“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”​ ~ Maya Angelou

Associate Agent. Editor. Writer. Reader. Mom. Chocolate addict. Sports fans.

Jennifer—or Jenn—as she prefers to be called has been in love with books since she was big enough to open a book by herself. Always the shy, quirky kid, books allowed her to travel to new places and meet new friends. When she learned to print, she busied herself with writing her own books, and her mom was her first editor—and boy, she was a tough critic!  

After seven years as a production editor at Kensington Book Publishing’s Lyrical Press, she made the move to agenting in July 2020 with the Harvey Klinger Literary Agency. As an associate agent, she is currently building her list in picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction. She’s also interested in considering author-illustrators and illustrators.

Jenn also continues to offer editorial services to independent authors through her freelance business, Fresh Look Editorial.

EDITORIAL SERVICES

Developmental Editing

A developmental edit focuses on the structure and content of your book. I concentrate on each part of your story from your characters, setting/world-building, and the structure such as genre expectations, believability, and overall read.

You will receive in-document feedback and an editorial letter.

Copyediting

A copyedit concentrates on checking mistakes, inconsistencies, and repetition. I will focus on the sentence-level components of your book, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, consistency, and sentence variation.

You will receive in-document feedback and an editorial letter.   

Proofreading

A proofread focuses on carefully checking the manuscript before submission or publishing. I will concentrate on minor grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes, typos, formatting issues, and inconsistencies.

You will receive in-document feedback and an editorial letter.

Testimonials
"I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Herrington on a book series with Kensington and she was the best. Friendly, prompt, approachable, and knowledgeable. Most of all, she got me as a writer. Really got me, and that's hard to find in this market. She never messed with my voice, was gentle in criticisms, and was vocal on praise. I couldn't recommend her more."
Kelly Moran
Bestselling & Award-Winning Author
"Professional, thorough and thoughtful...Jennifer Herrington is one of the best content editors I've worked with in my 10+ years as an author. She consistently handles my manuscripts with care while showing the utmost respect for my voice. I highly recommend her services!"
AJ Nuest
Award-Winning Author
"I’ve worked with Jennifer on seven books, and she has consistently helped me to improve my writing through her meticulous attention to my words. Her suggestions are spot on, and her cheerleading has given me the courage to take risks in my storytelling. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough."
Andie J. Christopher
USA Bestselling Author

Jenn lives in Ontario, Canada with her three kids, two dogs, and husband. She spent more than seven years as a production editor and now works as an associate agent and a freelance editor. In her spare time, she can be found reading, writing, and still cheering for her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.

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