Welcome! I'm Jean Kavich Bloom. As a freelance book editor, I work collaboratively with authors and publishing professionals to help make the written word fully accessible and editorially excellent, while at the same time ensuring that an author's vision, story, passion, voice, and insight remain intact. I work primarily with Christian authors and publishers. 

Background and Experience

I'm privileged to have more than thirty-three years of publishing experience, including fourteen years as a freelancer, nearly ten of them full-time. As of spring 2021, I've edited more than one hundred novels and novellas and more than 125 nonfiction books, many featuring story. You can read more about my background and experience here and hereauthor testimonials hereand professional publishing recommendations here.

Services


When I provide line/copy editing I . . . 
  • Eliminate awkward phrasing, tighten writing, ensure precise word choices, and achieve excellence in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Address timeline, point of view (POV), and staging inconsistencies for both fiction and nonfiction featuring story, as well as any issues created when dots don't connect or gaps have formed. 
  • Adhere to standard industry and in-house style guides. 
 (See the Services / Rates tab for more details.) 

When I provide a substantive / macro / developmental edit I . . .
  • Generate a detailed editorial letter assessing overall structure and organization and clearly outlining what I think works, what I think can be improved, and ideas for how to make improvements. With this level of edit for fiction, an assessment of character development, for instance, is included.
  • Make helpful notations in the manuscript file.
  • Answer questions to further ensure clarity for actionable suggestions.
(See the Services / Rates tab for more details.) 


When I write I . . .
  • Put ideas and information into readable, accessible form for the client's chosen target audience.
  • Write to space and word count requirements without losing the essence of the message or the voice of the author or organization. 
 (See the Services / Rates tab for more details.)

The tabs across the top of this home page will lead you to learning: 
  • more about who I am
  • the services and rates I offer
  • the projects I've edited
  • the types of professional writing I do
  • the clients I work for
  • what some authors and clients say about my work. 
  • how to contact me (or use the Contact Form in the panel on the left)

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