Hi, I'm Jess

I am an experienced fiction editor and book marketer. I am here to help you turn your fiction novel into the best published book it can be. Take advantage of my extensive marketing background to position your novel for success in this ever-changing book market.

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what do you want for your book?

Development Edit

$0.02 per word, minimum of $40
Includes two full passes of the manuscript and examines writing flow, plot, pacing, character arcs, syntax, and excessive word use.

Writing Coach

1 hour session = $75
Have an idea for a book and don't know where to start? Overwhelmed by traditional or self publishing? Schedule a session with me and take advantage of more than fifteen years of experience.

Published Novel Review

$0.01 per word
Already have a novel published and not happy with the sales? A published novel review will examine your book's cover, blurb, and content, distribution, front and back matter, author website, social media presence, and advertising efforts including paid ads and newsletters. Actionable items will be delivered in a final report. If editing is recommended, you will receive 10% off editing services if you select me to perform them.


$0.01 per word, minimum of $25
Proofreading targets basic grammar issues and typographical errors. This is the final polish to get your novel ready for publication or submission.

Beta Reading

$0.01 per word
A beta reading of your novel will include high level editing suggestions, character assessments, and plot inconsistencies delivered in a one-page report. with clear, concise, actionable items.


I offer workshops on editing and book marketing to help authors learn to position their books for success in the book market as they first begin to write. Schedule a workshop for your writing group or conference today.

Contact Jess

Email jess@thecleverauthor.com

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Don't let an unedited manuscript stop you from achieving your dreams.