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Hi!
I'm Jimmy.

I write & edit story-driven content.

An SEO web content writer working at a laptop

Marketing

Engaging, optimized web copy
Digital downloads

Education

Homeschool materials
Story-based curriculum

Fiction

Developmental editing
Novels and short stories

Career

Personal statements
Resume and cover letters

Do you want to a know a secret?

Story drives everything. That doesn’t sound like much of a secret, but we often underestimate the power of story.

Business marketing campaigns crash and burn without a compelling narrative. Students are bored in school when they don’t find meaning in the lessons. Creative pursuits crumble if they don’t speak to their audience. It’s hard to land your dream job if you can’t articulate your dream.

No, I’m not a life coach.
This is not a self-help course.

But if you have a cool service that not enough people use, or if you have a really smart kid who just hates school, or you have this big idea that feels stuck in your head—
I can help.

You already know what doesn’t work.
Let’s find something that does.

Story drives everything.
That doesn’t sound like much of a secret, but we often underestimate the power of story.

Business marketing campaigns crash and burn without a compelling narrative.
Students are bored in school when they don’t find meaning in the lessons.
Creative pursuits crumble if they don’t speak to their audience.
It’s hard to land your dream job if you can’t articulate your dream.

No, I’m not a life coach.
This is not a self-help course.

But if you have a cool service that not enough people use,
or if you have a really smart kid who just hates school,
or you have this big idea that feels stuck in your head—I can help.

You already know what doesn’t work. Let’s find something that does.

Fiction editor headshot

About Me

I worked in education for more than ten years as a tutor, English teacher, and curriculum writer before making the jump to SEO content writing and copy strategy for a digital marketing agency. I’m also a published novelist and occasional podcaster.

It bothers me when people feel trapped. Maybe it’s feeling stuck in a job or a class that you hate, or maybe it’s feeling discouraged that you aren’t seeing results in your business. Whatever it is, I care about your story.

Testimonials

Jimmy’s attention to detail is first-rate. His critiquing and on-point suggestions turned an early draft of my novel into a work far more captivating for the reader. I couldn’t recommend his services highly enough.
-Neil A. White, Author of “Turn a Blind Eye”

Jimmy helped me with three levels of grammar textbooks. I recommend his services because of his thoughtful detail, not only with mechanics but also with the logic of the text. In short, he made me look good.
-Ruth Ann Frederick, Coauthor of “Grammar the Write Way,” Over the Bar Instruction

Jimmy’s insights and edits took my short story to another level. He kept in mind both my style and my purpose for the story as he evaluated it. His editing services are an outstanding tool for any author.
-Joy R., Indie Author and Editor, joyerancatore.com

Thanks for helping my son grow *immensely* as a writer this year. I am so grateful for being able to help him be accountable to someone else in his writing, rather than having to be in charge of everything. It’s quite wonderful. 🙂
-Amy S., Parent of a Middle Schooler

Jimmy is very organized. He is very clear in explaining and teaching and can zero in on the skill that’s needed in understanding and answering different types of questions. He is able to match his pace to the student, which keeps the student from being bored (or left behind).
-Susan E., Parent of a High Schooler

FAQ

Can't find your answer? Contact me below.

It depends on your goals. Marketing agencies tend to be slower moving and more expensive than a freelancer, but agencies have more bandwidth and a greater diversity of expertise to take on complex projects. If you have a specific goal in mind and already know what you need to get there, a freelancer is a good option. Maybe you just want someone to write your website’s blog or you just have one ebook you need edited. If your situation is more along the lines of “I need someone to design and manage my entire website,” you will need a team of people, not just me.

You can find tutoring rates on my services page, but for creative projects, it really does depend. Asking an author how much it costs to write something is like asking a chef how much it costs to cook dinner—it depends on your order. For example, a technical and research-intensive blog post will cost more than a straightforward marketing email of the same length because it requires more time to create.

If cost is a concern, I understand! I’m honest about my limits and will ask questions to make sure you’re not signing up for something you don’t need.

Lead-generation marketing copy for service industries (SaaS, law, healthcare, financial, travel, hospitality); education; business leadership; fintech and personal finance; news and current events; religion; psychology; sports, pop culture, and entertainment.

For educational curriculum, I’ve written materials for English language arts, test prep (SAT/ACT), Spanish as a foreign language, math, history, and Bible studies (both academic and devotional).

I’m probably not your guy if you’re looking for fashion, food, niche e-commerce, video games, lesson plans for preschool or early elementary, or social media campaigns.

I’ll consider anything, but most of my editing experience has been with fantasy, speculative, historical, literary, Christian, and YA fiction; business, self-help, educational, and spiritual nonfiction; and marketing web copy.

For longer projects (usually 10,000+ words), I offer a free sample so you can make sure my style of feedback is what you’re looking for.

For those who care about style guides, I’m familiar with AP, Chicago, APA, and MLA.

Maybe! Contact me below your with your details and pitch.

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