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About Fervent Ink

I'm Jessica Ryn, a freelance editor and published author with HarperCollins.

There's nothing more exciting than watching a story develop and flourish into a polished book, bringing joy to the world and pride to its author, which is why I set up Fervent Ink to help you achieve your publishing dreams.  

MY TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS 

  •  Developmental Editing in Practice (Liminal Pages)

  • Creative Writing MA with distinction (Canterbury Christ Church University)

  • Editing & Proofreading Diploma (Centre of Excellence) 

  • Ongoing CPD: Essential Copy-editing, Essential Grammar, Proofreading PDFs, Working With Authors (The Publishing Training Centre)

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. 

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What Fervent Ink Can Do For You

You've finished your draft! What's next?

Perhaps you've completed a draft of your story/novel and you need a professional to help you make your plot points, story structures and characters as strong as they can be. Or maybe your manuscript needs a line edit or a deep polish to get it ready for publication.  Whatever stage you're at, massive well done to you for completing your first draft. It's a huge accomplishment! 


Now comes the scary part: sharing your work.


Whether you're just starting out and hoping to sign with an agent/traditional publisher, or you're an established indie author, or you're looking to self-publish, you'll need your story to shine brightly for your readers.


I understand how important it is to trust your editor with your book-baby. I'll always be kind, constructive and honest as we work together to make your book the best it can be.


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Editing Services

Line/Copy Editing

  • Sentence flow/rhythm

  • Tone/voice consistency

  • Repetition avoidance 

  • Spelling, punctuation, grammar 

  • Inconsistencies/inaccuracies

  • Readability

  • Word choices 

  • Scene enhancement   

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Developmental Editing


  • In-margin comments and full developmental editorial report

  • Character development

  • Story and scene structure/narrative arcs

  • Inaccuracies / inconsistencies

  • Plot holes 

  • Pacing

  • Narrative technique

  • Show not tell

  • Point of view 

  • Believability 

  • World building/setting

  • Emotional temperature 


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Fervent Ink: Testimonials

"Jess started beta reading for me in a personal capacity (we met because we share the same - marvellous - literary agent) but she's now become such a part of my writing process that I wouldn't dream of submitting to an editor before I've listened to Jess' advice. I've made positive changes to characters, plot, and even setting, following Jess' sage reading and gentle (but firm) steering. I wholeheartedly recommend her services, and this comes from someone who is about to glide effortlessly across a plot hole that is now a solid surface thanks to Jess' logical and imaginative answer to my (ranting and garbled) problem."

Anstey Harris: bestselling author of Richard & Judy pick, The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton and Where We Belong.

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How It All Works

Your book is precious to you. You've invested time and energy into the bones of your story and you want it to succeed. 

I want that for you too! As a published author, I understand the importance of having an editor who is on the same page (see what I did there?) 

I am a wide reader with eclectic taste and experience, but my particular specialties are:


  • Commercial fiction

  • Women's fiction

  • Up lit

  • Romance

  • Fantasy/speculative fiction 

  • Thrillers 


​​If you'd like to know more about what Fervent Ink fiction editing has to offer, please do get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page, or email me at jessicaryn@ferventink.com, and I'll get back to you to discuss your needs.

If you're interested in booking an edit, I'll ask you to send an overview of your book and some sample pages to help me gauge the depth and type of editing required, and I'll provide a personalised quote and a sample edit for you so you can see if my editing style works for you. 


As well as being an agented, published author of two novels with HarperCollins (The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside/The Imperfect Art of Caring,) I also have an MA with distinction in creative writing, an accredited editing and proofreading diploma and a thirst for stories. Previous works and reviews can be viewed on my portfolio and testimonials' page. 


Spaces fill up FAST, so do get in touch! I can't wait to hear your story.


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