EDITING: ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION
"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
"Working with Jennifer is awesome because she doesn’t slash and burn my drafts based on word count needs—instead taking the extra care and time to align with what I am trying to say. Together, we’re the Lennon and McCartney of article writing."
—Scott Henderson, IDSA, Principle, Scott Henderson Inc.
MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION & COACHING
"I want to thank you for everything you have done to 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 (University of Georgia Press)
MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION: BOOK PROPOSAL
"Your work with me has been clarifying. I feel that I’ll now be delivering the best of what I have to offer to a wider public, while still sticking to my professional historical standards. I was worried about a lot of things a few months ago. Most of those have cleared up, and I know I’m presenting a good, strong picture of my work."
—Historian at a liberal arts college
COACHING & CONSULTING
"I worked with Jennifer for over five years on a book I recently published. I don’t think of her as an editor; I think of her as a writing coach. She asks the right questions to help you flush out your ideas. We formed such a great working relationship that she now reviews all my architecture firm's written reports for clients. She is currently working on our quality assurance plan, where she is not just editing the documents; she is helping the team organize their thoughts for clarity and focus."
—Suzanne Sowinski, President and Director of Sustainable Buildings
Sowinski Sullivan Architects
EDITING & CONSULTING
"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
EDITING: ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION
"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.Design
COPYEDITING & PROOFREADING
"It was very pleasant to work with Jennifer. She transformed my manuscript into a
book that is pleasant and easy to read. During the editing process, she asked
questions, offered great suggestions, corrected the text structure and grammar without distorting the meaning. Truly collaborative. Looking forward to working with Jennifer on my next project.”
—Alexandru Botnaru, author of How to love reading:
A simple guide to speed reading with beginner and advanced techniques
"Thanks for the unusually excellent and sensitive skills. You improve the clarity and readability without changing the meaning or intent.”
—Carroll Gantz, FIDSA, Industrial Designer
"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."
—Lee C. Dunn, Author of Cracking the Solid South:
The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech
"Jennifer has been correcting my English for, like, 10 years. She fixes my essays, but it still sounds like me—only better! "
—Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA, Industrial Design Innovator and
President of Viemeister Industries