Jenn Haskin

Jenn Haskin - Editor

Olathe, KS, USA

Honest and caring editor. Passionate about helping authors succeed, with eight years in the professional literary world.

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Jennifer knows a good book when she sees one. Being an agent taught her to find books with great stories and how to spot one within the first three chapters. She knows how to break up info dumps and fill plot holes. Don’t know if you have these issues? Ask for a developmental edit.

Jennifer was first traditionally published by a small publisher and knows how that works as an author but as Associate Editor at a small publishing house, she understands both sides of the business.

Whether you need editing services or help with perfecting your query submission materials, Jenn’s your go-to. If you are reaching for the Top 5, she can critique your submission materials, and give advice on the best ways to query. There is an art to writing a good query, and synopsis, and you definitely want your sample writing to shine! Send your materials to Jennifer and she will edit and advise.

It’s a big step and you don’t want just anyone “messing with” your book baby. Especially when you get what you pay for. Professionally, she has edited 80+ novels in a variety of genres, but she specializes in YA fantasy (and/or sci-fi) romance, as it is her favorite genre to both read and write.

"Jenn was a dream to work with! Her comments are incisive and helpful. I never felt like she was tearing down; she was always building up. Highly recommend Jenn with your baby!"

~Nancy Nau Sullivan (Author of The Boys of Alpha Block)

"Jenn is very thorough, observant, personable, communicative/responsive, and overall great to work with. She cares about the author and your work — she wants your book to do as well as you do. She works hard, well, and quickly."

~Rachel Passer (Author of The King of Minear’s Son)


Proofreading— $0. 019/per word -- looking deep for typos, formatting issues, spelling errors

Copy or Line editing– $0.025/per word --grammatical mistakes, language mechanics, punctuation, awkward phrasing, technical language, comments on quality and voice

Editorial assessment– $0.022/per page --a look over the “story” as a whole, plot consistency, audience appropriateness, high-quality and engaging content, smooth transitions, readability/flow

Developmental– $0.03/per word -- feedback on writing and storytelling, comments on plot elements/holes, eliminating infodumps, voice, character descriptions, setting, use of imagery

Query submission critique— $150/per submission of query/synopsis/ sample writing. --I will look at your query as an agent who is receiving it from the slush pile. I will show you where/how to grip the agent with your summary, how to write/format your synopsis, and I will give deep feedback on your sample writing.

One-on-one consultation– $100 for one half-hour Zoom conference re: writing, editing, publishing, or marketing

Ebook and paperback formatting for KDP requirements– $150 for ebook only, $200 for both ebook and paperback–includes available fonts, drop caps, justified text, mirror margins, and everything needed for Amazon requirements. Flourishes, symbols, and images are extra.

English (US)
Coming of Age
Contemporary Romance
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction


  • Honorable mention 2022 New York Book Festival--scifi
  • Honorable mention 2022 Hollywood Book Festival--scifi
  • Second place Runner Up 2022 Paris Book Festival--Young Adult
  • Second place Runner Up 2022 New England Book Festival--scifi
  • Winner 2022 Southern California Book Festival--Young Adult

Work experience

Associate Editor

TouchPoint Press
September, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

I have edited various genres for this publisher as a developmental, copy or line editor, and proofreader. My clients feel that I am very helpful with developmental editing. I love helping to tighten up a story and find spots that have been looked over. I can gently polish your book baby with a light but thorough hand.

Senior Editor

September, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

I edit from the perspective of a literary agent looking for a submission to choose, as a publishing house editor who wants to polish your book before publication, and finally, as a published author who has learned what people are buying.

Portfolio (35 selected works)

Once in a Lifetime

Mattaboni, Suzanne

Second Son: A Novel of the Deep South

Logan, Herman Willis, Parrish, Kathleen

As the Winds Change

Babirad, Christie Leigh

The Earth Remains: a novel

Burchfield, Shelley

Copper Divide: a novel

Kirschner, Beth

White River Red: A Novel

Marietta, Becky

The Last Season

Judson, Jenny, Mahfood, Danielle

Charlotte's Story

Korsmeyer, Carolyn

Paraíso Lost

Polo, Jack

Death in Paraiso

Polo, Jack

Scarlet Secrets: Poems

Babirad, Christie Leigh

Sapphire Stars: Poems

Babirad, Christie Leigh

Angels Falling

Krentz, Mike

Dead Already

Krentz, Mike

Misery Rock

Keeter, Reagan

Lighthouse on Tortola

Rogers, Dale S.

First Course

Bouchard, Jenn

Daytime Drama

Bruck, Sarahlyn

The Boys of Alpha Block

Nau Sullivan, Nancy

Getting to Grace

Barber, Lee

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