You cannot open a book without learning something.
JAM Manuscript Consulting offers developmental editing and coaching, copy editing, proofreading and critique for most genre of fiction, short fiction, memoir, personal narrative, essays and other creative non-fiction. We also edit poetry and anthologies. All our work is custom contracted with clients.
Contact Ana Manwaring for a free preliminary consultation and sample edit. If we aren’t right for your job, we are happy to help with referrals. References on Request.
Ana Manwaring is the founder of JAM Manuscript Consulting where she is both a writing coach and developmental editor. She teaches creative writing and autobiographical writing at Napa Valley College and privately.
Active in the writing community, Manwaring sits on the board as Treasurer for Sisters in Crime Northern California. She is past treasurer, membership chair and program chair of Redwood Writers and active in the newly formed Napa Valley Writers. She is the 2011 recipient of the Helene S. Barnhardt award for service to the writing community.
Manwaring holds a B.A. in English and Education and an M.A. in Linguistics: Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Development. She has attended the Tomales Bay Writers Conference and several Left Coast Crime conferences.
Three years of traveling and working in Mexico inspired Manwaring’s thrillers: Set Up, The Hydra Effect, and Nothing Comes After Z—the JadeAnne Stone Mexico Adventures and Saints and Skeletons, a memoir of her transformative experiences in Mexico blogged at www.saintsandskeletons.com. Find her book reviews and discussions of writing craft at Building a Better Story.