“Jessica has edited four of my book-length manuscripts over the past decade, and I couldn't be happier or more appreciate of her input and guidance. She has a sharp and intuitive editorial eye that she applies at both the global and line-editing levels. Jessica perceptively critiques and agilely advises, addressing the full gamut of story arc, character development, setting, pacing, tension, and clarity. Each time I work with her, I become a better writer, and my manuscripts reflect that. Run, don't walk, to her editorial services!” Shirley Vernick, author of The Blood Lie, Remember Dippy, The Black Butterfly, and the forthcoming Falling Stars
“Notes from Jessica Powers are a precious, aha moment-filled gift from a wise mentor. Her discerning eye and pointed yet encouraging comments cut to the chase about what works and what doesn’t—from big picture themes, character development, and plot progression to all the fine point details. I'm grateful for her critiques that've been integral in refining my three published novels and fourth in progress. I highly recommend her services.” Sonia Patel, author of Rani Patel In Full Effect; Jaya and Rasa; and Bloody Seoul.
“Jessica Powers has worked as an editor of my fantasy novels for the past ten years. She is very thorough, commenting at both the sentence level (if needed) as well as offering big picture suggestions for revisions. I completely trust her intuition and guidance and love working with her.” George Mendoza, author of the Spirit Man trilogy
Managing all aspects of the book production, marketing, editing, and sales process. We publish 5-8 titles/year.
Directing and overseeing Cinco Puntos Press’s editorial processes and foreign rights sales and acquisitions. Informing the public about books published by Cinco Puntos Press; writing press releases; analyzing market forces; sales; arranging author tours; researching, writing, and editing books to be published. We publish 8-12 books a year.
I was the instructor on record for 9 courses a year, primarily Creative Writing but also Composition and INtro to Literature, both online and in-person.
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Experienced proofreader of children's, YA, and crime fiction for Hachette and Simon and Schuster. Richard and Judy Book Club author 2019.
Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.