Stacy Jerger

Stacy Jerger - Editor

Oakland, CA, United States

Story development and editing services: For ROMANCE authors with gumption (but losing sanity.) Let's fix your novel.

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Overview

Developmental editor Stacy Jerger devotes herself to helping confused, discouraged, lost writers who lie awake at night and wonder “how the hell do I fix this plot,” become more confident, focused, and inspired in their work, and build a writing career—one romance novel at a time.

+ Developmental Editing
+ Line Editing
+ Concept/Planning of Your Novel
+ Story Outlines
+ Query Letter and Synopsis

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Romance
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Professional Sequence in Editing - UC Berkeley

Work experience

Developmental Editor

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (almost 6 years)

Story development and editing services: I work with fiction and romance authors to fix plots, develop characters, improve pacing, clarify ideas, and more. Revising your novel should be attainable—not a lonely, distressing experience.

Editorial Assistant

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology
May, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a nonprofit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs, which focus on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. From its beginnings, Leonardo has served as THE virtual community for networking, resource-sharing, disseminating best practices, supporting research and offering events in art/science/technology.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Sweet Life (Sugar Rush)

Nina Lane

He knows if she's been bad or good.Amidst the sugarplums and mistletoe, fashion stylist Julia Bennett is every inch a scrooge. Known for her ice-queen ways, she's having a meltdown over a botched business deal and an upcoming milestone birthday. Add the pressure of forced holiday cheer, and she's ready to dive into the spiked eggnog and not come out until summer.Warren Stone, president and own... read more

He knows if she's been bad or good.Amidst the sugarplums and mistletoe, fashion stylist Julia Bennett is every inch a scrooge. Known for her ice-queen ways, she's having a meltdown over a botched business deal and an upcoming milestone birthday. Add the pressure of forced holiday cheer, and she's ready to dive into the spiked eggnog and not come out until summer.Warren Stone, president and own... read more

Sweet Surrender (Sugar Rush #3)

Nina Lane

He's an encyclopedia of sex. She's ready to do some research.Super-efficient Kate Darling needs lessons in love. As executive assistant to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, Kate knows everything about organization and nothing about relationships. Then she literally falls into the arms of Tyler Stone, youngest Sugar Rush heir and notorious bad boy.After a colossal screw-up involving a pr... read more

He's an encyclopedia of sex. She's ready to do some research.Super-efficient Kate Darling needs lessons in love. As executive assistant to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, Kate knows everything about organization and nothing about relationships. Then she literally falls into the arms of Tyler Stone, youngest Sugar Rush heir and notorious bad boy.After a colossal screw-up involving a pr... read more

Sweet Escape (Sugar Rush #2)

Nina Lane

When dessert goes wrong...Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister's bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Sto... read more

When dessert goes wrong...Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister's bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Sto... read more

Run (Never Waste A Second Chance Book 1)

Janice M. Whiteaker

Sometimes the only way to move forward is by running away.After putting her ex-husband in prison Mina moved halfway across the country to start a new life. One where the cloud of his sins wouldn't hang over her head. Now she has a new house, a new business, new friends... and a tiny crush on the shaggy haired farmer down the road. If only she was as successful in love as she was in business.Th... read more

Sometimes the only way to move forward is by running away.After putting her ex-husband in prison Mina moved halfway across the country to start a new life. One where the cloud of his sins wouldn't hang over her head. Now she has a new house, a new business, new friends... and a tiny crush on the shaggy haired farmer down the road. If only she was as successful in love as she was in business.Th... read more

Regret (Never Waste a Second Chance Book 2)

Janice M. Whiteaker

Thirty years ago Nancy had to make a choice. She chose wrong. Now, with her life feeling more than a little empty, all she can think about is that one wrong decision and how things could have been different. And not just for her. Paul's never gotten past the one night Nancy Richards was almost his. It's colored every relationship he's tried to have and every choice he's made. Now she's been th... read more

Thirty years ago Nancy had to make a choice. She chose wrong. Now, with her life feeling more than a little empty, all she can think about is that one wrong decision and how things could have been different. And not just for her. Paul's never gotten past the one night Nancy Richards was almost his. It's colored every relationship he's tried to have and every choice he's made. Now she's been th... read more

Redeem (Never Waste a Second Chance Book 3)

Janice M. Whiteaker

Is the town asshole really as bad as they say? Beth is trying to get her life back together after the death of her husband leaves her drowning in both his debts and his lies. Add on juggling motherhood and a full-time teaching job and you have a recipe for disaster. And Beth can't cook. Don couldn't catch a break if it fell in his hand. He fought for everything he ever had and still managed to... read more

Is the town asshole really as bad as they say? Beth is trying to get her life back together after the death of her husband leaves her drowning in both his debts and his lies. Add on juggling motherhood and a full-time teaching job and you have a recipe for disaster. And Beth can't cook. Don couldn't catch a break if it fell in his hand. He fought for everything he ever had and still managed to... read more

Getting Lucky (The Portland Pioneers Book 2)

Beth Bolden

He might have struck out. . .but he refuses to stop swinging. Noah Fox's life is changing. Ever since he was hit in the head by a pitch, nothing has been the same. Fighting daily headaches and the growing fear that his baseball career is over, Noah goes in search of the woman who once loved and left him. What he finds in the tiny town of Sand Point is nothing he could have ever expected. A tra... read more

He might have struck out. . .but he refuses to stop swinging. Noah Fox's life is changing. Ever since he was hit in the head by a pitch, nothing has been the same. Fighting daily headaches and the growing fear that his baseball career is over, Noah goes in search of the woman who once loved and left him. What he finds in the tiny town of Sand Point is nothing he could have ever expected. A tra... read more

The Lucky Charm (The Portland Pioneers Book 1)

Beth Bolden

Izzy Dalton’s about to strike out. Her new job as the sideline reporter for the Portland Pioneers major league baseball team is bad on several levels:1. Baseball is her least-favorite sport. Falling behind golf, tennis, and maybe even curling.2. What Izzy knows about baseball could fill about three minutes of airtime.3. Her last experience in front of a camera was in college. Six years ago.4. ... read more

Izzy Dalton’s about to strike out. Her new job as the sideline reporter for the Portland Pioneers major league baseball team is bad on several levels:1. Baseball is her least-favorite sport. Falling behind golf, tennis, and maybe even curling.2. What Izzy knows about baseball could fill about three minutes of airtime.3. Her last experience in front of a camera was in college. Six years ago.4. ... read more

Going Under (The Oracles of St. Ambrose Book 1)

Jennifer M. Barry

Chase Bradford, king of New York City’s high school elite, is dragged to Nashville for his senior year at St. Ambrose Academy. On his second day, the Queen Bee is found dead in the school swimming pool. Chase isn’t surprised, since he saw a vision on the water’s surface during swim practice just hours before Cheyenne died. Before Chase can properly freak out, he discovers snarky writer Natalie... read more

Chase Bradford, king of New York City’s high school elite, is dragged to Nashville for his senior year at St. Ambrose Academy. On his second day, the Queen Bee is found dead in the school swimming pool. Chase isn’t surprised, since he saw a vision on the water’s surface during swim practice just hours before Cheyenne died. Before Chase can properly freak out, he discovers snarky writer Natalie... read more

Out Bad

Janice M. Whiteaker

Joe's time as a high ranking member of a ruthless biker gang should scare off any good woman, and had, until Gwen came thundering into his life. Smart, successful and mouthy, she wanted to keep her relationship with Joe strictly physical. In another time, with another woman it would have been a hell of a deal, one he would have happily taken part in. But times had changed. He had changed. Coul... read more

Joe's time as a high ranking member of a ruthless biker gang should scare off any good woman, and had, until Gwen came thundering into his life. Smart, successful and mouthy, she wanted to keep her relationship with Joe strictly physical. In another time, with another woman it would have been a hell of a deal, one he would have happily taken part in. But times had changed. He had changed. Coul... read more

Ring Tru (Thick As Theives) (Volume 1)

Janice M. Whiteaker

Gertrude Miller is about to start a new life. A normal life. Hopefully a happy life. But before that can happen, she has to finish one last job. Things are going as well as can be expected, considering it requires her to be old man arm candy, until the night her ex-husband shows up to potentially ruin her life. Again. Will didn’t know what he was getting into when he agreed to help his friend ... read more

Gertrude Miller is about to start a new life. A normal life. Hopefully a happy life. But before that can happen, she has to finish one last job. Things are going as well as can be expected, considering it requires her to be old man arm candy, until the night her ex-husband shows up to potentially ruin her life. Again. Will didn’t know what he was getting into when he agreed to help his friend ... read more

Beautiful Temptation

Olivia Adams

They say forbidden fruit always tastes the sweetest. But that’s something Adam Rockwell doesn't intend to find out.Adam Rockwell, or Rocky as he’s known to most, is renowned for his love ʼem and leave ʼem approach to women. He’s the archetypal player with the good looks and cock-sure personality to pull it off. As the talent scout for Harper Records, his life is one long round of gigs, nightcl... read more

They say forbidden fruit always tastes the sweetest. But that’s something Adam Rockwell doesn't intend to find out.Adam Rockwell, or Rocky as he’s known to most, is renowned for his love ʼem and leave ʼem approach to women. He’s the archetypal player with the good looks and cock-sure personality to pull it off. As the talent scout for Harper Records, his life is one long round of gigs, nightcl... read more

Never Settle

Joanna Wallace

Karina Capello gets the proposal of the year including a fancy dinner by the beach and a diamond fit for a celebrity. Except she turns it down and dumps her boyfriend on the spot. She knows deep down he isn’t the one and can’t settle for him. Is she really crazy for saying no to the perfect guy?Karina then visits New Orleans for her first work project but is warned not to mix business with ple... read more

Karina Capello gets the proposal of the year including a fancy dinner by the beach and a diamond fit for a celebrity. Except she turns it down and dumps her boyfriend on the spot. She knows deep down he isn’t the one and can’t settle for him. Is she really crazy for saying no to the perfect guy?Karina then visits New Orleans for her first work project but is warned not to mix business with ple... read more

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