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Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner - Editor

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full-time copyeditor and proofreader editing YA, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, and mystery.

Overview

Reviews (5)

I'm based in Vancouver, Canada, but came up in the Bay Area publishing scene, first working for Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press in 2010. I currently fulfill contracts for Amazon Publishing and Inkshares and am excited to work on traditionally and self-published books alike. I truly appreciate each manuscript that comes into my hands and work tirelessly to catch every error possible. My communication with clients is always respectful and supportive, and I favor editing with a light hand to truly let your writing shine.

If you're looking to produce a polished final manuscript, I'm your gal. I relish correcting errors, I'm an avid collector of style manuals, and I fact-check just for the fun of it. But don't call me the grammar police: truly knowing all the rules is knowing when to break them... and record them on your impeccably organized style sheet.

Services
Languages
English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Dystopian Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Copyeditor and Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Since becoming a freelance editor, I've worked on novels published by Inkshares and Amazon Publishing and have been very lucky to work with award-winning and best-selling authors such as Amanda Prowse, Aaron Elkins, Anne Charnock, and Katja Kettu. The genres I most frequently edit are mystery, historical fiction, romance, YA, science fiction, and fantasy. Working on novels under the AmazonCrossing imprint has also provided me a wealth of experience editing translations. Additionally, as a Brit who lived for many years in America, I am often hired to edit British novels for the US market, as well as novels written by US authors and set in the UK.

Assistant Editor

eNotes
March, 2012 – December, 2014 (over 2 years)

eNotes is an academic publisher that develops study guides and teaching materials for thousands of classic novels, plays, and short stories. I was assistant editor there for three years and oversaw its Q and A division, editing content provided by teachers and professors across the world and covering many varied topics.

Portfolio (39 selected works)

Prisoner of the Queen (Tales from the Tudor Court Book 2)

E. Knight

Kindhearted Katherine Grey knows well the peril of being born with royal blood. As Henry VIII’s grandniece and one of the heirs to the English throne, her noble birth has doomed her to live among the schemers and seducers of the king’s court—barring her from the peaceful life that she truly desires.After her sister fails to keep the throne, and a new queen rises to power, Katherine finds herse... read more

Kindhearted Katherine Grey knows well the peril of being born with royal blood. As Henry VIII’s grandniece and one of the heirs to the English throne, her noble birth has doomed her to live among the schemers and seducers of the king’s court—barring her from the peaceful life that she truly desires.After her sister fails to keep the throne, and a new queen rises to power, Katherine finds herse... read more

Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle Book 1)

Rachel A. Marks

Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer... read more

Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer... read more

Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy Book 1)

S. Harrison

In the near future, one corporation, Blackstone Technologies, has changed the world: no disasters, no poverty, and life-altering technology. Blackstone has the impunity to destroy—or create—as it sees fit.Infinity “Finn” Blackstone is the seventeen-year-old daughter of Blackstone’s reclusive CEO—but she’s never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn’t remember begin to tor... read more

In the near future, one corporation, Blackstone Technologies, has changed the world: no disasters, no poverty, and life-altering technology. Blackstone has the impunity to destroy—or create—as it sees fit.Infinity “Finn” Blackstone is the seventeen-year-old daughter of Blackstone’s reclusive CEO—but she’s never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn’t remember begin to tor... read more

Apricot Kisses

Claudia Winter

Hanna has a foodie’s dream job: as a culinary journalist, she gets to travel across Europe to write up the Continent’s finest restaurants. But after penning a scathing review of a restaurant nestled in a Tuscan apricot grove, her boss informs her of a big problem: when the restaurant’s owner read the article, she keeled over dead from a heart attack. Now the owner’s grandson, Fabrizio, has fil... read more

Hanna has a foodie’s dream job: as a culinary journalist, she gets to travel across Europe to write up the Continent’s finest restaurants. But after penning a scathing review of a restaurant nestled in a Tuscan apricot grove, her boss informs her of a big problem: when the restaurant’s owner read the article, she keeled over dead from a heart attack. Now the owner’s grandson, Fabrizio, has fil... read more

Switcheroo (A Gideon Oliver Mystery Book 18)

Aaron Elkins

The Skeleton Detective is back.A cold case dating from the 1960s draws forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver to the Channel Islands decades later to shine a light on the mysterious connection between two men who died there on the same night.Swapped as young boys by their fathers during the Nazi occupation, wealthy Roddy Carlisle and middle-class George Skinner had some readjusting to do after ... read more

The Skeleton Detective is back.A cold case dating from the 1960s draws forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver to the Channel Islands decades later to shine a light on the mysterious connection between two men who died there on the same night.Swapped as young boys by their fathers during the Nazi occupation, wealthy Roddy Carlisle and middle-class George Skinner had some readjusting to do after ... read more

While You Were Mine

Ann Howard Creel

Everything she loved could so easily be lost.The end of World War II should have brought joy to Gwen Mullen. But on V-J Day, her worst fear is realized. As celebrating crowds gather in Times Square, a soldier appears on her doorstep to claim Mary, the baby abandoned to Gwen one year earlier. Suddenly Gwen is on the verge of losing the child she has nurtured and loves dearly.With no legal claim... read more

Everything she loved could so easily be lost.The end of World War II should have brought joy to Gwen Mullen. But on V-J Day, her worst fear is realized. As celebrating crowds gather in Times Square, a soldier appears on her doorstep to claim Mary, the baby abandoned to Gwen one year earlier. Suddenly Gwen is on the verge of losing the child she has nurtured and loves dearly.With no legal claim... read more

The Werewolf of Bamberg (US Edition) (A Hangman's Daughter Tale Book 5)

Oliver Pötzsch

The Werewolf of Bamberg is the fifth book in Hangman’s Daughter, the million-copy bestselling series.In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband Simon travel to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare: a murderer in Bamberg is leaving the severed limbs of victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread ... read more

The Werewolf of Bamberg is the fifth book in Hangman’s Daughter, the million-copy bestselling series.In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband Simon travel to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare: a murderer in Bamberg is leaving the severed limbs of victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread ... read more

The Memory of Us: A Novel

Camille Di Maio

Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.While visiting her brother in secret, Julianne meets and ... read more

Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.While visiting her brother in secret, Julianne meets and ... read more

Darkness Fair (The Dark Cycle Book 2)

Rachel A. Marks

Against the backdrop of an ancient battle between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness, Aidan struggles to control the newly awakened and enigmatic powers that seem to be his only hope for rescuing Ava, his little sister, trapped somewhere beyond the Veil. As he gravitates to Kara, the beguiling and dangerously unstable girl who helped him realize his abilities, a terrible mistake of... read more

Against the backdrop of an ancient battle between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness, Aidan struggles to control the newly awakened and enigmatic powers that seem to be his only hope for rescuing Ava, his little sister, trapped somewhere beyond the Veil. As he gravitates to Kara, the beguiling and dangerously unstable girl who helped him realize his abilities, a terrible mistake of... read more

Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind

Anne Charnock

Named by the Guardian as one of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015 History is storytelling. But some stories remain untold.In fifteenth-century Italy, Paolo Uccello recognizes the artistic talent of his young daughter, Antonia, and teaches her how to create a masterpiece. The girl composes a painting of her mother and inadvertently sparks an enduring mystery.In the present day,... read more

Named by the Guardian as one of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015 History is storytelling. But some stories remain untold.In fifteenth-century Italy, Paolo Uccello recognizes the artistic talent of his young daughter, Antonia, and teaches her how to create a masterpiece. The girl composes a painting of her mother and inadvertently sparks an enduring mystery.In the present day,... read more

The Life Engineered (World Engineered)

JF Dubeau

JF Dubeau’s debut novel, The Life Engineered begins in the year 3594, where humanity is little more than a memory—a legend of the distant past destined to reappear. Capeks, a race of artificial creatures originally created by humans, have inherited the galaxy and formed a utopian civilization built on the shared goal of tirelessly working to prepare for their makers’ return.One moment a cop dy... read more

JF Dubeau’s debut novel, The Life Engineered begins in the year 3594, where humanity is little more than a memory—a legend of the distant past destined to reappear. Capeks, a race of artificial creatures originally created by humans, have inherited the galaxy and formed a utopian civilization built on the shared goal of tirelessly working to prepare for their makers’ return.One moment a cop dy... read more

Shining Sea

Mimi Cross

Seventeen-year-old Arion Rush has always played the obedient sidekick to her older sister’s flashy femme fatale—until a mysterious boating accident leaves Lilah a silent, traumatized stranger. As her sister awaits medical treatment with their mother, Arion and their father head to his hometown in Maine to prepare a new life for them all. Surrounded by the vast Atlantic, songwriting is Arion’s ... read more

Seventeen-year-old Arion Rush has always played the obedient sidekick to her older sister’s flashy femme fatale—until a mysterious boating accident leaves Lilah a silent, traumatized stranger. As her sister awaits medical treatment with their mother, Arion and their father head to his hometown in Maine to prepare a new life for them all. Surrounded by the vast Atlantic, songwriting is Arion’s ... read more

Infinity Reborn (The Infinity Trilogy Book 3)

S. Harrison

Perfection has its price, and humanity is about to pay…unless seventeen-year-old Finn Blackstone can stop the looming threat. Her father, a brilliant but mad global tech tycoon, has deemed humanity too flawed to tolerate, and he’s determined to pave the way for a superior species. Finn is the only one capable of foiling his apocalyptic schemes, but she’s being held captive—not only physically ... read more

Perfection has its price, and humanity is about to pay…unless seventeen-year-old Finn Blackstone can stop the looming threat. Her father, a brilliant but mad global tech tycoon, has deemed humanity too flawed to tolerate, and he’s determined to pave the way for a superior species. Finn is the only one capable of foiling his apocalyptic schemes, but she’s being held captive—not only physically ... read more

The Shark (Forgotten Files Book 1)

Mary Burton

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum’s past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley’s old flame, is Shield Security’s newest member. He’s ... read more

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum’s past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley’s old flame, is Shield Security’s newest member. He’s ... read more

The Secret Healer (The Secret Healer Series)

Ellin Carsta

In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city’s trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer.After Clara’s tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman’s child. But rather than... read more

In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city’s trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer.After Clara’s tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman’s child. But rather than... read more

Come Twilight (Long Beach Homicide Book 4)

Tyler Dilts

An Edgar Award Nominee, Best Paperback Original.For the first time in years, things are going well for Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett. He’s closing cases with his partner, Jennifer Tanaka, and keeping a spare suit at the condo of his girlfriend, Julia Rice. But Danny’s peace is shattered when he’s called to investigate an apparent suicide—one that quickly reveals itself to be murd... read more

An Edgar Award Nominee, Best Paperback Original.For the first time in years, things are going well for Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett. He’s closing cases with his partner, Jennifer Tanaka, and keeping a spare suit at the condo of his girlfriend, Julia Rice. But Danny’s peace is shattered when he’s called to investigate an apparent suicide—one that quickly reveals itself to be murd... read more

Rune of the Apprentice (The Rune Chronicles)

Jamison Stone

In a world where magic, technology, and nature have merged, the few who can control Runes hold dominance over all of creation. All believe that Aleksi, a sixteen-year-old orphan, was blessed to be born with a Rune embedded in his palm, but that’s only because they don’t know the truth―Aleksi’s Rune is so powerful it’s killing him. Asura, a brutal emperor who uses Runes to conquer entire contin... read more

In a world where magic, technology, and nature have merged, the few who can control Runes hold dominance over all of creation. All believe that Aleksi, a sixteen-year-old orphan, was blessed to be born with a Rune embedded in his palm, but that’s only because they don’t know the truth―Aleksi’s Rune is so powerful it’s killing him. Asura, a brutal emperor who uses Runes to conquer entire contin... read more

The Knight Proper

Adam Greven, Matt Deller

Much like his knight-lord father, Edwin cares little for pretty words of poetry and song. Duty, loyalty, discipline: these are the only words that truly matter to him as a knight in service of the Brotherhood . . . that is, until he meets Evelina.Beautiful beyond measure, she’s also a Gravewalker, a witch able to make use of the emotional residues left behind in cemeteries and burial grounds t... read more

Much like his knight-lord father, Edwin cares little for pretty words of poetry and song. Duty, loyalty, discipline: these are the only words that truly matter to him as a knight in service of the Brotherhood . . . that is, until he meets Evelina.Beautiful beyond measure, she’s also a Gravewalker, a witch able to make use of the emotional residues left behind in cemeteries and burial grounds t... read more

Darkness Savage (The Dark Cycle Book 3)

Rachel A. Marks

The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as Aidan faces a crushing choice: give in to the demands of the forces of Darkness in order to save his sister, Ava, or fight on the side of good and risk losing her forever. With so much at stake and so little time, Aidan rushes to finish assembling a team of Lights, other teens whose special abilities are linked to his own.Meanwhile, Rebecca discover... read more

The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as Aidan faces a crushing choice: give in to the demands of the forces of Darkness in order to save his sister, Ava, or fight on the side of good and risk losing her forever. With so much at stake and so little time, Aidan rushes to finish assembling a team of Lights, other teens whose special abilities are linked to his own.Meanwhile, Rebecca discover... read more

The Draper's Daughter

Ellin Carsta

A thrilling historical novel by the author of The Secret Healer.Cologne, 1351: Elisabeth and Stephen Hardenstein are twins, but they could not be more different. While Elisabeth is inspired by the family business, absorbing everything her father shows her about the cloth trade, Stephen enjoys a leisurely life and pays little attention to their father’s teachings. Elisabeth recognizes her true ... read more

A thrilling historical novel by the author of The Secret Healer.Cologne, 1351: Elisabeth and Stephen Hardenstein are twins, but they could not be more different. While Elisabeth is inspired by the family business, absorbing everything her father shows her about the cloth trade, Stephen enjoys a leisurely life and pays little attention to their father’s teachings. Elisabeth recognizes her true ... read more

The Wilhelm Conspiracy (A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery)

Charles Veley

A prominent banker is found dead in an unsavory part of London. Hours later, the charred remains of another body lie on a beach in Dover. Both deaths—and their possible link—attract Sherlock Holmes. Then the Secretary of War summons the detective with catastrophic news whose consequences could harm the nation for generations: on the eve of war, a new British superweapon has fallen into the wro... read more

A prominent banker is found dead in an unsavory part of London. Hours later, the charred remains of another body lie on a beach in Dover. Both deaths—and their possible link—attract Sherlock Holmes. Then the Secretary of War summons the detective with catastrophic news whose consequences could harm the nation for generations: on the eve of war, a new British superweapon has fallen into the wro... read more

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (The Malayan Series)

Selina Siak Chin Yoke

Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong... read more

Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong... read more

Duplicity

Sibel Hodge

There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business p... read more

There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth…Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life—newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads—was Max’s incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business p... read more

Mad Love

Nick Spalding

Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.What better way to show that your ‘love algorithms’ work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you’re... read more

Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.What better way to show that your ‘love algorithms’ work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you’re... read more

The Food of Love

Amanda Prowse

A loving mother. A perfect family. A shock wave that could shatter everything.Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.But when Lexi’s struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya onc... read more

A loving mother. A perfect family. A shock wave that could shatter everything.Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.But when Lexi’s struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya onc... read more

The Midwife

Katja Kettu

Orphaned into an unforgiving foster home and raised as an outsider, Weird-Eye shoulders her unflattering nickname. She relies on her vivid imagination to sustain her work as a midwife bringing newborns into the world while World War II overruns her native Finland, desecrating life. She finds herself drawn to the handsome, otherworldly Johannes Angelhurst, a war photographer working for the SS.... read more

Orphaned into an unforgiving foster home and raised as an outsider, Weird-Eye shoulders her unflattering nickname. She relies on her vivid imagination to sustain her work as a midwife bringing newborns into the world while World War II overruns her native Finland, desecrating life. She finds herself drawn to the handsome, otherworldly Johannes Angelhurst, a war photographer working for the SS.... read more

Ember Burning: Trinity Forest Book 1

Jennifer Alsever

Senior year was supposed to be great—that’s what Ember’s friend Maddie promised at the beginning of the year. Instead, Ember Trouvé spends the year drifting in and out of life like a ghost, haunted by her parents’ recent, tragic death.At home, she pores over her secret obsession: pictures of missing kids— from newspaper articles, from grocery store flyers— that she’s glued inside a spiral note... read more

Senior year was supposed to be great—that’s what Ember’s friend Maddie promised at the beginning of the year. Instead, Ember Trouvé spends the year drifting in and out of life like a ghost, haunted by her parents’ recent, tragic death.At home, she pores over her secret obsession: pictures of missing kids— from newspaper articles, from grocery store flyers— that she’s glued inside a spiral note... read more

Devil's Call

J. Danielle Dorn

“The Revenant with witches.” ―James Demonaco, screenwriter and director of The Purge seriesOn a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks―the witches of the MacPherson clan―and her need for vengea... read more

“The Revenant with witches.” ―James Demonaco, screenwriter and director of The Purge seriesOn a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks―the witches of the MacPherson clan―and her need for vengea... read more

Transcendence: Chronicles from the Long Apocalypse - Book One

Benjamin Wilkins

Berserkers can be anyone. Your mother. Daughter. That cute barista at Starbucks. You could even be one yourself, and not know it - until you wake up covered in blood, surrounded by the bodies of your victims.Humanity is self-destructing and the monsters hiding within us are now tearing their way out. Emmett Kessler must escape the prison cell he's been left to die in. His daughters, Jennifer a... read more

Berserkers can be anyone. Your mother. Daughter. That cute barista at Starbucks. You could even be one yourself, and not know it - until you wake up covered in blood, surrounded by the bodies of your victims.Humanity is self-destructing and the monsters hiding within us are now tearing their way out. Emmett Kessler must escape the prison cell he's been left to die in. His daughters, Jennifer a... read more

The Punch Escrow

Tal Klein

"An alt-futuristic hard-science thriller with twists and turns you'll never see coming. I couldn't put it down." —Felicia Day, founder of Geek & SundryIt’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transpor... read more

"An alt-futuristic hard-science thriller with twists and turns you'll never see coming. I couldn't put it down." —Felicia Day, founder of Geek & SundryIt’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transpor... read more

Devil's Call

J. Danielle Dorn

“The Revenant with witches.” —James Demonaco, screenwriter and director of The Purge seriesOn a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks—the witches of the MacPherson clan—and her need for vengea... read more

“The Revenant with witches.” —James Demonaco, screenwriter and director of The Purge seriesOn a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks—the witches of the MacPherson clan—and her need for vengea... read more

Sparked

Helena Echlin, Malena Watrous

Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Tog... read more

Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Tog... read more

Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries

Kyle James

As seen on the front page of Cosmopolitan.com, Travel + Leisure, POPSUGAR, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, HelloGiggles, Woman's Day, and Country Living. After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114 days, they trekked acr... read more

As seen on the front page of Cosmopolitan.com, Travel + Leisure, POPSUGAR, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, HelloGiggles, Woman's Day, and Country Living. After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114 days, they trekked acr... read more

Follow You Home

Mark Edwards

The page-turning psychological thriller from the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me.It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a young couple on a night train forces Daniel and Laura to cut their dream trip short and flee home.Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk abo... read more

The page-turning psychological thriller from the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me.It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a young couple on a night train forces Daniel and Laura to cut their dream trip short and flee home.Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk abo... read more

The Unremembered Girl: A Novel

Eliza Maxwell

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It’s all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather—a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric—from ruin. But they have no idea they’ve become the obsession of the girl in the woods.Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of fam... read more

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It’s all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather—a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric—from ruin. But they have no idea they’ve become the obsession of the girl in the woods.Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of fam... read more

A God in the Shed

J-F. Dubeau

"Move over True Detective. A rich, gothic story of murder and mystery, A God in The Shed is quite possibly one of the most enthralling novels I've read in the last ten years. Dubeau is a force to be reckoned with." —Jerry Smith, Fangoria Magazine and Blumhouse.comThe village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life: farmhouses stretching from one main street, a small police pre... read more

"Move over True Detective. A rich, gothic story of murder and mystery, A God in The Shed is quite possibly one of the most enthralling novels I've read in the last ten years. Dubeau is a force to be reckoned with." —Jerry Smith, Fangoria Magazine and Blumhouse.comThe village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life: farmhouses stretching from one main street, a small police pre... read more

Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging & Arcane Art

Matt Harry

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now. Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane a... read more

Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now. Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane a... read more

The Secret Life of Mrs. London

Rebecca Rosenberg

San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own career on hold to support her husband, but Jack doesn’t see it that way…until Charmian is pulled from the audience during a magic show by esc... read more

San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own career on hold to support her husband, but Jack doesn’t see it that way…until Charmian is pulled from the audience during a magic show by esc... read more

Oshun Rising: Trinity Forest Book 2

Jennifer Alsever

OSHUN has everything a young pop star could ever want—fame, fortune, and beauty to spare. But there’s something dark inside of her, rising like the tide, fighting to be heard. Something that terrifies her. Because once she lets it out, she knows there’s no going back. EMBER is drowning. Fighting for consciousness, struggling to make sense of the strange dreams she’s been having—prophecies of m... read more

OSHUN has everything a young pop star could ever want—fame, fortune, and beauty to spare. But there’s something dark inside of her, rising like the tide, fighting to be heard. Something that terrifies her. Because once she lets it out, she knows there’s no going back. EMBER is drowning. Fighting for consciousness, struggling to make sense of the strange dreams she’s been having—prophecies of m... read more

Jessica has 5 reviews

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Angus McKinnon

Jessica is everything an Editor should be; professional, perceptive, highly competent, and keenly attuned to both genre fiction, and literary fiction. Besides which, she's a delight to work with! Thank you so much! Iskra & Angus

, August 2017


Jennifer Alsever

Highly recommend Jessica. Detail-oriented, thorough and careful, she is a word master! Not only did she find misspellings and grammatical errors, she paid attention to details and facts and I am oh so grateful.

, February 2017


Aqib Ali

Working with Jessica has been a pleasure. She completed the work efficiently and to a very good standard. I recommend her to any writer looking for a professional editor. I look forward to working togeather again. Thanks, Aqib.

, October 2016


Winifred Day

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jennifer. Her fresh eyes caught things I didn't, and her expertise enabled her to recommend changes that added a great deal of final polish to my first novel.

, October 2016


Benjamin Wilkins

Jessica is exactly what you want as an editor. She knows her stuff, has the eagle eye for typos in spelling and grammar, but also understands that sometimes the rules need to be broken and that the author is the one writing the book. There is no doubt my work is better after being entrusted to her mindful, through and intelligent hands... I couldn't be happier with the final product.

, October 2016

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Angela Brown

Editor of more than 500 books. I specialize in thrillers, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, paranormal, horror, YA, and dystopian fiction.

Los Angeles, United States

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Alan Durant

Experienced editorial consultant and award-winning author of books for children of all ages - toddlers to teenagers. I know what works!

Brighton, United Kingdom

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