Jaime Powell

Jaime Powell - Editor

Harleton, TX, USA

I am an experienced copy and proofing editor specializing in fiction novels. It will still be your book, your voice, only louder!

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Overview

Hello, you beautiful monsters!


It's me! Jaime Powell, editor extraordinaire! Let's jump right in! I am a professional editor, who has worked as a copy or line editor, and proofing editor. I am also an author who has 5 books with two different independent publishing houses and in 3 different genres.

I have edited almost all genres of fiction, but I specialize in and prefer horror, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, urban fantasy, magical realism, young adult, new adult, middle grade, and dystopian. If you wrote a romance, chances are I'm not the right fit for you. However, everyone loves a good romantic subplot! Even right now I am getting grabby hands just waiting to help out with all those beautifully written manuscripts.

I am a fulltime editor which means this is how I make my living and every manuscript will be as polished as I can make it. That way when you send it to the publishing houses of your choice, or are ready to self-publish, you will have a leg up on the competition!

Will you hate me at times? Of course. I am responsible for showing you what could be made better for your book which as an author myself, I sympathize. It's tough feeling like a stranger is messing with your baby. But that being said, you will find that I am your biggest cheerleader! By the time I am done, you'll have a manicured manuscript and a new best friend! (Yeah, I'm that good.) :)

I work now for Clean Reads Publishing as the lead editor and submissions manager. But I also have time for freelance work which is where you beautiful monsters come in! I always make time for new and exciting projects!

(On a side note, however, I would like to stress that I do not accept MSs that have disturbing sexual scenes such as rape.)

I have edited more than eighty manuscripts, 20 of which I have included here on my profile, and all of which hold 4-5 star reviews on Amazon. I am always available, as I keep Reedsy open on my computer all day, so feel free to hit me up! Can't wait to work with you!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Horror
Middle Grade
New Adult
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy

Certifications

  • Internship with Clean Reads Publishing
  • editor at Champagne Book Group
  • Submissions Manager
  • editor with Clean Reads Publishing

Work experience

Copy Editor

Champagne Book Group
February, 2021 – June, 2021 (4 months)

Copy editor

Author

Black Rose Writing
April, 2018 – May, 2020 (about 2 years)

Content, copy, and proofing editor

Clean Reads Publishing
January, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

Lead Editor

Author

Clean Reads
June, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

Submissions Manager

Clean Reads Publishing
January, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Queen Mary's Daughter

Orford, Emily-Jane Hills

Sing Me Something Happy

Stewart, Bruce A

Melt (Faerie Song Saga)

Barrow-Belisle, Michele

Circus in a Shot Glass

Overmyer, Beth

Storm Taken: A Supernatural Thriller

Davidson, William Michael

Jaime has 17 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Pedro de Jesus Mendes
Was extremely happy to have found Jaime. Not only did she do a great job editing the work, but she also offered valuable insight into the book as a whole.

Pedro de Jesus Mendes, January 2022


Thomas Elizondo
I just want to first thank Jaime for taking the time to help me with my MS. She was a wonderful copyeditor! Outlining the mistakes I'd made and leaving comments that fully explained their reasoning. I could not argue them either, haha.

Thomas Elizondo, December 2021


Finn Aspenson
Jaime was a very thorough and keen-eyed editor, always looking out for repeated uses of words or phrases. She did excellent in the services I requested and I would be a fool not to hire her again.

Finn Aspenson, December 2021


KC Kellersen
Jamie is a wonderful editor, she took my sub-par book and helped me transform it into a great novel! Not only does she edit it, but she also teaches me in the process. one last word: AMAZING!

KC Kellersen, November 2021


Brandon Dean
Jaimie was super thorough with my manuscript. Her color-coded corrections helped immensely. I appreciate her work. Improving the small stuff in my writing is always an on-going process, and Jaime helped make my story on that level. She was also great to message with. Communication was easy.

Brandon Dean, November 2021

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