Your nonfiction writing, editing, and book production expert
Get help with nonfiction/business writing & editing projects
With over 30 years of experience writing and designing books, magazine articles, and business materials for clients, Jennifer Pinkley can help you hone your business and book writing skills and help you make a living with your writing.
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Learn how to make a real living as a writer
If you love writing, you may think that writing a novel or working as a freelancer are the only ways to make a living as a writer. Expand your horizons and consider learning business writing skills that will allow you to write all sorts of content for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and more. Many career paths can either be as an employee (with benefits!) or as a freelancer. You can also consider writing nonfiction books about topics you are passionate about. This site will teach you how to make a living as a writer.
Writing, Editing & Publishing Blog
Blog posts and random thoughts about the publishing world, writing nonfiction, business writing resources, books I’m reading, and whatever else is on my mind.
What Can I Learn?
Courses I offer include:
Nonfiction book writing & publishing
Personal/family book projects
How to write your memoir
… and more!
About Jennifer Pinkley
I simply adore writing, editing, and creating books. I also love the process of helping authors bring books to life. I have over 30 years of writing, editing, design, indexing, and layout experience. I’ve worked with countless clients to help them move from a manuscript to a print book, ebook, and audiobook. I’ve worked with numerous corporate clients to write technical content, annual reports, marketing fliers, and more. I’m deeply committed to helping clients create the best content possible and I always go above and beyond for each of you. One client sent this note after I helped her publish her memoir:
Working with you to write “Memories Before I Forget” was one of the highlights of my life! Many sincere thanks.
Check out the courses I offer to help you succeed or contact me for editing support for your book.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is your writing background?
I’ve loved books and writing for as long as I can remember. I studied history in college, in large part because I loved to research and write about history. After college, I got a job as a technical writer. I spent years learning how to write incredibly technical materials about things like architecture, engineering, construction, telecommunications, software design, and lots more. I learned new things every chance I got, and I soon learned how to write and design marketing materials and websites. After working for big companies for several years, I struck out on my own and wrote for magazines, small business, and nonprofits. Along the way, I’ve written and designed brochures, press releases, white papers, nonfiction books, and pretty much every kind of written material that exists.
What kind of editing experience do you have?
As soon as I got a job as a professional writer way back in the 1990s, I started to learn how to be an effective editor. My colleagues edited my writing and I edited theirs. This was standard practice throughout my career. I learned how to determine if material is correctly structured, can seek out and destroy awkward sentences and word choices, ask questions to help authors focus on effective rewrites, and I’m a whiz at finding typos. I really love editing and providing other writers with constructive feedback to help make their work even better. I’ve edited pretty much everything: books, magazine articles, business documents, web page text, and so much more.
What kinds of courses do you offer?
I’m in the process of creating courses to help share all of the writing and editing knowledge stuffed in my head after 30 years in this business. I plan to offer courses for all sorts of writers. You can learn business writing basics, how to write a compelling nonfiction book, how to write a memoir, writing for magazines, and more. Just check out my Courses page for current offerings.
Do you offer any one-on-one coaching?
Right now I don’t offer coaching but that might be something I offer in the future. However, I’m happy to answer any questions on my Facebook page or on Twitter. Just check out my Contacts page for links to my social media.