Jenn Mendez

Jenn Mendez - Editor

Lynnwood, WA, USA

A book editor who is self-published, knowledgeable, helpful, and dedicated to helping writers become authors.

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Overview

After almost three years of honing my skills through freelance copywriting and editorial positions, I stopped working in a variety of niches. I had found my calling, the one thing that truly mattered to me: stories. As a freelance editor based in Maryland, I help authors find their voice by offering detailed, constructive criticism, plot analysis, and a helping hand. My favorite genres include comics, fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story

Certifications

  • Indie Book Publishing
  • B.A. in English
  • 3 years of professional writing and editing experience

Work experience

Freelance Book Editor

Self-employed
September, 2016 – Present (about 4 years)

After almost three years of writing and editing documents, books, games, articles and more, I decided to start my own, sole-proprietor business right here in Maryland. I work with writers in polishing their stories, characters and pacing. Book editing only.

Provide manuscript assessments, critiques and developmental edits, as requested by clients.

If client is unsure of service needed, I offer guidance and assistance, thus ensuring their manuscript is as polished as it can be after my services have been completed.

All edits are suggested, not drafted. Digitally provided to clients, with a hard copy available upon request (additional $10 fee for hard copy, but wrapped up nicely for full editorial effect).

Manage up to 4 manuscripts per month, adhere to tight deadlines, and maintain open communication with clients.

Freelance Copywriter

Self-employed
May, 2014 – September, 2016 (over 2 years)

Managed five different startup companies, including a finance startup. Provided blog posts, e-books, and articles aimed at expanding their readership. Analyzed their company projections and made changes accordingly, increasing followers on Twitter by roughly 40%.

Created original e-books, articles and blog posts catering to specific audiences.

Suggested changes to copy previously written.

Crafted social media posts geared towards peaking interest, and increasing newsletter sign-ups by 30%.

Practiced proper organizational skills in order to handle each company, and their specific needs efficiently.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

In Shambles: A Short Story Collection

J. L. Mendez

J. L. Mendez brings us a collection of short stories, some witty, others dark, but all with a goal: to make readers feel something. In these ten stories, depressed and heroic characters alike try to make sense of their surroundings, and either overcome or succumb to obstacles. About The AuthorJ. L. Mendez is a freelance writer/editor, and now author. This is her first published book. She curre... read more

J. L. Mendez brings us a collection of short stories, some witty, others dark, but all with a goal: to make readers feel something. In these ten stories, depressed and heroic characters alike try to make sense of their surroundings, and either overcome or succumb to obstacles. About The AuthorJ. L. Mendez is a freelance writer/editor, and now author. This is her first published book. She curre... read more

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