Testimonials and Book List
What happy people are saying about Jessica Vineyard and Red Letter Editing:
Jessica provided an objective eye and good ideas. She kept me focused and worked hand-in-hand with me to focus my material. I’m hugely grateful for her professionalism and personal attention.
~Seth Andrews, author, Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian, forthcoming. Seth’s other books are available at https://www.sethandrews.com/books.
Jessica brings a myriad of strengths and talents to her work as an editor. During the developmental editing phase, she helped me find and develop my voice, then consistently guided me to articulate the clearest and well-presented version of my message. She had an amazing ability to see the big picture of what I wanted to convey, and at the same time kept track of the important nitty-gritty details, such as grammar and word choice.
I’m especially grateful that we started working together early in my writing process because I’m sure she saved me countless hours of revision and rewriting. My book is immeasurably better for her guidance, and I cannot recommend her editing skills highly enough.
~Stacy Dicker, PhD, author, Psychstrology: Apply the Wisdom of the Cosmos to Gain Balance and Improve Your Relationships
Publishing my first book is as close as I will ever get to giving birth. I was extremely concerned about who I would be entrusting my “baby” with, and it quickly became very clear that I chose the right person. Jessica is both extremely professional and very personable. She went through my manuscript with a fine-toothed comb, perfecting every sentence of my three hundred-plus-page book. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I would without a doubt hire Jessica once more.
~Destin Gerek, author, The Evolved Masculine: Be the Man the World Needs and the One She Craves
Jessica did an exceptional job editing my two books. As a first-time author, I was nervous about this new venture, but she put me at ease and walked me through the entire process. Her editing skills helped my writing flow smoothly and with clarity but did not interfere with my voice as a writer. I have the utmost respect for her work and work ethic. I was happily surprised when she was able to deliver my edited manuscript back to me ahead of schedule. I will definitely work with her again on future books.
~Peggy Sideratos, author, The Light Giver and Other Stories to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children and accompanying workbook
I am so grateful for the invaluable help Jessica provided in editing my book. From the beginning, I felt safe in Jessica’s hands because of her knowledge and the respect she afforded me. Her incredible style of communication was marked with candor, and even when she had to repeat a suggestion, I never felt deflated. She lovingly provided the support I needed and allowed my voice to be heard throughout the manuscript. Because of her integrity, guidance, and editing skills, I have a book I am proud of. I could not have completed it without her.
~Joan Jefferson Freeman, author, Facing the Cut: An Inside Perspective on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Darryl Edwards’s book Paleo from A to Z was nominated for Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2015 award for best book (General Health/Wellness) category. Congratulations, Darryl!
Jessica was not only a great help but an investment. She quickly allayed any concerns I had up front and provided guidance even when I didn’t know I needed it. Her analytical and thorough approach was just what was needed, and I will not hesitate to contact her in future for upcoming projects. She was a pleasure to work with.
~Darryl Edwards, author, Paleo from A to Z, Explorer Publishing
Jessica spent countless hours polishing up my first manuscript and offered suggestions and comments. My readers all had the same comment: “It read so smoothly, I could not put the book down.” Jessica, you are amazing. Thank you so much for your inspiration, patience, and guidance. Moreover, because of our teamwork, my publishing organization has honored me with the title “Author of the Year” for 2014–15. I could not have accomplished this honor without you.
~N.J. McDaniel, romance novelist, The Promise; The Mission
I cannot find the words to express how grateful I am to have met and worked with Jessica. The magic that she performed in putting my book together and pulling things out of me that I did not think of made this project complete. I look forward to working with her on future books.
~Brenda Tucker-Jeffries, author, Mother of the Bride
Jessica has been a huge help in improving the quality of my manuscript, and was very timely, helping me attain my publishing goal. Moving through a document and seeing it improve before my eyes as I incorporated her suggestions was exciting and gratifying. Jessica is a great editor.
~Don Fitch, Well-Being Skills
Author, Fitness Tech: Get Fit and Healthy with Cutting-Edge Wearable Technology
Jessica went way beyond the call of duty, and I was impressed with her attention to detail. As an experienced and published author, I thought I had a near-perfect manuscript, but I was trying to save time and money by doing quickie edits myself. It was well worth the money and time spent to for her to make the additional edits she found. I have learned my lesson: hire Jessica before the design process, not wait until the end.
~Shelley Lotz, author, Green Spas and Salons: How to Make Your Business Truly Sustainable
As a first-time author, I wasn’t sure what to expect from an editor and was in a bit of fear that my voice and message would be lost in the corrections. Not only did Jessica swiftly rid my manuscript of grammatical inaccuracies and make sure the style was consistent throughout, but she kindly and patiently showed me where extra text was blocking the very thing I wanted to express. I soon became an active participant in saying more with less, helping my message to shine.
~Suzanne McQueen, author, 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks: Awakening the Power, Wisdom, and Beauty in Every Woman’s Nature
Jessica’s background knowledge of astronomy provided me with a huge measure of trust in her ability to edit a fairly complex subject. Her obsessive nature caught every typo, every misplaced comma, and a couple of factual errors that I was blind to. Her quick turn-around time, total accuracy, and thorough communication with me made having my book copy edited and proofed a completely painless, in fact enjoyable, process.
~Erik Anderson, author, Vistas of Many Worlds: A Journey through Space and Time
This amazing woman does amazing work! Perfect to the letter and so very kind to work with. What a pleasure!
~Kate Miller, author, Inspirational Parenting: Stories and Strategies for Parenting from the Heart
Jessica was the first-draft copy editor for my book, The HALO Method. Her editing highlighted the need to completely rearrange my content, rethink my approach, and clearly target my market. Her work is precise, accurate, and timely. She is easy to work with, very supportive, and I recommend her highly.
~”Santa” Ed Taylor, author, The HALO Method
I highly recommend Jessica for editing and proofreading, as she did such a great job on my recent book, Confessions of a Closet Yogi. She is fast, accurate, and best of all has a wonderful attitude toward her work. She is a delight to work with.
~Larry Wardwell, author, Confessions of a Closet Yogi
Jessica’s knowledge and talent added the touch my book was begging for. I am beyond pleased with her level of integrity around letting my voice be heard. I absolutely recommend her editing skills to shape your masterpiece.
~ Graell Corsini, author, Raising a Goddess Temple
I have edited dozens of other books. Among them are
Overcoming the Emotional Stigmas of Infertility: Barren But Not Ashamed, Frances Jones, Heart Desires Fulfillment Press (2021)
Shift Your Confidence!: A 15-Day Journey to FIRE Negative Self-Talk, Samantha Hill, INYLegacy Press (2021)
Small Portions Cafe: A Tempting Assortment of Stories, Douglas Fergus, Lucky Doug Press (2021)
The Thief Taker’s Choice: A Novel of the Second Seminole War in Florida, Arthur C. Bivins III (2020)
The Heroine’s Journey for Filmmakers: Give Old Joe and His Heroic Journey the Boot — How to Create Female Characters that Females Relate To, Denise Ross (2020)
Evidence-Based Recruiting: How to Build a Company of Star Performers Through Systematic and Repeatable Hiring Practices, Atta Tarki (2020)
The Concussion Cure: 3 Proven Methods to Heal Your Brain, Paul Wand, MD (2019)
The Trifecta of Health, Angie Sadeghi, MD, and Dan Holtz (2019)
The CATalyst Experience: How Rescued Tigers Heal Trauma-Scarred Souls, Kevin Rose (2019)
Crush Your Obstacles: A 10-Step Guide to Transforming Your Mind and Money Habits with Tapping, Mary Cassidy (2019)
A New and Better Now: Gratitude and the Art of Thriving after a Heart Event, Michael Hesser (2018)
The Soul-Full Parent Guide: Teaching through the Lens of Love by Removing the Filter of Fear, Corrina and Anthony Choe (2018)
Protecting Yourself at Work, Eric Sirotkin (2018)
The Old Women and the Conjurors: A Journey from Witch Scratching to The Conjurors, and The Southcottian Millenarean Movement of The Early 19th Century, Michael Slater, London: Troy Books (2018)
Simple Ways to Transform Your Life: Lessons Learned by a Late Bloomer, Barbara Plasker (2018)
Open Adoption: A Story in Three Voices, Alaina O’Connell, Alex Porter, and Sara O’Connell (2017)
You Can Be Happy, Dani Silber (2017)
The Unshakable Woman Workbook, Debi Silber (2017)
The Success Solution, Loren Fogelman (2017)
Secrets of the Other Sex, Joyce Segers (2017)
Love Now, Jan Harrell and Alan Robins (2017)
TraveLynn Tales, Lynn Strough (forthcoming)
Seed Songs, Nancy Ashmead (forthcoming)
Mind Lies and the Truths That Will Set You Free, Daniel Rechnitzer, Australia: Discover Ui (2016)
Introduction to Disaster Management, Damon P. Coppola, Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann (2015)
The Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector, Charles Sennewald, Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann (2015)