Janine Noel, Editor
For nearly ten years, I have been working-one-to-one with talented writers in all stages of their writing lives. I find it thrilling to watch both fiction and nonfiction work become more vibrant and focused, speaking to universal themes, and leaving a lasting impression on readers. I particularly love helping writers in all genres create unforgettable characters, cinematic scenes, and stories that shine through fresh prose.
I offer developmental editing, a collaborative process to help you build a stronger story. I read deeply and analyze each work for craft elements (point of view, narration, character development, plot, subtext, structure & more) and I suggest targeted ways to strengthen your work. With new craft knowledge and a sharpened eye for revision, you become the writer you are meant to be.
I offer tailored services as well as guidance, support, and accountability along the way. I meet writers where they are in their projects, coming in as an editor at various stages in their work. Some writers may have a few opening chapters of a book while others may be polishing a later draft. We meet via Zoom for reviews.
If you live in the Bay Area, we can meet in person for reviews. Local clients often meet via Zoom & in person.
I provide editing services in the following genres:
Fiction: novel - literary as well as genre specific, such as women's fiction, sci-fi etc.
Nonfiction: memoir, essays/essay collections, genre specific, such as self-help, parenting.
Through Diablo Writers' Workshop we are offering two introductory packages:
Review of 10 page (2500 word) package
Review of 20 page (5000 word) package
Learn more about all DWW editing services Here.
Additional services include:
Application consultation for those considering an MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Select Family History /Memoirs.
Select Middle Grade / young reader projects.
Hourly rate: $95 Contact: Janine@diablowriters.org
What Clients are Saying
What clients are saying
"Surviving the Unimaginable would not have come into existence as smoothly as it did without Janine Noel’s expert assistance. She understood my vision and gave my project laser-like focus and edits. Her extensive knowledge of the craft of writing made my words as clear as possible. Not only did I appreciate her skill and wisdom, but also her warmth and understanding of this topic which I am so passionate about. Janine really moved me."
Nonfiction/Parenting & Self-Help