About Me (Who I Am and Why I Started This Blog)

Hello, and welcome to my tiny space on the World Wide Web. My name is Jill N. Noble-Shearer. I’m a published author and a freelance editor, and I’ve worked in the publishing business (primarily e-publishing) since 2002.

A few people have told me I’m crazy to start a blog because I already have so many things going on in my life, but this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. My greatest passion is assisting other authors—by helping them learn writer’s craft, by editing their manuscripts, and by supporting them in any way I can while they grow their careers and build their author brands. As most of us know, writing is a solitary endeavor. While we might create friendships with other authors—online and off—we still spend a lot of time alone with our keyboard. Some authors face questions about how they can improve the quality of their writing, but they may not have an editor-friend they can go to for answers. By creating this blog, I hope to grow my network of author friends and clientele, answer questions, do product reviews, and provide a platform where publishers and authors and aspiring authors can disseminate interesting and helpful information.

If you are a publisher or acquiring editor and you’re interested in participating in an interview, please contact me. Published authors may contact me regarding guest-blog posts. Aspiring authors who have questions or ideas regarding topics for future blog posts may contact me, as well. If you are actively seeking an editor, I’ll be happy to provide you with a free, two-thousand-word sample edit of your current manuscript. *Please read more under the SERVICES tab before contacting me in this regard.

In addition to my writing-related posts, you’ll find a link at the top to my “Current Events” blog area, which will involve my thoughts and ideas on current events…particularly political events and President Donald Trump. If you are a conservative and you get offended easily by people who think differently than you do, I recommend not clicking on that link. Having said that, I am always interested in hearing other people’s views and am happy to participate in a civilized debate. Trolls, on the other hand, are not welcome, their posts will be deleted, and they will be banned. I may lose a few readers with this new endeavor, but I am driven by a strong desire to make my voice heard. Hopefully, I will gain some new followers and friends who, if nothing else, will admire the courage it takes to speak out. In times like these, I think it’s imperative we all take a stand and defend our beliefs

Need a content or copy editor? I’m your gal! Please see the “services” link for more information.

Meanwhile, Happy Writing!