Edie Jarolim

Edie Jarolim - Editor

Tucson, AZ, USA

All-around word obsessive. I've been on both sides of the editorial desk. I know how to recognize good writing and how to nurture it.

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My editing career spans genres and topics. I started out proofreading Russian science journals, moved on to editing poetry -- I got my Ph.D. from NYU in American literature and my dissertation was published as the Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn - -and spent several years in travel publishing, working in-house for Frommer’s and Fodor’s in New York and Rough Guides in London. I did everything from copy-editing and British-to-American translating to line editing and project developing. I was the first series editor for the Paris-based Gault-Millau restaurant guides at Frommer’s, and oversaw the creation of the Wall Street Journal Guides to Business Travel at Fodor’s.

Since moving to Tucson, I’ve worked on numerous freelance editing projects, including guidebooks, cookbooks, short stories, novels, websites… you name it. My clients have ranged from well known literary authors to a local public relations firm, and my services include everything from copy editing and line editing to manuscript evaluation and development.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Writing & Publishing
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction


  • Ph.D. in American Literature

Work experience

Contributing dining editor , Tucson Guide

Madden Preprint Media
March, 2007 – September, 2018 (over 11 years)

Freelance writer and editor

March, 1995 – Present (over 26 years)

In addition to authoring five books (three travel guides, one dog guide, and one memoir), I've published hundreds of articles in national and local publications. Outlets include Art & Antiques, Brides, Chicago Tribune, Edible Baja Arizona, Hemispheres, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Book Review, Phoenix Magazine, Sunset, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and. I have been the Contributing Dining Editor for Tucson Guide for the last 15 years. Awards for my articles include the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award for a magazine travel story, and the Arizona Press Club award, First Place Business Reporting, magazine.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Agile PR: Expert Messaging in a Hyper-Connected, Always-On World

Salzman, Marian, Sherinian, Aaron, the Team at Havas PR

Edie has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Reannon Muth
Edie far surpassed my expectations for what an editor can do. She was amazing in every way possible. She not only helped me line and copy edit my memoir, but she also gave extremely helpful suggestions for several developmental edits I should make. I had hired her to copy edit my work, but she graciously took the time to detail why she thought I should incorporate a few extra chapters as well a...
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Reannon Muth, August 2021

David Cooper
Edie did everything I expected her to do. I have only positive feelings about our collaboration.

David Cooper, July 2021

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