Jeanie Simoncic, Editor, Writer, Proofreader

My passion is to help you refine your work to create lively, active, engaging, and concise prose.

Writing is a very personal endeavor. As a writer, I understand this; as an editor, I respect it. I'm careful to provide thoughtful comments and edits to help you enhance prose while preserving your voice. 

For fiction projects, I can help you:

  • define characters

  • imagine settings

  • maintain point of view and voice

  • catch plot holes and confusion with story lines

  • clarify action

  • create natural dialogue

For both fiction and nonfiction projects, I can help with:

  • organization and flow of the document

  • voice

  • clarity

  • consistency

  • grammar

  • punctuation

  • spelling

  • word usage

  • trim words

  • omit redundancy

Skills:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style and The AP Stylebook

  • Microsoft Word Track with edits on screen and comments in the margin

  • Synthesize complex information and communicate it clearly and accurately

  • Adapt easily to new subjects

  • Work independently and cooperatively from inception through completion

Fiction

I love exploring new manuscripts and have been amazed by the variety in the stories I've read and the imagination used to create them!

  • Editor for adult novels telling stories of fantasy, romantic thrillers, and crime. I've also edited fantasy books written for children and new adults. And I've relished my time spent on each project.

Nonfiction

  • Copy Editor for a self-help book written by an psychoanalyst

  • Line Editor for a nutrition book authored by a nutritionist and integrative wellness coach.

  • Writer and Researcher to update the Instructor Resource Manual to coincide with the new edition of a nutrition textbook produced by a major textbook publisher.

  • Writer and Researcher to update detailed entries on nutrition, medical, and diet summaries for an encyclopedia produced by a major textbook publisher. My work also included coding.

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