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
6 Sep“Very responsive: commitment to deadline, fair price”
27 Aug“I was extremely impressed with the promptness and responsiveness of FirstEditing. The firm met its deadline handily and I believe the quality of the work was first rate. I especially liked the explanatory notes made by my editor, the estimable Jefferson, to both educate me on suggestions made and to ...”
10 Aug“I loved how Jefferson understood the objective of my manuscript.”
7 Aug“All the above. Done a few books with Editor: Jefferson and enjoy his input on my books.”
2 Jul“I didn't request "free sample" because I experienced First Editing previously which I highly appreciated. ”
24 Jun“The quality of the editing is on superb level.”