JD Kudrick

JD Kudrick – Editor

Hey there! I specialize in COPYEDITING/PROOFREADING, with 20+ years as a wordsmith who enjoys working on fiction. Booking for early May. : )

Overview

Your words are important -- important enough for you to spend seemingly endless hours getting those words typed up as you chain-drink whatever keeps you going, all while your friends and family wonder what in the world you're up to.


Now you've typed the very last word of your novel! Hope you took some time to celebrate, maybe with a big bowl of ice cream, a special dinner out, or a glass of your favorite happy-time drink.


So ... you did it. You wrote your novel, and you're eager to share it with the rest of the planet -- and you naturally want it to be the best that it can be before it gets into the hands of your readers. Enter the realm of editing and all the emotions that come with handing over your manuscript to someone else ...


As a fiction writer myself, I get the feelings that go along with letting someone else edit and polish all those words you've spent so much time and energy on, so I'm here for you as an editor who can relate. At this point in my career, I specialize in fiction copyediting and proofreading:


Copyediting -- Line-by-line and word-by-word editing for grammar, word usage, tone, format, mechanics of style, and consistency of facts, spelling, capitalization, and numerals. Also includes recommendations to author. Revisions made within Word document using tracking feature. Includes at least two rounds of editorial review (including final proofread).


Proofreading -- A final polish to clean up typos, inconsistencies, misspellings, and punctuation problems. Revisions made within Word document using tracking feature. Includes at least two rounds of editorial review.


Finally, some fast facts about me for you:

-- Editorial portfolio of nearly 250 published books by authors from around the globe

-- Master's degree focused on fiction writing

-- Familiarity with a variety of genres (see below)


Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions or if you're ready to start working together. Happy to dialogue with you and then provide a free editing sample if it sounds like we might be a good fit for each other as author and editor. Thanks for stopping by!


peace, love, and life to you ... jd : )



[CURRENT AVAILABILITY: I'm now booking for EARLY MAY.]



***** PLEASE NOTE *****

I do not offer critiques/evaluations or developmental/substantive/content editing for fiction, and I do not work on nonfiction, nor do I work on partial manuscripts or parts of manuscripts. Because I specialize in copyediting/proofreading, it means the authors I work with are satisfied with their stories from a big-picture perspective and are not looking for thoughts on how to improve the story or make large-scale edits, but rather seeking an editor to smooth out, enhance, and polish the entire tale's text. So if you're happy with your overall story as it stands, then please feel free to drop me a request. Thank you kindly for your consideration of this note. : )

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Children's Fantasy Historical Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Young Adult
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Wizard Academy: How to Write Powerfully and Clearly Course Completion
  • Wizard Academy: Ad Writing 101 Course Completion

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2002 — Present

Infinity Concepts

Jun, 2004 — Apr, 2009 (almost 5 years)

Whitaker House Publishers

Oct, 2003 — Jun, 2004 (8 months)

Whitaker House Publishers

Oct, 2002 — Oct, 2003 (about 1 year)

Tribune-Review Newspaper

Sep, 1999 — Nov, 2002 (about 3 years)

Hampton Roads Christian Newspaper

May, 1997 — May, 1998 (about 1 year)

Portfolio

Editorial Assessment
Made with Reedsy
Small Town Texas: A Novel

Sanford, Sid

Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
White Wolf

Argent, Jay

Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Monroe's Map

León Cuvée, Kristina

Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
To Protect Mankind

Komeshak, Michael

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Let Go the Reins

Hughes, John D

Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Editorial Assessment
Patched Together

Manning, Brennan

Proofreading
Outsmarting Time

Hanks Kline, Laura

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Proofreading
Oka Irathace

Howland, David

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
A Beautiful Fall: A Novel

Coppernoll, Chris

Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading

JD has 12 reviews

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Maximum M.

Maximum M.

Mar, 2024

Working with JD was amazing. He’s so passionate about what he does and is extremely knowledgeable about all things that have to do with writing. Throughout the editing process, he taught me so much about grammar rules I would’ve never known otherwise. If you ever get the chance to have JD edit one of your books, I would highly recommend it.
JD K.
Such a pleasure to work with you, Maximum, and very grateful for the chance to do so! Wishing you all the best with your writing endeavors. Thanks again! peace, love, and life to you ... jd : )
nuha S.

nuha S.

Aug, 2023

I had the privilege of experiencing JD's remarkable editing services, and I'm thrilled to share my exceptional experience. From the very start, JD's professionalism and kindness were evident, even when I presented him with a tight timeline. His generosity in accommodating my schedule was truly appreciated. What sets JD apart is not only his quick and accurate editing but also his profound grasp...
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JD K.
Awwww, thanks so much for the kind comments, Nuha! Really appreciated the opportunity to work with you. It was an honor and pleasure to serve as your editor for your wonderful short story. Wishing ...
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RL C.

RL C.

Jul, 2023

I could not have finished my book without JD Kudrick's keen eye for details and knowledge of the English language. Thank you so much for everything, I am proud of what we accomplished together. RL Clements
JD K.
A joy and an honor to work with you, RL! Really grateful for the opportunity to lend a hand on your amazing story, and wishing you all the best with it. peace, love, and life to you ... jd : )
Jay A.

Jay A.

Jun, 2023

I truly enjoyed working with JD. The project was completed on time and with high quality. His copy-edit improved the flow of the text significantly. Still I appreciate most is his amazing attention to details when it comes to finding logical inconsistencies or plot ideas that don't work. If you're looking for a professional editor, I highly recommend him.
JD K.
Very grateful for the chance to work with you, Jay, and so excited for you and your novel! All my best to you in all your writing endeavors, and hope to partner with you again sometime, Jay. Thanks...
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Kristina S.

Kristina S.

Apr, 2023

JD is truly a master of his craft!!! In my life I can point to a number of times when I’ve been bestowed with a gift that has truly changed the course of my life, and JD is one of such gifts. His red pen has elevated my novel to new heights I never dreamed possible, and I’m unbelievably lucky to have someone as seasoned and transformative as him edit my first book. JD’s process is so fine-tuned...
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JD K.
Awww, thank you so much for your kindness, Kristina! 😌😊 A pleasure serving you, and I hope we can do it again sometime, as I appreciate your passion for sharing an engaging story and your joyful at...
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