Excellent, on-demand copyediting.
It's what we do here.
I'm Cheryl (usually known as Annie, however!), a lead publishing copyeditor and top-selling author.
I'm aided by top-end freelance sub-editors as well as the free services of the inimitable Furry Sub-Editor.
Just Copyeditors offers highest-calibre editing to book authors and publishers, globally.
End of story.
I am the owner and manager of Just Copyeditors. All work under my brand is performed by me, with no farm-outs to less senior personnel, and no juniors.
I spruce up the books of more than 200 authors a year, many of whom are now top-selling (89% at August 2023) due to the work I perform on scripts.
Much work comes from private clients like you, while other work comes from Reedsy, authors' forums and, increasingly, Fiverr which brings a lot of work from top authors globally.
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For Book Authors
Just Copyeditors offers copy-editing and enhancement services that are available nowhere else. Really. Nowhere! Read on.
So much has changed since I--Annie, Lead Editor--set up this website in late 2018. Initially, I was ghostwriting more than editing--but now, in 2023, I edit for new authors and bestsellers just the same, with each edit also including elements of new writing that I pen myself to make your book fly.
From 2018 through to mid-2023, the business has operated solely under my formal name, 'Cheryl Jenkinson trading as Annie J, Author'.
From summer 2023, I will be trading under Just Copyeditors. Please note this website will be undergoing updates in 2023 to reflect the change since the nature of my edits has also altered somewhat!
I now combine my talents as a bestselling author with my senior publishing editorial skills, meaning that--at the same time as providing a line edit that sets out to nail every issue in your book--I can also add new writing to your new book in whatever quantity we agree.
This enhances my clients' books significantly, providing a top-performing service not on offer anywhere else in the world.
I started by giving discounted copy-editing packages through authors' forums, with an emphasis on price-led offers for high-end edits that aim to leave NO errors in the script!
To be frank, I am tired of seeing lazy edits by other editors, ones addressing only a tiny percentage of errors while leaving the majority untouched.
In some cases, I have even seen editors introducing fresh errors, though these would be untrained persons posing as copyeditors.
The business quickly grew to a point where, in 2023, I can only take one in every eight projects offered, and I work for many top names and publishers but I'll always love to work for new indie authors too.
I elevate your book to be the very best it can become, no matter what it takes.
Deep copy edits are great but these don't sell books. They help. But it does sell books when I elevate your work to bring the copy to a much higher standard.
Now, in 2023, most clients come for that enhanced service with the combination of deep copy editing, rewrites (as required), and new ghostwritten elements (also as required).
Clients provide a finished book script as in any normal edit. I copy-edit it (line edit/whatever edit is needed), PLUS I flesh it out, make it more evocative, engaging, immersive, and saleable.
Hardly anyone now wants just a standard edit for corrections since the clients' sales speak loudly. Around 98% of clients buy the product in which I dually line edit to eliminate errors at the same time as ghostwriting and rewriting wherever needed to ensure the best performance of the book.
89% of clients (at August 2023) whose books were not selling well beforehand are now top sellers, many having attracted good agents and/or traditional publishing contracts with leading publishing houses.
I welcome all genres, fiction and non-fiction, but specialise in fantasy, science fiction, romance, young adult and children's, mystery and suspense, and thrillers.
There are very few genres I do not edit; gaming literature is one, and only because I am not a gamer so don't know the nuances sufficiently to run the 'enhanced edit' I prefer to offer.
Let's talk about your copy-editing and enhancement needs. Please send at least 3,000 words as a Microsoft Word document for me to see. I will be in touch.
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Please note that I don't use the Just Copyeditors website to handle my email since I found that the site failed to send me critical client notifications. This is some sort of glitch within the Wix mail handling app, unfortunately.
Gmail will deliver your messages safely and promptly to the right inbox and desk! Please note that I don't log in daily on Gmail; I do so only in between deadlines so that I don't become sidetracked. I treat every edit as if it were my own book, and I work immersively, fitting in nothing else simultaneously that may distract me from your book!
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