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Jenna Barlow

Jenna Barlow - Editor

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Experienced copyeditor, writer, proofreader and content editor with a PhD qualification. Specializing in assisting self-publishing authors.

Overview

If it has words, I can create, fix or polish it. I offer competitive rates and quick turnaround times on writing and editing projects, serving internationally-based private clients and companies alike. I hold a PhD in English Literature from the University of Stellenbosch, and have experience working on a wide range of texts, media and genres. Together with my affiliate company, Loaded Spring Communication Design, we specialize in assisting self-publishing authors and writers with perfecting their manuscripts and producing a quality product that is ready to be marketed to the general public.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Fantasy Humor & Comedy Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Design Economics Education & Reference History Parenting & Families Photography Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel

Certifications

  • PhD - English Literature (Stell)
  • Master of Arts - English Literature (Rhodes)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - English Literature (Rhodes)
  • Bachelor of Arts - English Literature and Journalism & Media Studies (Rhodes)

Work experience

Writer and editor

Freelance
June, 2010 – Present (about 7 years)

Editorial co-ordinator

Wolters Kluwer UK
February, 2009 – June, 2010 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

After the Rain (The Twisted Fate Series)

Jo Watson

From the winner of the Harlequin and Wattpad 'So You Think You Can Writ'e contest comes After the Rain, a romantic comedy novel about opposites attracting. Stormy-Rain and Marcus are polar opposites: she’s a free-spirited, Tarot card reading, star sign obsessed, rainbow-haired hippie-slash-actress; he wears a suit and tie, and over-shines his already too-shiny shoes. She believes in ancient al... read more

From the winner of the Harlequin and Wattpad 'So You Think You Can Writ'e contest comes After the Rain, a romantic comedy novel about opposites attracting. Stormy-Rain and Marcus are polar opposites: she’s a free-spirited, Tarot card reading, star sign obsessed, rainbow-haired hippie-slash-actress; he wears a suit and tie, and over-shines his already too-shiny shoes. She believes in ancient al... read more

My Story

Stephen Courtney, Jenna Barlow

Stephen Courtney is a qualified Chartered Accountant, accomplished businessman and lifelong golf enthusiast. In September 2012, his life was suddenly and catastrophically derailed when he suffered a massive stroke. Lying in a hospital bed a few days later, with his heart stuttering painfully in his chest, Stephen was convinced that he would not survive the next twenty-four hours; he made a dea... read more

Stephen Courtney is a qualified Chartered Accountant, accomplished businessman and lifelong golf enthusiast. In September 2012, his life was suddenly and catastrophically derailed when he suffered a massive stroke. Lying in a hospital bed a few days later, with his heart stuttering painfully in his chest, Stephen was convinced that he would not survive the next twenty-four hours; he made a dea... read more

Unholy Grails - A New Road to Wealth

Nick Radge

What’s the fastest way to lose money? Follow the herd. Nick Radge stopped following the herd many years ago. As a trader and stock broker, Nick learnt to recognise what the herd were doing and how they react to financial information. He also realised that it made no sense.Are you one of the herd? Here’s a test:If a stock’s price is falling do you think it represents good value, i.e. it’s cheap... read more

What’s the fastest way to lose money? Follow the herd. Nick Radge stopped following the herd many years ago. As a trader and stock broker, Nick learnt to recognise what the herd were doing and how they react to financial information. He also realised that it made no sense.Are you one of the herd? Here’s a test:If a stock’s price is falling do you think it represents good value, i.e. it’s cheap... read more

Mounting the Whale

Colleen McCarty

The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine--the most troubled of all the Pierce children. "Cartel got me, tell mom" The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shock... read more

The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine--the most troubled of all the Pierce children. "Cartel got me, tell mom" The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shock... read more

Rock Your Travel

Algis Tamosaitis, Adrienne Lusby

INSIDE THIS BOOK YOU WILL LEARN: How I flew First Class to Tokyo, Japan for only $52.50 How a family for four flew to Hawaii for just $80 How to earn enough Frequent Flyer miles in one afternoon to fly from the U.S. to Europe or Asia twice in Business Class or four times in Coach. How to stay in a $500+ USD hotel room for $150 USD per night. How to quickly qualify for free upgrades, short secu... read more

INSIDE THIS BOOK YOU WILL LEARN: How I flew First Class to Tokyo, Japan for only $52.50 How a family for four flew to Hawaii for just $80 How to earn enough Frequent Flyer miles in one afternoon to fly from the U.S. to Europe or Asia twice in Business Class or four times in Coach. How to stay in a $500+ USD hotel room for $150 USD per night. How to quickly qualify for free upgrades, short secu... read more

Missing Page From the Playbook: Fundamentals Behind the Physical, Mental and Emotional Elements of Commitment

Dave Rader

What does it take to reach the top of your game personally and professionally? How do you resist the urge to give up on your goals? What if there was a skill-set required for success that your parents, teachers, coaches, and bosses never shared with you? Commitment is an illusive skill that can be taught! Missing Page from the Playbook lays out the game plan for commitment, delivering a perspe... read more

What does it take to reach the top of your game personally and professionally? How do you resist the urge to give up on your goals? What if there was a skill-set required for success that your parents, teachers, coaches, and bosses never shared with you? Commitment is an illusive skill that can be taught! Missing Page from the Playbook lays out the game plan for commitment, delivering a perspe... read more

Sweet as Pie, Tough as Nails: How a Teen Mom Turned CEO Conquered Giant Obstacles in Life and Business

Paula A. Marshall

Sitting in a hospital room after her father suffered a major heart attack, Paula Marshall watched her dad desperately try to decide who would run the family business. Even though Paula had worked for the company for a decade, she expected her brothers to take over for her father. Then something unexpected happened. Faced with the impossible choice of selling his business or passing it down to ... read more

Sitting in a hospital room after her father suffered a major heart attack, Paula Marshall watched her dad desperately try to decide who would run the family business. Even though Paula had worked for the company for a decade, she expected her brothers to take over for her father. Then something unexpected happened. Faced with the impossible choice of selling his business or passing it down to ... read more

Lilah's Story: Life, Love, Legacy

Lilah B. Marshall

Lilah Marshall grew up near Oklahoma City in the 1920's. She recalls playing on the grassy hill near her house with her twin sister Lelah, polishing the silver communion cups brought home from the First Church of Christ every Sunday, and working in her father's real estate office after school. She met the love of her life, Paul Marshall, working in his sister's pie shop. Little did she know th... read more

Lilah Marshall grew up near Oklahoma City in the 1920's. She recalls playing on the grassy hill near her house with her twin sister Lelah, polishing the silver communion cups brought home from the First Church of Christ every Sunday, and working in her father's real estate office after school. She met the love of her life, Paul Marshall, working in his sister's pie shop. Little did she know th... read more

The Girl Who Came Back to Life: A Fairytale

Craig Staufenberg

“I loved this book and highly recommend it. You really have to read it yourself to experience the amazingness of it all.” —Christy Mauerer, Christy’s Cozy Corners “…it’s so refreshing to come across a novel as inventive, emotionally charged and refreshing as Craig Staufenberg’s ‘The Girl Who Came To Life‘.” —Kate, If These Books Could Talk… “As a parent, The Girl Who Came Back to Life was a ma... read more

“I loved this book and highly recommend it. You really have to read it yourself to experience the amazingness of it all.” —Christy Mauerer, Christy’s Cozy Corners “…it’s so refreshing to come across a novel as inventive, emotionally charged and refreshing as Craig Staufenberg’s ‘The Girl Who Came To Life‘.” —Kate, If These Books Could Talk… “As a parent, The Girl Who Came Back to Life was a ma... read more

86 Dumplings Of Insight Into China: Stories About China, China's People And The Chinese Way Of Life

Sally Waters

My stories from China for you. Are you moving or travelling to China? Are you curious about Chinese culture? Peel back the layers and uncover the richness of a Chinese way of life. 86 Dumplings of China Insight is an intimate guide to Chinese culture all wrapped up in bite-sized morsels of stories and insight. Come along with Sally as she shares own personal stories and observations that go to... read more

My stories from China for you. Are you moving or travelling to China? Are you curious about Chinese culture? Peel back the layers and uncover the richness of a Chinese way of life. 86 Dumplings of China Insight is an intimate guide to Chinese culture all wrapped up in bite-sized morsels of stories and insight. Come along with Sally as she shares own personal stories and observations that go to... read more

ROAR!: A Mother's Quest From Rock-Bottom To World Champion

Leanne Campbell

Drug-taking, domestic violence, divorce and depression - danger and drama reside in this no holds barred story about a wife and mother who came through it all to become world water ski racing champion at 40 years old.Not knowing how to deal with early world level sporting success and concurrent failure, fed Leanne’s beliefs that she “wasn’t good enough to be great at anything”. She subsequentl... read more

Drug-taking, domestic violence, divorce and depression - danger and drama reside in this no holds barred story about a wife and mother who came through it all to become world water ski racing champion at 40 years old.Not knowing how to deal with early world level sporting success and concurrent failure, fed Leanne’s beliefs that she “wasn’t good enough to be great at anything”. She subsequentl... read more

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