j.servais | WordCrafter
Rochester, MN, OR REMOTE
Technical editing, technical writing, technical book editing, documentation, style guides, web content, business writing, ghostwriting, rewriting, nonfiction writing, nonfiction editing, memoir editing and coaching
My writing and editing roots come from working for large companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and Mayo Clinic in partnership with Google. I’ve also trained and led writing and editing teams, created and maintained style guides, and served on a corporate style council. In the midst of my techcomm career, my good friend Mike asked me to edit a memoir he was writing for a client. I enjoyed the creativity of this type of editing so much, I helped him with a couple others. My memoir interests include life stories, farming, country living, mental health, personal challenge, romance, culture, food, living abroad, and travel.
For me, crafting words is business ... and it's personal. It's business because not everyone can write, has time to write, or knows where to start. And, every writer--even a great one--needs an editor. That’s where I come in. I take in the big picture view of your project to help shape your story--or message. The result is your words in your voice to reflect the best you. It's personal because I use compassion, empathy, passion, and understanding to convey your thoughts and ideas into something meaningful.
What’s your story? I can’t wait to hear about it.