Jessica Schmidt

Jessica Schmidt – Editor

Passionate proofreader and copy editor. Specialize in thrillers and self-help. Enjoy helping authors polish and perfect their books.


I have worked with best-selling authors that include Peter O’Mahoney, whose best-selling book has sold well over 20,000 copies and J.J. Miller, whose most popular book has over 5,000 reviews.

I love proofreading and copy editing and enjoy working with authors. Contact me today to discuss how I can help with your project!

I have been offering professional proofreading and copy editing services since 2014 and work with clients around the world. I enjoy delivering excellent quality work and customer service while working with new and returning clients.

How I Can Help Authors

My goal is to help polish your document to highlight your content and message—so your readers are impressed by what you have to say instead of being distracted by mistakes and common errors such as grammar, usage, or typos.

To edit your manuscript, I use the proofreading and copy editing features in Microsoft Word. These "redlining features" help me advise you about spelling, grammar, and word usage errors as well as to make comments and suggestions for edits to help clarify your message to improve readability.

As a lifelong reader and avid Kindle user, I read constantly and am often distracted by common spelling and word usage errors that could have been corrected by a professional proofreader like me! I look forward to hearing about your project and how I can help.

Contact me today! I look forward to working with you!

Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Technology
Historical Fiction Legal Thriller Psychological Thriller Romance Women's Fiction
English (US)

Work experience


May, 2014 — Present

Western Oregon Editors

Nov, 2022 — Present

I am a co-organizer of a local group for editors that meets twice a month. We discuss relevant topics, host speakers to expand and sharpen our knowledge and skills, and collaborate on projects.


Aug, 2022 — Present


Copy Editing
Lion's Den

Hertz, Carlin

Black Knight Ops

Hertz, Carlin

The Black Ghost

Hertz, Carlin

A Summer of the Forest Folk

Rodziewiczówna, Maria

Jessica has 9 reviews





Tricia C.

Tricia C.

Jul, 2024

Jessica was awesome. Very helpful even after the project was completed when I needed a referral. Highly recommed!
Jessica S.
Thank you for the excellent review, feedback, and comments. I enjoyed working on the project, best wishes with the book.
Robert P.

Robert P.

Jul, 2024

Jessica was very easy to work with and made editing my first book as a first time author extremely smooth. Her communication was fast and reliable, her system for editing and her notes made it easy to follow along and complete, and she was very affordable. I highly recommend Jessica and look forward to working with her again in the future !
Jessica S.
Thank you so much for the excellent review. I appreciate the feedback and kudos! I enjoyed the process of working together on the project and look forward to celebrating with you once your book is ...
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ImageDiva M.

ImageDiva M.

May, 2024

Jessica .S was very helpful, knowledgeable and thorough, nothing skips her 'eagle' eyes. I am in formatting stages, of my first book, she made several suggestions, well understood outlines, for me to review and make corrections, and I followed up with the recommendations, now as I read, I can't help but be proud at the outcome. And I am very confident that it's an excellent quality, best among ...
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Jessica S.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and your feedback. I enjoyed working on your project and look forward to seeing your book once it's published. Best wishes on the next steps.
Nancy W.

Nancy W.

Apr, 2024

Jessica was very professional and got the job done on time. I would use her again.
Jessica S.
Nancy was great to work with, I appreciated her fast response to my questions, suggestions and comments. I enjoyed working on her book and hope to work with her again soon.
Michael J.

Michael J.

Apr, 2024

Jessica was amazing. Very professional, affordable and quick. She provided very relevant and thoughtful edits which made my book so much better. Highly Recommend!
Jessica S.
Thank you for the excellent review, I enjoyed working on your project and learned so much too. I am happy to have helped to connect the information with your readers.

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