Hi! I’m Jessica.

If you are here, then you probably understand how important proofreading and editing are in order to make sure your message is received, rather that be a small blog post or a six hundred page book. I’m here to help with that.

I’ve spent countless hours training in proofreading and copy editing in order to be able to spot numerous errors that you might not notice. Additionally, I enjoy working with clients in order to make sure your voice is maintained while making corrections.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. My education provides me with skills in writing, research, critical thinking, communication, management, decision-making, and more.

I proofread and edit for both fiction and nonfiction works. I can also assist you with blog posts and articles. Whatever your media of choice, contact me so we can get started polishing your next masterpiece.

See My Services

My Services

For blog posts, flash fiction, short stories, websites, or other short works under 10,000 words, an hourly price starting at $20/hour will be charged upon assesment of your work.

Proofreading starting at $0.008/word

  • The last step before publishing
  • Corrections in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and typography
  • Checking obvious facts
  • Checking style guides and maintaining consistency
  • Checking graphs, charts, tables, and illustrations

Copy Editing starting at $0.011/word

  • Correct typos
  • Correct basic grammar
  • Correct punctuation
  • Make style consistent: spelling, capitalization, hyphens, dashes, italics, ellipses, etc.
  • Flag content inconsistency from chapter to chapter
  • Verify basic facts
  • Flag plot holes
  • Flag potential libel
  • Flag any potential copyright issues
  • Flag confirmed anachronisms
  • Flag repetition (both content and verbal) and offer solutions
  • Flag ambiguous vocabulary (and offer solutions)
  • Flag awkward phrasing (and offer solutions)
  • Flag jargon if meaning is obscure

Line Editing starting at $0.015/word

  • Copy editing
  • Suggesting in-depth improvements to language usage
  • Suggesting improvement to scholarly tone (in the case of academic texts)
  • Feedback on content
  • For fiction works, critique of plot development and characterization
  • For nonfiction and academic works, identification of undersupported points and undeveloped arguments
  • Style formatting

Jessica is very professional, thorough, and kind. What I enjoyed most was the speed with which she responded to my numerous emails and the thoroughness of her work. I'll love to work with her again and again. I have no hesitation recommending J. Berry Proofreading to anyone who needs the services of a humane, professional, and swift line editor and copy editor.

Moses Owojaiye

Thank you, J. Berry Proofreading, for your amazing work! After your copyediting and line editing, I was more confident to self-publish my short story. Definitely worth it!

B.N. KumarLine Editing Client

I met Jessica in my most desperate hour when I was in the throws of publishing my first book. I had sued my first editor and was looking for someone to fill that void. Jessica came in and was professional, timely, and accurate.

Desmond WilliamsCopyediting Client

Love what Jessica did! She was on time and wonderful with all of her suggestions and advice.

Randa LewisBeta Reading Client

We writers are landscapers. We hew and cut, plant and prune. It needs an able reader to wander through our world and help us celebrate what works well and what needs alteration. Jessica’s insightful comments have allowed me to see what flourished, and just as importantly, what needed to be altered or elaborated on, to ensure the story flowed. My work will be a stronger, more cohesive piece of writing because of her input as a beta reader. I have no hesitation in recommending her services!

Richard BarryBeta Reading and Proofreading Client

I am so grateful for the feedback and edits that Jessica provided. I am a first time writer, and she gave me confidence with my writing material. I feel confident that she can polish any material to be precise in the point being conveyed!

Crystal AlbaProofreading Client

Working With Me

Working with an editor can be a daunting task for any writer. There are many questions that an author might have, including questions about the process of working with an editor. Below, you will find a short list of what it is like to work with me.

  • Look over your work first to make sure you have all details complete and you are ready to receive input.
  • Contact me to get started.
  • Have a conversation either by phone call or email to discuss the project and expectations.
  • Send a sample of the project to me for a quote.
  • Sign a contract to protect both your work and mine and pay deposit.
  • Have open communication throughout the project.
  • Do a first review of the manuscript.
  • Receive a free revision.
  • The final manuscript is delivered.
  • Ask any additional questions and pay final invoice.

Contact Me

Proofreader, Copy Editor, and Line Editor