P.O. BOX 506, OJAI, CA 93024


Guiding You to the Next level of writing

Offering  Professional Editing/Mentoring



 Jeanne Kalogridis is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and historical fiction. Her novels have been published in dozens of languages by Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Bantam, St. Martin’s Press, and others. Works include COVENANT WITH THE VAMPIRE, THE BURNING TIMES, THE BORGIA BRIDE and I, MONA LISA. She has also written the novelizations for many films, including several STAR TREK movies and THE FUGITIVE with Harrison Ford, as well as nonfiction.

Jeanne served as ghostwriter on numerous projects for Pocket Books and worked as an editorial consultant with Leonard Nimoy on his memoir I AM SPOCK. She has edited hundreds of manuscripts for aspiring writers, and led countless writing workshops at conventions.

Over the course of her long writing career, Jeanne has learned the techniques, skills and tricks necessary to create dazzling fiction. Years of teaching at The American University of Washington, D.C. have given her the ability to convey all that she has learned to others.

Jeanne currently lives in the beautiful community of Ojai, California, where she works full time as a freelance author, ghostwriter and editorial consultant.


Copy editing

A line by line edit focusing on grammar, spelling, punctuation, logic, and continuity

Story Analysis of Your Manuscript

I will make notes on structure (story), plot, character, point of view, and offer comments and suggestions for revision. It is possible to combine a copy edit and story analysis.

Ghost Writing

Price negotiable depending on the project

Choosing the best option

I average 10 pages/hour for a copy edit, depending on how much work the manuscript needs. A 100,000 word manuscript with a fair number of errors can take up to 40 hours to copy edit properly.  Obviously, a story analysis is the less expensive option, requiring roughly 10 hours of work. 


Intro Consultation


All introductory consultations are free. You email me at jkalo@mac.com, tell me what you want to accomplish, and we decide on the best way to achieve your goal.

Hourly Rate


My rate is $30/hour. I require a deposit, to be negotiated depending on the amount of work involved.  I accept PayPal.



For those who want to take their writing to the next level, I suggest a combination of line editing and structural analysis. I am happy to continue working with you and comment on any revisions you might have.

How can I help?

I understand that each writer's situation and needs are unique. Tell me more about what you're looking for, and I will get back to you with  ideas.

Jeanne Kalogridis Editorial Services

P.O. BOX 506, OJAI, CA 93024