As a writer, I know how difficult it is to stand back and review a book on which you’ve devoted 2 – 12 months of time (or more!), and poured in your heart and soul.
That’s where editors come in. Editors have no trouble in looking into your story and picking out what works, what doesn’t, where you could improve and how to hone your story into something which shines and blossoms and other wonderful words. Ultimately, making your book baby better.
- Foundation Credit in Creative Writing by the Open University
- Entertainment Editor for an online magazine for 3+ years
- Topical writer for many different magazines, print and digital
- Two Best Film awards at local festivals for my magical realism / fantasy dramas
- Pitch Madness winner and unofficial PitchWars mentee in 2016 – editing my own stuff, but proof I can edit on a schedule!
Having written YA and Adult Fantasy / Science Fiction for some time now *cough* I am best editing YA and ADULT manuscripts in the following categories:
SCIENCE FICTION (all subs)
FANTASY (all subs)
I am VERY comfortable with diversity and LGBTQA+. If you have an #ownvoices book or if you’re a diverse author, please let me know and I’ll happily do a discount!
For queries – any and all genres!
“Ms. Hemming’s feedback proved to be invaluable. She saved my query from doom. Her critique comments force the writer to re-examine everything about the query, from the theme, the plot structure, and the characters. I would recommend her services to any writer who seeks representation.” – B. Spencer Edwards – @bspenceredwards
“Having Jade look at two passes of my query has helped me identify the key parts needing attention, and my query feel much stronger now with her feedback. Jade picks up on the little things, and also looks at the bigger picture and overall layout. Definitely recommend her skilled eye and attention to detail for your editorial needs!” – Nicole L. – @Nicole_Lowrey
“Jade has done a few passes on my queries and a developmental edit on my manuscript, and she is a very insightful editor, offering poignant and constructive advice. She is very prompt and thorough with her work, and I found her suggestions very helpful. You won’t be disappointed with her work! :)” – Kelly B – @kbarina13
“Jade was so encouraging! After receiving conflicting feedback on my query, I over-edited it into a disaster. Jade pointed out everything that needed clarification and gave much needed direction for how to fix it. I definitely recommend her services!” – Amber R. Duell – @AmberR_Duell
“Jade gives prompt and detailed feedback, focusing on both a query’s strong points and its weaknesses. I appreciated her identifying exactly what needed to be fixed and how to do it. She clearly has a lot of knowledge about the publishing process. My current query feels ready for agents. I highly recommend her services.” -Katherine T @bookgirl_kt
“It’s like you knew my characters better than I do. Thanks so much!” – Sandi M.
ME AS AN EDITOR
I am supportive, honest, and will tell you where your strengths are. I propose questions which (hopefully) make you think more about your MS and the information the reader needs or wants to see.
Similarly, I will tell you what may not be necessary, areas you can improve, how to make your prose shine. I’m excellent on natural, character-driven dialogue, characterisation, pacing and plot holes. I’m not afraid to tell you if you get too rambly!
With all that said, I’m not your girl if you want line by line edits and grammar. If I come across something, I’ll check it, but I won’t perform an all-out in depth edit of spelling or punctuation. There are editors far better suited to line edits than I am!
PRICES (for prices in USD or other, please let me know!):
FULL MS (up to 300 pages) –
£1 a page. HALF PRICE – 50p per page – Contact Me
FULL MS (up to 500 pages) –
£1.25 a page. HALF PRICE – 75p per page – Contact Me
FULL MS – 500 pages or more – please contact me for pricing
- All orders up to First Page will be delivered in 48 hours.
- First Chapter or First 3 Chapters, 72 hours.
- FULL MS will be delivered in 1- 2 weeks depending on length.
For more information or to book, please contact on firstname.lastname@example.org. I usually take payments through PayPal invoice, which is able to be processed with many cards or a PayPal account.