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I am an experienced professional writer/editor/critic committed to making sure my clients portray their absolute best selves in all written content, be it a 250-page novel or a 3-page student essay. I've been writing for as long as I can remember and have been dubbed the "semi-colon queen" by one of my clients because of my nearly obsessive attention to detail.
Seriously though, if you want to turn in the perfect school paper or university application (ESL not a problem), get your novel or screenplay noticed by publishers or producers, move your business to a new level (including SEO online presence), write a memoir about your life for future generations or engage in any other literary endeavor, I'm your girl.
I'm reasonable (not to be confused with cheap) and easy to work with. Below are reviews from a few clients.
SCRIPT DOCTOR and ASSISTANT PRODUCER on California film maker Michael Oke's movie "Foreign Love", which recently won Best Original Screenplay at the Culver City Film Festival 2018. On Advisory Board of his production company, Triumph Entertainment Productions. Have edited two additional scripts for Michael and am collaborating with him on a TV series based on his original movie.
TESTIMONIAL: "I needed someone to help me polish a screenplay. Jere' did a great job for me as script doctor. She also helped me with poster design and investor proposals. She secured several locations, brought university level film students on board, was often onset during shooting and will be accompanying me to film festivals. Jere' was an invaluable asset in the making of my first feature film."... Michael Oke, Triumph Entertainment Productions
EDITED $100,000,000.00 MacArthur Foundation GRANT PROPOSAL for international agricultural project. Edited manual and numerous other grant proposals for same.
TESTIMONIAL: "Jere' has been a great editor for us over the last 18 months. We have work that ranges from ad copy to complex scientific grant writing. I would highly recommend her to everyone as the last eyes on their projects."... Joseph Gallegos, Drought Diet Products
EDITED 400+ pp. ORAL HISTORY for Ted Morse, retired USAID leader, which is archived in the Library of Congress. Portions of oral history published in AFSA Daily Media Digest and Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training.
TESTIMONIAL: "Jere' rewrote my 400 page oral history from a typed transcript. It was flawless in every aspect. Timely. Clean. Organized. It is now filed at the US State Department Assoc. of Diplomatic Study and Training, and now available at the US Library of Congress."... Ted Morse, USAID retired
TUTOR STUDENTS on essays and prompts for application to Stanford, USC, UC, CS and out-of-state universities. Collaborate on Statements of Purpose, etc. Edited Chinese PhD Finance major paper for publication. Familiar with APA, Chicago, etc. ESL not a problem. (I do not write papers FOR students; I collaborate WITH them.)
TESTIMONIAL: "I wanted to keep you updated on Amanda's acceptance thus far: UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, USC. Still waiting for Stanford and Berkeley. Thank you again for your amazing support. I will keep you posted on her college acceptance journey."... Amanda Horton's mother, Shelly
SEO WEBSITE CONTENT WRITER for major Southern California moving company.
TESTIMONIAL: "I've worked with other freelancers before, but hands down Jere' is the absolute best! She's so easy to work with and provides top notch services. Jere' is my go to resource for a few months now; she consistently delivers professional results."... Victor, LAyers Moving
SCRIPT ANALYST/EDITOR for local filmmaker, Chadd Stoops, which will commence shooting summer of 2018. Heavily involved in securing investment for production.
TESTIMONIAL: "Basically, Jere' was a script editor, counselor, script expert, story analyst, and mother for me, all rolled into one. After we had finished, I sent my script out to producers and immediately they commented on the flawlessness of the editing. Because of Jere', filming of my first screenplay will begin next year."... Chadd Stoop, One Good Film Films
EDITED 270-page FIRST NOVEL for blind actress and voice-over professional.
TESTIMONIAL: "I am a first time novelist and needed a lot of help. I was immediately impressed with Jere's knowledge about writing and editing. She was patient, prompt and took time to answer my questions. She went above and beyond in making sure to keep my voice in my novel. I have more books to write and will use Jere' for every one of them."... Rebecca Carlson
ASSISTED NON-PROFIT entrepreneur in getting her business off the ground using my skills as a writer/editor and collaborator.
TESTIMONIAL: "When I first started my business, I just had an idea but couldn't get it on paper. Then I met Jere' and everything changed. She helped with my mission and vision statements, my business plan, my website, everything. She saved my life and is the very reason why my business is doing so well now. She was unselfish with her time, gave honest feedback and always delivered what I needed when she said she would. In a word: Jere' is 'awesome'!"... Bianca Willis, Founder & CEO of LTL (Learningtolivemovement.com)
FINALIST at Worldfest Film Festival with my own screenplay, titled "The House of Madame Piaf", a drama about academic hubris and murder. Worldfest is among the oldest film festivals in the US, preceded only by San Francisco and New York. Before Sundance, before Telluride, before Tribeca...there was Worldfest.
ART COLUNMIST for "The LeRue Review". FEATURED WRITER writer for "Elan" magazine.
CRITIC for New Works Festival, Long Beach Playhouse. On BOARD OF DIRECTORS for LBPH.
If you are serious and ready to go on your project(s), just give me a call (office: 562-343-2984) or text (562-588-1332). You can also email me at email@example.com. Thanks. Hope to hear from you soon.