Jared Smith

Jared Smith – Editor

More than 20 years of experience. Fiction + nonfiction. New York Times bestsellers. I'm friendly, fun, and flexible.


I have helped create successful book projects in a variety of genres, including children's fiction and nonfiction, middle grade nonfiction, gift and inspiration, religion, history, pop culture, licensed publishing, gardening, and art. I can help with everything involved in the writing and publishing process, from developing marketable ideas to improving your writing to crafting your proposal, and more. I'm quick to respond, and I'm experienced in working on multiple projects at the same time and in managing tight deadlines without any issues. More than anything else, I love to help people get their writing out into the world!
Children’s Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction Entertainment Humanities & Social Sciences Inspirational Political Science & Current Affairs
Middle Grade Picture Books
English (US)

Work experience

Publishing Services Department

Jan, 2017 — Present


Sep, 2013 — Jan, 2017 (over 3 years)

Hallmark Cards

May, 2010 — Mar, 2013 (almost 3 years)

Gibbs Smith

Dec, 2006 — Apr, 2010 (over 3 years)

Stanford University Press

Oct, 2004 — Nov, 2006 (about 2 years)

Utah State University Press

Oct, 2004 — Nov, 2006 (about 2 years)



Ames, Michael

Pocketdoodles for Boys

Sabatino, Chris

Origami Airplanes

Jackson, Paul

I Love My Valentine

Richmond, Marianne

Hide and Seek New York

Guendelsberger, Erin


Magsamen, Sandra

Not So Small at All

Magsamen, Sandra

Night-Night America

Sully, Katherine

Hide and Seek Chicago

Guendelsberger, Erin

Hide and Seek San Francisco

Guendelsberger, Erin

Pocketdoodles for Kids

Zimmerman, Bill

J. Fenwick Lansdowne

Tristram Lansdowne

Jules Tavernier Artist and Adventurer

Scott A. Shields;and Alfred C. Harrison Jr. Claudine Chalmers

Welcome Little One

Magsamen, Sandra

How to Catch an Elf

Wallace, Adam

Jared has 8 reviews





Jacob Y.

Jacob Y.

Sep, 2022

Loved working with Jared. His insights and attention to detail elevated the manuscript to a level I can be proud of. Don’t book him, please, so I can hoard him for my future works!
Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Aug, 2022

Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

May, 2022

Absolutely amazing!
Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Sep, 2021

One of the absolute best!
L.A. M.

L.A. M.

Apr, 2021

I was lucky to choose the perfect editor for my book.

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