Amy Jameson

Amy Jameson - Editor

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

I am an editor, literary agent, writing coach and copywriter. I've been working with authors to hone their manuscripts for 20+ years.

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I began my career in publishing at Janklow & Nesbit Associates in New York City where I represented Shannon Hale's first five books. I launched my own literary agency in 2004, specializing in representing books for kids. I continue to edit and agent award-winning, bestselling YA, MG, and picture books.

I've also spent the past 20 years helping thought leaders in various disciplines develop and polish books, articles, keynotes and other messaging. I love helping experts turn their specialized knowledge into accessible prose for a general audience.
English (US)
Business & Management
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Literary agent, Editor

August, 2004 – Present (almost 18 years)

Literary agent and Editor specializing in Children's Publishing, including Young Adult, Middle Grade and picture books. Clients include Newberry Honor-winning and NYT Bestselling authors.
Developmental Editor, Copyeditor and Ghostwriter for thought leaders in business and entrepreneurial roles.

Literary agent

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
February, 1998 – July, 2004 (over 6 years)

Literary agent and Rights associate

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Princess Academy

Hale, Shannon

Dragon Slippers

George, Jessica Day

Silver in the Blood

George, Jessica Day


McBee, Nova

The Battle of Junk Mountain

Greenberg, Lauren Abbey

No Cream Puffs

Day, Karen

Tall Tales

Day, Karen

Amy has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Brooke DeBono
Amy is a professional through and through. Her advice and assistance on my query package was extremely insightful, allowing me to see potential issues in a new light. Her communication was always effective and responses given in a timely manner. I now have skills and confidence to move forward in the query process. Thank you Amy!

Brooke DeBono, March 2022

Amy Jameson
Thank you Brooke! It was a pleasure to work with you. I hope you find a great agent and publishing house for your series.

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