Jared Smith

Jared Smith - Editor

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

More than 15 years of experience. Fiction + nonfiction. New York Times bestsellers. I'm friendly, fun, and flexible.

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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!
English (US)
Children's - Non-fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Humanities & Social Sciences
Political Science & Current Affairs
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Work experience


Publishing Services Department
January, 2017 – Present (about 4 years)

Senior Editor

September, 2013 – January, 2017 (over 3 years)


Hallmark Cards
May, 2010 – March, 2013 (almost 3 years)

Associate Editor

Gibbs Smith
December, 2006 – April, 2010 (over 3 years)

Editorial Assistant

Stanford University Press
October, 2004 – November, 2006 (about 2 years)

Freelance Editor

Utah State University Press
October, 2004 – November, 2006 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (90 selected works)

How to Catch an Elf

Wallace, Adam, Elkerton, Andy

Welcome Little One

Magsamen, Sandra

Moon's First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship

Hill, Susanna Leonard, Paganelli, Elisa

Jules Tavernier Artist and Adventurer

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

J. Fenwick Lansdowne

Tristram Lansdowne

Pocketdoodles for Kids

Zimmerman, Bill, Bloom, Tom

The Pocket Guide to Mischief

King, Bart, Brown, Brenda

75 Remarkable Fruits For Your Garden

Staub, Jack, Sheppard Buchert, Ellen

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Wallace, Adam, Elkerton, Andy

All Aboard the Spooky Express!

James, Eric, Piwowarski, Marcin

Hide and Seek San Francisco

Guendelsberger, Erin, Cerato, Mattia

How to Catch the Tooth Fairy

Wallace, Adam, Elkerton, Andy

Hide and Seek Chicago

Guendelsberger, Erin, Cerato, Mattia

Night-Night America

Sully, Katherine, Poole, Helen

Not So Small at All

Magsamen, Sandra


Magsamen, Sandra

Inky the Octopus: Based on a real-life aquatic escape!

Guendelsberger, Erin, Leonard, David

All Creatures Great and Small

Precious Moments, Alexander, Cecil

How to Catch a Monster

Wallace, Adam, Elkerton, Andy

The Great Easter Race! (Sesame Street Scribbles)

Manning, Craig, Kwiat, Ernie, Sesame Workshop

Hide and Seek New York

Guendelsberger, Erin, Cerato, Mattia

How to Catch the Easter Bunny

Wallace, Adam, Elkerton, Andy

Santa Is Coming to My House

Smallman, Steve, Dunn, Robert

Love Is All Around the World

Silvano, Wendi, Czernichowska, Joanna

I Love My Valentine

Richmond, Marianne

Santa Claus Is on His Way to My House!

Ashford, Rachel, Dunn, Robert

Origami Airplanes

Jackson, Paul

75 Exceptional Herbs For Your Garden

Staub, Jack, Sheppard Buchert, Ellen

Every Kid Needs a Water Balloon Launcher

Elton, Candice, Elton, Richard

Pocketdoodles for Boys

Sabatino, Chris


Ames, Michael, Fuego, Jonny

New Deal, The: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

Flynn, Kathryn, Polese, Richard

Picturing Las Vegas

Chase, Linda

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