About Jo and Her Pen, LLC.
So, you want to start a blog, but don't have the writing skills to establish one?
You're a leading industry professional, but your writing skills sabotage brand expansion?
You have a story idea, but really don't know how to write the actual story?
You are swarmed with business ideas, but struggle with organizing them?
You need help with connecting with your audience, but don't know where to begin?
I see you and I know how to help!
Your audience deserves the best version of you.
This begins with good writing.
Jo and Her Pen, LLC. is a persuasive and professional writing and editing service for business owners and authors who have a story to tell, a brand to build, and a presence to establish.
Your audience does not know that you are the expert at what you are writing, presenting, or offering without good writing. The good writing is my job!
I started writing under my parents' dining room table at the age of seven. Living in a 9th floor Bronx apartment meant I had a bird's eye view of everything: the over worn mattress, bulky bags of mile high trash, playful thrusts of water gushing from a busted fire hydrant, rusted over metal fencing, courageous pigeons, and the touch of rounded double dutch ropes to smoothed over cement. I also overheard the incessant arguments of landlords and their tenants and mom and pop shops buzzing with business and runny conversation.
I was surrounded by context and content that I loved to absorb and write about. It also helped me to actualize how many people lack the ability to communicate what could be solved with good writing. I was given a gift to see what others did not easily see or at the least, what cannot be seen without a trained eye.
Jo and Her Pen, LLC. was born out of the desire to help people use writing as a means to communicating in the most authentic, professional, and persuasive manner possible. The aim is for business owners, industry leads, and authors to become more confident about their business progress, publications, and branding to induce professional success, and become the best version of themselves, in the process.
This looks like...
*Fixing the errors (Your audience's first experience of you should not be a typo or confusing content.)
*Bringing writing inconsistencies to light (Say what you mean and mean what you say.)
*Bulking up clarity and ridding of vagueness (You should be understood the first time.)
*Preserving your authenticity (Your story and business are personal. Let's keep it this way.)
Leave the good writing work to me.
I started writing under my parents' dining room table at the age of seven.
Being on the 9th floor in the Bronx meant I had a bird's eye view of everything: the over worn mattress which flopped over bulky bags of trash, playful thrusts of water gushing from the busted fire hydrant water for a fountain, rusted over metal fencing, courageous pigeons, and the touch of rounded double dutch ropes to smoothed over cement.
My environment became my muse and to write at the center of it meant that I was given a gift to see what others don't easily see or cannot be seen without a trained eye. I gained a skill to communicate what is often best established when first written.
My enthusiasm for the pen was displaced when I lost my mother; 2016 was a gruesome year. I struggled to put anything worth reading onto paper. I smothered myself in academic writing to numb the sting that grief ushered into my life. I did not want to get too close to what would cause me to confront the hardship I was facing. I avoided writing for myself and helping others to write at all costs.
It was not until a friend, who owns a videography firm, invited me onto a book project that writing began to have the same affect it once had on the seven year old me. I dove head first into writing and editing. One project became several projects. Several projects became a consistent stream of creating written content for businesses, organizations, and authors, book coaching, developing website copy, consulting with entrepreneurs about the expansion of their brands through ghostwritten blogs and social media, identifying inconsistencies in proposals and offering recommendations to improve any written work. This experience put me on my own path to self-publish and that's when it hit me: I want to help others tell their "unedited stories".
Jo and Her Pen, LLC. was born out of the desire to help people use writing as a means to communicating in the most authentic, professional, and persuasive manner possible. The aim is for business owners, industry leads, and writers to become more confident about their business progress, publications, and branding to induce professional success, and become the best version of themselves, in the process.
"Your level of intent, understanding, and true passion for writing are brilliant! Where I thought an editor would take my voice and make my book their own, you actually empowered me and helped me give life to the voice I thought I lost."
"I cannot say enough positive words about working with Jovan. Her editing was insightful, honest, and neither harsh nor delicate. Most of all I appreciated her thoughtful questions "what do you want to convey" and her encouragement throughout the process.
The experience was worth every dime."
"Jo and Her Pen, LLC. was a divine connection. My ideas, voice, and concerns were at the forefront always during the editing process of my poetry book, Broken Ballads. Her editing style and expertise nurtured my soul and allow my story to flourish on paper. I look forward to working with her on future projects.