the editor's mark

~in the passionate pursuit of literary excellence~



Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, resumes, newsletters, training manuals, marketing brochures, direct mail pieces—if you want to improve any kind of written communication, the editor’s mark can help. Jill R. Hughes has more than 17 years of editing and writing experience, plus a solid background in marketing and education. Her expertise will help you to project the high-quality level of communication you need to attract clients, customers, and readers.

Services include all levels of editing, from correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation to ensuring coherence, logic, consistency, and organization. And if rewording or rewriting is necessary, Jill can handle that for you also.

Her clients include New York publishers Carroll & Graf, Thunder’s Mouth Press, Marlowe & Company, Nation Books, Bloomsbury USA, as well as Perseus Books Group, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Sourcebooks, and the U.S. Naval Institute Press. Her academic press clients include University of Alabama Press, University of Illinois Press, Princeton University Press, and Wayne State University Press among others.  She has also worked for Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis, the tompeters! company,  several advertising agencies, and many independent writers and authors.

If professional, intelligent communication is what you need, please give Jill Hughes a call at (513) 754-8670, or e-mail her at either or

Subscriber to Copyediting-L since 2000         Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association since 1995     Member of the Freelancers Union since 2012

Curious about rates? It’s difficult to quote a project without seeing the actual text to be edited, but if you’d like an idea of typical price ranges for various publishing-related work, please visit the Editorial Freelancers Association web site at

4 thoughts on “Home

  1. I like the clean look of this. Very much to the point. No rambling on and on.

  2. Joel Sparks on said:

    Hello Jill,
    Joel Sparks here. Just checking out your website that you mentioned on
    Looks pretty good.

  3. I’m looking forward to following your blog Jill, congrats !

  4. Thanks, Cecilia, Joel, and Chuck. I appreciate it!

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