Melissa J.

Melissa J.

SacramentoCA

Developmental Editor and Beta Reader

I have been freelance editing for over ten years, and launched own editing business in February, 2014. My strengths lie in helping writers find plot holes and inconsistencies in character arcs. My absolute favorite are developmental edits. I can be your plot soundboard if you're just getting started, or I can provide you with nitty-gritty, in-depth critique to help take your manuscript to the next level. As far as nonfiction goes, I can help with select self-help books. I'm also a writer and released my paranormal mystery, THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, in October, 2018. I also have a cozy mystery series in the works, and the first three books (PAWSITIVELY POISONOUS, CURSED, and SECRETIVE) are out now. I can help you work on your pitch/jacket flap copy, query letters, synopses, and outlines, as well as guide you through some of the beginning steps of self-publishing your novel. Note: I'm going to be more help (in terms of publishing assistance) for those who write fiction--nonfiction is a whole other beast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope we can work together! - Melissa
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019

"Excellent work and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reputable beta reader."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

"Melissa is wonderful. She's so helpful and her work is splendid. I can't recommend her enough."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 30, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

"Melissa delivered on the requirements we agreed on. All work was completed successfully. I was very happy with Melissa's approach to editing and providing feedback. Her methods dealt with the issues and provided encouragement for moving ahead. It is easy to become disillusioned with a writing project, but in this case the feedback from Melissa kept me moving ahead. I will use her services again."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 7, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018

"Melissa was great! She was a great person to work with and I know I picked the right person to look over my manuscript. I was new to all of this and she made it very easy! She was patient with me and really brought out the best in my work and has made it more than I thought it could've been! I can't wait to work with her in the future!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Oct 22, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016

"Excellent work, exceptional communication, and at the end of the day made my project better. Rarely do I sit back and say "wow, I wrote that?" that's how good she is."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 16, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

"Melissa did a fabulous job with my manuscript. Her feedback was an equal balance of happy squees and constructive criticism, paired with great suggestions for improvements. She was on-time and open for communication, and seemed to get what I wanted without much explanation. She did a great job and I would be happy to work with her again!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 6, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

"Melissa is AMAZING! She went above and beyond in every aspect of getting this job done. I cannot say enough about what a delight Melissa has been to work with. She is conscientious, thorough, dedicated to quality, trustworthy, and an absolute joy to work with. She is an excellent communicator and extremely reliable. I HIGHLY recommend her work!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 28, 2016

"Melissa did an amazing job editing my fantasy novel! She communicated well, was very timely, and provided exactly what I was looking for! Highly recommend her for any editing services, and will be sending more work her way! Couldn't recommend her more!"

Private earnings

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Editing Fire Eyes Awakened
Editing Fire Eyes Awakened
Editing The Bet Between Us
Editing The Bet Between Us
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Melissa J.

Melissa J.

SacramentoCA
29
Total Jobs
2
Total Hours

Developmental Editor and Beta Reader

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I have been freelance editing for over ten years, and launched own editing business in February, 2014. My strengths lie in helping writers find plot holes and inconsistencies in character arcs. My absolute favorite are developmental edits. I can be your plot soundboard if you're just getting started, or I can provide you with nitty-gritty, in-depth critique to help take your manuscript to the next level. As far as nonfiction goes, I can help with select self-help books. I'm also a writer and released my paranormal mystery, THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, in October, 2018. I also have a cozy mystery series in the works, and the first three books (PAWSITIVELY POISONOUS, CURSED, and SECRETIVE) are out now. I can help you work on your pitch/jacket flap copy, query letters, synopses, and outlines, as well as guide you through some of the beginning steps of self-publishing your novel. Note: I'm going to be more help (in terms of publishing assistance) for those who write fiction--nonfiction is a whole other beast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope we can work together! - Melissa
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019

"Excellent work and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reputable beta reader."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

"Melissa is wonderful. She's so helpful and her work is splendid. I can't recommend her enough."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 30, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018

"Melissa delivered on the requirements we agreed on. All work was completed successfully. I was very happy with Melissa's approach to editing and providing feedback. Her methods dealt with the issues and provided encouragement for moving ahead. It is easy to become disillusioned with a writing project, but in this case the feedback from Melissa kept me moving ahead. I will use her services again."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 7, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018

"Melissa was great! She was a great person to work with and I know I picked the right person to look over my manuscript. I was new to all of this and she made it very easy! She was patient with me and really brought out the best in my work and has made it more than I thought it could've been! I can't wait to work with her in the future!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Oct 22, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016

"Excellent work, exceptional communication, and at the end of the day made my project better. Rarely do I sit back and say "wow, I wrote that?" that's how good she is."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 16, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

"Melissa did a fabulous job with my manuscript. Her feedback was an equal balance of happy squees and constructive criticism, paired with great suggestions for improvements. She was on-time and open for communication, and seemed to get what I wanted without much explanation. She did a great job and I would be happy to work with her again!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 6, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

"Melissa is AMAZING! She went above and beyond in every aspect of getting this job done. I cannot say enough about what a delight Melissa has been to work with. She is conscientious, thorough, dedicated to quality, trustworthy, and an absolute joy to work with. She is an excellent communicator and extremely reliable. I HIGHLY recommend her work!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 28, 2016

"Melissa did an amazing job editing my fantasy novel! She communicated well, was very timely, and provided exactly what I was looking for! Highly recommend her for any editing services, and will be sending more work her way! Couldn't recommend her more!"

Private earnings

Melissa J. has more jobs. Create an account to review them

Portfolio

Editing Fire Eyes Awakened
Editing Fire Eyes Awakened
Editing The Bet Between Us
Editing The Bet Between Us
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Skills

As Needed - Open to Offers

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