About Jeri Walker

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Jeri Walker offers freelance writing services and editing services of incomparable quality at affordable rates. Her blog Make Every Word Count features weekly tips on writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and more. She is currently working on an author’s guide to book clubs that will be available to subscribers in early 2017.


Before transitioning to full-time freelancing, she worked on the editorial staff of The Idaho Review, Boise State University’s literary journal. During that time she read approximately 100 short stories a month and assisted in copy editing stories by Ann Beattie, Edith Pearlman, Janet Peery, Joy Williams, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Mary O’Connell, Stephen Dixon, and Robert Boswell.


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She has also taught composition at the college level and English at the secondary level. In addition to teaching Language Arts to ninth and tenth grade students, she also designed and implemented the curriculum for a creative writing course that included units on writing memoirs, short stories, poetry, personal essays, 10-minute plays, and children’s literature.


Jeri Walker holds a master’s degree in English Education with additional credits earned toward a graduate degree in Rhetoric and Composition. Her Bachelor’s degree is in English with an emphasis in Writing. During that time, she participated in numerous graduate and undergraduate writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.


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Please consider exploring her independently published books. Being part of the indie writer community has enabled her to better meet the needs of many clients. Jeri firmly believes there is no single best path to publication. It’s a highly individual choice, but one that should be an informed choice.



Truth really is stranger than fiction, and it’s a long damn story. Jeri Walker grew up in the eccentric North Idaho mining town of Wallace. Hers is a resilient soul forged by a mother’s mental illness and tempered by a spouse’s abandonment.  Determined not to live a life of quiet desperation, she plans to someday live in an RV.


Lost Girl Road, the author’s first novel, is in progress. Jeri’s writing explores themes of personal upheaval and wanderlust. She is also currently submitting articles and stories to magazines and literary journals. Future aspirations also include blogging a book related to life on the road.

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2016 Idaho Author Awards Judge, Nonfiction


Jeri Walker belongs to and actively participates in the following editing and writing groups (read more here):

  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
  • Idaho Editors Association (IEA)
  • Idaho Writers Guild (IWG)
  • Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA)
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA)


Feel free to explore her LinkedIn Profile for more information on her professional experience and client recommendations.



Please share responsibly. Jeri Walker, 2016.