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Fiction Editing Services to Captivate Your Readers

 

So you’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into writing a book.

Congratulations! Crafting a manuscript is hard work, and it takes time and dedication.

 

But now that you’ve finished, you’re worried that no one is going to read it.

You’ve thought about hiring an editor to get an objective opinion, but the last thing you want is for your unique voice to get lost in the process. You’ve worked too hard to risk watering down your message.

If this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m Jessica Berry, professional fiction book editor and lover of all things bookish. I can be an objective voice to help you identify plot holes, grammatical errors, inconsistencies, dialogue missteps, and more. My goal is to help you publish captivating stories with my fiction editing services, and I aim to make the process as easy as possible for you.

As your book editor, I strive to help you gain peace of mind and provide an engaging story that hooks your readers—without editing your voice from your story.

More About Me

“Jessica made my stories clearer, more consistent, and stronger!”

Jan JonesRomance Author

Ready to streamline the exact steps you should take to self-publish your book—without spending hours of searching online?

Empower Your Writing Journey: Tackle Plot, Characters, and More with Professional Fiction Editing Services

You have a brilliant story, and you have a goal. The only problem is you need a professional second set of eyes to assist you in getting there. Get started with my fiction editing services.

The copy and line editing package includes a free revision. After you make revisions, I will look over your book again.

*Payment plans are available. Please inquire for additional information.

*Click each service for a detailed description and starting price.

Click for Line Editing
and Copy Editing

Are you looking for fiction editing services that combine the best of both worlds? If so, look no further than my combination line and copy editing package.

 

Style consistency is important, and in this package, I’ll make sure your writing maintains a seamless, cohesive tone throughout. I’ll also flag any content inconsistencies from chapter to chapter, providing you with the opportunity to refine your storytelling.

 

Additionally, I’ll give you feedback on plot holes, as well as suggestions to improve the flow of your story and have a greater impact.

 

Phrasing can make all the difference, and I’ll suggest changes that will elevate your prose. We’ll also help eliminate overused words, allowing fresh and vibrant language to take center stage.

 

My Line Editing and Copy Editing package starts at an affordable rate of $0.04 per word, ensuring that quality editing is accessible to all authors. It includes an additional round of editing after your review.

Click for Developmental
Editing

Ready to take your story to new heights with developmental book editing?

The developmental book edit provides comprehensive feedback and guidance on the key elements that make a story shine.

I will give your manuscript a comprehensive evaluation, diving into the juicy details of plot, pacing, characters, themes, and more. The goal? To help you create a captivating narrative that hooks your readers from beginning to end.

I will also ensure that the structure is taken care of. I’ll analyze the organization, chapter order, scene transitions, and flow of your manuscript and give you valuable insights and suggestions to take your manuscript to the next level.

Characters are the lifeblood of any successful story, and I believe in bringing them to life. I will evaluate their motivations, actions, and dialogue to ensure they’re consistent, fully developed, and relatable. I’ll also give you feedback to improve your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses.

Ready to invest in your manuscript’s success? The developmental book edit starts at just $0.038 per word. It includes an evaluation of 10+ pages. Let’s create magic with your story.

Click for Manuscript
Evaluation

Unleash the full potential of your manuscript with a manuscript evaluation of 8+ pages.

Want to get some valuable insights into your work? Let’s collaborate on taking your book to the next level!

I will conduct a thorough reading of your manuscript, analyzing strengths and areas for improvement. You will receive a detailed roadmap to elevate your story.

From plot twists to character development, we’ll explore the elements of your book. Together, we’ll make sure your story has the perfect pace to keep readers hooked, and I’ll help you refine your unique writing style.

The manuscript evaluation starts at $1200 for up to 60,000 words, offering exceptional value for the personalized guidance you’ll receive.

Ready to publish an engaging story that will keep your readers flipping the pages and leaving favorable reviews?

Get Your Free Quote!

Receive peace of mind,

clarity, and accuracy.

As your book editor, I understand how hard you’ve worked on your manuscript, and I’ll treat your story with the respect it deserves. I provide detailed feedback to help you identify areas of your manuscript that can be improved and communicate with you every step of the way. I aim to be reliable, transparent, and professional, and am here to help you polish your words in order to get your unique message across to readers.

An editor’s job is to point out possible mistakes and ask questions, resulting in a polished and more accurate manuscript.

As the writer, it is your book and your words. You are free to use the suggestions you like and decline any others. It is ultimately your decision. So make the best choice for yourself and your book.

Free Quote and Sample Edit

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.
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!

Sara DahmenLine Editing Client

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.
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.

Christine HillLine Editing Client

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

"Before hiring Jessica, I researched to ensure she was a legitimate editor. She gave me great advice and helped me to become a better writer! The process was easy, and I would highly recommend her services to other writers."

Ruel DixonLine Editing 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

My only hesitations for hiring Jessica were from the unsatisfactory relationships I had with editors in the past. I was so happy and engaged by her content on TikTok, and she has remained true to the welcoming and energetic vibe of her posts!

I enjoyed that Jessica actually LISTENS and truly cares about the author, the work, and the process. I cannot explain how absolutely vulnerable of a predicament it is to share the literary workings of the mind with someone else. Thank you for making this process possible and enjoyable!

The most difficult thing was accepting the recommendation to change the characters’ perspectives. I am a novice and had no idea that different perspectives even existed. Taking on the process has been a journey, but I'm better for it. Thank you, Jessica, for your honest feedback and exceptional skill at dissecting the characters and the plot!

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her. She is wonderful, and I can't wait to recommend her to others! I had a great time and am excited to collaborate in the future!

Lisa BradleyDevelopmental Editing/Line and Copy Editing Client

"I enjoyed that Jessica actually LISTENS and truly cares about the author, the work, and the process. I cannot explain how absolutely vulnerable of a predicament it is to share the literary workings of the mind with someone else. Thank you for making this process possible and enjoyable!

The most difficult thing was accepting the recommendation to change the characters’ perspectives. I am a novice and had no idea that different perspectives even existed. Taking on the process has been a journey, but I'm better for it. Thank you, Jessica, for your honest feedback and exceptional skill at dissecting the characters and the plot!

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her. Jessica is wonderful, and I can't wait to recommend her to others! I had a great time and am excited to collaborate in the future."

Stella JonesDevelopmental Editing Client

Working With Me

 Here is a clear guideline of what it’s like to work with me.

1

Ask Questions

Contact me to get started. Have a conversation either by phone or email to discuss the project and expectations.
2

Get Your Quote

Send a chapter of the project to me for a quote and a free sample edit for the copy and line editing package.
3

Make it Official

Sign a contract to protect both of our work and pay your deposit. I offer payment plans to fit your needs.
4

Sit back and relax

Receive your personalized welcome packet with details to guide you through the process.
Enjoy open communication throughout the project.
5

Revise

Review and revise your edited or proofread manuscript for your free included revision that comes with the copy and line editing package.
6

Send it Back for Your Included Revision for Your Copy and Line Edit

Receive an included revision after the first edit and a phone call if needed to ask any additional questions.
7

Receive Your Polished Manuscript!

Pay the final invoice, and receive your newly polished manuscript.

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Get Your Free Quote!

Projects

I have had the pleasure to work on a variety of different projects. Below you will find recent projects I have edited.

How Can I Help?

*I am currently not taking requests for quotes or calls at the moment. I will resume taking requests on August 1, 2024. You are free to fill out the form now, and I’ll get back to you starting then, in the order in which requests are received! Thank you for your patience.*

Let me help you tell your story. Get in touch today and let’s get started on your book editing journey. Fill out the form below for a free editing quote, or sign up for a free discovery call here.

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