“Jaimee has impressed me with the depth and precision of her insights. She knows what publishers want, and knows how to communicate those expectations to writers. If you’re looking for an excellent editor, look no further.”
--Damon DiMarco, New York Times bestselling author of Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices From the Front Lines in Iraq (Citadel); coauthor of My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counter-Revolutionary with Baiquiao Tang (Prometheus)
“Working with Jaimee has been inspirational. More than just an editor, she has become a treasured confidant who made me rethink both my storytelling skills and writing style. Her criticisms are always insightful, constructive, and right on the money. She’s helped me sharpen my characters and plotline and rework the core meaning of my first novel to better reflect my true inner voice. Her style is strong, straightforward, and clearly conveyed in both her written notes and telephone conversations. I value her suggestions and know her editing skills will make any book oh so much better!”
--Jeffrey L. Diamond, six-time Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer, journalist and creator of Dateline NBC, author of Live to Air (Greenleaf Book Group)
“In the years that Jaimee served as an editor for The Literary Group International, I was continually impressed by her dedication to cultivating authors’ voices, her consistent work ethic, and her attention to detail. She has helped many of my clients to develop bare concepts into polished manuscripts and book proposals that sold to major publishers. Jaimee has the unique ability to identify potential in a very rough draft, and articulate exactly what it will need to bring an author’s work to a publishable level. Balancing professionalism with her enthusiasm about the written word, Jaimee was a tremendous asset to our agency.”
--Frank Weimann, Director of Operations and Senior VP, Folio Literary Management; Founder and Former President, The Literary Group International
- Certificate in Editing, University of Washington
I offer developmental editing, manuscript evaluations, and consult on fiction and nonfiction book manuscripts for writers, agents, and publishers. I also evaluate, develop, line edit, and consult on book proposals and collateral, including query letters. From positioning book concepts for the current publishing market, to lending creative support for professionals who wish to establish themselves as subject-matter experts, I wear many hats to help authors reach their intended audience. My favorite editorial role is assisting fiction writers with world building and character development.
The Literary Group International
At LGI (now merged with Folio Literary Management), I provided developmental and substantive editing for fiction, YA, and children’s manuscripts. I developed commercial nonfiction proposals with leading scientists and journalists, including researching and writing, line editing, proofreading, and general project management. I also scouted talent and pitched book concepts to authors, academics, celebrities, and publishers.
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