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Fervent Ink Fiction Editing

Make your novel unputdownable

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Now taking bookings for September 2024!

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About Fervent Ink

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

Having worked with bestselling and award-winning authors, both traditional and indie, I've learned the art and science of hooking your reader, forcing them to say 'just one more page!'

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 

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

  • Advanced Developmental Editing of Fiction (Editorial Freelancers Association)

  • Developmental Editing in Practice (Liminal Pages) 

  • Editing the Romance (Club Ed)

  • Line Editing for Suspense (Louise Harnby)

  • Copy-editing fiction (EFA)

  • Essential Grammar and Working With Authors (The Publishing Training Centre)

I am a proud member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

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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.


Having worked on both sides of the editing desk, I understand how important it is to trust your editor with your book. 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 Editing

Happy with your plot and character elements? Congratulations! It takes a lot of work to get to that stage. Now it's time to make your prose so gripping and immersive that it leaps off the page, making it impossible for readers to put down.

£16.00/ $20 per 1000 words

  • Sentence flow/rhythm

  • Tone/voice consistency

  • Avoidance of redundancy and repetition to uphold conciseness and punchiness

  • Smooth grammar and punctuation  

  • Accuracy/consistency 

  • Narrative distance for a more immersive reading experience

  • Readability

  • Word choice 

  • Scene enhancement   

  • Emotional temperature/suspense 

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Developmental Editing

Big Picture Editing. Well done for completing your first draft. Now it's time to get your story beats in the right place, check the central story concept is strong with compelling stakes, and make your characters so vivid that your reader will keep turning the pages, desperate to know what happens to them.

£20.00 / $26 per 1000 words

  • In-margin comments and full developmental editorial report

  • Character development

  • Story and scene structure

  • Ensuring strong and focussed  concept/compelling stakes/motivation/goals

  • 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 has now become such a part of my writing process that I wouldn't dream of submitting to a publisher before I've listened to her advice. I've made positive changes to characters, plot, and even setting, following Jess's 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's 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.

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

  • Romantasy

  • Romcoms

  • Speculative fiction 

  • Thrillers 

  • Christian fiction 


​​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 sample edit for you so you can see if my editing style works for you. Editing fees are payable by PayPal (50% on the day the work starts, and the balance upon my delivery of edits).


Previous works and reviews can be viewed on my portfolio and testimonial page. 


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


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