Jana Spooner

Jana Spooner - Editor

Austin, TX, USA

Writer and editor with 8 years freelance experience, specializing in Christian non-fiction and Bible studies.

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Overview

I have worked in Christian publishing since 2013. I have worked primarily as a freelance editor, but I started as a full-time Acquisitions Editor at B&H Publishing with women's trade books. While at B&H, I worked directly with high-level Christian authors including Candace Cameron Bure and Lauren Chandler. I have worked on projects (either writing or editing) for a variety of authors including Russell Moore, Jackie Bledsoe, Annie Downs, and others.

I have worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2014. As a writer, I have published devotions, magazine articles, online articles, and just completed my first YA fantasy novel. As an editor, I have worked with both high-level authors and first-time authors. My editing experience includes Bible studies, trade books, devotionals, articles, and more. My speciality is working with authors who are just getting started. The keyword of working with me is flexibility! I take every project I work on and make sure it is a unique experience for that author.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Parenting & Families

Work experience

Editor / Writer

Freelance
October, 2014 – Present (over 8 years)

Acquisitions Editor

B&H Publishing
May, 2013 – October, 2014 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction

Bure, Candace Cameron, Davis, Erin

War Room Bible Study - Bible Study Book

Kendrick, Stephen, Kendrick, Alex

Home: a devotional for families

Allen, Bobi Ann, Allen, Jared

Jana has 4 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

benji marquez
Jana epitomizes professionalism - she has tremendous skill and insight with developmental and copy editing. Jana ensured my intent was always upheld and everything she touched, she simply made better. She was a delight to work with. Jana went above and beyond to keep me informed of any significant changes/options that were recommended, and all in a very timely manner. I would not hesitate t...
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benji marquez, October 2021

Jana Spooner
Thanks Benji! Enjoyed working on this project and all the best as you get your work into people's hands!

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Sarah Howley
Jana took my book to the next level! She smoothed rough edges and established consistency between chapters. Her experience in the industry meant that her approach was professional and made my book professional too. All this and Jana was a pleasure to work with, offering updates as she worked and offering clarity in her edits. I will definitely hire her again.

Sarah Howley, April 2021


Michael Sean
Jana was responsive with messages and did some useful editing. It would have been great to get some developmental feedback but to be fair she made it clear from the outset that would have cost extra. Good work overall.

Michael Sean, April 2021


Mariah Swift
Jana did a great job of smoothing out sentences and transitions and eliminating any redundancies. She was punctual and communicated well during the whole process. I'm glad I had her help on this manuscript!

Mariah Swift, February 2021

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