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 seventeen 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 edited books for illustrious authors, including acclaimed novelist Michael Hurley, international bestselling author Les Hewitt, and psychologist Dr. Peter Field. She has edited titles for Delta Publishing and other houses. Before the days when he became political, she edited two business books for Donald Trump.
Jessi is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest. She guest-blogs on the major writer websites, including the Jane Friedman website, the StoryFix website, and Writer Unboxed. Jessi also maintains a blog of her own for authors, with seventy-plus articles on the craft of writing.
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.
Served as editor in chief of this small university press, which was affiliated with Maharishi International University (MIU). Supervised 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.
Approved and edited all major stories for this 32-page, monthly magazine. Responsible for all substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Performed interviews with authors for inclusion in magazine.
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.
As a freelance journalist, published feature articles, reviews, and op-eds in four Northwest dailies: the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, The Tacoma News Tribune, The Olympian, and The Chronicle. Also was a weekly columnist for The Chronicle.
Do you feel like a part of your life was stolen by a negative event? Do you feel imprisoned by the pain of your past? Have you struggled with forgiveness? Monty Weatherall knows firsthand how a series of horrific events can leave a person feeling depressed, hopeless, and even at times suicidal. Having experienced the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, feeling trapped by all of its repercussions... read more
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-06-03 Language: English Publisher: Vermilion Whether they are corporate professionals. budding entrepreneurs. or they own a home business. most people are looking to achieve more in less time. while earning enough money to live comfortably . This book reveals the proven techniques thousands of people have used to attain all of the money they wanted while living health... read more
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
In his TED Talk, author and speaker Mark Lindquist says the most uninformed decision we’ll ever make is when we’re forced to choose our college majors. Think about it: before we’ve even had to do our own laundry, we’re expected to decide what we want to do every day, for the rest of our lives. Seems a little backwards, doesn’t it? Today, over 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from th... read more
Insurrection is the true story of ancient, militant Hebrews who waged a daring unconventional war to win their freedom from the Greek empire that had enslaved them. Based on historical accounts of the uprising that shook an empire, Insurrection tells the tale of the rustic, humble rebel-leader Judah. Often facing impossible odds, he defeated the oppressors in so many battles that his people ca... read more
You know youre here to make a difference. Would you like to become aware fullest potential and how to engage it? Perhaps low self-confidence is preventing you from sharing your talents, message and love with the world. How many of your brilliant ideas die in the dust of self-doubt? That doesnt have to happen to you. Is this you? Are you missing out on a great relationship? Are you passionate a... read more
Spiritual Practices for Ordinary Christians is a collection of weekly conversations and exercises centered around the liturgical year. Scriptures, thought-provoking questions and spiritual practices are provided to enrich a contemplative life for individuals and communities.
SUNSET: MEMORIES OF MY MOTHER, is a modern story about the tyrannical forces that worked against an elderly woman in the latter stages of her life. The setting in this nonfictional chronicle is Bethesda, a rehabilitation and assisted living community. The characters in this book are generous and funny, tough and smart, and they gave the author the inspiration needed to reward the reader line-b... read more
Facing a volatile stock market, many people have turned to real estate as a way to invest their hard-earned money. While many investors opt to buy property and then sell it quickly, other investors choose to hold onto their property for a longer period of time to realize a greater return on their investment. Real estate experts Scott Frank and Andy Heller have developed a proven and diversifie... read more
Selected by the American Journal of Nursing as one of the three most valuable texts in Nursing Education in 2017, in their Book of the Year Awards.Nurses work in the foxhole of the healthcare battlefield. Their work is emotionally grueling and physically draining. This easy-to-follow book offers a new skill set to cope with the challengesof nursing and sustain compassion in the long term. Back... 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
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.
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
Do you feel stuck in life? Are you just going through the motions and calling it living? Does chaos seem to know your address? Have you ever stood still long enough to ask these questions? Through stories, humor, and dozens of practical tips, It's Your Party-Make it Epic, talks straight about why our lives spiral out of control and how you can get back into the driver's seat. You'll learn how ... read more
There is no prophet who has not tended sheep. So goes a famous phrase in Islamic scripture, words that had long intrigued young MBA student AlBaraa Taibah. How does shepherding awaken one's wisdom? Empower one's leadership skills? Build one's character? Why was shepherding the starting point for great leaders like Mohammed, Moses and Abraham? There must be a reason and lessons in shepherding t... read more
Winner 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Award - 1st PlaceSelf-Help/InspirationalPutting 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 no... read more
What if the assumptions you‘ve made about how to live a good life were inaccurate? What if, despite doing everything you thought was right in life, you still wound up unhappy? What if the life plan your parents, peers, or society thought was best for you, isn’t the kind of life you really wanted to live? Imagine waking up one day and realizing you’ve lived your life the wrong way, only it’s to... read more
Who is the man behind the best-selling Power vs. Force: The Determinants of Human Behavior and the Map of Consciousness? From fundamentalism to atheism, psychoanalysis to Zen Buddhism, the pits of hell to the infinite presence of God, Dr. David R. Hawkins has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Truth, spending over fifty years as a psychiatrist before becoming a spiritual teacher after the pu... 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
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
Solomon Raven is the smartest bird in the forest. In each of the book in series ,reoccurring characters explore nature during the four seasons.
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
Helen Delaney is in a railway book store, inconsolable and suicidal after the death of her son. A book at eye level catches her attention. She touches it, and it falls off the shelf, into her hand. It is a set of instructions on how to connect with a spirit guide. Thus begins The Messenger, the true, intimate story of a grieving mother, a gifted medium, and the spirit guide, Lukhamen, who keep... read more
The mind is the key to positive thinking. True beauty is defined by what's on the inside. Look for guidance from beyond yourself. Do not base your potential, self-esteem, or beauty on what others think of you.
How far will girls go to be like their best friend? Rosa and Abby grow to appreciate their own uniqueness. Two boys books and two girls books in this I Wish series.
This book is about creating travel dreams for seniors. It gives valuable tips in planning, organizing and experiencing travel so that seniors can be savvy travelers.
Book by Yost-Filgate, Susan (author) n Leonard Filgate (illustrator)
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Twenty plus years of developmental editing experience with a traditional Christian publisher and additional experience in marketing.
I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.