Jen Boles

Jen Boles – Editor

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


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. 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.

Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Epic Fantasy Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Time Travel Romance Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
English (US)

Work experience

Hallmark Publishing

May, 2019 — Oct, 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.


Oct, 2014 — Present

I provide freelance proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing services to indie authors. I'm a member of ACES: The Society for Editing.

I have published six speculative fiction novels as an indie author. I'm represented by Lynnette Novak at the Seymour Agency.


Jen has 46 reviews





Ann M.

Ann M.

Aug, 2023

Jen is a joy to work with. She has a great eye for proof reading and goes above and beyond- offering insights and suggestions.
Alex C.

Alex C.

Aug, 2023

Jen surprises me on how well she understands the message I'm trying to convey! She is great at understanding and guiding me to turn the rough pages of my first draft into a great story. I recommend Jen with any level of writer, she'll help you get the story you want to tell, to a completed manuscript.
Alec P.

Alec P.

Jul, 2023

No complaints! Working with Jen was a pleasure!
Seth S.

Seth S.

Jul, 2023

I have worked with Jen on multiple projects. Her revisions are excellent, but it is the comments in the margins and positivity that help to fuel me as I work through the edits to culminate a book that I can be proud of. Jen's comments and suggestions are excellent and helpful. We may never agree on the Oxford comma, however. Thank you, Jen, for another wonderful effort. I look forward to workin...
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Rebecca J.

Rebecca J.

Jun, 2023

I've really enjoyed working with Jen. This was my very first experience working with an editor so I came in a little scared, but she was responsive, kind and easy to work with. Her edits and feedback have been a true help to my book and have helped me to feel more confident in my work. I will probably reach out to her again for future projects!

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