Clients and Testimonials

Fiction Titles (from most recent)


Survival Sacrifices by Theresa Alt (Developmental Editing)

Harriers by B. Iver Bertelsen (Developmental Editing, Copyediting/Line Editing, Book Formatting, & Cover Design)

harriers, clients, bertselsen, sports fictionMemories in Blood by Lee Diogeneia (Partial Beta Read)

Desperate Surrender by Hildie McQueen (Copyediting/Line Editing)

mcqueen, clients, testimonialsDangerous Breed by Elysia Whisler (Beta Read)


Feedback from Clients


Harriers, Bertelsen, book, portfolio, copyediting, formatting, proofreading, cover design
B. Iver Bertelsen
Janell has excellent editing skills. At every stage of the editing process, she was thorough and concise. Her comments and suggestions were clear and right on point.  Janell greatly enhanced the texture and flow of my manuscript, and I very much enjoyed working with her.  I highly recommend her to my fellow authors, published and unpublished.
Lee Diogenia, Memories in Blood
Lee Diogeneia
I really appreciate Janell’s ability to identify world-building details that need to be clarified for the reader. Six beta readers missed those details. This is why you have an editor! I definitely feel like she’s helped me make the MS stronger.
Hildie McQueen, testimonial
Hildie McQueen
Janell Robisch brought my manuscript to life. Her edits and suggestions are always spot on. It’s amazing what she did for my story—taking it from good to great!
elysia whisler, author
Elysia Whisler
Janell Robisch’s editing skills are concise and comprehensive. Her quick, instrumental feedback on my manuscript gave my work the polish it needed to be ready for publishing. I’ll definitely enlist her for my next work.

Feedback from Former Colleagues


amy maffei, editor
Amy Maffei
Janell is a thorough, attentive editor with the ability to quickly learn new skills and adjust to workflow changes. She is a team player and is concerned with providing accurate and quality work. She is intelligent, driven, and personable.
James Fraleigh
I had the pleasure of training and managing Janell in the journal production department of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. She was one of the quickest studies I’ve ever trained. Janell swiftly absorbed and skillfully applied our departmental procedures, APA style, and typesetting guidelines. She also began sharing her own considerable technical aptitude with the department, guiding us toward our transition to fully electronic delivery of proofs, artwork, and printer-ready files while helping us understand how this would benefit our schedules and workflow. At LEA, Janell quickly developed into a creative, dedicated, and self-reliant production editor unafraid to take on new challenges or learn new technology and techniques—all vital traits for an independent freelance professional. She continues to apply these traits to her freelance writing and copyediting practice across a diverse range of clients and content. Your projects will benefit from her care and expertise, and I’m as happy to recommend Janell as I am to have worked with her.