Jared Austin

Jared Austin – Editor

Editor with more than ten years of experience. Specializes in Christian non-fiction, self-help and improvement, and biographies/memoirs.

Overview

As an adept editor with more than ten years of experience, I have a well-rounded background in editing and proofreading. Most recently, I was a senior editor for HIM Publications, where I project-managed approximately ten books at a time and interacted with multiple authors on a daily basis. I also did all the levels of editing for each book: developmental editing, macro editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

As a freelance editor, I edit books for children, young adults, and adults. Some of the major authors for whom I've edited/proofread books are Jim Putman, Sarah Young, Rachel Cruze, Emily Ley, Louie Giglio, Bob Goff, and more.

Education:
Middle Tennessee State University: Master of Arts in English
Welch College: Bachelor of Arts in English; Bible major
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction Finance & Accounting Political Science & Current Affairs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • SOFPM: Project Management Certification

Work experience

ACLJ

Jan, 2023 — Present

• Write copy for social media
• Write blogs for the company website
• Edit blogs and emails for the company

HIM Publications

May, 2021 — Sep, 2022 (over 1 year)

• Served as project manager for all HIM Publications books
• Created production schedules for clients, editors, and designers
• Managed freelance editors and designers
• Performed manuscript diagnostics, developmental edits, macro edits, copy edits, pre-design proofreads, and
post-design proofreads
• Maintained weekly digital marketing for HIM Publications and other clients (edited/formatted/published
blogs on WordPress; formatted and scheduled mass emails on Mailchimp)
• Managed social media and podcast posts for marketing clients
• Developed editor certification program to recruit and train freelancers

Franklin Madison Group, LLC

Feb, 2015 — May, 2022 (about 7 years)

• Copy edited marketing materials for clients
• Assisted in keeping print production on schedule
• Proofread internal materials for the company
• Chosen as department's employee of the month on multiple occasions

Self-employed

Jan, 2011 — Present

• Edit/proofread books for children, young adults, and adults for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (2015–)
• Edited books for HIM Publications (2019–May 2021)
• Edit dissertations and books for various clients
• Enforce CMOS, AP, and APA guidelines to meet individual project requirements

Portfolio

Copy Editing
Proofreading
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Jared has 12 reviews

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Steve W.

Steve W.

Jul, 2023

I really enjoyed working with Jared. This publication is my first and Jared was very patient with me and went above and beyond his contractual obligation. I found Jared to be very through and the quality of work product was amazing. I highly recommend Jared to anyone needing assistance.
Jared A.
Thank you, Steve! I'm glad you were so happy with my work.
Neil N.

Neil N.

Jun, 2023

Jared started on time and finished early with all the changes I expected, cleaning up the areas that I knew needed help. He also did more than I was expecting, adjusting some of the formatting, leaving helpful comments about my content within the edited document and gave me advice on how to move forward with my book. Most of all, he made a lot of sections read much better.
Jared A.
Thanks, Neil! I'm glad you were happy with the results!
Anthony R.

Anthony R.

Apr, 2023

Jared did an excellent job editing my book. It was my first attempt at writing. So, I had tons of errors, poor grammar, punctuation, and references that needed follow-up. He was able to correct all and make my book flow more consistently. He also made great recommendations on how to make my book more complete. I will definitely be using him again.
Jared A.
Thanks, Anthony!
Alexander V.

Alexander V.

Mar, 2023

Definitely, the best choice when it comes down to an editor. Jared is very thorough with his work and is very lenient regarding timing. I am honored to have Jared as my editor, and I would refer anyone to him.
Jared A.
Thank you!
Nilo O.

Nilo O.

Feb, 2023

Jared was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and knowledgeable. He was done before the deadline and systematically edited my manuscript making it very easy to understand his edits and accept changes. He was meticulous in providing grammatical and stylistic changes and as well made precise recommendations for areas where he saw content gaps. I highly recommended his services! Happy clie...
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