Book Editor - Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith is a book editor and business owner of Jewel See Editing. An editor and a wordsmith, Wendy has a passion for words and stories, and for learning new things and helping authors to share their knowledge, expertise, experience and stories. Wendy offers strict attention to detail and delights in drawing out hidden gems, reshaping and polishing manuscripts to let in the light and allow them to shine.
Her experience in editing manuscripts of non-fiction books across a range of subjects including business books, special interest, self-improvement, howto books, and biography and memoir, as well as works of fiction (novels for adults and children) is evident in a selection of published books edited by Wendy Smith featured on this site.
Whether you are a first-time book author or a published author with multiple book titles under your belt, no doubt you want a polished and professional result. If you are looking for structural editing assistance, a copy editor and/or a proofreader for your book manuscript, Wendy can provide constructive suggestions, advice and guidance, to assist you in self-publishing your book or polishing off your manuscript to submit to a publisher.
Testimonials from published book authors
As a first-time author I needed an editor to review my copy. After ringing around and researching who was available
and getting several quotes, I decided to use Jewel See Editing due to the competitive service offered. Not only did I find that the service was
competitive, but also fast, friendly comprehensive and very helpful. I found Wendy to be professional, pleasant, kind, very supportive and encouraging.
I highly recommend her services and I will be using Jewel See Editing again.
-- Robert Bousamra - author of Lebanon to Ghana - The Food I Grew Up With.
I wanted the absolute best talent I could find in proofing, formatting, checking punctuation and grammar
and I was fortunate to meet Wendy Smith from Jewel See Editing.
True to her word, she polished my story to a completed work I could be very proud of professionally and personally.
Wendy also corrected some editing work that went undetected by my previous editor and I was very grateful to her for this extra care.
Wendy understood me as a writer and she knew the importance of my work, it had become my baby.
The professional standard of my book could not have been achieved without Wendy.
Writers are only as good as their editors and I highly recommend Wendy for polishing your thoughts and words.
She is talented and an amazing person to work with.
My warmest thanks to you Wendy, I now have a fast moving read and a professional book for sale globally.
-- Julie Wright - author of Tarmacs & Tantrums.
I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of having my manuscript polished by Wendy. I found her to be
thoroughly professional and supportive, demonstrating creativity and efficiency, whilst being respectful of my personal story.
-- Jane Sinclaire - author of Hidden Side to the Story.
Wendy Smith is an editor that I felt I could easily work with when it came to
trusting someone with my manuscript. Her style is casual yet professional and she guided me gently through
the editorial stages of my book Finding Duong Finding Myself. Her fees are reasonable and I would recommend her services.
-- Robyn Ramsay - author of Finding Duong Finding Myself.
As a first time author and publisher, I have had a pretty steep learning curve over the past few months.
Engaging Wendy Smith from Jewel See Editing to carry out the structural edit, copy edit and then proof read of my book was the
best investment I have made. She polished my writing style to emphasise what I wanted to say and made it so much easier to read.
Wendy gave me ideas and suggestions on where I could improve the content of the book and also tips on how to improve my writing style.
I would highly recommend her to any budding author, and will definitely be engaging Wendy for my next book.
-- Donna Garrett-Young - author of Home Building Made Easy.
I have found Wendy from Jewel See Editing incredibly professional, friendly and easy to work with.
She is a great editor and her suggestions definitely improved my writing and my book.
I would recommend her to anyone and look forward to working with her on my future book projects.
-- Elize Hattin - author of The Naked Truth About You.
My journey as a writer has been truly blessed by an amazing team of experts. The incredible talent of Wendy from Jewel See Editing has been amazing.
Wendy's dedication to her craft, her professional attitude and her insightful and valuable contributions were welcomed immensely. Thank you, thank you, thank you, lovely lady
for challenging me, inspiring me and supporting me to take my book even further than I thought possible - my book is so much more than it ever was because of you.
Whether you are new to writing or writing a new book, Jewel See Editing is the ONLY company I would recommend for all of your editing needs.
-- Minda Lennon - author of I am Woman - the art of being you.
Wendy of Jewel See Editing was recommended to us by one of her valued clients.
Being our first book we did not know where to start and the guidance we received was fantastic.
Our communications with Wendy were effortless, streamlined, quick and efficient.
We look forward to a working relationship for many years to come.
-- Raquel, Greg, Leanne and Ashley - authors of Fair Dinkum Dampers - Cookbook.
Wendy was easy to work with and provided great feedback in relation to my book. It was invaluable for a professional editor to read my work
and provide a different perspective whilst also being sensitive to the fact that it was my baby...
-- Nicole Bijlsma - author of Healthy Home Healthy Family.
If you're looking for a professional and prompt editor with an eye for detail, then look no further.
Wendy was a pleasure to work with and offered valuable feedback which greatly improved the flow of our book.
Wendy's good value services were definitely worth it!
-- Simone Essex - author of How to Be Yourself.
Wendy told me what I needed to know rather than what I wanted to hear and as a result I believe my novel is much more readable.
She is extremely approachable, provides extensive feedback, constructive suggestions and is thoroughly professional.
I highly recommend her editing services.
-- Helen McKenna - author of The Beach House.
Wendy from Jewel See Editing has been the editor on our last two cookbooks and will be for the next two as well.
Prompt, thorough and reasonable - all the things you want in a great Editor! Wendy, keep up the fabulous work!
-- Kim McCosker - author of 4 Ingredients KIDS - Cookbook.
A selection of books edited by Wendy Smith of Jewel See Editing.
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