Jeni is a thorough editor who not only catches grammatical errors but plot inconsistencies as well. She did a wonderful job with Killer Wedding Cake, and I’ll be utilizing her services again soon!
Gayle Trent/Amanda Lee/Gayle Leeson
Author with Gallery, Obsidian, and Amazon
I started working with Jeni Chappelle as a raw newbie writer a year and a half ago. Since then I have published my first novel and completed three others. The most important thing for me, as a writer using a pseudonym, I could not rely on friends and family to help with reviews. I think the best testimonial you can find are the ratings I have on Amazon and Goodreads, all due to Jeni’s help coaching and editing my novels.
Author of the Lightning series
We’ve worked with Jeni Chappelle through seven mysteries now and she is by far one of the most intuitive editors we’ve ever known. She always seems to know what we’re thinking and can make effective changes without murdering our novels. I would recommend her to any writer – regardless of genre or where they are in their career. She’s pleasant and professional. What more could anyone ask from an editor?
Joyce and Jim Lavene
National Bestselling Authors of the Retired Witches Mysteries from Penguin/Random House
Jeni has been such a pleasure to work with. Her enthusiasm for my first novel really gave me the confidence I needed to see myself as a professional author. In the manuscript assessment, she pointed out several areas that could be strengthened, and the story is truly better for it. In the copy edit, she greatly improved the flow without ever altering my voice. Her touches are subtle yet powerful, and I am so grateful to have found her.
Shari L. Tapscott
Author of the Eldentimber series
Jeni Chappelle is one of the most astounding editors I have had the opportunity to work with as an author. She is professional, friendly, and detail-orientated in a profound manner that inspires me to write more. Would not use anyone else in the industry.
Michael Alexander Beas
Author of Reflections: Prayers from the Heart of a 14-Year-Old Boy
Jeni Chappelle is the consummate professional. She knows what she is doing, and she does it well. Add that to a touch of humanity that she brings to each project, and you won’t find a better editor or writing coach.
Skilled editing can be the difference between a good book and a memorable one. Jeni has become an invaluable member of my team – can’t imagine working through the process of publishing without her. She’s great at pointing out just the right change I need to make in order for a scene to flow correctly. I’ve happily recommended her to several of my friends.
YA and NA Author of the Secrets and Lies series
I emailed my work in progress to Jeni Chappelle and asked her to read through it. Something felt “off” (my word). Jeni told me what was missing and suggested scenes here and there that would help the story move along. I appreciated her light touch and professional advice in making recommendations. With her help, I am close to having written my first historical fiction. I couldn’t have done it without Jeni.
Author of The Governess Vendetta
Jeni was a great help on my debut novel. She was able to step up to the challenge of a Christmas holiday-themed release. Despite the tight timeline, she turned around a quality product, allowing me to meet the holiday deadline for a successful initial book release. Jeni is flexible and open to author feedback. I am already planning to use her services for the rest of my series.
Author of the Mistletoe Mysteries series
Working with Jeni has been an uplifting experience. She took on my first novel, as well as several smaller pieces, with professional grace, walking me through the steps necessary to make my work a polished product I am very proud of and my fans enjoy. The feedback is constructive and always completed in a timely manner. My family is on the road, so her online services are a must. But even if we could settle down, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
E. L. Strife
Author of the Infinite Spark series