“Edit like an Editor: A Wattpad Guide to English Grammar, Fiction Writing & Publishing”

I’ve finally taken it upon myself (with the encouragement of my mother) to write an editing, writing and publishing book for Wattpad writers.

Take a look:

Edit like an Editor - Taking Requests

 

Do you find yourself with too many typos? They’re so simple; you don’t understand how you’re not catching them. Grammar and spelling tools also don’t always find your slip-ups.

Is English grammar just not your thing?

Are you a victim of writer’s block?

Do your characters’ personalities fall flat?

Jennifer has compiled this book together through her experiences as a Wattpad editor. She knows what the Wattpad writer struggles with. She wants to help you learn how to not make those slip-ups again and she does so with easy-to-understand writing.

Learn how to edit your work like an editor through these chapters full of detailed explanations, examples, and tips from yours truly.

After reading this book, you will walk away with an understanding of English grammar and will be able to comfortably edit your own work with no doubts.

The end goal for every writer is, of course, publication. Jennifer even has a few tips for you to reach that goal and how to stay on track.

Jennifer has grown as an editor from college courses, textbooks, the Internet, editing others’ work, and editing her own. All references used will be cited so you may also refer to them if you wish to.

A bit about the author: Jennifer has been on Wattpad for over 7 years. She has edited and critiqued other Wattpad writers’ work over a handful of times. Although her editing services are currently closed, you may learn more here.

Highest Ranking #24 in Non-Fiction.

Updates: Every Sunday on Wattpad.com.

Estimated completion date: Spring 2017 (may vary).

Jennifer Gioia. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Check out the cast for “When Dreaming Becomes Dangerous”

(In order of appearance)

This is an in-progress cast list. I will be adding more once more key characters come into play.

Updates: New Story, Editing & Critiquing

It’s been a busy two weeks! I’ve begun editing and critiquing Wattpad writers’ work again.

I’ve also published another story (finally)!

When Dreaming Becomes Dangerous

Mira has two lives: A waking life and a dreaming life.

In the day, Mira writes speeches for Robert Trudy, the mayor of her big magical city, Eron. Her hard work is underappreciated and the city is starting to split right under the mayor’s nose.

But since the unexpected death of her mother, Mira has been having the same recurring dream each night: standing in a white lace gown, underneath a white wicker arch, surrounded by white snow, with a blonde man she has never met a day in her life.

Eventually, Mira starts to see small changes in her recurring dreams. And soon she is able to control her dreams, opening up her mind to a world she never knew existed.

But what happens when this blonde man disappears from Mira’s dreams and dreaming becomes dangerous?

 

Jennifer Gioia. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

The prologue is already posted and I’m in the final edits of the fifth chapter. I will be posting new chapters every Sunday EST.

All the dream sequences will be written in first POV, simple present tense. The rest of the story will be written in third POV, past perfect tense.

Fun fact! This dream is actually a very detailed dream I once had years ago back in high school. Before my current boyfriend (who has blonde hair), I only ever dated guys with dark hair, so the blonde threw me off. Who knows if it was a premonition, but either way, it has always been sitting in the back of my mind, waiting to inspire me.

I really hope you enjoy this. Please let me know what you all think! I am a huge fan of constructive criticism. I don’t have a current schedule on when the next chapter will be posted, so please bear with me. I assure you it will be worth the wait!

Click the following links if you’re interested in me editing or critiquing your work on Wattpad.

Appreciating all the love I’ve received so far!

Wattpad Fiction Critic Service

Part-time, dedicated and patient Critic for original fiction only. – Upon Request

About the Critic: I’ve been on Wattpad for 7 years. I am a college graduate with a love for reading, writing, and editing. My degree is in Public Relations, so I have to be great at writing creatively and grabbing reader’s attention. I also edit for Wattpad writers, but that is another service in a different blog post. If you’d like for your grammar and spelling, among other things, to be edited, please direct yourself to here.

Details: I will only take on a handful of clients at a time. Please message me if interested or if you would like to go on the wait list through here or here.

I do not critique fan-fiction; I probably won’t know much about what it’s based on. However, I critique all other genres as long as they’re original fiction. Also, if you’re writing mature content/smut, I’m pretty familiar with that stuff, and I don’t mind taking on a chapter with that content.

Guidelines: I am looking for a variety of writers. I will only critique one chapter at a time.

So if you’re struggling with a scene, or want to know if what you wrote is realistic and believable, or anything else, I can do that for you.

Please let me know ahead of time if there is a certain area you’d like me to keep in mind while critiquing your work.

If you wish, I can also at the end of each critique, add a paragraph or two on how you can make your story more interesting, add more description, and maybe lengthen it, etc.

Please send me the link to your chapter you’d like critiqued with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your time zone/location around the globe
  • Story title
  • Genre
  • An honest story summary/plot synopsis
  • Chapter to critique
  • What you would like me to focus on
  • If you have a deadline

I will personally message you my critique afterward.

Payment: FREE! All I ask is you mention me in the chapter I critiqued with a “thanks.” :)

If I agree to take on a whole story, then as payment you must mention me in the story summary.

Response Time: My response time depends on how long the chapter is.

Can’t wait to critic some amazing work! :)

I’m a Wattpad editor again!

Full-time, dedicated and patient Editor for original fiction only. Open [ ] Closed [x]

About the Editor: I’ve been on Wattpad for 7 years. I am a college graduate with a love for writing and editing. My degree is in Public Relations, so I have to be great at writing creatively and grabbing reader’s attention. I’m all about editing. My grammar and spelling are always spot on (after at least one edit).

This blog post is only for editing services. If you are looking for a critique, direct yourself to here.

Details: I will only take on a handful of clients at a time. Please message me if interested or if you would like to go on the wait list on here or here.

I do not edit fan-fiction; I probably won’t know much about what it’s based on. However, I edit all other genres as long as they’re original fiction. Also, if you’re writing mature content/smut, I’m pretty familiar with that stuff, and I don’t mind taking on a story with that content.

I am looking for a variety of writers. You can have only one chapter written so far, or maybe a whole story completed. Doesn’t matter to me.

If there is a certain area you’d like me to keep in mind while editing your work, please let me know ahead of time.

If you wish, I can also at the end of each part of your story, add a paragraph or two on how you can make your story more interesting, add more description, and maybe lengthen it, etc.

However, I will not change it for you, except for grammar and spelling. It is your story, so it should be your own words from your own inspirations. I’m only here to help you move along and become a better writer.

Guidelines: Please send me the following information when personally messaging me for a request:

  • Your name
  • Your time zone/location around the globe
  • Story title
  • Genre
  • An honest story summary/plot synopsis
  • What you would like me to focus on
  • If your story is completed
  • How often you plan on updating on Wattpad
  • If you have a deadline

Please send me your story in an email. You can share the story with me through Google Drive or in an attached Word document. I will message you my email address.

Payment: FREE! All I ask is you mention me in your story summary with a “thanks” for editing your story. :)

Response Time: My response time depends on how long the story is.

Important: If I give you my email address, please do not give it out to others. Thank you.

Can’t wait to edit your stories! :)

To see what stories, I’m currently editing, check out my reading list here.

I finally have the time to write fiction again!

Hi all!

So I know it’s been some time since I last published my creative writing on Wattpad. Honestly, I don’t know how half of the writers on Wattpad do it: being a full-time college student with a part-time job and still finding the time to write for fun! There’s also the argument that some majors are more time consuming than others. I will say the field of public relations, when running three full campaigns at once, is very time consuming.

Anyway, big news! I FINALLY have time to write for fun again now that I’m a college graduate. Yay! So after much debate on which story in my head to write, I give you: Sapphire.

Sapphire Cover

So for those who have read some of my previous works, you know I write for a mature audience. That being said, this will also be for a mature audience. However, more for violence and blood than anything else. Though I will say, there will probably be a few naughty scenes scattered about…

I’m writing this note to you all so the summary of Sapphire gets published for all your lovely eyes to see!

I’m way more experienced in only really writing in the romance and supernatural genres, so please bare with me as this is my first really action-y adventure (romantic, of course) drama.

I don’t have a set date on when the first chapter will be published, but please follow here or on Wattpad if you haven’t already, so you can receive an update the minute I post!

Thank you all in advance for you support.

Here’s the summary:

King Martin Bartel was a ruthless ruler. For over a decade, he declared war on surrounding countries to fulfill his greed. He was unfair to his people and disloyal to his Queen. Out of wedlock, came an infant born of sapphire eyes. To keep the King on the throne, he forced the mistress to give her away.

Eighteen years have passed and the girl with sapphire eyes has grown, raised by nuns, unaware of her lineage; all the while, watching the King and Queen fail time and time again to successfully have a male heir.

Eighteen years have passed and dangerous people of Hofstra are becoming aware that the King will never have a legitimate heir. It’s time for a new ruler, one that promises peace and prosperity. Soon, rumors spread of this man’s rightful place on the throne.

Soon, rumors spread that a girl with sapphire eyes could sabotage the whole revolution; that is, if she knows of her true birthright and if they don’t find her first.

Jennifer Gioia (c) 2016

I (finally) did it.

*Woosh* Eight emails being sent out through the internet.

I finally took the plunge and did it.

I did it. I sent out eight resumes!

It took me about three months of figuring out what kinds of jobs to search for, what locations to look in and to finally be emotionally and mentally ready to begin my career.

I wrote my cover letters to each company, tweaked my resume (adding that I am willing to relocate) and hit send.

I am so anxious right now. Can you say I’m freaking out a bit? Yeaa, probably.

But I did it! I am so proud of myself.

Now I just wait on those eight places, but I will still be on the look out for interesting PR agency job listings.

I am looking in North Carolina (Raleigh-Duram, Charlotte, Greenville) and the greater Chicago area.

If you didn’t already know this, I was born and raised in New York. I am still currently living the post-graduate life in New York.

But it’s time to get ready to say goodbye to New York and hello to NC/IL or wherever else I decide to apply in the near future.

I’ll keep you all posted on my job hunt, because maybe it’ll help you.

One question I do have that maybe you can help me with is how many is too many when applying for a career-type job?

Thanks! Wish me luck!

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