Jeannine Thibodeau

Jeannine Thibodeau - Editor

Boston, MA, USA

I've been an editor for 20 years now, and I've done everything from line editing, copy editing, and proofreading from academia to fiction.

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Line editor, copy editor, and proofreader of everything from academia (3rd grade to college texts, in English grammar/lit, US & world history) to fiction--from romance and erotica, mystery and thrillers. I am generally known to be VERY easy to work with--give me some instruction on what you need, and I will take it to the next level. I'm also known for getting my work in early, and I'm very communicative throughout your projects. I won't pat you on the head and say "Great job," but I WILL make your work shine and be the very best it can be.

Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Short Story
Humanities & Social Sciences


  • BFA in Writing Literature and Fiction
  • Emerson College, 3.98 GPA

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader/Editor

November, 2001 – Present (almost 20 years)

I began editing in academia--everything from US and world history to literature anthologies to composition and grammar books. I work both in print and online (Adobe and InCopy) as well as Word.

In the past few years, I've begun editing fiction--everything from romance and erotica, mystery, thrillers, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Associate Editor

Bedford/St. Martin's
October, 1999 – July, 2001 (over 1 year)

I worked as a developmental editor at Bedford/St. Martin's in the Communication department, mainly working on journalism texts.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

A Roman Rhapsody

Alexander, Sara

Seduction on a Snowy Night

Putney, Mary Jo, Hunter, Madeline, Jeffries, Sabrina

It Started in June

Kietzman, Susan

The Bedford Book of Genres: A Guide and Reader

Braziller, Amy, Kleinfeld, Elizabeth

Arguing About Literature: A Guide and Reader

Schilb, John, Clifford, John

The American Promise, Value Edition, Volume 1: A History of the United States

Roark, James L., Johnson, Michael P., Furstenberg, Francois, Stage, Sarah, Igo, Sarah

Jeannine has 10 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Charles Bartlett
Jeaninne has been invaluable. She corrects my grammar, and she gives recommendations to help the stories flow well.

Charles Bartlett, August 2021

RG Mara
Jeannine was exactly what I was looking for in an editor. Her feedback was constructive, and she was in constant communication during the project. I wasn't sure what to expect from Reedsy - I'd never heard of the site and didn't know anyone who had, but Jeannine made it such a wonderful experience, I'll be using it and her for all of my editing needs going forward. Thank you, Jeannine!

RG Mara, August 2021

Charles Bartlett
Jeannine is helping me with my first novella. It is always a pleasure to see an email from her in my inbox. Her advice helps by giving me insight into how to write these short stories. But the thing I like most about Jeannine is her honesty. I trust her opinions and advice.

Charles Bartlett, August 2021

Charles Bartlett
Jeannine not only corrects my errors, she offers me valuable advice. I trust her!

Charles Bartlett, August 2021

Charles Bartlett
Jeannine is a true professional. Her work is high caliber, and it is a pleasure to work with Jeannine. I will use her again and I recommend her to anyone needing these services.

Charles Bartlett, July 2021

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