to achieve the synergy of an engaging message through rich clarity. And she arrives there while masterfully finessing the intent of others she partners with such that the delivery is not only respected but elevated. She’s a true pleasure to have onboard and is an invaluable team member.
—Gregg Davis, IDSA, Principal, Design Central

As the managing editor of a short-run association publication, I rely heavily on Jennifer’s professionalism, thoroughness and sensitivity. Once an article has been submitted Jennifer is more than capable of following through directly with the author to ensure the piece is clear and concise, maintains our publication’s style and yet retains the author’s voice. As we accept articles not written by professional writers, this is no small feat. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone seeking thoughtful editing services.
—Karen Berube, Managing Editor, Innovation, and Owner, K.Designs

There are people in this world whose enormous talent is sometimes used to great effect by making others look good. Jennifer is one of them. Over a four-year period, as executive editor of Innovation, I leaned on her experience, insight and enormous talent to help me edit and fine-tune points of view in countless editorials and feature-length stories. Jennifer never failed to sharpen the form without altering content, and for that I am immensely impressed and grateful. I would strongly recommend her work to any concern that is looking for excellent quality in editing as well as a truly collaborative partner to work with.
—Mark Dziersk, FIDSA, Managing Director, LUNAR | Chicago

Your intelligent criticism, eagle eye, and ability to understand and be a friend to the project has been invaluable.
—Albert Guttenberg, FAICP, Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

Thanks for being so considerate with your guidance. … With each of the ensuing rewrites/revisions, I found myself struggling to balance all of the different purposes of the piece. You made the last steps of the process as pain free as could be asked for. I appreciate that.
—Tim Adkins, Director of Content Development, Industrial Designers Society of America

Thanks for your unusually excellent and sensitive skills of editing. You improve the clarity and readability without changing the meaning or intent.
—Carroll Gantz, FIDSA, industrial designer