Jen Boles

Jen Boles – Editor

Experienced editor with 9+ years working with indie authors. 4+ years editing for Hallmark Publishing.

Overview

As an author and attorney, I bring creative and technical expertise to any project. I've edited romance and mystery USA Today Bestsellers, including ONCE UPON A ROYAL SUMMER by Teri Wilson. Several of my clients (indie and traditionally published) now have Hallmark Channel movies based on their books. I've provided comprehensive copy editing to fantasy, romance, and mystery 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 genre (fantasy, mystery, romance), I can help you and your novel achieve your very own HEA.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Epic Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Fantasy Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Hallmark Publishing

May, 2019 — Oct, 2022 (over 3 years)

I edited and proofread full-length novels to ensure accurate grammar and consistency. I provided 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 delivered revisions and edits 100% on time or ahead of deadlines as a contract copy editor and proofreader.

Self-employed

Oct, 2014 — Present

I have delivered 100% of my deadlines while providing developmental editing, copy editing, and final proofread edits before publication for full-length novels.

I have published six speculative fiction novels as an indie author.

Portfolio

Pitch It

Blum, Evie

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Kissing Bandit

Rose, Margaret

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Sky Ice (The Earthbounders Book 1)

Sparks, E. G.

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
A Cape May Kind of Love

Brighton, Kimberly

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
It Couldn't Be You (Sweet River Series Book 1)

Jackson, Rebecca Jo

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Night Rise

De La Rosa, Frances

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Ally's Wolf: A Billionaire Shifter Romance

Perry, Charlene

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Book 2: In the Trenches (Green Hills)

Smith, Virginia'dele

Proofreading
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
A Knot of Lies and Rebellion

Smith, J. Collette

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Ship It

Blum, Evie

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Empire Forge: Book 1: The Raven and the Wolf

Cloutier, Anthony

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
A Devil in Every Dark Corner

Braun Boe, Amanda

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
The High Seer (Darkling Souls Book 1)

Bree, Alex

Developmental Editing
Made with Reedsy
The Claim: A Medical Mystery

Link, Elisabeth

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Cowboy Ever After

Marts, Jennie

The Christmas Cafe

Sjostrom, Seth

The Beach Escape

Magee, Rachel

Jen has 62 reviews

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Erin S.

Erin S.

Apr, 2024

Thank you Jan for such a quick delivery.
Connor M.

Connor M.

Apr, 2024

Another amazing collaboration with Jen!
Erin S.

Erin S.

Apr, 2024

Well done and on time.
Lydia R.

Lydia R.

Mar, 2024

Jen is very attentive! She always answered my questions and got back to me in a reasonable time. I love the work she did to edit my story. Will be using her services again.
Jackie L.

Jackie L.

Mar, 2024

She is already hired for the second book in my series :). Jen was fantastic to work with. She set up a Zoom with me to discuss the direction of this project, which was above and beyond what I expected. After our meeting, I knew I had the right editor for my debut novel. I loved the updates; her comments and insightful direction helped strengthen my story and make it shine to its highest potenti...
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