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Here is my info and credentials:
Name: Jennifer Mustoe Professional name: Jennifer Leigh
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, English Emphasis, Communications Minor, with concentrated studies in Philosophy, Drama, Spanish and Teaching.
Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, California~ first two years, then transferred to Brigham Young University, Provo. Graduated in 1990.

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute.  If you don't behave that way you would never do anything.

John Irving (1942- )

 
 
 
 
 
MY WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE
Before I graduated from BYU I worked for several professors as an editor.  For the last 14 years I have worked in various fields, writing and editing for a newspaper, writing and publishing freelance articles, and for the last 10 years have concentrated on editing for new and established writers readying their manuscripts for submission.
I am very fast, very thorough and my intent is to educate as well as edit.  I am available for tutoring and mentoring as well as critiquing for an extra fee. 
I also have been actively writing my own work (have numerous projects in the works and two finished novels, in the rigorous process of being rewritten--again! <sigh>).  One manuscript, Riding Magic, is being considered by a publishing house and a literary agent.  The other, Wyldde Woode--The Brothers will need one more rewrite before I submit it. I'm in the process of writing a 35,000 word mg novel for Scobre Press that will be published sometime in the future.
I have moderated and run numerous critique groups, belong to a face-to-face writing group, and am a mentor to several new writers.
I also have recently been trying my hand at web publishing, and though it is time-consuming, I think it's a total blast.
 

I COULDN'T RESIST
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I HAD TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE PHOTO OF ME AND DUDE!

The process of getting published is a long, rigorous and often discouraging one. The purpose of an editor is to help you find the best book you are writing and get that book on paper.  It is my opinion that finding an editor that will understand your work and improve it is often harder than finding a good job or a suitable spouse. The synergy between writer and editor has to be personal enough that there is not only trust between them, but also that the writer knows his or her work will be perfected to the story it was meant to be.
I do not rewrite anyone's work!  I give suggestions, for phrasing, word choice, themes, and line by line editing.  But your novel is yours.  My purpose is to glean your meaning where it is too vague or too wordy and polish, tighten and bring the book to life.  With a writer I become a partner, albeit a silent one, where the writer can work through the manuscript to make it just as he or she always wanted it, namely, publishable!
 
 
EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT ME THAT YOU MIGHT BE CURIOUS ABOUT~
Practically anything and everything else you could want to know about me, my family, my writing, my religion and my Foundation Quarter Horses you can find by clicking on this link.  This is the homepage to CJ Foundation Quarter Horses, the business my husband and I are starting, raising, training and sellingFoundation Quarter Horses!  There is also a page on that site about the works of fiction I have in the works.

Here's a WEBSITE about my writing.

Here's a WEBSITE about my beautiful Siberian Huskies.

And here's a WEBSITE just about me.

Please click here to email me or call or text me @ 801-602-2720. Thanks!