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to Nonfiction

Put your best foot forward

Editing for over forty years

Reach Jane at bakesverbiage@gmail.com to discuss your project.

Developmental Editing

  • Plot
  • Structure
  • Characterization
  • Viewpoint
  • Pace
  • Tense
  • Narrative style

Copy Editing

  • Chapter sequence
  • Consistency
  • Dialogue tags and punctuation
  • Letter, word, line, and paragraph spacing
  • Logic
  • Grammar,spelling, syntax, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Document format

Author Encouragement

  • Brainstorming
  • Marketing suggestions
  • Listening Ear

Jane Baker is an apt editor in that she is at once an author who understands the intent of a turned phrase, and a sheriff of syntax, a policewoman of parsing, and in addition she is only mildly annoyed by the occasional run-on sentence.

Scott Ellis EdD


Author of “Dammit, Learning Judgment From Experience


Jane Baker researched for accuracy and organized my writing in Joy Out of Chaos. She asked questions that embellished Image of a Black Father. She also assisted with apt illustrations and grammar. As I’m unable to see well enough to type, she also put the manuscript on computer and helped me upload it to Amazon. I enjoyed working with her because she’s easy to work with.

Rev. Charlie Crane, author

Jane Carlile Baker

Modesto, California
bakesverbiage@gmail.com