Jessi Rita Hoffman is a former publishing house editor-in-chief and award-winning magazine editor who offers 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 a published author and optioned screenwriter.
Jessi is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest. Her articles also appear on popular writer websites, including WriterUnboxed.com, JaneFriedman.com, and StoryFix.com. She maintains a blog for authors on her own website, with over a hundred articles on the craft of writing.
Jessi has edited prize-winning novels for literary-fiction author Michael Hurley; business books for Fortune-acclaimed real estate gurus Andy Heller and Scott Frank; and self-help books for 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. Jessi particularly enjoys working with new and first-time authors, helping them find their way into the literary marketplace. Her clients include celebrities, novelists, YA and children’s authors, memoirists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, pastors, life coaches, psychologists, meditation teachers, and more.
A full-scale, senior editor trained in the art of comprehensive “developmental” editing, Jessi formerly supervised two staffs of copy editors and proofreaders in her work as editor in chief of a regional magazine and of a small 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 Writer’s Digest, Language Arts Journal, Digital Science Fiction, Veritas Magazine, and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer—also in prestigious online literary blogs, including WriterUnboxed.com, JaneFriedman.com, and StoryFix.com. A former elementary school teacher, Jessi has authored five children’s books and dozens of articles on the craft of writing. Two of her screenplays, Under the Fence (a children’s story) and Mind Games (a mystery/thriller) have been optioned for film.
Jessi lives in the United States, but her clients come from all over the world. She offers assistance to both fiction and nonfiction writers in need of professional book editing services or private coaching.