Jed Bickman

Jed Bickman - Editor

Oakland, CA, USA

I am an experieced nonfiction editor with a passion for reportage and for books that make an argument about how to make the world better.

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I'm experienced in acquiring, editing, and writing nonfiction books. I have a "readers first" editing philosophy; I help writers to identify and appeal to specific audiences. I'm a good choice to work with you if you can handle frank, specific, constructive feedback.
English (US)
Antiques & Collectibles
Health & Wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • MFA in Nonfiction Writing

Work experience


Callisto Media
December, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

Edit self-improvement/help/psychology books, cookbooks, others

Associate Editor

The New Press
October, 2012 – September, 2018 (almost 6 years)

Acquired and edited books at The New Press

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America

Nielson, Erik, Dennis, Andrea, Mike, Killer

Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Casella, Jean, Ridgeway, James, Shourd, Sarah

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