My name is Janie, and I’m the lector of Lector’s Books.

A life-long bookworm, I started a book blog in 2012 to keep track of books I’d read and share reviews and recommendations. I named it “Lector’s Books” because, according to Google, “lector” means “one who reads” or “a reader.” I’ve had my nose in a book since the age of four, so it seemed appropriate.

While running my book blog, I had several requests for reviews from self-published authors, and I found that all too often these books had basic editing errors that got in the way of otherwise wonderful stories. In the summer of 2013, I decided to start offering proofreading services to help authors get their stories to readers without the distraction of typos, missed words, incorrect homophones, and so on. Eventually I expanded to include copy editing as well.

I absolutely love getting to be a part of polishing a manuscript so that what remains – and what comes through for the reader – is the story as the author envisioned it.

If you’d like more information about the services I provide, or a free sample edit, check out my Services and Prices link above or email me at