Janet Fix

Janet Fix – Editor

With a lifetime career in the wordshaping business, including editing, writing, and publishing, I'm ready to help you reach those stars!

Overview

As much as the editing process has structure through style guides and phases, it also is a wonderfully creative experience, where you and I can work together to ensure your book baby shines above the masses. It is not just a moneymaking opportunity for you, but also a part of your life legacy. To be a writer and offer a quality product that will entertain and inform your audience is a gift, and it is my job to make sure we do just that.


The early years of my wordshaping experience include the areas of journalism and medical, but I really found my passion when I began helping novelists twelve years ago with editing and publishing needs. There are beaucoup numbers of outstanding indie titles out there, and I am honored to have been a part of the creative process for hundreds of these authors (including many bestsellers and award winners). It is a beautiful thing when an editor really meshes with the talent, the author. It is that magical blend I strive for with every connection.


The genres I've worked in run the gamut, really, with my specialties being in the Mystery, Suspense & Thriller categories, drilling down to a plethora of subgenres. In the nonfiction arena, I enjoy working on memoirs of notable people in their fields, especially finding best ways to present an author's history. Besides being proficient in Chicago Manual of Style guidelines for editing, I also make it a point to stay abreast of latest trends in the book industry, as they are ever changing. While guidelines and trends are important, even more so is staying true to the author's voice and preferences in presenting their story. In other words, flexibility is key!


There are several phases of the editing process to get your book from what-if to WOW, and I am thoroughly experienced in all those levels: content/developmental analysis, line edits, copy edits, proofreads. I am happy to discuss any or all of these with you to determine, if you don't already know, what your needs might be.


Words are my passion, and I look forward to sharing that verve with you.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries Espionage Historical Fiction Psychological Thriller Romantic Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2012 — Present

Owner and editor-in-chief, helping authors bring their novels to the public in its best possible light. This includes various stages of editing, such as content/developmental analysis, line edits, copy edits, and proofreading. We also offer design services and publishing consultations.

Independent Publisher

Feb, 2010 — Apr, 2011 (about 1 year)

Served as an editor, editorial manager to small team of editors, and project manager to indie author clients.

The Word Doctor

Jan, 1996 — Apr, 2011 (about 15 years)

As owner, performed the duties of quality control and project manager for a medical transcription services to a variety of medical specialties. While we worked with many independent practices throughout the Southeast, our largest client had been the Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA.

Portfolio

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Mefford, John W.

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Cindy I.

Cindy I.

Apr, 2024

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Janet was amazing to work with. She was always upbeat and supportive and went well beyond the Developmental Editor and Copy Editor brief for my project. Her rapid response to my questions was greatly appreciated. When book two is ready, I will be contacting her.
Janet F.
Music to my ears, Cindy! I can't wait to work with you again. This is what it's all about, collaborations like ours, getting you to the starting block. ~ Janet
Penny W.

Penny W.

Feb, 2024

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Janet "got me" and what I was after. She maintained my voice and understood my desire to keep the Hawaiian pidgin language as I wrote it--something A.I. could never do. Janet was easy to work with and extremely helpful. I think of her as a long distance friend.
Janet F.
From first contact, I felt connected to you, Penny, and your engaging, humorous story about your experiences trying to build a bed-and-breakfast in Hawaii. Oh my goodness, how many times did I laug...
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Sarah B.

Sarah B.

Oct, 2023

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Janet is a gem! As a first-time author, I had no idea what to expect and was down-right terrified to have a professional provide feedback on my writing. She was kind and encouraging, but not afraid to point out places where my manuscript just wasn't working as well as it should. In addition to providing in-line edits, she left helpful comments on the grammar/syntax conventions that were so valu...
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Janet F.
Oh, my fingers are crossed that we shall meet again, Sarah! I actually am gobsmacked that you're a first-time author. Had you told me that? I can't remember, but in working on your manuscript, I wo...
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Josh B.

Josh B.

May, 2024

Great, timely, well structured summary edit
Janet F.
Josh, thank you for the kind review. It sure was fun working on your first sci-fi novel. I appreciate you including me in the adventure. Best wishes to you! ~ Janet
Anne G.

Anne G.

Apr, 2024

Janet was a huge help in getting my manuscript, a cozy mystery, in better shape. I will definitely be using her again.
Janet F.
Big thank you for that, Anne. I look forward to the day when we can put our heads together once again. You are a pure delight! As is your debut book!

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