Jen Anne Becker

Jen Anne Becker

I wanted to be an editor. That’s all I knew when I started college nearly ten years ago. I had no idea if that was a practical goal or whether I wanted to edit books, magazines, newspapers, or a combination of the three. I just knew that I had a love for words and a passion for working with words to create a document or manuscript that was the best version of itself.

Fast forward eight years, I found myself in a Publishing Practicum class at the University of Iowa where the professor addressed each of the nine students as “Editors.” We were THE Editors of the 4th Annual Iowa Chapbook Prize! I was an Editor! It was only a semester-long gig, but I felt like I’d finally made it.

During that semester I applied and was accepted into the Denver Publishing Institute where I gained more in-depth knowledge and experience with copy editing, proofreading, and marketing from professionals in the publishing industry.

Present-day: I am building an independent editing/proofreading and writing business and am actively seeking projects in varying genres from business or educational documents to fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir. Contact me at with information about your project and how I can help you.

Editing Services:
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Series, Substantive, Technical
Writing Services:
Book proposals and query letters, Books, Content marketing, Copywriting, Ghostwriting, Journal, Magazine, Newsletter, Newspaper, Nonfiction, Rewriting, Technical and instructional
Other Services:
Design, Fact-checking, Layout, Query, proposal, and/or submission review, Research, Social media, Style guide creation
Fiction Genres:
Action/adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Humor/satire, Mystery, Mythology, Romance, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres:
Autobiography and memoir, Creative nonfiction, Essay, History, Reference, Self-help, Textbooks
Age Levels:
Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
End Products:
books, articles, websites, blogs, newsletters, newspapers
Style Manuals:
Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships:
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association