Cypress Editing was founded in 2013 by Jennifer Kepler, a former in-house managing editor with 14 years of copyediting, proofreading, and editorial project management experience. Jennifer is committed to helping her clients publish high-quality books. She has a wide client base and works with first-time writers, established authors, traditional publishing companies, and editorial agencies.


Jennifer is professional book editor based in Portland, Oregon. Before launching Cypress Editing, she worked on in-house editorial teams as a production editor, copyeditor, and managing editor. As an independent editor, she brings her years of industry experience and passion for books to every project. To learn more about Jennifer’s professional skills and experience, check out her resume.

Out of the office, you’ll find her hiking, backpacking, skiing, or foraging for mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest. She has summited several Cascade volcanoes and is always up for some good ol’ type 2 fun.


  • Holds a bachelor degree in creative writing with a minor in magazine journalism from the University of Central Florida
  • Is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Northwest Editors Guild
  • Regularly attends readings, literary events, and industry conferences
  • Has served as a judge for the PNWA Literary Contest and as a fiction copyeditor for The Timberline Review literary journal