Inspired Pen Copy Editing

Jill Yoder

Copy Editor and Fiction Writer

My rates are below industry standards.

Up to 50K words: $0.009

51K to 90K words: $0.008

100K+ words: $0.007

Please contact me if you have questions.

As a copy editor, I concentrate on making your writing better than it already is. I edit for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style, checking for consistency of mechanics. My goal is to make every word, line, and paragraph flow and read smoothly.

What I will edit
  • YA Fiction
  • NA Fiction
  • Children’s Fiction
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Poetry (minimal editing)
What I will not edit
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Erotica

I also offer Amazon book summaries/descriptions for a flat fee of $25.

What you will need to provide:

  • A 1 or 2 paragraph description of your book
  • The book’s Genre
  • The main characters and their conflicts/issues OR target audience and pain points
  • A few sentences that summarize the plot
  • Hooks that make the book stand out


Client comments and recommendations

“As an editor, Jill Yoder is meticulous with details. She has a natural, innate talent for editing, and I would, and do, trust her with all my work. To date, Jill has edited a short story cycle, two children’s books, and a plethora of short stories, with four more collections and a novel slated yet this year. She is a line and copy editor extraordinaire, and I highly recommend her.”

Julie Kusma, Queen of Horror Author of Stuck That Way and Other Quandaries, Pigglety Pigglety Poo, Unbind, and Shift.


“I am thrilled by the work Jill Yoder carried out. Carefully considered edits, given in a very helpful and constructive way, along with genuinely interesting feedback on best use and alternatives. I’ll certainly be asking Jill to edit my next work.”

Derek R. King, author of Natyre Boy, Noir, The Life and Times of Clyde Kennard.


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