About Jodie

JODIE RENNER, a former middle-school teacher and teacher-librarian with a master’s degree, is a sought-after fiction editor and award-winning author of three craft of writing guides, Captivate Your Readers, Fire up Your Fiction, and Writing a Killer Thriller.

She has also published two handy, clickable e-resources for writers, editors, and students: Quick Clicks: Spelling List and Quick Clicks: Word Usage.

Jodie has also organized and edited two anthologies for charity: Voices from the Valleys – Stories & Poems about Life in BC’s Interior, with proceeds to Doctors Without Borders (msf.ca); and Childhood Regained – Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers, to benefit child labourers in Asia. Childhood Regained also has school editions, for grades 4 to 9.

Jodie Renner’s books are available in both trade paperback and e-book formats on all Amazon sites, as well as B&N, Chapters-Indigo, and elsewhere.

Click here to visit Jodie’s blog, Resources for Writers or Jodie Renner’s Amazon Author Page. Join Jodie Renner on Facebook and Twitter.

Jodie has presented workshops at writers’ conferences and to writers’ groups across North America and has also judged novels and short stories for various organizations, including several times for Writer’s Digest.

Jodie is listed as a “Best Book Editor” on Kindlepreneur. Click here to see the list of respected editors. As a freelance fiction manuscript editor since 2007, Jodie specializes in thrillers, romantic suspense, mysteries, and other fast-paced, popular fiction. She also edits some historical fiction, fantasies, YA, and middle-grade fiction, as well as some nonfiction (health, nutrition, wellness, self-help, women’s issues, social issues), and will ghostwrite self-help and health and wellness books.

Her novelist clients are mainly in the U.S., but also in other countries around the world. For more on Jodie’s editing process, please go to the editing page. Click here to read testimonials of Jodie’s editing by published novelists. (Jodie consolidated her two websites into this one in June 2018.)

Jodie has had a lifelong passion for reading, especially fiction. She worked at a variety of jobs before she became an English and French teacher (mainly grades 5 & 6), received her master’s degree in literature, and became a school librarian. Somewhere in there, Jodie traveled to a lot of different countries, got married and unmarried, raised two sons, and moved thousands of miles – twice. A Canadian, Jodie has traveled extensively and lived in various locations across Canada. She’s happy to have returned to beautiful British Columbia, where she now makes her home in Kelowna, a tourist city in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley.

When she’s not editing, writing, reading, or spending time with family and friends, Jodie loves to pursue her three other passions, dancing, photography, and traveling. Contact Jodie at info@JodieRenner.com, join her at Facebook and Twitter , or visit Jodie’s Resources for Writers blog or her Amazon Author Page.