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For information and pricing on editing, critique, and coaching services, please contact Jaden [email protected].



 “Jaden's editing comments are not only insightful and articulate, but she has an uncanny knack for divining the writer's intentions so that her advice goes right to the heart of the story. She has helped me immeasurably in fully developing my characters and plot lines.” - Philip Cioffari, independent screenwriter and award-winning author of Catholic Boys and Jesusville, http://www.philipcioffari.com

 “Jaden Terrell brings an eye to editing that encompasses more than the nits and grammar, the POV and the continuity. She understands the characters and what makes them tick. Quick to point out that this character would not do this or that character would *certainly* do that, her editing not only makes your book better, it makes *you* better as you grasp her deep understanding of the people you created. She’s a respectful editor, giving you the hard criticism with a good dose of what you did right and more than a little humor. She never condescends but always strives to lift you up. I choose Jaden to edit my materials because she’s rare and wonderful and she makes me feel rare and wonderful, too.” - Nancy Sartor, http://www.nancysartor.com

 “I have authored three books and used numerous editors but none come close to Jaden Terrell's editing. Ms Terrell was kind enough to take me on for my third book, Poison Promise. Ms. Terrell uniquely focuses on the story - its flow, its continuity and its message(s). She patiently taught me how important character point of view (POV) is and how POV relates to the reader's perspective. She taught me subtle tricks you'll never learn from traditional editors like leaving a line space between POV changes so the reader subliminally changes his POV without confusion. She recommended cuts to my dialog thereby reducing dilution of my story line and strengthening its flow. Moreover, Ms. Terrell does her work quickly and efficiently. Her editing turn around time is uniquely fast as well as accurate and she is always there for you should you have a question. I will certainly use Ms. Terrell again for my next book and I strongly recommend her to you.” - Paul Evancoe - author of Own the Night, Violent Peace and Poison Promise http://www.paulevancoe.com

 “Jaden Terrell is a rare editing talent, combining macro and micro perspective so necessary to ensure entertaining and cohesive structure, plot, sub-plot, tenor, voice and character development in addition to stronger, active verbs and correct grammar. But Jaden also knows the author's psyche, understands well when to insist and when to abide -- and she's always empathetic. She's the editor's editor. “ - Ben Small, author of Alibi on Ice and The Olive Horseshoe

 “Jaden Terrell’s editorial expertise has proven invaluable to me.  She is wonderful to work with: thorough and dependable, and she offers a wealth of terrific suggestions and advice.  She is a true professional, and I recommend her highly.  Thanks, Jaden!”  - Alana White, author of The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, http://www.alanawhite.com

 “I had been writing for years, but kept putting it all on a back burner . . . waiting for publication to come someday. Then, when I decided to get serious, I was fortunate enough to meet Jaden. Jaden has patiently and knowledgably steered me through my excursions into the world of the written word, helping me with minor details as well as guiding me in focusing, tightening, foreshadowing, and other aspects necessary for preparing my work to present to potential editors or agents. Without the encouragement and assistance of Jaden Terrell, I'm afraid all my work would still be sitting on that back burner, waiting for someday.” - Rosalyn Rikel Ramage, Author of The Tracks, a middle grade mystery, The Graveyard, a soon-to-be-published sequel (of sorts), and Millicent's Tower, under contract to Five Star, http://www.rosalynrikelramage.weebly.com


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