Jen Boles

Jen Boles - Editor

Kansas City, MO, USA

Experienced editor and proofreader with 8+ years 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 – October, 2022 (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. Hallmark Publishing announced it will close in October 2022.

Professional Writer & Editor

October, 2014 – Present (about 8 years)

I provide freelance proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing services to indie authors. I have published six speculative fiction novels as an indie author. I'm represented by Lynnette Novak at the Seymour Agency for my contemporary romance novels.

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

A Knot of Lies and Rebellion

Smith, J. Collette

Jen has 26 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Stephanie V
Jen is wonderful to work with! She is professional, enthusiastic, and helpful. I was incredibly grateful to have her on my team for my most recent project and am looking forward to working with her again soon.

Stephanie V, November 2022

Michelle Corbier
Jen delivered the edits on time with helpful comments. Would like to work with her again.

Michelle Corbier, November 2022

Seth Sjostrom
Jen's edits were very easy to understand and implement. She added perspective for improved scenes and even called out when a character's dialogue stepped slightly out of their personality. Jen's margin notes were both insightful and encouraging. I would not hesitate to recommend Jen to other writers and will definitely seek to partner with her for future work.

Seth Sjostrom, November 2022

Charlene Perry
Once again, Jen has amazed me with her ability to see the story and home in on troublesome areas that need further development. Not only did she spot the gaps, but she left me some great ideas on how I might strengthen and improve my story. So happy to have her on my team for this series!

Charlene Perry, October 2022

Anthony Cloutier
Great communication all the way through. Jen was a pleasure to work with and I will be sure to do so again.

Anthony Cloutier, October 2022

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