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 (over 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

Ship It

Blum, Evie

Jen has 35 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Ewe S
Jen is a wonderful editor. I hired Jen to provide the developmental edits, line edits, and proofreading of my manuscript. She completed work on time and provided a thorough and insightful analysis of the book. Jen was also available to answer any questions after work was completed. If you're looking for quality and want to save money (most editors quote $3,000), Jen is the one for you!

Ewe S, March 2023

Matthew McCoy
Professional, yet warm. A wonderful combination for an editor! She's also been great about any follow-up questions and clarifications. I highly recommend Jen!

Matthew McCoy, February 2023

Jaqueline Penny
Jen was absolutely awesome to work with. I fully intend to have her copyedit/proofread the rest of my series when those are ready. Her communication was clear, she met her proposed deadline, her rate was better than most, and my manuscript is so much better with her edits. I would recommend Jen to anyone looking for an editor.

Jaqueline Penny, February 2023

Leigh Teale
Jen was a pleasure to work with. Not only was she thorough, but she took the time to explain several errors that I consistently made. Even though she was proofreading, she also left comments on parts she liked throughout, which made the editing process less overwhelming. She kept in touch during the process and was prompt with delivery. When I finish the sequel, I will undoubtedly ask to work w...
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Leigh Teale, February 2023

Alex Crown
Jen is excellent to work with. She helps you fine tune your treasures and helps you make them better. I highly recommend her!

Alex Crown, February 2023

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