I’m an editor and proofreader with over a decade of experience in freelance, web-based, and agency settings. I’ve worked with everyone from authors to design firms to humanitarian organizations to tech startups.
I can provide a professional critique of your project from first draft to final incarnation, giving you detailed suggestions for revisions that will improve clarity and fluidity, all while maintaining your voice and style. Basic editorial services like line-editing and copyediting are right up my alley, too, and I can proofread almost anything. I have a knack for spotting grammatical errors and often do so involuntarily (I’m looking at you, typo on my cereal box).
My client list includes Design Portland, FINE Design Group, Mercy Corps, Quiltfolk, Wacom, and The Wild.
Have a project in need of editing? Drop me a line, and let’s chat. You’ve put a lot of work into your writing. Now let me help you make it the best it can be.
“Jessica is highly skilled and detail-oriented. She has never missed a deadline and is flexible when we have tight turnarounds. Her communication style is open, honest, and diplomatic. She is a true professional, and we frequently refer to her services as ‘the best money we have ever spent.’ I cannot recommend Jessica more highly and look forward to using her services for years to come.” – Rachel Coddington, managing director of Design Portland
“Jessica was an amazing resource in helping me revise, edit, and proofread essays for applications as well as a creative manuscript. A meticulous copy editor, Jessica provides professional, thorough, supportive feedback in a timely manner and at a decent rate. She is a superstar editor who can see what you’re trying to say and take it to the next level. I would unequivocally recommend Jessica for her precise and thoughtful editing skills.” – Alissa Hattman, author and college writing instructor
“I’ve been working with Jessica since 2017: first while at digital agency FINE, and currently at The Wild. She has consistently delivered quality work, sometimes on the fly with a tight turnaround, and at a very reasonable fee. I love knowing I can count on Jessica and appreciate her organizational skills, professionalism, and excellent editing of our marketing materials. She takes the time to really understand our brand and tone, and she always makes what we are trying to communicate 10x better than it would have been without her services. We could not do what we do without her talent.” – Clay Walsh, marketing and communications director, The Wild
“Jessica was my editor for my second book, In Search of Beauty, and she was an editor par excellence. She adroitly took my rather rigid style of writing and made it flow. Her organizational skills were remarkable, as was her care in researching the correct spelling of esoteric words and names. And Jessica was well organized and easy to work with.” – Julius Kaplan, author