Cypress Editing is owned and operated by Jennifer Zaczek Kepler, a former in-house managing editor with extensive copyediting, proofreading, and project management experience. A ten-year veteran of the publishing industry, Jennifer started Cypress Editing in March 2013. She brings a multitude of skills and publishing knowledge to every project and is committed to helping her clients publish high-quality books. Cypress Editing is based out of Portland, Oregon, but serves clients all over the world. Clients include independent authors, traditional publishers, and businesses.

The Editor


  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, with a minor in magazine journalism
  • Active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Northwest Editors Guild, and International Thriller Writers
  • Regularly attends readings, literary events, and conferences on writing, editing, and publishing
  • Has served as a judge for the PNWA Literary Contest and a fiction copyeditor for The Timberline Review literary journal


Jennifer Zaczek Kepler is a copyeditor, proofreader, and writer. Before launching her full-time freelance career, Jennifer was the managing editor for a trade academic publisher and an editor for a multipurpose publishing company. She also spent time copyediting and writing for two newspapers, consulting undergraduate students on their writing at a university writing center, and reading submissions to The Florida Review literary journal. She has her bachelor’s in creative writing with a minor in magazine journalism. Her goal as a freelancer is to provide positive experiences to her clients by offering high-quality editorial services.

To learn more about Jennifer’s professional experience and skills, check out her resume. Jennifer provides several types of editorial services for authors, publishers, and businesses and will be happy to discuss the specifics of your project and submit a quote. She will also complete a sample edit or editing test if required. Contact Jennifer to discuss your project.