about jennifer jas
I release haiku poems back into the wild. I run barefoot on trails. For about 20 years, I worked in corporate communications in the fields of health care and snack food manufacturing. I’ve served as a corporate spokesperson, an emcee, and a writer or editor of more than a thousand business and marketing/communications plans and documents that were approved by committee.
Now I fulfill my wildest editing and proofreading passions by focusing full-time on helping writers, authors, and world-changers. I edit nonfiction books and other works so they can share their messages as brilliantly and accurately as possible, and get the readership and results they desire. I have edited more than 20 published nonfiction books. If you have a book or project that needs attention, I would love to chat with you about it and see how I can help.
Words with Jas
Aurora, Colorado, USA
7 Powerful questions to discover your dream life by ngan h. nguyen
headstrong performance by marcel daane
wine, sex and suicide: my near-death divorce by patty blue hayes
engineering faith by sherica a. matthews
Stefanie manns, writer
zarinah el-amin naeem, author, founder of beautifully wrapped and enliven your soul
The YOGI'S JOURNAL by laura heggs & MATT KOWALD
mark barnes, founder, times 10 publications
Jennifer Jas has been the primary proofreader for my publishing company, Times 10 Books, since its inception in 2015, proofreading more than a dozen books, all of which have sold around the world and are mistake-free, thanks to Jennifer's keen eye. Jennifer is so much more than someone who looks for spelling and punctuation errors. She is an expert at formatting in multiple styles and is a fantastic fact checker. I can't count how many readers have said, "I love how clean and mistake-free your books are." Beyond all of this, Jennifer has helped me develop our Hack Learning Series, with her insightful feedback about what works and how we could improve.
When our long-time developmental editor left last year, I knew Jennifer would easily make the transition into the job. Now, because we've grown and publish 9-15 books yearly, Jennifer is filling both roles. Sometimes, she's working closely with an author to develop one manuscript, while proofreading another. A wonderful communicator, Jennifer is always there, when I need someone's ear, so I can brainstorm ways to improve our products. She is a consummate professional, and it is with the highest regard that I recommend Jennifer Jas for any editing or proofreading job you have.
keith phillips, editor, south carolina living magazine
Jennifer was great to work with. Our project was complicated and we brought her in on short notice. She picked up the work without missing a beat and delivered at every turn. She did fantastic work as a copy editor, proofreader and "writing coach." Thank you, Jennifer!
evgeniya slinko, founder, eventify life, social impact entrepreneur
Jennifer helped me a lot in correcting and improving business and marketing texts for my startup. She is extremely good in finding the best words for the complex topics and thanks to her I could much better express our concepts. Another reason why I love working with Jennifer is her speed of reaction and a very high level of professionalism and empathy in terms of communication.
stefanie manns, writer
Jennifer did an outstanding job! She was personable, professional and willing to accommodate my project on a tight timeline. Not only was the work great, but she nailed the deadline. I can't wait to work with her again!
MATT KOWALD, YOGI / AUTHOR
Jennifer Amazing experience! Jennifer completed the edit within the scheduled time while doing an excellent job.
15-minute consultation — FREE
Contact me to set up an appointment for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your project and needs.
SAMPLE EDITS FOR SHORT DOCUMENTS — $59–$89
- Thorough proofread/copyedit of up to 1,000 words (short document, website content, business letter, part of a book) to catch every error in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. $59.*
- Detailed line edit of up to 1,000 words. Edits and suggestions to paragraph structure, flow, and voice, in addition to proofreading. $89.*
- Brief, high-level review of your entire document. Feedback about your structure, clarity, and readability, so you know if your book is heading in the right direction. $89.*
*Guarantee: I guarantee you will be happy with the feedback and/or corrections of a sample document. If not, I will refund your entire cost.
PROOFREADING / COPYEDITING — $50/hour
I am an eagle-eyed proofreader who will look at every word, every letter, every punctuation mark, and every space to make sure that your material is flawless and consistent in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, sentence structure, tense, flow, and formatting.
LINE EDITING / DEVELOPMENTal editing — $60/hour
You want your book to be clear and engaging and to bring you the results you desire. I provide a thorough review of every line of your manuscript, and provide you with structural edits and suggestions to improve the readability, flow, organization, concepts, and clarity of your message.
RETAINER PACKAGES / additional editing options
The sky and our imaginations are the limits. Options include retainer packages for organizations or publishers who provide a regular cadence of work and want to be at the top of the priority list, and collaboration projects with other creative types.
Please contact me to discuss your book or project, or to set up an appointment for a free 15-minute consultation. Complete the form below.
Words with Jas
Aurora, Colorado, USA
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