I provide professional writing, editing, and consulting services. I work with creative individuals, businesses, non-profits, and organizations to help them tell their stories to the world. If you need words written, edited, or enlivened, I'm your woman.
What I do:
For more information about any of these services, or to talk about a type of writing/editing project not listed here please contact me.
- Freelance Writing (website content, artist statements, articles, book and grant proposals, marketing materials, and more; see a partial list of my past and current clients here)
- Editing Services (including developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading)
- Writing Apprenticeships & Mentoring Services (support and instruction for writers and writing projects at all stages)
- Speaking, Readings, & Storytelling
- "Blog to Book" Consulting (Is there a book lurking in your blog archives? Contact me to talk about a custom consulting package in which I bring my writing and editing expertise to your blog and help you find and shape a book based on your blog.)
Who you are:
My clients include the following:
- Colleges and universities
- Small businesses
- Corporations (especially those with socially-conscious, soulful, or story-driven missions)
- Life/biz coaches
Select Clients & Testimonials
(certified coach, author of The Right Brain Business Plan)
"Jenna helped me copyedit a booklet that was part of a kit I recently launched. I appreciated Jenna's ability to simplify my instructions so that they were clear, direct, and easy to understand. She provided great suggestions for making things more consistent, and she was very detail oriented. Thanks, Jenna, for your professionalism. You were a pleasure to work with!"
(retreat organizer, author of Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry & Mixed Media and the poetry chapbook Five Days in April)
"Jenna has that editing superhero power of shining up your writing while creating a really comfortable space for conversation and feedback. She's patient, kind, and wicked smart, which are three things you don't always find in the editing world. Both times I worked with her, I was under a tight deadline, and she helped me to feel less stressed, which was a gift in the midst of the craziness that is working on a book that will be going out in the world. She gets that sending that book out is like sending out a piece of your heart. So grateful to consider her part of my team."
(media producer, author of the poetry chapbook Fortunes)
"You don't want go to press or to submit without an expert set of eyes going over your work. Jenna is thorough and professional with an ability to see right to the heart every project she's edited for me. The whole process builds confidence and brings peace of mind, whether you're a writer, publisher or producer."
(writer, photographer, artist educator)
"Jenna saved my life. Period. In a month where I was overloaded with work and requests from editors, she swooped in with creative brilliance to 'pen' a proposal for my 'open to exposure' project on very (very) short notice. Her writing was professional and visionary and yet at the same time deeply intuitive, capturing the flavor or my own 'voice.' She is sensitive and graceful, humorous and deeply generous. Jenna's writing is wonderfully organic and gifted, and I can't wait to work with her once again ~ the entire experience with her was such a complete delight."
(photographer, technical writer)
"Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! This is exactly what I had in mind, and I'm so impressed you could take my ramblings and make them into something coherent. I am be-yond happy with the work you did, and would love to work with you on any other projects I have that require your goddess skill set. Many, many thanks. While I knew you were a talented writer, the products you delivered exceeded any expectation I had. Your tagline should be, 'Skip eLance, come directly to The Word Cellar.'"