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.
Latest Projects and Reviews
7 Jul“Firstly, we want to thank First Editing for their professional services. You provide a very user-friendly service and outstanding customer service. Thank you. Secondly, we want to thank Jefferson. Thank you for taking the time to work on our treatment. Your line editing was excellent. You perfectly corrected the tense, ...”
7 Jul“The editor disagreed with me over the title, and I finally changed it to one that I thought of long after he finished editing.”
29 Jun“I received friendly professionalism, fast and adequate service and an unexpected very nice comment written by the editor Jefferson, something I did not solicit.”
22 Jun“One of the things I appreciate most about the service provided is the feeling that the project was important to the editor as well. The editor not only made the necessary corrections, but also gave me an evaluation of it, pointing out the highlights of the book. I felt that ...”
19 Jun“I am highly impressed with Jefferson's impeccable attention to detail. He even performed some research to improve my wording on several technical areas. I truly cannot express how amazed, and satisfied, I am with his suggestions on nearly every page, from page one to page 346. He has done what ...”
15 Jun“I liked the whole service. In the beginning I was particularly encouraged by the possibility to test it through a sample and the presence of a guarantee. During the editing, I had a chance to appreciate the professionalism of Jefferson, the quality of his editing, and his courtesy and availability. ”