Jessi Rita Hoffman is a former publishing house editor-in-chief and award-winning magazine editor now offering professional book editing services and author coaching to private clients. She has helped hundreds of writers in development of their novels and nonfiction books. She is also a published author and optioned screenwriter.
Jessi has edited award-winning novels for acclaimed novelist Michael Hurley; business books for Donald Trump; and self-help books for psychologist/ Huffington Post columnist Dr. Peter Field, Psychology Today columnist Dr. Robert Puff, and Forbes columnist Andrea Wien. She has also edited titles for numerous publishing houses, including Delta Publishing and New World Library.
A full-scale, senior editor trained in the art of comprehensive “developmental” editing (technically called “substantive editing” or “content editing”), Jessi formerly supervised two staffs of copy editors (junior editors) and proofreaders in her work as editor in chief of a magazine and of a university press. She has a B.A. in English from Loyola University, an M.A. in philosophy, and the equivalent of a master’s degree in fiction writing and screenwriting—subjects she has taught at the college level.
Her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Language Arts Journal, Digital Science Fiction, Veritas Magazine, and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer—also in online literary blogs, including WriterUnboxed.com, JaneFriedman.com, and StoryFix.com. A former elementary school teacher, Jessi has authored five children’s books. Award-winning movie producer/director Param Gill has optioned Jessi’s psychological mystery/thriller, Mind Games, for film.
Jessi lives near Seattle, but her clients live all over the world. She offers no-charge phone consultations to both fiction and nonfiction writers in need of professional book editing services or private coaching.