Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans - Editor

Atlanta, GA, USA

Former in-house editor for a literary agency. I've worked with NYT bestselling authors and focus on literary fiction, romance, YA, and MG.

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Overview

I want to make your manuscript shine! I offer a friendly approach to editing and will provide detailed edits and explanations. I do this for two reasons: 1) So you can polish your manuscript, and 2) To ensure you understand why the edits were recommended and can apply them toward future writing. I'm here to help you shape up your writing, but also to help you learn.

I previously worked as the in-house editor for The Knight Agency's assisted self-publishing program, working with hybrid authors on their projects from start to finish.

I edit the following genres:

Literary fiction
Romance
Young adult
Middle grade

I have edited for New York Times bestselling authors Shirley Jump and Deidre Knight, as well as bestselling author of the STUPID IN LOVE new adult series, Cindy Miles. The first installment of this series, STUPID GIRL, hit the #3 spot on the Apple iBooks bestseller list, as reported by Publishers Weekly.

Why work with me? See the below testimonials!

"For me, completing a novel is a two-part journey. The first part consists of my work—the research, the constructing of the story, the plot, the characters. The second part comes once I’ve finished that draft and my editor steps in. There is nothing better in an author’s arsenal of weapons than an eagle-eyed, sharp-witted editor. I knew after working with Jamie on our first book together that she was a true gem. With not only a keen eye but an imaginative one as well, Jamie's professional guidance helped me whip a rough draft of a novel into a bestseller. I don’t know what I’d do without her!"

– Cindy Miles, bestselling author of STUPID GIRL

"Jamie’s keen eye and professional editing skills definitely helped elevate the quality of my Whispering Bay Romance series. Her patience and gentle persistence in getting the story right were exactly what I needed. Working with her is a complete joy!"

​– Maria Geraci, author of the Whispering Bay Romance series

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Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Literature
Romance

Certifications

  • BA in English/Creative Writing from Emory University
  • Certificate in Publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course

Awards

  • Artistine Mann Award in Creative Nonfiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (7 months)

I offer a variety of editorial services to meet your needs, ranging from manuscript evaluations to more in-depth content editing.

Copy Editor

Forbes Travel Guide
September, 2015 – August, 2018 (almost 3 years)

I edited reports written by incognito evaluators of luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas.

Editorial & Digital Content Assistant

The Knight Agency
October, 2013 – September, 2015 (almost 2 years)

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

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Stupid Girl: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Stupid in Love Book 1)

Cindy Miles

After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She’s no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston University, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love – astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course. A quick-temp... read more

After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She’s no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston University, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love – astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course. A quick-temp... read more

Stupid Boy: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Stupid in Love Book 2)

Cindy Miles

From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her blockbuster Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY. Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston University—but the so-called “virginity dare,” orchestrated by Brax’s old fraternity, almost tore them apart. Now, a new dare is taking shape, and it’s sure to set emotions ablaze—... read more

From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her blockbuster Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY. Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston University—but the so-called “virginity dare,” orchestrated by Brax’s old fraternity, almost tore them apart. Now, a new dare is taking shape, and it’s sure to set emotions ablaze—... read more

Stupid Love: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Stupid in Love Book 3)

Cindy Miles

Casualties. That’s how I refer to the guys who’ve had the bad fortune to fall for me. They only see long legs that they wish were wrapped around them, a cat-like smile, and the reckless abandon to take on any wild dare. It’s all a game to me. Show me a bridge, and I’ll leap over the side. Give me a car, and I’ll race it. Give me a heart, and I’ll break it. I always win. I even showed Death who... read more

Casualties. That’s how I refer to the guys who’ve had the bad fortune to fall for me. They only see long legs that they wish were wrapped around them, a cat-like smile, and the reckless abandon to take on any wild dare. It’s all a game to me. Show me a bridge, and I’ll leap over the side. Give me a car, and I’ll race it. Give me a heart, and I’ll break it. I always win. I even showed Death who... read more

And Then Forever (Fortune's Island Book 1)

Shirley Jump

Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart.Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down.Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he s... read more

Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart.Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down.Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he s... read more

Can't Get Over You (Fortune's Island, Book 2)

Shirley Jump

Travel back to the loveswept world of Fortune’s Island with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump.His voice pierced the darkest corners of her heart. Waitress Jillian Matheson needs a life makeover. The first thing on her “Get it Together” to-do list is breaking up with her fiancé, Zach Gifford, a struggling rocker who refuses to grow up. With Zach on the sidelines, Jill... read more

Travel back to the loveswept world of Fortune’s Island with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump.His voice pierced the darkest corners of her heart. Waitress Jillian Matheson needs a life makeover. The first thing on her “Get it Together” to-do list is breaking up with her fiancé, Zach Gifford, a struggling rocker who refuses to grow up. With Zach on the sidelines, Jill... read more

Raising Cain: Alpha Shifter PNR Romance (The Key Guardians Book 1)

Kelli Ireland

Dani Fayel’s backbreaking job as a stable hand at The Freaks’ Fair isn’t glamorous, but for someone looking to keep to the shadows? It’s perfect. Neither paranormal freaks nor human norms ever notice her. But when Dani is forced to either let a child die in order to maintain her anonymity or choose to save him and risk being discovered, she finds herself unwillingly thrust into the spotlight. ... read more

Dani Fayel’s backbreaking job as a stable hand at The Freaks’ Fair isn’t glamorous, but for someone looking to keep to the shadows? It’s perfect. Neither paranormal freaks nor human norms ever notice her. But when Dani is forced to either let a child die in order to maintain her anonymity or choose to save him and risk being discovered, she finds herself unwillingly thrust into the spotlight. ... read more

The Dream Runner: The Dream Wars, Book #1 (Science Fiction-Fantasy)

Kerry Schafer

What if you could order a custom dream? Any kind. Dark and twisted, sweet, sensual, or redemptive. For the right price, a dream runner will deliver one to your doorstep.Jesse Davison skipped town the week she turned sixteen, with nothing but the clothes on her back and her father's vintage Indian Scout motorbike. She swore never to return to the town where in one night of tragedy she lost ever... read more

What if you could order a custom dream? Any kind. Dark and twisted, sweet, sensual, or redemptive. For the right price, a dream runner will deliver one to your doorstep.Jesse Davison skipped town the week she turned sixteen, with nothing but the clothes on her back and her father's vintage Indian Scout motorbike. She swore never to return to the town where in one night of tragedy she lost ever... read more

The Dream Thief: The Dream Wars, Book #2 (Science Fiction-Fantasy)

Kerry Schafer

The underground dream trade is growing hotter by the second, and the Dream Merchant’s top delivery girl Jesse Davison wants out. She knows the ugly truth—that playing around with dreams can drive you crazy, or worse. But it turns out freeing herself from the Dream Merchant isn’t Jesse’s biggest worry, and neither is the fact that her feelings for ex-boyfriend Will are resurfacing with a vengea... read more

The underground dream trade is growing hotter by the second, and the Dream Merchant’s top delivery girl Jesse Davison wants out. She knows the ugly truth—that playing around with dreams can drive you crazy, or worse. But it turns out freeing herself from the Dream Merchant isn’t Jesse’s biggest worry, and neither is the fact that her feelings for ex-boyfriend Will are resurfacing with a vengea... read more

The Dream Wars: The Dream Wars, Book #3 (Science Fiction-Fantasy)

Kerry Schafer

Ever since Jesse Davison returned to her hometown, life has progressively gotten worse. The more she delves into her mother's death, the deeper the mystery gets. Her lover, Will, the only person she can trust, has been pressed into service by the Dream Merchant as a Collector—a soul sucking job Jesse didn't even know existed. And it turns out the dream bootleggers who have been operating out o... read more

Ever since Jesse Davison returned to her hometown, life has progressively gotten worse. The more she delves into her mother's death, the deeper the mystery gets. Her lover, Will, the only person she can trust, has been pressed into service by the Dream Merchant as a Collector—a soul sucking job Jesse didn't even know existed. And it turns out the dream bootleggers who have been operating out o... read more

That Thing You Do (Whispering Bay Romance Book 1)

Maria Geraci

Once upon a long time ago, he broke her heart. Good thing she's too smart to fall for him a second time.Allie Grant is a journalist who could use some luck. She needs a big story fast to secure her dream job, so when she gets a tip from someone in her home town about a haunted house, she hightails it back to Whispering Bay to investigate.But wouldn’t you know the building is scheduled for demo... read more

Once upon a long time ago, he broke her heart. Good thing she's too smart to fall for him a second time.Allie Grant is a journalist who could use some luck. She needs a big story fast to secure her dream job, so when she gets a tip from someone in her home town about a haunted house, she hightails it back to Whispering Bay to investigate.But wouldn’t you know the building is scheduled for demo... read more

Then He Kissed Me (Whispering Bay Romance Book 2)

Maria Geraci

She was the beautiful blonde cheerleader. He was the class nerd. Can one kiss really change everything?Lauren Donalan was once Whispering Bay’s golden girl—the rich, bubbly blonde cheerleader who married the high school football star. Fast forward thirteen years and she’s a single mom trying to hold on to a failing business and prove that she’s more than just a trust fund baby with really good... read more

She was the beautiful blonde cheerleader. He was the class nerd. Can one kiss really change everything?Lauren Donalan was once Whispering Bay’s golden girl—the rich, bubbly blonde cheerleader who married the high school football star. Fast forward thirteen years and she’s a single mom trying to hold on to a failing business and prove that she’s more than just a trust fund baby with really good... read more

That Man of Mine (Whispering Bay Romance Book 3)

Maria Geraci

She's the town's mayor. He's the chief of police. They have two kids, a dog that drools and a marriage that's in trouble.When Mimi Grant becomes mayor of Whispering Bay, she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. The city’s annual festival is in financial ruin and the former stay-at-home mom doesn’t have a clue how to fix things. Hunky Police Chief Zeke Grant isn’t happy that his estran... read more

She's the town's mayor. He's the chief of police. They have two kids, a dog that drools and a marriage that's in trouble.When Mimi Grant becomes mayor of Whispering Bay, she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. The city’s annual festival is in financial ruin and the former stay-at-home mom doesn’t have a clue how to fix things. Hunky Police Chief Zeke Grant isn’t happy that his estran... read more

The Emory Pulse: Your Creative Writing Lifeline

M. Izmaylov, A. Fuller, K. Morgan

When you think of anthologies, do you flashback to high-school English class? The Emory Pulse is kicking off an exciting new generation of anthologies featuring short stories written by Emory University students. This first edition features all fictional pieces, divided into two categories: “On the Fantastic” and “On the Realistic.” The former takes you on a journey into worlds of magic and my... read more

When you think of anthologies, do you flashback to high-school English class? The Emory Pulse is kicking off an exciting new generation of anthologies featuring short stories written by Emory University students. This first edition features all fictional pieces, divided into two categories: “On the Fantastic” and “On the Realistic.” The former takes you on a journey into worlds of magic and my... read more

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