"I came across Jennifer Obidike through Spread the Word and it has been a real pleasure working with her. Her feedback has been rigorous, detailed, thoughtful, intelligent and insightful. I appreciate her talent for distilling issues and being able to get to the heart of the story. I would recommend her editorial and coaching services to any writer who is serious about developing their craft with the support of a gifted editor."
"Jennifer Obidike really understood the narrative of my book, and took great care to help develop the characters and scenarios in a way that made the text stronger while respecting my artistic voice as a writer. She was thorough in her notes and documentation of edits and overall summary. It was 100% worth it to hire her. I couldn't imagine where my manuscript would be today without her assistance."
President of Pravum Books
"Jennifer's input has enabled me to develop my writing in a much more focused way. She is able to quickly identify what the work needs to achieve its full potential and develops tailored exercises, which have already triggered so many ideas. Jennifer's structured approach has allowed me to really explore my writing abilities and think much more creatively about what I am trying to convey."
Winner of the QMUL Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 (Fiction)
"As a newcomer to the writing process, the feedback of Jennifer’s has been insightful, intelligent and encouraging; she is very attuned to a writer's needs, and can respond with appropriate assertiveness and truthfulness that is always helpful and respectful. She delivers her assessments in a measured and articulate way, which purposefully does not stifle creativity with personal tastes and viewpoints. The quality of my writing has increased exponentially, both in practical and stylistic terms, and I am in no doubt that this is due to Jennifer's constructive input."
"I have worked with Jennifer on two books over a period of about two years. Her feedback is gentle but firm, intelligent, and insightful. Particularly good on structure and pace, she is always clear-sighted and her approach always constructive."
"Jennifer has been such an ongoing inspiration and support from start to finish, helping me formulate my scribblings into something like a real novella, of which I am immensely proud. I have no idea how she manages to give such spot on, useful and in-depth critique without being in the slightest way judgmental or discouraging. It is a true gift and I couldn't have got there without her."
"Jennifer’s feedback has been invaluable to me. Her honest, critical, nurturing approach has often helped me push my writing in the right direction. If it wasn’t for Jennifer’s guidance, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to submit one of my stronger stories into a competition."
"I didn't know what to expect from a partnership with a professional reader. What I found with Jennifer was someone who worked with me to draw out my best creative writing and to help me push away from lazy plot lines. She came to the work with a unique skill set of compassion, empathy and professionalism and met me where I was: nervous, self-doubting and suffering quite badly from Imposter syndrome. She was attuned to the genre I was grappling with and what I adore most about Jennifer is her ability to help keep my manuscript authentic to where I was coming from. She is a gifted editor in this sense. She challenges the work and encourages the work in equal measure and without her guidance I would never have gotten to a good first draft because it is all too easy to give up and put the writing away and never finish the project."
“Thanks so much for your feedback and comments. I feel that your coaching has greatly helped me to understand the writing process and improve my writing skills with a greater awareness of intention, narrative perspective and language.”