Jenn Sommersby

Jenn Sommersby – Editor

*NOTE: Limited space available for 2024. Editor (dev, line, copy), proofreader, and mentor with special affection for romance authors.

Overview

**Hello! Please note, for dev/line/copy edits, I only have a two spaces left for 2024. Shorter projects: Send a request!**


Freelance editor (since 2005), offering developmental, line/copy editing, proofreading, manuscript review (read and report), and mentoring/brainstorming services. My current roster of clients includes internationally best-selling authors Samantha Young, Sawyer Bennett, and KA Tucker, so, yes, I love editing romance, romantic suspense, and fantasy/paranormal romance! Fluent in Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, and Canadian Press style guides, I edit for US, UK, and CAD clients. While I primarily edit romance and related subgenres, I have experience with thrillers, mystery, crime, fantasy, and sci-fi, middle grade to adult, as well as nonfiction work (literary essays, self-help, finance, health and wellness, and memoir). I don't edit horror ... I saw Halloween in the '80s, and I'm still messed up.


Novelist x 14 (both trad and indie in YA, rom-com, women's fiction, and enviromance). Winner of a 2019 British Columbia Arts Council grant for a work in progress. My debut YA novel, Sleight (HarperCollins Canada, SkyPony US), was a Fall 2018 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens and an Ontario Library Association Best Bets Honourable Mention Book for YA, 2019. My debut romantic comedy, Must Love Otters (as Eliza Gordon), was number one in the Barnes & Noble store and a Kindle Top 100 in March 2014.

Services
Fiction
Chick Lit Contemporary Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Suspense Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2005 — Present

Freelance editor (since 2005) offering developmental, line/copy editing, proofreading, manuscript review (read and report), and mentoring/brainstorming services. My current roster of clients includes internationally best-selling authors Samantha Young, Sawyer Bennett, and KA Tucker (romance, romantic suspense, and fantasy/paranormal romance). Fluent in Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, and Canadian Press style guides, I edit for US, UK, and CAD clients. Experience editing thrillers, mystery, crime, fantasy, and sci-fi, middle grade to adult, as well as nonfiction (self-help, finance, health and wellness, essays, and memoir).

Member of the Authors Guild (US), Alliance of Independent Authors (Partner Member), Editorial Freelancers Association, Sisters in Crime, and the Federation of BC Writers.

Portfolio

Erik The Red

Roehrig, Tilman

Nesting in Texas

Lavoie, Mary

Fall (VIP Book 3)

Callihan, Kristen

Dead Awake

McSporran, Jack

Outmatched

Callihan, Kristen

Jenn has 1 review

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Arthur B.

Arthur B.

Oct, 2023

Was a pleasure to work with!

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