High quality professional developmental and line editing services at affordable prices
Copy editing/line editing
Agent query package
“I wholeheartedly recommend Jessica's 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.
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.
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.
Line Edits/ Copy Edits
Sentence-level editing for:
Dialogue, flow, syntax
Spelling, punctuation, grammar
Proofreading to eliminate errors and ensure complete consistency across your entire manuscript.
Substantive, Developmental, and Structural Editing
Big Picture Editing
In-margin comments/detailed feedback for every scene/chapter
Plot structure/narrative arcs
General notes on dialogue/setting/flow/syntax
Critique Service/Agent Query Package
A complete alpha/beta read and critique of your manuscript, including a full chapter-by-chapter breakdown.
Agent Query Package
Congratulations on finishing your book! If you're planning on submitting your work to literary agents, I can provide guidance, editing and a critique for your query package, including:
First three chapters of your manuscript
My entire experience working with Jessica was phenomenal. She took my hovel of a novel and helped me turn it into something I can be proud of. The entire way, she encouraged me and made smart suggestions to polish my debut novel. I hired her to do developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing, and will continue to hire her for my next books. She's been nothing short of amazing.
kathy Hann: author of the Bedlam Moon series
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:
I'd also be right at home working with narrative non-fiction and non-fiction topics such as:
Pregnancy and parenting
Health and wellness
If you like the look of any of the packages Fervent Ink has to offer, please do get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page, and I'll get back to you to discuss your needs.
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.
If you'd like to go ahead, I'll send you an editing agreement to assure you of my full confidentiality, details of the delivery schedule, deadlines and when payments are due.
Fervent Ink is able to provide a high quality, yet affordable service, which is helpful for writers with a limited budget.
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. I'm fast, efficient and reliable and I've been where you are on your writing journey.
Get in touch! I can't wait to hear your story.