For over two decades, I have been editing, coaching, and ghostwriting-- first for publishers, then for private clients. I served as editor in chief of a university press, and later as editor in chief of an award-winning regional magazine. Today I work as a book editor and writing coach, helping authors get their books out of their heads and into print.
With my guidance, clients have perfected their manuscripts and found agents and publishers in markets where they were told it was impossible. They have won book contests and literary awards ... written bestsellers and international bestsellers.
I help at every stage of the process with whatever is needed, from brainstorming and structuring, to critiquing and editing, to creation of the query letter and marketing material.
I work with authors of both fiction and nonfiction and edit most genres. My standards are of the highest, and I work with a client until the manuscript reaches or surpasses the level where it is both compelling and publishable. I don't flatter or sugarcoat ... I tell it straight, and fix the problem or show you how to fix it.
If you're willing to invest in your book to make it the best it can be, I’m here to help you do it.
Approved and remotely edited all major stories for this 32-page, monthly Australian magazine. Responsible for all substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Performed interviews with authors for inclusion in magazine.
Jessi Rita Hoffman is an industry-trained book editor and author coach with over two decades of editing experience. Former editor-in-chief of a university press, then later of a regional magazine, she worked for publishers before beginning her own business serving private clients sixteen years ago. Besides coaching authors one-on-one, she has taught writing at the college level, helping hundreds of aspiring authors to hone and perfect their skills.
She has also worked with illustrious established writers and authors, including acclaimed novelist Michael Hurley, international bestselling author Les Hewitt, psychologist Dr. Peter Field, and Forbes contributor Adrea Wien. She has edited titles for Delta Publishing and other houses.
Jessi is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest. She guest-blogs on several writer websites, including the Jane Friedman website, the StoryFix website, and Writer Unboxed. Jessi also maintains a blog of her own for authors, with over sixty articles filled with writing tips.
Her original work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Language Arts Journal, Digital Science Fiction, Veritas Magazine, and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A former elementary school teacher, Jessi has authored five published children's books. Her thriller screenplay Mind Games has been optioned for film.
Edited and published Senior Dynamics, an award-winning, 48-page monthly magazine for the senior citizens of Lewis County (published by The Chronicle of Centralia, Washington). Wrote cover story, feature articles, and editor’s column. Recruited columnists/ contributors and edited all submissions. Determined content, selected themes, planned photographs, coordinated with artists, managed public relations. Held responsibility all aspects of management and production. Wrote a weekly opinion column for The Chronicle.
Worked as freelance journalist, publishing news and feature articles, reviews, and op-eds in four Northwest daily newspapers: the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, The Tacoma News Tribune, The Olympian, and The Chronicle.
Served as senior editor and editor in chief at this small university press, supervising two copy editors and eight proofreaders. Substantively edited and copy-edited books and miscellaneous publications. Oversaw and approved the final version of all published press materials.
Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha's Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher, known only as "the fisherman," threatens to change everything they believe about their world-and each other.
Pride, betrayal, forgiveness . . . and the eternal sea. The Prodigal tells the mystical tale of four people on Ocracoke Island whose destiny is tied to an abandoned schooner, thought to have been lost at sea more than a century ago, that one day drifts ashore. Marcus O'Reilly, a renegade Catholic priest, must confront his inner demons. Ibrahim Joseph, a Bahamian fugitive, must face his past. A... read more
Every 12-year-old's two favorite words: Summer vacation. No cold weather. No school. Just months of free time ahead.Best friends Sage Carrington and Isabel Flores are making the most of their summer break when they discover an antique treasure map near the Washington Monument. But when faced with difficult clues and a bully in the form of Edwin Hooser, the tween girls must use every bit of ima... read more
Black businesswoman Monica Walker knows all about success. She’s transformed herself from broken-home victim to New York-magazine super-editor, and she’s only thirty at that. What she doesn't know about is how to get a good man, a legit man who’ll put that ring on her finger. Her love life has been a series of romantic train wrecks. What disaster will her too-trusting heart lure her into next?... read more
This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Rosa wants freckles just like her friend Abby. How can she get them? Maybe chocolate pudding will do the trick! How about some mud puddle dots? Big sister's makeup? Rosa comes to realize that she might have something that is just as good as the longed–for ... read more
Gap to Great is the first and only guide for parents about the gap year. In each chapter, author Andrea Wien unpacks a different concern typically expressed by parents of high school and college-aged students. If you can only read one book on the gap year, make it this one.
R. Squaredime writes in this book, a series of letters to his nephew and understudy Stephen Almanas. Almanas has taken over the reins of the family business, Paracoo, Inc., a large firm that employs thousands of people from manufacturing to IT and everything in between. As the story unfolds, we watch as Almanas writes to his uncle of being squeezed by ever-increasing insurance, energy and taxa... read more
If you only ever read one book on hypnotherapy, this is the book for you. Modern hypnosis has come a long way since its origins in Mesmerism, and The Chi of Change shows us just how far.In this spellbinding book you will learn how difficult life-affecting events get encoded deep in our subconscious memory systems, well below the level that ordinary talk-therapies or even drugs can reach.Drawin... read more
Putting the Law of Attraction to Work in Your LifeDid you know that the Law of Attraction is already at work in your life? That one of the most powerful laws in the universe - which has the potential to break you free from feelings of impossibility and perhaps change your life forever - has been sitting right under our nose?Your Magnetic Mind explains the Law of Attraction in its entirety. Onc... read more
For anyone interested in learning to meditate but not sure how to begin, comes this book from psychologist and meditation expert Dr. Robert Puff, contributing writer for Psychology Today and a practicing meditator himself for over thirty years. You'll learn the value of meditation for physical and mental health, several different types of non-religious meditation, detailed instructions on how ... read more
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Conscientious copy editor and proofreader offers expert services for YA/middle grade, adult fiction, and academic journal/textbook projects.
With experience from Pearson, OUP and Macmillan, I offer editorial publishing services to educational publishers and authors.