pexels-photo-3309967Next to breathing (and singing!) I  love to write. But what I enjoy more than anything is cheering for you and breathing along like a midwife helping bring your words to life.

How can I help YOU?

I’m available for brainstorming your book idea (is this really a book?), consulting on planning, book proposals and marketing, and my favorite: the self-publishing process. 

As a self-published author and experienced blogger, I’ve learned from The School of Experience a few things you can do to see your words reach the audience you have in mind. 

Developmental Editing & Consultant Services include but are not limited to:

  • Navigating the world of online writing, whether it’s a blog or website

  • Looking at the Big Picture of your story and working back from there

  • The hows and whys of using Social Media to build the reach of your words

  • Self-Publishing How-to’s–Traditional vs. Self-Publishing

  • Why you need a Book Proposal Even if You’re Going to Self-Publish

  • Helping refine and focus your work–Editing with an eye for structure and an ear for content

Ready to begin?

  • Email me about a Complimentary 30 minute call to brainstorm your path forward and how I can serve you. 

  • Next I’ll draw up a Consultant Plan tailored to your needs, whether it’s guiding you through the maze of blogging, the journey of self-publishing or how to market and launch your book.

  • FEES are customized according to the needs of your project. I charge $45/hour or an agreed upon price for an entire project.

In the meantime, Here’s a FREE download of

5 Things to Know Before You Write That Book.


“Jody is a warm, caring, and knowledgeable guide for writers at every stage.” ~ Emily Sue Allen, founder of

“Jody is so much more than an editor, though she is that, too. She reads carefully and responds thoughtfully. But just as helpful as her ideas for improvement are her encouragement, her excitement, and her I’m-for-you attitude, all of which makes her thoughtful critique a sweet pill to swallow.” Kimberlee Conway Ireton, author of  Cracking Up: A PostPartum Faith Crisis (Mason/Lewis Press, 2013) and The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year . 

“Jody was great help at editing the chapters of my women’s Bible study. Her sharp attention to details, tempered with gentleness, helped me to see and correct errors in my writing. Her suggestions overall expanded the marketability of my project.  Her input left me feeling confident as a writer. My previous experiences with other editors left me feeling beat down and insecure. Jody edits with a clear eye and a loving heart.” –Laura Smedley, Author of ‘Desert Blooms–Finding God in the Season of Waiting.” Laura blogs at journey girl and works as a certified Life Coach.

“As a proofreader, Jody provides such a gift of confidence. I know that when I incorporate her corrections into my writing that my tenses and punctuation will always be solid and appropriate. As an editor, Jody is a partner. Her keenly insightful suggestions help me hone my message and give me that all important reader’s point of view. I simply do not want to publish a word without knowing it has passed under her watchful and gracious eye.”  -Dana Buck, Author & Podcaster of Sew Powerful Parables. Former World Vision staff and current Board Member for Sew Powerful Ministries. 

“Jody Collins provided excellent service in working with our new writers to edit and rewrite articles and blogs for our magazine and website. She is an excellent editor and was able to complete each piece in a timely manner.  It was remarkable to see the improvement in articles that she worked on. Several of the writers reported learning a great deal from Jody in the process of working on their articles with her.” Helen Steinkamp, Co-founder, Salt + Clay: Beautiful Purpose 


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  • Laurie Klein, Scribe

    Great skills to offer and the heart to match. Love the way you’ve laid out your page. If you post it, they will come . . .

  • Janice Johnson

    What a lovely unveiling! Say, would you consider working with a series of novellas? Humor, with a side of mystery?

  • theprodigalmomkag

    Congrats Jody! Lord willing, you would be perfect for my works in progress. This is perfect for you and us!

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