Jennifer’s twenty-year adventure in publishing has followed a somewhat unique path. While pursuing a career in linguistics and translation with Wycliffe Bible Translators, she was drawn into publishing through a part-time job as a paste-up artist and lithography tech. During her eleven-year sojourn in Wycliffe, Jennifer gained valuable publishing experience as a desktop-publishing specialist in Dallas and Burkina Faso, West Africa, and later as a project coordinator. Along the way, she brushed up her French in Switzerland and published a quarterly newsletter that enabled her to sharpen her creative writing and editing skills.
In 1999, Jennifer embarked on a new adventure with WaterBrook Press, first as an editorial assistant and then as a production editor, shepherding more than two hundred trade publications through the final stages of editing and proofreading. At WaterBrook, Jennifer distinguished herself as a hard-working, detail-oriented editor, earning a reputation for quality and dedication among authors and colleagues.
Going solo in 2006, Jennifer launched Refiner’s Touch Editorial Services, a name that reflects her passion for excellence and her love for the written word. She works primarily with Christian publishers and authors, offering expertise in book doctoring, content and line editing, copy editing, and proofreading for nonfiction and fiction trade publications. Jennifer invests herself wholeheartedly in any endeavor she undertakes, striving to provide authors with the kind of quality editing that will make their message shine.
When Jennifer isn’t editing, she enjoys soaking in the rugged beauty of Colorado.