Jefferson is a world-class writing coach with over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, and teaching. In the last few years alone, he has edited hundreds of novels, stories, children’s books, theses, dissertations, memoirs, self-help, and instructional books and has helped authors from all over world realize their writing dreams.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in physics, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, and has performed years of instruction in dramatic writing. This multifaceted educational background means that he feels fully at home with virtually all subjects, genres, and forms.
Jefferson’s strengths as an editor and writing coach are his attention to detail, a mathematical precision with language, and an ability to hone in on the heart of a work to ensure that it finds its most effective expression. Communication is key, and giving lots of meaningful feedback to writers is a crucial part of the editing process.
When not helping people to perfect their work, Jefferson spends his time collecting vintage paperbacks, rescuing abused animals, and writing. He is currently working on a series of novels that, one day, will go down in history as the longest sustained narrative in the history of the English language—at least, it certainly feels that way while writing it. He also loves olives.
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“I enjoy and admire how Jefferson understood my needs, elevated the quality of my work and got the patience to put his magic into my manuscript. Without Jefferson, my book wouldn't be signed with a publisher. Always thankful to him and this company for making this dream come true.”
Adrian Panama, Panama
“I definitely love the quality of the service of the finished editing product. My books are sincerely good but I trust 1st Editing because I know that would take my manuscript to a whole level. Separating me from the rest. Reading my books customers will receive a great product.”
Richard DUNCANVILLE, USA
“Very responsive: commitment to deadline, fair price”
Wendy Bloomfield Hills, USA
“The work my editor, Jefferson, provided was excellent. The emails sent by the organization were timely and provided the information I needed to successfully use Track Changes. Everything went smoothly.”
Laura San Francisco, USA
“Everything was perfect, as always.
As a returning customer, I didn't need a free sample since I always received great quality. Jefferson's editing and synopsis were invaluable as he put a lot of personal passion and work into them to make my script better and more logical. No spelling, grammar, ...”
Kathrin Dresden, Germany
“I thought the free sample was really important. It let me see the level of edit and how it would improve the manuscript without fundamentally changing it.
The quality of the whole was excellent and acceded my expectations. Again, great work without changing the author's intent.
Very professional and well communicated.”
David Bellevue, USA