Jen Anne Becker

Jen Anne Becker
Phone: 3097567048

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)
Software: 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