Swift Ink Editorial Services
The Nicheless Editor
Any information about me, Jessica Swift, and my work wouldn’t be complete without first addressing my mission statement. I recognize that the work I do is a privilege and I appreciate the writers who entrust to me such an intimate part of themselves–their words. Many writers worry that an editor is going to slash their work, change all the words, and return to them a mauled and bloody manuscript that barely resembles the initial project they submitted. My editorial goal is never to make a writer’s words sound like mine: Rather, my objective is to help writers articulate their best selves and meaning. My business philosphy finds its foundation in the proven concept that a successful edit is not determined by the editor’s niche. As a result of my self-termed “nichelessness,” I am able to provide thorough, honest editing with an expert eye toward maintaining authorial voice, tone, and style while never compromising the content’s integrity or clarity.
I believe that the publishing world is changing–for the better. But as roles shift and take on new meanings, writers need support so they can do what they do best–write. Swift Ink Editorial Services provides the support you need to realize your writing goals.
My services include manuscript/developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and project management. Many of my clients are writers who need me to serve as a publishing consultant helping them navigate the processes books undergo to become a reality–however that reality manifests. I also work as an editorial project manager, shepherding manuscripts through the editorial/production/printer/publishing process. Simply put, I help transform your pages into a book, regardless of the form that book takes. I perform or manage all editorial responsibilities (developmental edit, line edit, proofreading, etc.); coordinate all design aspects (jacket/cover, interior design, etc.); and, if needed, manage the printing process (obtaining quotes, ensuring the book files are delivered, etc.).
Marketing, publicity, social media, and writing services are also available.
“I am a beginner writer who is working on my first book. I have found Ms. Swift to be of invaluable help in so many ways. She is always encouraging and positive about whatever I write. Her editing is excellent. I find her suggestions for changes of any sort thoughtfully and sympathetically put forward to a not very confident writer such as myself. And her command of the English language, both in grammar and alternative choice of words, is extremely professional. [T]horoughly recommended.”
Rosalind Finn, author, Love Among the Lambs
“Jessica translates my fragmented brainstorms into eloquent and useful pieces of writing. It is truly a dream come true to be able to consult with her and know that I can trust her responses regarding the variety of writing and publicity needs that I present to her.”
Ruth Frances Greenberg, artist, tile designer, and owner, RFG Tile
“Jessica Swift is an insightful proofreader and editor who helped tighten and polish Contra Alliance: Shadows of the Past, by enhancing my book’s readability. Likewise, Jessica’s editing contribution to my website assured www.ContraAlliance.com presented the universe, characters, and story of my trilogy in its finest form.”
“Jessica did a terrific job editing our book. Throughout the entire process, she guided us step-by-step, making recommendations for fine-tuning our writing. She handled the entire process electronically and never missed a beat, despite the fact that we are on opposite coasts. She made us shine as authors. Without hesitation, we’d hire her again to edit our next book. Thank you, Jessica, for helping us be better writers.”
Jane Flaherty, Sr. Consultant, Peter Barron Stark Companies; coauthor, The Only Leadership Book You’ll Ever Need (Career Press, 2009)
“Whenever you write a novel or any manuscript, it is crucial to have an excellent, fresh pair of eyes to review the work. Jessica not only provides that, but she gets into the substance of the material and offers profound suggestions that have made my work better.”
Frederick Hill, author, Bank Notes