Jen Boles

Jen Boles - Editor

Kansas City, MO, USA

Experienced editor and proofreader with 8+ years of experience working with indie authors. 3+ years editing for Hallmark Publishing.

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As an author and attorney, I bring creative and technical expertise to any project. I've proofread romance and mystery USA Today Bestsellers including WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS by Janice Lynn. I've provided comprehensive copy editing to fantasy, urban fantasy, and YA indie authors.

I’m passionate about polishing copy and love working with authors. We’ll discuss your project at the beginning to make sure we get your novel ready to publish as soon as possible. I have never missed a deadline while combining high quality with above-average speed to deliver client expectations on time and within budget.

Whatever your preferred sub-genre (fantasy, mystery, paranormal), I can help you and your novel achieve your very own HEA.
English (US)
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
Epic Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader & Copy Editor

Hallmark Publishing
May, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

I edit and proofread full-length novels to ensure accurate grammar and consistency. I provide sensitivity feedback for indigenous characters and military veteran characters as an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the spouse of a military veteran. I have delivered revisions and edits 100% on time or ahead of deadlines as a contract copy editor and proofreader.

Professional Writer & Editor

October, 2014 – Present (almost 8 years)

I have published 5 novels with a new novel expected Fall 2023. I provide freelance proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing services to indie authors.

My Favorite Dish

Reed, Kenzie

The Beach Escape

Magee, Rachel

Night Rise

De La Rosa, Frances, De La Rosa, Frances, Halstead, Kim, Boles, Jen, Leone, Cristiana

Third Soul

Van Buskirk, Joseph, Blair, Jennifer

Jen has 13 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Paul Wootten
Our first Reedsy experience was a good one. Jen was prompt and thorough. She provided exactly what we wanted from an editor. We plan to collaborate more in the future.

Paul Wootten, July 2022

Elizabeth McIntyre
Jen’s professional, prompt and comprehensive manuscript critique was well worth every penny. It concerned me to shell out a fee at the developmental stage, but JR Boles’ insight (a full breakdown of plot, characters, pacing, voice, etc.) elevated my story where readers are sure to remain hooked! Thank you, Jen for your candor, diligence and especially your enthusiastic encouragement!

Elizabeth McIntyre, June 2022

Charlene Perry
Another excellent experience with Jen, and I've already booked her for the next manuscript!

Charlene Perry, May 2022

Daniel Rodgers
Jen not only guided us through the process but surpassed our expectations in the quality of the work! The books are now live on Amazon, ahead of our schedule, because of Jen's help.

Daniel Rodgers, May 2022

Tanya Dawson
Loved working with Jen. I just booked my next project with her.

Tanya Dawson, May 2022

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