Black Editors, Book Coaches & Proofreaders

Jessica Berry, Editor

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing

Working With Me

Now offering two new services: Developmental Editing and Manuscript Evaluation

I understand how hard you’ve worked on your book, and I’ll treat your story with the respect it deserves. I’ll provide detailed feedback and communicate with you every step of the way. I aim to be reliable, transparent, and professional, and am here to help you polish your words in order to get your unique message across to readers.

I specialize in fantasy, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, and historical nonfiction, from short stories to novels; however, I edit all fiction.

I understand hiring an editor can be a daunting task. This is why I pride myself on keeping your unique voice intact and assisting you with publishing high-quality stories that resonate with readers.

Jessica’s client, Jan, had this to say:
I enjoyed and appreciated Jessica’s professionalism. She was reliable, present, and consistent. I also loved the joy Jessica brought to the process.
I would recommend J. Berry Editorial’s services to other writers without hesitation because of her professionalism and because of her skill! She listened to me and related to my manuscripts in a way that honored them for what they are. She made the stories clearer, more consistent, and stronger.


I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. I also have a certificate in developmental editing, copyediting, and line editing from Edit Republic. My education and experience provide me with skills in writing, research, critical thinking, communication, management, decision-making, and more.

In my free time, you can find me reading fantasy and science fiction, along with romance and a non-fiction book here and there thrown in for good measure. I like to read a little of everything! Because reading is a passion of mine, I enjoy helping writers perfect their message.

Contact me through the link above so I can get started polishing your next masterpiece!


Science fiction
Young Adult

Autobiography and memoir

Other Services
Manuscript critique

Style Manuals
Associated Press Stylebook (AP)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Google Docs
Google Sheets
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word