Author Testimonies

I have been privileged to work with the following authors who have been kind enough to provide a word about our work together. 

“I came into the editing process believing I was a good writer, and that an editor would probably just want to change my words to their words. That’s not at all what happened. Jean helped me say what I wanted to say, but better. Her work was clean and easy to understand, but more importantly, it was invaluable. I was instantly able to see the value of her editing my book. She’s a pro, and her work is a reflection of that status. She’s responsive, deadline-driven, and clear in her interactions. There wasn’t a moment while working with her when I felt uncertain about where things were. Whether you’re writing your first book, or 100th book, Jean should be the call you make." - Brock Shinen, The Christian Entrepreneur

“Jean was detailed and efficient, gracious and respectful. The Baggage Handler is my debut novel, and she treated my first child with care. Jean suggested ways for it to improve and kept an important external watch on a story that was so embedded in my head there were things I could no longer see. I hope to work with her again.” - David RawlingsThe Baggage Handler 

"Meticulous, prompt, detailed, and kind are all words I associate with Jean. She worked with me on my first novel and it was such a relief to know I was in such capable hands. She made my novel stronger by ensuring the elements of the story all tied together, catching mistakes in details and timeline, and cleaning up grammar, spelling, and punctuation. She saw things I didn't notice, and has a sharp eye for continuity and logic within a story. I was so pleased to work with her and hope to again soon." - Rachel LindenAscension of Larks

"Attention to detail, respect for the writer's voice, and a keen eye are just three of the things that come to mind when I think of Jean Bloom. Anytime she edits my work, I know it's in excellent hands!" - Katie Ganshert, novelist, Carol Award winner 

"Jean Bloom edits with a graceful touch and a sharp eye. Her help with my Amish mystery series has been invaluable, and I'm always pleased with a chance to get to work with her." – Vannetta Chapman, author of Murder Simply Brewed

"Jean Bloom is one of my favorite editors! We collaborated on several of my books, and I was thankful for her knowledge and skill. She not only polished my words, but she suggested ways to improve the story. Jean is detail-oriented, and she remembered aspects of the story and characterization from previous books that were applicable to the current manuscript. At times, I was certain she knew my characters better than I did! Jean is a brilliant editor, and I hope we are able to continue to work together. I’m certain she’s made my books better than they were before she worked her magic on them." - Amy Clipston, best-selling author

"Jean Bloom is an excellent editor. We've worked together on several projects, and her attention to detail is superb. One of Jean's many exemplary qualities as an editor is that she allows the author's voice to shine through while still finding ways to improve what is already written. For me, this is the most important aspect of editing, and Jean excels at it. I highly recommend Jean's editorial services."  – Kathleen Fuller, best-selling author

"Working with editor Jean Bloom is a delight! She gives suggestions, helps decipher wordy prose, and makes my work shine...all while being positive and professional. When I am fortunate to have the chance to work with Jean, I jump at the chance." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray

"Jean's editing service was exceptional. She helped me to produce a more refined and understandable book. Her editing skill, speed, and understanding of my writing made working with Jean a pleasure." - Jason Wiedel, author of Persecution Complex

"Jean Bloom is a talented and diligent editor. Her keen insights, attention to detail, and flexibility, while maintaining my voice, were gifts I treasure. She was responsive and considerate. I couldn’t have been more pleased and look forward to working with her again." - Kate Lloyd (, bestselling novelist. A Letter from Lancaster County 

“Mark Twain despised editors. In 1889 he wrote, ‘Yesterday Mr. Hall wrote that the printer's proof-reader was improving my punctuation for me,& I telegraphed orders to have him shot without giving him time to pray.’ If Mark Twain could have worked with Jean, I’m confident that he would have changed his opinion about proofreaders. Jean is knowledgeable, thorough, fast, offers great insights, and understands writing from a Christian worldview. I enthusiastically recommend her.” - Ron Haas, Author of Ask for a FishVice President at The Timothy Group 

"Skill, speed, and communication are just a few of the traits that set Jean apart. Her eye for detail and knowledge of what readers like make her an excellent editor. She is very approachable and a true pleasure to work with." - Misty Dollard, Author of Seven: A Modern Day Look at the Feasts of the Lord

"Although (it was) my first time writing and editing a book, Jean walked me through the process with many corrections and ideas to make the work more readable. I'm grateful for her knowledge and insight within the publishing world, which was wonderful for a neophyte like me." - Phil Smart, Pastor of Missions, Kentwood Community Church, author of By Any Means 

“Jean has an understanding of the Christian audience and how to build a book, build a chapter and build a sentence to impact your reader. Jean gets it! - Patrick G. McLaughlin, President/Founder, The Timothy Group, Author of Major Donor Game Plan and The C Factor

"Jean was very easy to work with. This was my first experience with having my work edited, so I didn’t know what to expect. She was thorough and helpful, while keeping my voice throughout the book. I absolutely plan to work with Jean again in the future!" - Alan Seaborn, Winning At Home, author of Journeying with Pain. 

"Jean was a strong referral from an agent friend of mine. This was my first book project, though, so I was a bit apprehensive about the process. Even began to wonder if I could publish without an editor. Ha! Looking back that would have been a HUGE mistake! Jean added so much more to my book than I could have ever imagined. I "liked" my book before her assistance. I "love" it now! She even took into consideration my newness to working with an editor and walked me through each step with clarity, professionalism, and grace and taught me a few things about writing along the way. Well worth the investment! Can't recommend her services enough!" - Ryan May, author of Stuck in the Middle

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