J. Berry Editorial
Let me help you tell your story
and polish your words—while
Are you looking for an experienced book editor to help you perfect your story? If so, you’ve come to the right place! I specialize in fantasy, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, and historical nonfiction, from short stories to novels; however, I edit all fiction.
I pride myself on keeping your unique voice intact and assisting you with publishing high-quality stories that resonate with readers, all while keeping the process both transparent and smooth. As a book editor, I’ll help you gain peace of mind and polish your words—without editing your voice from your story.
“Jessica made my stories clearer, more consistent, and stronger!”Jan JonesRomance Author
I was hesitant an editor would disrupt my voice and my poetry would no longer feel like my work. I enjoyed Jessica’s honesty and professionalism. Honestly, just starting the process was difficult. As a creator, I am terrified to go out of my comfort zone and have a fear of rejection. I am happy Jessica was understanding and let me postpone until I was ready. I am recommending J. Berry Editorial to all of my POC who need any type of editing assistance. I think this was the best experience, especially with this being my first time using an editor for my poetry. She allowed me to step out and into something that has taken about five years... so thank you, Jessica!Morgan EarlesCopy Editing Client
After speaking to Jessica, I was sad we lived so far apart we couldn't brainstorm in person! But despite geography, I was confident about her ability to do the work.Sara DahmenLine Editing Client
Jessica "saw" my voice right away, and her edits included grammar but also went deeper—making sure things felt right, made sense, and fit with the characters. I loved that she understood what I was doing and came along for the ride! The only hard part of working with Jessica was that I had to wait for my turn. (I'm not naturally patient!)
I recommend Jessica and have actually already recommended her to my screenwriting partner!
Finding J. Berry Editorial on Instagram made me hesitant and wonder if she was as professional as I needed. However, she made the process as easy and painless as possible. I loved Jessica's edits and the fact that she was willing to put up with my micromanagement. The weekly updates were very helpful and honest. I would definitely recommend her because Jessica managed to edit without taking away my voice and hard work to make it sound like her or anyone else. It was a joy working with her!Kirpa SinghProofreading Client
Thank you, J. Berry Editorial, for your amazing work! After your copyediting and line editing, I was more confident to self-publish my short story. Definitely worth it!B.N. KumarLine Editing Client
My biggest hesitation going into the editing process was not knowing what to expect. I was concerned about whether my voice would be understood, and I had this image of big blocks of text being scratched out in red.Christine HillLine Editing Client
The thing I enjoyed most about working with Jessica was that everything was laid out in the beginning. From costs to due dates, I knew what to expect.
The process was simple, efficient, and less stressful than I anticipated.
I would certainly recommend her services! I would also use her services again myself for future projects.
I sincerely appreciate her help in making this project more tangible for me. Having a professional eye on this book gives me much more confidence going through the self-publishing process.
Jessica is very professional, thorough, and kind. What I enjoyed most was the speed with which she responded to my numerous emails and the thoroughness of her work. I'll love to work with her again and again. I have no hesitation recommending J. Berry Editorial to anyone who needs the services of a humane, professional, and swift line editor and copy editor.Moses Owojaiye
I met Jessica in my most desperate hour when I was in the throws of publishing my first book. I had sued my first editor and was looking for someone to fill that void. Jessica came in and was professional, timely, and accurate.Desmond WilliamsCopy Editing Client
We writers are landscapers. We hew and cut, plant and prune. It needs an able reader to wander through our world and help us celebrate what works well and what needs alteration. Jessica’s insightful comments have allowed me to see what flourished, and just as importantly, what needed to be altered or elaborated on to ensure the story flowed. My work will be a stronger, more cohesive piece of writing because of her input. I have no hesitation in recommending her services!Richard BarryProofreading Client
I'm always a little bit hesitant when it comes to working with editors and proofreaders because of their pricing . . . I loved and appreciated Jessica’s patience with me. I know my response time isn't the best. The process was easy and straightforward. I definitely will recommend J. Berry Editorial and use her services again.A'deara ChavisProofreading Client
I am so grateful for the feedback and edits that Jessica provided. I am a first time writer, and she gave me confidence with my writing material. I feel confident that she can polish any material to be precise in the point being conveyed!Crystal AlbaProofreading Client
I hesitated before hiring an editor because I'm a first-time author and am playing it by ear, learning as I go.
I'm a photographer, and the first thing I noticed was Jessica’s picture. The photographer did an excellent job of conveying something in her that is lovely. One can't photograph something that isn't already there, and it's a beautiful portrait.
She made the entire editing process go smoothly, and I needed it to go smoothly!
Jessica was engaging and welcoming, which I appreciated because I was nervous. I appreciated her insight and that she wasn’t overbearing in her thoughts about my book.
I would definitely recommend Jessica! She is professional and comes across as even-tempered and consistent. We should all be so lucky to possess these attributes!Moja Ma'atCopyediting Client