Mozelle Jordan

Mozelle Jordan – Editor

Passionate and skilled editor of 150+ titles, specializing in Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction pieces, with a background in self-publishing.

Overview

As a Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader, I have a genuine passion for this industry and strive to do justice to every collaboration I participate in. I am fully invested in the success of my authors and their manuscripts, and for that reason, my edits are extensive and honest. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with a variety of authors from all backgrounds, genres, and writing experiences, helping over 150 authors edit their manuscripts and publish their books nationwide. Most books I edit can be found on major platforms, such as Amazon, IngramSpark, Kobo, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble, many of which, even went on to hold the best sellers' rank in their book's category.

Because I specialize in editing both Nonfiction and Fiction manuscripts, I am well-versed in editing content with an ability to keep the author's voice and stylistic preference in mind first and foremost. My goal is not to rewrite your book (thus writing you out!), but instead, to offer my professional opinion on how to strengthen its elements.


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For all projects and/or requests, I offer Zoom calls for either a 'meet and greet' or to discuss my edits and next steps. During active contracts, I send weekly messages so you can stay up-to-date on my progress. Lastly, all hands-on edits are marked by tracked-changes so you can see 100% of my work and all explanations and ideas can be found attached to the document using in-chapter comments.


Services I offer:

--> Editorial Assessment: This level is free of hands-on edits and is designed to get your manuscript ready for the more extensive editing levels. I will use in-chapter comments to note elements that are working exceptionally well and elements that could benefit from adjusting. I will then provide a detailed brief of each chapter to summarize these items. Once I return your manuscript and my brief, you will be able to lean on your strengths while making revisions to improve the rest of the manuscript.

--> Developmental Editing (first level of editing): This is the most in-depth and extensive editing level. I focus on big-picture elements of the story that play a deeper role in your manuscript development. This includes plot holes, character arcs, pacing, action sequences, and dialogue.

--> Copy Editing (second level of editing): This includes a more detailed version of Proofreading where I will ensure your manuscript reads accurately, clearly, and correctly. This includes looking at tone, style, and consistency.

--> Proofreading (third and final round of editing): I will target any final inconsistencies that remain, including spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, inconsistencies in style or point of view, and spacing/ paragraph issues


Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Children's Fantasy Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2020 — Present

As an MRE of a hybrid publishing company, I assist groups of authors through the last half of their publishing journey, starting with campaigning to raise their publishing funds, editing their books, working on outer elements such as cover design and book description, to helping them launch their books and develop their marketing plans.

Self-employed

Jan, 2017 — Present

As a freelance editor, I work to maintain versatile contracts that involve editing a project with set reviewing needs. These projects include blog posts, manuscripts, event speeches, manuals, educational content, and social media posts.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Everything You Wanted

Raman, Nina

New Degree Press

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Travels with Stephen: The Most Famous Unknown Conductor

Gunzenhauser, Stephen

Stephen Gunzenhauser Conductor

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
The Courage Circle: How to Live in Truth and Dare (Courage Circles)

Stream, Sandy

Sandy Stream Publishing

Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
The Devil's Descendants: A Grim Beginning

Phillips, N. J.

N. J. Phillips

Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Raised in Sin

White, TJ

Independently published

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
A Recipe for a Life of Service: The Story of Mary Ripley

Ripley, William

Independently published

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Repairably Damaged

White, TJ

Independently published

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Alley Cat's Craving

White, TJ

Independently published

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Right the Reset

Luckiewicz, Ania

The Golden Sun

Shafer, Robert

Mirror Mania

Jassal, Roveena Chand

Spinning Threads

Suarez, Maria

Mozelle has 44 reviews

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Kip Captain B.

Kip Captain B.

May, 2024

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I can not give higher praise for Mozelle and the work she does. She is very responsive to questions and very prompt with her timeline. The work she has done for me has been spot on for what my own vision is for my book. Her edits are clear, concise and she explains her reasons as well for them. I will continue using Mozelle for all my future works.
Jasleen K.

Jasleen K.

May, 2024

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As a first-time author, I was initially overwhelmed by the editing process, particularly when it came to finding the right developmental editor for my book. However, my search ended when I met Mozelle. From our very first interaction, it was clear that she thoroughly understood my needs and expectations. Mozelle took the time to meticulously explain the entire developmental editing process, p...
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William R.

William R.

Jan, 2024

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Mozelle was AMAZING. She was attentive and professional from day one. She and I corresponded frequently. She took my amateurish book and made it into a professional document worthy of publication. Her editing was insightful and she had a grasp of the subject from the very beginning. She helped me with picture inserts and cover design which was not in our original agreement, All of her corr...
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jaycleary C.

jaycleary C.

Jul, 2024

It was a pleasure working with Mozelle. Her editorial assessment of my manuscript was returned to me, and all of the missing pieces of the puzzle were right there for me to put together. Her clarity of what was needed or missing, as well as what was working right, was well-noted throughout the manuscript. Another very pleasant experience through Reedsy. Thank you, Mozelle!
Nathaniel A.

Nathaniel A.

Jul, 2024

Mozelle was, by far, the correct choice for editing my book. Through the first round of developmental editing, she was timely, thorough, included incredible notes, suggestions, and vastly improved the overall flow and read-ability. I am beyond thrilled with my choice to hire her and would easily recommend her to anyone wanting to write a book. Her pleasant demeanor, ease of collaboration, clear...
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