Editing Services

Not only do I write, but I also edit!

Along with holding an MA in teaching English, I taught language arts for 7 years, interned at Entangled Publishing, participated as a Pitch Wars mentor for 4 years, and have 10 books under my belt. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and those just starting their career. I can offer you a thorough developmental edit in the following genres:

  • Romance
  • Cozy mysteries
  • Teen fiction
  • Women’s fiction.

Let’s work together to take your book to the next level!


“I would never publish a book without Jennifer’s developmental editing touches. She does a fantastic job each time and always maintains the integrity of my story. I would highly recommend her services!”—RC Boldt, author of Clam Jam

“Jennifer has a great eye for detail and excellent insight on how to strengthen a story’s arc.”- A.J. Pine, bestselling author of the Crossroads Ranch series

“Jen is sharply insightful, with observations and suggestions that always deepen and round out my characters and plot.” -Lia Riley, author of the Brightwater series

“Working with Jennifer has made an enormous positive impact on my writing. Not only did she understand what I was trying to convey with my story, she helped me strengthen my characters and boost their conflict. How she approached and questioned the conflict and tension in my contemporary romance has changed how I think about books now. The foundation of my new projects are stronger thanks to Jennifer’s insights and eagle eye. I love working with her!”- Lisa Leoni, author of Plaid Package



Query Critique- $30 

A detailed critique of your query letter, with line edits, comments, and overall feedback. Includes one pass.

Synopsis Package- $50 

A detailed critique of you synopsist, complete with line edits, in-document comments, and overall feedback. Includes one pass.

First Chapter Critique- $35 

A detailed critique of your first chapter, complete with line edits, in-document comments, and overall feedback. Includes one pass.

Plot Development Consultation- $100 

One phone consultation where I work with you to flesh out your plot/storyline.

Submission Package- $180 

A package including a critique of your query letter, synopsis, and the first 50 pages. Includes one pass.

Basic Developmental Edits- .008¢/word (50k words= $400) 

Overall feedback on the book’s plot, character and pacing in an editorial letter. Includes one pass.

Full-Service Edit- .01¢/word (50k words= $500) 

Detailed feedback on the book’s plot, character, pacing, and the writing overall in an editorial letter in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout. Includes one pass.


Please note: I ask for ½ the fee before I start and ½ upon completion of the edit.

Payment is easy via PayPal.

The next step:

Please use the form below to shoot me an email describing your work and your ideal schedule for this edit or send directly to jenniferblackwoodauthor@gmail.com. I’m more than happy to send you my free sample edit of the first 10 pages of your manuscript before you commit. I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂


I’m also available to hire on Reedsy!