Words with Jas is a nonfiction editing service that helps writers and professionals SOUND BRILLIANT AND PUBLISH MATERIALS THAT ARE WELL-WRITTEN, ENGAGING, AND ERROR-FREE so their messages can influence the world.


 
 
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CLIENTS

Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity’s Greatest Challenge by Eric Meade

Fulfillment! Beyond Engagement: Building Winning Workplace Experiences by William A. Schiemann

The Mr. Thank You Project: A Journey to Elevate the Level of Gratitude on the Planet, One Card at a Time by John "Izzy" Israel

7 Powerful Questions to Discover Your Dream Life by Ngan H. Nguyen

The Yogi's Journal by Laura Heggs and Matt Kowald

Purchase Power Retirement Formula: The Secret Strategy for Achieving the Retirement of Your Dreams ... on Any Budget by Idris Manley

From Myth to Money: 12 Costly Mythstakes Top Sales Professionals Avoid by Merit Gest

Mom Fog: 7 Steps to Overcoming Mom Fatigue Syndrome by Hannah Keeley

Mobilizing Mindfulness and Mental Events Field Journal by Todd Brossart

Headstrong Performance by Marcel Daane

Wine, Sex and Suicide: My Near-Death Divorce by Patty Blue Hayes

Times 10 Publications / Hack Learning Series

Hacking Instructional Design; Quit Point; Make Writing; Hacking Assessment; Hacking Leadership; Hacking the Common Core; Hacking Literacy; Hacking Engagement; Hacking Homework; Hacking Project Based Learning; Hacking Google for Education; Hacking Engagement Again; Hacking Digital Learning; Hacking Classroom Management; Hacking the Writing Workshop; Hacking Mathematics; Hacking Parenthood; Hacking School Libraries; uNforgettable

Engineering Faith by Sherica A. Matthews

Sweet Dreams: Interesting Legends & Dream Interpretations for Children by Natalie Wilkinson

A Guide to Your Dog's Ear Health / A Guide to Your Cat's Ear Health by Benjamin Preisner of MisterBens.com

South Carolina Living Magazine

Little Fern: A Consultancy for Wild Thinkers

Modern Craft

Eventify Life

Audaces Impact

Eco Sheep: We Make Bicycles Greener

The Soul of a Community Leader and Sojourner Truth by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem

 

 
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REVIEWS

Eric Meade, Author of Reframing Poverty, Futurist and Organizational Strategist:

Jennifer was a huge help as editor of my book Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity's Greatest Challenge, which will be released in January 2019. Her work was precise, thorough, expert, and timely. Like clockwork, she hit every date she promised, and she was available to answer whatever questions I had. Overall I was very pleased with her work and I would (will) definitely work with her again.

Ron Sauder, Secant Publishing:

Jennifer is a meticulous editor who does not read with blinders on. She has a good sense of the overall project, its audience, and the importance of maintaining the voice of the author. I was very impressed with her skill, her speed and her thoroughness as she read through a book project twice - first as a copyeditor, second as a proofreader. Would definitely use her again and recommend her highly to others.

Merit Gest, CSP, Sales Mindset Expert, Author of From Myth to Money: 12 Costly Mythstakes Top Sales Professionals Avoid:

I hired Jennifer to do what I thought would be a quick edit of my book and was over the moon impressed with the value she was able to add to the project.  She is not only thorough, as you would expect of an editor, she asked me some insightful questions about the content that improved it! I will absolutely hire her again.

John "Izzy" Israel, Author of The Mr. Thank You Project: A Journey to Elevate the Level of Gratitude on the Planet, One Card at a Time:

Jen was just what I needed. Good work, good communication, and on time. Jen is awesome. :)

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.

Ngan Nguyen, Author of 7 Powerful Questions to Discover Your Dream Life:

I'm fortunate to have found Jennifer when I was in the process of publishing my first book. From the initial proposal, she was personable, detail-oriented, and professional. She's a skillful editor and even more importantly, worked with me throughout the process to make sure that the edits maintained my voice and message. It was a wonderful experience collaborating with her and the output was very high quality. Writing your first book can be a delicate experience and I'm grateful to have found such an amazing editor! 

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! 

Benjamin Preisner (Mister Ben), Author of A Guide to Your Dog's Ear Health / A Guide to Your Cat's Ear Health:

When searching for a freelancer ... you pray you find the dream person. Well Jennifer Jas is the one you should hope you find and hire. Her quality of work, professionalism, timeliness and consistency set her apart from the rest. I know this from multiple jobs with her over the past few years. A+++++++ in every way ... and beyond expectations. 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, Author of The Yogi's Journal:

Amazing experience! Jennifer completed the edit within the scheduled time while doing an excellent job.

Colette Wilson, Education Consultant:

Jennifer was such a great help in editing our project. After designing a new workshop series, we needed an effective overview of our project. It was with Jennifer's assistance that we created the perfect image and overview to market our workshop. We not only love her edits but also her comments on why she suggests optional stylistic changes. I feel confident knowing that her keen eye has looked over everything before we print or post it.

 

 
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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 55 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.

Jennifer Jas
Words with Jas
Aurora, Colorado, USA
jennifer@wordswithjas.com

 

 
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Services

 

30-MINUTE CONSULTATION — Free

Contact me to set up an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your project and needs.

 

SAMPLE EDITS FOR SHORT DOCUMENTS — Negotiable

I am happy to provide a sample edit or proofread, depending on your needs, to make sure we are a good match to work together. This may include a sample line edit or proofread of part of a document, or a brief but high-level review of your entire manuscript. I guarantee you will be happy with the feedback and/or edits of a sample document, and if you are not, I will refund your cost.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING — Flat fee per project, or hourly rate

I focus on improving the larger issues of flow, clarity, voice, readability, and organization. A developmental edit does not get into the fine details of correcting errors, but looks at the big content issues first. As a fresh set of expert eyes, I provide you with comments and suggestions to help you revise your manuscript so the content is more engaging and organized.

 

COPYEDITING / LINE EDITING — Flat fee per project, or hourly rate

I review your manuscript line by line, correcting errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. I smooth out the syntax, tense, and sentence structure. I ensure consistency of style and check the facts as needed. I make sure your work comes across as brilliant and accurate, and your readers will not be distracted by any mistakes.

 

SUBSTANTIVE EDITING — Flat fee per project, or hourly rate

A substantive edit means I review your document for all issues—both large and small.  This is a combination of developmental editing (looking for high-level issues of flow and organization) and copyediting (looking for errors of grammar and punctuation). I provide a detailed critique of your work with helpful feedback and suggestions. I correct all errors, revise awkward constructions, replace lifeless prose with engaging language, remove repetition, change passive voice to active voice, and offer solutions so that you end up with a brilliant piece of work.

 

PROOFREADING — Flat fee per project, or hourly rate

A proofread takes place at the last stage of printing, publishing, or self-publishing. I review the final copy of your manuscript and correct any remaining typos or errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, tense, and formatting. I provide you with a clean, error-free document, ready to share with your audiences. 

 

RETAINER PACKAGES / ADDITIONAL EDITING OPTIONS

Options include collaboration projects, and retainer packages for organizations or publishers who provide a regular cadence of work and want to be at the top of my priority list.

 

 

CONTACT

Please feel free to email me or schedule a free 30-minute phone meeting on my calendar by visiting: 

www.calendly.com/jenniferjas

 

Jennifer Jas
Words with Jas
Aurora, Colorado, USA
Email: jennifer@wordswithjas.com
Communicate or exchange files: Skype / Voxer / Slack / Google / Dropbox


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