Editing Services

Developmental Editing (Big Stuff)

Developmental editing focuses on plot, pacing, character development, the narrative arc—you know, the overall structure and style of your manuscript. After developmental editing, your manuscript might change substantially.

Copy Editing (Small Stuff)

Copy editing focuses on correcting spelling, usage, grammar, and punctuation, improving style, addressing inconsistencies, simplifying complex passages, and rearranging content. Think about it as fine-tuning your manuscript.

Manuscript Review (A Professional Book Report)

A manuscript review is a detailed report that explains the overall strengths and weaknesses of your story and helps you develop a strategy for revision. This option may be helpful for people who know their manuscript needs work but (for whatever reason) may not be interested in a full developmental edit.

Writing Services

Content Strategy and Creation

Have a story to tell? Jen can help you tell it. For more than fourteen years, Jen has focused on education, grassroots advocacy, and strategic communication designed engage, change, and empower. Whether you’re looking for storytelling, speechwriting, editorials, web content, blog posts, advocacy strategy, or feature-length articles—Jen can help you reach your goals.

Speaking Engagements

Jen is available to speak to your company or classroom about writing, editing, storytelling, and strategic digital communications. For locations outside of mid-Michigan, special travel arrangements may be necessary. Recent speaking engagements include:

  • “Using Data and Deliberate Narrative Design to Tell Your Story.” Nov. 11, 2020. Association of Fundraising Professional Capital Area Chapter.
  • “What Does Advocacy Look Like During a Pandemic?” Oct. 22, 2020. Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance 8th Annual Conference.
  • “Advocacy in Action: Tools and Tactics for Advocacy Communications.” Aug. 31, 2019. Community Health Institute and EXPO, presented by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
  • “Storytelling 101: Finding Your Voice. May 10, 2019. MPCA Health Center Board Member Training.

For more information, get in touch.