Fiction & Nonfiction Titles (from most recent)
This is not my complete editing portfolio, only titles that are relevant to the fiction editing, design, and consulting side of my business. I also have a thriving academic editing business and have edited a wide variety of publications throughout the years. See more on my LinkedIn profile if you are interested.
Dare by Diane Pelz (Developmental/Substantive Editing, contemporary romance, editorially managed by Romance Refined, developmental editing by Janell E. Robisch, Speculations Editing Services)
Lux University by J. Y. Olmos (Copyediting/Line Editing with manuscript evaluation, science fiction/romance)
The Matriarch Saved: The Hive Book 1 by J. Y. Olmos (Copyediting/Line Editing, science fiction/romance)
The Matriarch Settled: The Hive Book 2 by J. Y. Olmos (Copyediting/Line Editing, science fiction/romance)
The Matriarch Reunited: The Hive Book 3 by J. Y. Olmos (Copyediting/Line Editing, science fiction/romance)
Survival Sacrifices by Theresa Alt (Developmental Editing, dystopian, Christian, new adult)
Harriers by B. Iver Bertelsen (Developmental Editing, Copyediting/Line Editing, Book Formatting, & Cover Design, sports fiction, coming of age)
Desperate Surrender by Hildie McQueen (Copyediting/Line Editing, paranormal romance)
Memories in Blood by Lee Diogeneia (Partial Beta Read, paranormal fiction)
Dangerous Breed by Elysia Whisler (Beta Read, romance)
Rachel Daven Skinner
Janell did a fantastic job with this developmental/substantive edit. She presented information in the editorial letter clearly, and I especially appreciated her use of quotes from and links to other sources to support her own input, which established her as a well-versed authority on each subject. The many comments throughout the manuscript honed in on issues big and small to give the author clear direction. I feel like I'm a pretty picky editor, and I don't think I would have done anything different with this edit … I hope we can work together again in the future. [For Dare by Diane Pelz, Editorially managed by Romance Refined, developmental editing by Janell E. Robisch, Speculations Editing Services]
J. Y. Olmos
As a new indie writer, I was unsure of the level of editing I needed on my trilogy. Starting with developmental editing, my fear was trusting someone to make changes without changing the story. Janell immediately put me at ease. Her ability to see inconsistencies in each individual book, as well as the trilogy as a whole, not only helped me to create a more satisfying story but made it a faster, smoother and dare I say, more exciting read.
Linda M. Layne
It's refreshing to find an editor who also takes the time to educate her clients on the editing and publishing process. Janell goes the extra mile to share valuable insights and experiences in her blog and social media shares. She also has found the time (does she sleep?) to facilitate a writers' group in her hometown, the Skyline Writers' Circle. Her editing skills are top-notch, and she gives "gentle" advice for fine tuning manuscripts for publication. It is a joy to work with her!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.