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.

English (US)
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 (over 21 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 25 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Charles Bartlett
Great job as usual.

Charles Bartlett, February 2023

Naomi Rose
Jeannine Thibodeau was a pleasure to work with. I contacted her on behalf of a client's book (not my own). She was thorough, timely, and interested in the focus of the manuscript (not everyone might have been -- it was rather specialized). Happy with the results of the work and the professional relationship.

Naomi Rose, December 2022

Audrey De Leon
It would have been hard to have asked for a better editor. I loved working with Jeannine so much, and we got along very well. She spent eleven days on my manuscript doing a few extra read-throughs to make sure she caught everything! Jeannine is very efficient and knows her stuff. However, with the few very complicated grammar rules she was unsure of, she double-checked with Chicago Manual 17. ...
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Audrey De Leon, November 2022

David John Cook
Efficient and professional.

David John Cook, November 2022

Matthew Smallwood
Jeannine was professional, courteous, and very understanding of the entire process. I can't recommend her enough. Phenomenal job. Matthew Smallwood

Matthew Smallwood, October 2022

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