I’m Jen Blood, bestselling author of The Erin Solomon Mysteries and professional editor for over a decade. I specialize in plot-driven fiction, providing comprehensive content and copy editing, beta reading, developmental edits, and published novel evaluations for authors of mystery, thrillers, suspense, romance, science fiction, and fantasy. I have an undergraduate degree from Goddard College in Creative Writing, and I also hold a graduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine, with a focus on popular fiction.
Professionally, I have worked as a freelance proofreader and/or editor for traditional publishing houses including Random House, Aspatore Books, and Hyperink Press, and for independently and traditionally published authors alike. My articles on writing and publishing have appeared on award-winning websites like The Creative Penn, Crime Fiction Collective, and Janice Hardy’s Fiction University, and my writing, self-editing, and independent publishing workshops consistently earn great reviews from attendees.
As a bestselling fiction author with over 300,000 books downloaded myself, I have the inside track on what it takes to succeed as an independent author in today’s competitive market. Whether your goal is an agent, a traditional publishing contract, or success as an independent author, I will work with you to ensure that your novel shines, giving you the best chance possible of reaching your writing, publishing, and sales goals.