Editorial Services

I’m Jennifer Becton, a professional proofreader and copyeditor with more than twenty years of experience editing fiction and non-fiction books, essays, and articles.

After working in the traditional publishing world for twelve years, I started Becton Literary Services, a freelance editorial consulting firm. In 2010, I founded Whiteley Press, LLC, an independent publishing house that has successfully published more than a dozen books.

I’m excited to offer proofreading and copyediting services for both fiction and non-fiction. No matter the genre, my goal is always the same: to ensure clear communication between writer and reader by providing high quality editorial support. I went help each one of my authors to produce their best work possible.

Whether you produce fiction or technical materials, Becton Literary wants to help you reach your literary goals.


Fiction Editing Services

Are you an aspiring writer or indie publisher who wants a professional editor to help polish your work?

Are you finalizing a short story, novella, or novel for publication?

If so, let Becton Literary Services help you prepare your manuscript.

I edit most adult fiction genres, but I have the most experience with mysteries, humor, and romance (historical and modern).

I happen to specialize in a specific niche: Austenesque fiction.

Unfortunately, I do not have accept poetry or children’s literature.

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Non-fiction & Technical Editing Services

Are you working on a non-fiction book or essay?

Do you need help preparing technical or marketing material?

Becton Literary is pleased to offer non-fiction and technical editing services. Let me help polish your reports, marketing materials, resumes, and proposals with an eye toward consistency and clear communication.

I endeavor to provide business owners with concise marketing materials and submission-ready proposals.

I consider all types of non-fiction works–essays, blog posts, and books–on a variety of topics. But I specialize in theology and equestrian topics.

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By the way…if you are a self-publisher, check out my free series: The Book Business for Indie Publishers.


I’m more than pleased to recommend Jennifer to further your next writing or editing project. You will find her humorous, intelligent, and perceptive. Do yourself a favor and let her help you reach your audience, sharpen your words, or even let her choose your words for you. If your project is important to you, then it deserves Jennifer’s skill and attention.

Kevin Manus-Pennings via LinkedIn

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Let’s talk about your project needs! Becton Literary is accepting a limited number of clients. Email me for more information and to check availability .