I will edit and/or design your book, article, promotional materials and other writing to achieve clarity, flow, consistency and impact, while honoring and maintaining your unique style and writing voice. 

I help independent authors self-publish their books with editorial, design and production services. I also work with writers preparing their manuscripts while seeking an agent or publisher. 

Services include:

  • Copyediting and proofreading

  • Text design and layout



Sample Project

Client: David Roche
Book: The Church of 80% Sincerity
Services provided:

“Jo Anne Smith rocks the book world! She guided me unerringly through the techno/creative maze/process of getting out the paperback and e-version editions in ibooks, Kindle and Nook. Smooth! Diligent! Esthetic-est! Jo Anne showed an amazing combination of attention to detail, creativity and follow through. She met deadlines and was clear in stating what she needed from me. I recommend her highly.”

            David Roche
            Author, keynote speaker,
            inspirational humorist

Client Comments

“Jo Anne has edited and formatted three of my published books. She has done so with an attention to detail, a precision of focus, and a level of professional expertise that rank her, in my opinion, among the best in her field. Hers is an intricately précised literary talent, a strongly developed intuitive sense, and a deeply inspired nature. As Jo Anne applies these multifaceted tools to your writing, your words take on a fuller life and speak their message with enhanced clarity. I recommend Jo Anne Smith to you as a gem to be experienced and cherished.”

            Bill Bauman, PhD
            Author, speaker, teacher

“Of all the freelancers who work on editing projects for me, you are my first choice. I know I can count on your expertise and professionalism, and depend on you to work on the most high profile materials. You are a pleasure to work with and are consistently praised by our authors and editors.”

            Cathy Tepper
            Lead Supplement Producer      
            McGraw-Hill Higher Education
            Publishing Company