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Jen Graybeal

Jen Graybeal - Editor

San Jose, CA, United States

Editor. Grammar Geek. Author Cheerleader. Expert in working with Romance and other genres. Non-fiction projects welcome.

Overview

Your words. My expertise. Services include expert editing and proofreading, and I always go above and beyond for my clients. If you need feedback on your novel, insight into what is working or not, recommendations for how to improve characters, story arcs, suspense, pacing, voice and even action sequences then I will work through those problems and kick your prose up a couple of notches.

My clients range from first time authors to multi-book best sellers. One client said, "I have worked with Jen Graybeal on my last three novels and it is my intention to continue working with her. She has the ability to recognize places in my stories where I need to add more emotion, action, etc. to achieve the best possible story for my readers. I am very pleased with the work she has done for me and I highly recommend her to any author wishing to work with a professional, experienced editor."

Writing is a solitary pursuit -- it is just the author and the blank page waiting to be filled. But the editing process should be a collaborative effort with someone you can trust to tell you the truth when something isn't working, while maintaining the utmost respect for your voice and your story. I would like a chance to be that partner. Let's chat and see what happens.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides DIY & Crafts Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Romance Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
February, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Editor for independent authors, particularly adept at development and copyediting. I want to help you get published, let's talk about how to make it happen.

Testimonial
Jennifer is an amazing book editor who goes above and beyond the call of duty. If you want a quality copy editor, who is knowledge about book editing and does fast, high quality editing, then I highly recommend Jennifer. I will definitely work with Jennifer again on future editing projects.
V.M., best-selling author

Portfolio (13 selected works)

A Thistle & Hive Christmas: A Thistle & Hive Novella (The Thistle & Hive Series Book 5)

Jennae Vale

It's Christmas at The Thistle & Hive Inn and Edna Campbell couldn't be happier. She's sent all of her time travelling friends and their families a special invitation to meet at the bridge on December 22, where they'll be transported through time from the year 1516 to present day Glendaloch. It should be a joyful celebration, but things may not go exactly as planned when sixteenth century highl... read more

It's Christmas at The Thistle & Hive Inn and Edna Campbell couldn't be happier. She's sent all of her time travelling friends and their families a special invitation to meet at the bridge on December 22, where they'll be transported through time from the year 1516 to present day Glendaloch. It should be a joyful celebration, but things may not go exactly as planned when sixteenth century highl... read more

Crazy for You: Christmas in Starlight Hill

Heatherly Bell

He needs a break. She needs a date. What do a washed-up L.A. cop and a celebrity hair stylist have in common? Christmas magic.Fallon McQueen needs a date to a wedding.The pickings at the speed dating events she's attended are slim indeed, and it doesn't help that she has someone specific in mind...Then she meets...Santa Claus.Jack Cooper is tired of the big city. He needs a break from the stre... read more

He needs a break. She needs a date. What do a washed-up L.A. cop and a celebrity hair stylist have in common? Christmas magic.Fallon McQueen needs a date to a wedding.The pickings at the speed dating events she's attended are slim indeed, and it doesn't help that she has someone specific in mind...Then she meets...Santa Claus.Jack Cooper is tired of the big city. He needs a break from the stre... read more

Someone Special (Girls' Night Out Book 1)

Eva Moore

Someone SpecialDani Carmichael’s life has turned upside-down in a matter of months. Sex is the very last thing on her mind. Processing her grief? Yes. Rallying her girlfriends? Definitely. Starting a new career? Sure. But finding a man is way down on the list. Until she meets her new neighbor, Army Vet Nick Gantry. His hidden wounds and his bare chest tempt Dani to risk her bruised heart. Nick... read more

Someone SpecialDani Carmichael’s life has turned upside-down in a matter of months. Sex is the very last thing on her mind. Processing her grief? Yes. Rallying her girlfriends? Definitely. Starting a new career? Sure. But finding a man is way down on the list. Until she meets her new neighbor, Army Vet Nick Gantry. His hidden wounds and his bare chest tempt Dani to risk her bruised heart. Nick... read more

Second Chances (Girls' Night Out Book 2)

Eva Moore

Paralegal Olivia Stone knows there’s more to life than billing and briefs. She follows her sweet dreams and enters a harvest contest, pinning her hopes on her strawberry preserves. She walks away with a blue ribbon, a job offer, and a sizzling attraction to farmer, Theo Harper. Eager for a change, she accepts the job and moves out to Theo’s farm.With a battered heart and a poet’s soul, Theo is... read more

Paralegal Olivia Stone knows there’s more to life than billing and briefs. She follows her sweet dreams and enters a harvest contest, pinning her hopes on her strawberry preserves. She walks away with a blue ribbon, a job offer, and a sizzling attraction to farmer, Theo Harper. Eager for a change, she accepts the job and moves out to Theo’s farm.With a battered heart and a poet’s soul, Theo is... read more

Three Strikes (Girls' Night Out Book 3)

Eva Moore

From the outside, Stella Martin’s life seems perfect. A thriving yoga studio, wonderful girlfriends, and enough Mr. Right Now’s to keep her entertained should be plenty to keep her busy and happy. But her perpetual single status stirs up a nagging discontent. Too many strikeouts in a row leave her wondering if there really is a Mr. Right for her. He certainly can’t be Bastian Pierce, the worka... read more

From the outside, Stella Martin’s life seems perfect. A thriving yoga studio, wonderful girlfriends, and enough Mr. Right Now’s to keep her entertained should be plenty to keep her busy and happy. But her perpetual single status stirs up a nagging discontent. Too many strikeouts in a row leave her wondering if there really is a Mr. Right for her. He certainly can’t be Bastian Pierce, the worka... read more

A Long Forgotten Time: Book Seven of The Thistle & Hive Series

Jennae Vale

Brenna MacRae finds herself an unwelcome guest in her own home. Ever since her father married Greer Matheson, her new stepmother has been trying to get rid of her. She’s now intent on marrying Brenna off to a man old enough to be her father. Unwilling to marry anyone, Brenna takes matters into her own hands and runs away with the intent of finding refuge with her brother and his wife. She does... read more

Brenna MacRae finds herself an unwelcome guest in her own home. Ever since her father married Greer Matheson, her new stepmother has been trying to get rid of her. She’s now intent on marrying Brenna off to a man old enough to be her father. Unwilling to marry anyone, Brenna takes matters into her own hands and runs away with the intent of finding refuge with her brother and his wife. She does... read more

All In Good Time: Book Six of The Thistle & Hive Series

Jennae Vale

Sara Barrett hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the handsome highlander who strode into her life from sixteenth century Scotland. She decides to leave her brother, her home, and her entire life behind to find him, but first she must convince Edna Campbell to send her back in time. The witch sees trouble ahead for the determined lass, and tries to discourage her. But Sara has made up her m... read more

Sara Barrett hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the handsome highlander who strode into her life from sixteenth century Scotland. She decides to leave her brother, her home, and her entire life behind to find him, but first she must convince Edna Campbell to send her back in time. The witch sees trouble ahead for the determined lass, and tries to discourage her. But Sara has made up her m... read more

A Turn In Time: Book 5 of The Thistle & Hive Series

Jennae Vale

Summoned by his father to return home immediately, Dougall MacRae knows he cannot leave without his beloved Helene. He asks her to marry him and accompany him back to Castle Treun unaware that his father has plans for him to wed another in an attempt to strengthen clan alliances. He can keep Helene as a mistress, but not as his wife.Helene has lived her whole life at Breaghacraig and has left ... read more

Summoned by his father to return home immediately, Dougall MacRae knows he cannot leave without his beloved Helene. He asks her to marry him and accompany him back to Castle Treun unaware that his father has plans for him to wed another in an attempt to strengthen clan alliances. He can keep Helene as a mistress, but not as his wife.Helene has lived her whole life at Breaghacraig and has left ... read more

HEAR NO EVIL

SUE WARD DRAKE

For Molly Light, painting is her path out of a silent, solitary world. Awarded a once-in-a-lifetime trip to paint under the blue Grecian skies, she must accompany the handsome, enigmatic stranger who granted the prize. His every touch arouses her most secret desires, but, when their journey plunges her into a chilling conspiracy, Molly suspects he’s not the man he pretends to be. Bent on reven... read more

For Molly Light, painting is her path out of a silent, solitary world. Awarded a once-in-a-lifetime trip to paint under the blue Grecian skies, she must accompany the handsome, enigmatic stranger who granted the prize. His every touch arouses her most secret desires, but, when their journey plunges her into a chilling conspiracy, Molly suspects he’s not the man he pretends to be. Bent on reven... read more

St. Helena Vineyard Series: Forever My Girl (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Heatherly Bell

Mallory "Baby" Gillham needs a second chance. Give a guy a private lingerie show and suddenly everyone in town is talking about you. Again. But Mallory wants to stay in St. Helena permanently, the one place she feels safe, even if the only men interested in her now are SLs (stripper lovers.) His contract with the U.S. Army complete, Ranger David DeLuca is stateside again, and must decide wheth... read more

Mallory "Baby" Gillham needs a second chance. Give a guy a private lingerie show and suddenly everyone in town is talking about you. Again. But Mallory wants to stay in St. Helena permanently, the one place she feels safe, even if the only men interested in her now are SLs (stripper lovers.) His contract with the U.S. Army complete, Ranger David DeLuca is stateside again, and must decide wheth... read more

The Girlfriend Effect: How to Increase Intimacy Passion and Love by Giving Your Husband the Girlfriend Experience

Jodi Harman

Are you ready to move your marriage from ho-hum too WOW! Do everyday life events keep you from having the amazing relationship you want, desire and deserve? Creating and sustaining that ultimate marriage bond takes commitment and work. I have been there… so busy with all good things- family, business/work, friends, and life – keep you from fully enjoying and realizing the fulfilling relationsh... read more

Are you ready to move your marriage from ho-hum too WOW! Do everyday life events keep you from having the amazing relationship you want, desire and deserve? Creating and sustaining that ultimate marriage bond takes commitment and work. I have been there… so busy with all good things- family, business/work, friends, and life – keep you from fully enjoying and realizing the fulfilling relationsh... read more

Soul Intuition: The Sacred Practice of Connecting to Your God Given Spiritual Gifts

Allison Larsen

WE HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE THE LIFE WE WANT. All we have to do is look within for the power and answers we need to succeed. That is Soul Intuition, the sacred practice of connecting with your God-given gifts to discover your individual plan for happiness and your unique blueprint for success. If you want to embrace success, empowerment and love, tap into your Soul Intuition. You will find the... read more

WE HAVE THE POWER TO CREATE THE LIFE WE WANT. All we have to do is look within for the power and answers we need to succeed. That is Soul Intuition, the sacred practice of connecting with your God-given gifts to discover your individual plan for happiness and your unique blueprint for success. If you want to embrace success, empowerment and love, tap into your Soul Intuition. You will find the... read more

Making It Hot: Sex Tips From The Curvy Girl Playbook

Chrystal Bougon

This fun series shares the secrets of having a hot and satisfying sex life. This book is all about having HOT sex. People and bodies are different so being open and honest with your partner about what feels good and what you want is the secret to a more connected and satisfying sex life for both of you. Sex is never just one thing, so learning to combine approaches and techniques will make eve... read more

This fun series shares the secrets of having a hot and satisfying sex life. This book is all about having HOT sex. People and bodies are different so being open and honest with your partner about what feels good and what you want is the secret to a more connected and satisfying sex life for both of you. Sex is never just one thing, so learning to combine approaches and techniques will make eve... read more

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