Jennifer Herrington

Jennifer Herrington – Editor

Passionate and motivating editor with over a decade of experience editing adult and YA romance and romantic fiction.


I am an editor specializing in all genres of romance, including young adult, new adult, and adult, plus mystery including cozy and suspense.

Please note that my editorial experience is geared toward projects with some kind of romantic arc whether it's a primary element or a minor thread.

I've been editing romantic fiction for nearly twelve years and worked for various publishers, including Lyrical Press/Kensington Corporation. I've been offering freelance editing for six years providing various editorial services such as editorial assessments, developmental/content editing, copyediting, and proofreading to authors opting to go the self-publishing route.

As a former writer (who still dabbles in fiction writing), I know how scary and lonely the journey can be. I've also had that beyond negative critique that made me want to give up. It's that first-hand experience that has allowed me to become the editor that I am and creating a supportive, motivating, and positive environment for authors to learn and grow at any stage of their careers. Whether you're a newbie or a bestselling author, I can help polish that book and make it the best it can be.

Through positive feedback, I help indie authors work through the editorial process. That doesn't mean that I won't make recommendations or comment on things that aren't working or things that could be tweaked for a better reader experience, but it means that through positive language, constructive criticism, and a strong understanding of what it means to rip apart your manuscript, we will work through your manuscript to make it the best it can be.

I hope you'll reach out!

Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries New Adult Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Fantasy Romantic Suspense Women's Fiction
English (CAN) English (US)
  • Ryerson University, Publishing Certificate
  • Simon Fraser University, Editing Certificate
  • University of Waterloo, General Arts
  • Conestoga College, Broadcasting Diploma
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
  • Ryerson University, Children's Publishing Professional Development Award
  • Editorial Freelance Association member
  • Editors Association of Canada member
  • ACES: The Society for Editing member

Work experience


Jan, 2018 — Present

I provide editorial services (manuscript critique, developmental editing, line editing, proofreading) to independent authors in mainly romance genres. I work through a series of editing passes with each author while helping to tighten the story while maintaining the author's voice and vision for their book.

(Previously known as Editing with Love - 2016)

Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corporation

Jan, 2016 — Mar, 2020 (about 4 years)

I proofread galley manuscripts to correct typos, formatting errors, grammar errors, and minor discrepancies. I recorded any errors on proofreading recording form.

BookFish Books

Dec, 2015 — Dec, 2016 (about 1 year)

I provided developmental editing of acquired books. I worked through a series of passes strengthening characterization, plot structure, world building, and all craft elements with the author through positive feedback and open discussion.

Breathless Press/Lycoan Press

Aug, 2014 — Mar, 2015 (7 months)

I reviewed queries, presented potential acquisitions to the publisher, worked as the liaison between publisher and author. I provided developmental editing to acquired books.

Kensington Publishing Corporation (Lyrical Press)

Feb, 2014 — Mar, 2020 (about 6 years)

I read queries, presented potential acquisitions to managing editor, provided developmental editing to acquired books, formatted manuscripts, reviewed copyedited manuscript with author to explain any recommendations, completed requested copyedits, provided proofread, reviewed proofreading recommendations with author, and reviewed final copy. I acted as the liaison between the publisher and the author.

Entangled Publishing

Feb, 2012 — Dec, 2019 (almost 8 years)

I read partial, full, and client manuscripts and provided reader report and recommendation. I also provided first and second pass editorial notes and letter to my mentor. I worked closely with my mentor.


Jennifer has 62 reviews





Erin S.

Erin S.

Apr, 2024

Jennifer was very thorough and professional with excellent work product. I would highly recommend Jennifer.
Catherine D.

Catherine D.

Apr, 2024

Jen is very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and is considerate of my feelings. She always tells me why something isn't working and how to fix it.
Catherine D.

Catherine D.

Apr, 2024

Jen is currently editing my third novel and I love her work! She tells me what is working in my manuscript first, then tells me what isn't working, why it isn't working, and how to fix it. Needless to say, I will be hiring her in the future.
Molly C.

Molly C.

Apr, 2024

Always a pleasure working with Jennifer! She gives constructive feedback in a palatable way. Her encouragement has been so helpful to me as a new writer!
Jill Diane T.

Jill Diane T.

Apr, 2024

This was exactly what I needed. Professional, and to the point very comprehensive.

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