Hire Me

Writing Career Coaching and Mentoring

For more direct, immersive help in guiding your writing career, I offer one-on-one coaching and mentoring. We can decide on a set period of time, work toward a goal, or simply collaborate as long as you need help. I love giving advice to fledgling writers who are baffled by the publishing industry and in need of some simple insider tips.

If you’re interested, please email me: JMKArmstrong (at) gmail (dot) com

Writing Critiques/Editing

“Jennifer critiqued my book proposal. I had never written one before, so her insight into how proposals should be structured and her suggestions for improving it were invaluable. She was very thorough, and while not all her comments were positive, they were always constructive. Thanks to her help, I think I have a great chance of getting this project off the ground. Thank you Jennifer!”–A.K. Whitney

“Jennifer came to me highly recommended by a seasoned and veteran writer. Jennifer transformed what I thought was a book proposal into a work of art. I would absolutely recommend as well as hire Jennifer again for any editing project in the future.” — George A. Mapp Jr.

I critique articles, essays, memoirs, op-eds, blog posts, book proposals, and non-fiction book manuscripts.

The critique includes a thorough analysis of your pages and a letter with suggestions. Expect a fair amount of feedback — both the good and the bad, don’t worry! My critiques cover structure, reporting, transitions, and style. In nonfiction book proposals, I help you make everything agent- and editor-ready, including the marketing sections, chapter outlines, and sample chapters.

In a critique, I’ll also point out problems in grammar, punctuation, awkward sentence structure, and similar things. But if you’d like a more basic line edit focusing just on those areas, I’m happy to do that as well.

If you’re interested, please email me: JMKArmstrong (at) gmail (dot) com

We can hash out the details beforehand, but FYI, I’ll want your manuscript pages in professional format: double-spaced, Courier or Times New Roman 12-point typeface, one-inch margins (ragged right margin, not justified), page numbers upper right, title/name in upper left. Please indent all paragraphs five spaces or a half inch.

For more about why I’m qualified for this, please check out my bio page, or read some of my work links in the right-hand margin. Thanks for your interest!

 

Blog Consulting

As someone who co-founded and continues to run a successful blog (SexyFeminist.com), I can help you update a blog or website that needs some freshening up, or help you launch one from the beginning.

A typical consult/update will include a thorough analysis of your site’s editorial and basic functionality. Expect a fair amount of feedback — both the good and the bad, don’t worry! My consults cover writing, subject matter, focus, and style. Help with your launch will include advice on platforms, subject matter, writing, name, URL, small-business matters, and basic social media suggestions.

If you’re interested, please email me: JMKArmstrong (at) gmail (dot) com

For more about why I’m qualified for this, please check out my bio page, or read some of my work links in the right-hand margin. Thanks for your interest!

 

Other Writing and Editing Help

Resumes, cover letters, application essays, academic papers. If you’re interested, please email me and we can work out a fee structure and schedule: JMKArmstrong (at) gmail (dot) com

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