My Credentials

I have been a historical and romance historical reader for over 45 years, cut my teeth on Nora Lofts historicals in my teens. I was a book reviewer for eleven years for online and paper review sites and still review books I have enjoyed at Amazon. I have a special place for full-bodied historical fiction the likes of Anya Seton and the romances historicals of Virginia Henley. I recently have done research, fact checking and copy editing for the following authors: Bythye Gifford, Lori Handeland and Cathy Maxwell plus numerous pre-published authors.


Jody Allen




















Romance Writers of America
 Wisconsin Romance Writers of America 
Celtic Hearts Chapter of Romance Writers of America
Hearts Through HIstory Chapter Romance Writers of America
Saint Andrews Society of the City of Milwaukee
Wisconsin Scottish Association  



University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee- BA HIstory 2003 

University of Dundee, Scotland. Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History 2009

University of Dundee, Scotland. Medieval Scottish History 60 credit course Feb.  2011  

University of Dundee, Scotland, Masters in Family and Local History- presently  


  • "I found Jody through the Brenda Novak On-Line Diabetes Auction and she is editing my first manuscript. I am delighted and thrilled because I have been dreaming of just such a s..."
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  • "...your input, advice and knowledge...helped me improve my manuscript to a point I would not have achieved by myself. "
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    copy-edit client