Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans – Editor

Detailed and approachable editor, focusing on MG, YA, and romance. MFA. Associate managing editor at Holiday House/Peachtree/Pixel+Ink.

Overview

As both an editor and writer, I understand how it feels to be on the receiving end of feedback. That's why I offer a friendly approach to editing, both to help you shape up your writing, and also to help you learn. I was previously the in-house editor at The Knight Agency, where I worked on adult romance titles, and I am now the associate managing editor at Holiday House/Peachtree/Pixel+Ink, working on children's titles ranging from picture books to YA. I also hold an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a certificate from the Columbia Publishing Course, and a BA in creative writing from Emory University.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Middle Grade Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Artistine Mann Award in Creative Nonfiction
Certifications
  • BA in English/Creative Writing from Emory University
  • Certificate in Publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course
  • Certificate in Copyediting from the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
  • MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts

Work experience

Holiday House/Peachtree/Pixel+Ink

Nov, 2021 — Present

I help manage the production schedules of our titles while performing regular editorial reviews of each title on my list. This includes copyediting and proofreading shorter works, and oftentimes cold reading novels for the acquisitions editors (see selected works below).

Forbes Travel Guide

Sep, 2015 — Aug, 2018 (almost 3 years)

I edited reports based on hotel, restaurant, and spa inspections, checking for clarity, accuracy, and tone.

The Knight Agency

Oct, 2013 — Sep, 2015 (almost 2 years)

I helped oversee the literary agency's assisted self-publishing program, TKA Distribution. I edited adult romance manuscripts, assisted with formatting and marketing the books, and uploaded the finished products to online retailers.

Portfolio

Aces Wild: A Heist

DeWitt, Amanda

Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Brass Tabby: A Slow-Burn Dark Comedy Romance

Helaine, Rowan

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Dead Girls Don't Keep Secrets

Winterbourne, Ames B.

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Overexposed

Benn, M.J.

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
A Trail Tale

Benn, M.J.

Copy Editing
Boys I Know

Gracia, Anna

Proofreading
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Big Rig

Hawes, Louise

Proofreading
Proofreading

Jamie has 9 reviews

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Benjamin M.

Benjamin M.

Nov, 2021

Jamie is a wonderful editor. She's a delight to work with, asks all the right questions, and delivers top-notch work. I couldn't recommend her enough!
C K.

C K.

Oct, 2021

will most certainly be hiring her again.
Danielle M.

Danielle M.

Oct, 2021

Jamie was absolutely amazing to work with! I’m still just a beginner when it comes to writing and I knew my manuscript wasn’t perfect but I had no clue where to start in fixing it. And now with Jamie’s feedback, I’m feeling more energized with a clear path on how I can improve my story. She kept me updated the entire time and answered all my questions after I got my edits too. Not only did she ...
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Hannah B.

Hannah B.

Sep, 2021

Jamie has been an absolute dream to work with. I am extremely new to this process and was feeling quite overwhelmed. Jamie was there every step of the way with reassurance and guidance. Her feedback was constructive and ultimately she has breathed new life into my novel. She took everything I asked for and delivered to the highest standard. Thanks to Jamie I feel like my novel can now go in th...
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Benjamin M.

Benjamin M.

Aug, 2021

Jamie exceeded my every expectation. This was my first experience working with an editor and she made the process seamless. Her weekly communication and updates were always appreciated. And her edits and suggestions on the manuscript were spot on. I'd 100% recommend working with Jamie, and I'm excited to collaborate with her on future projects.

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