Jenn Lien

Jenn Lien - Editor

Boulder, CO, USA

Book editor at Hachette Book Group, a Big Five publisher, specializing in psychology, memoirs, self-help, and health & wellness.

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Overview

Hello! I am a project editor who conducts developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading for nonfiction titles.

I began my editorial career at an academic press in Santa Barbara, California. I have since transitioned to trade publishing at Hachette Book Group in Boulder, Colorado, where I work in managing editorial to support authors who publish in the genres of psychology, anthropology, sociology, political nonfiction, memoirs, self-help, and health & wellness.

I make it my priority to communicate openly with my authors, build trust and understanding, provide honest feedback, and help them visualize and reach their publishing goals. I believe that balancing hard work with fun and creativity is the best approach to producing quality content, and I aspire to help my authors create their best possible work.

Education:
B.A. Anthropology, Minor in English Literature, Wheaton College (IL), 2013
M.A. Psychology, Antioch University (CA), 2018
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
History
Music
Political Science & Current Affairs
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Chicago Manual of Style

Work experience

Editor

Hachette Book Group
May, 2018 – Present (over 2 years)

As a production editor, I work closely with authors to help clean and perfect their manuscripts before the final pages are sent to press. I conduct copyediting and proofreading, manage freelance processes, and organize production schedules for books under the Hachette Books, Hachette Go, and Running Press imprints. I work with professional authors who are experts on the subjects of psychology, anthropology, political science, pop culture, race and gender issues, feminism, and health & wellness.

Editorial Coordinator

ABC-CLIO
September, 2016 – May, 2018 (over 1 year)

I acquired and developed timely manuscripts on the subjects of psychology, political science, pop culture, and American literature. I worked directly with authors on the front end of the publishing process and assisted them as they developed the organization and contents of their books for submission to production. I also composed current events articles for my company’s educational database and created marketing copy for book titles on Amazon.

Associate Editor

ABC-CLIO
August, 2015 – September, 2016 (about 1 year)

As an associate editor on the School Library Connection staff, I edited content for the SLC magazine and wrote reviews for psychology reference materials that were published in ABC-CLIO’s renowned American Reference Books Annual (ARBA).

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREvicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short ... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREvicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short ... read more

How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

Jimmy O. Yang

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood."I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for a few years than to disappoint myself for the res... read more

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood."I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for a few years than to disappoint myself for the res... read more

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

Rick Reilly

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker"Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times"Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The RingerAn outrageous ind... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker"Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times"Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The RingerAn outrageous ind... read more

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape

Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

This groundbreaking feminist classic dismantles the way we view rape in our culture and replaces it with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. In the original edition, feminist, political, and activist writers alike presented their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model--and the result was the groundbreaking shift to today's affirmative consent model ... read more

This groundbreaking feminist classic dismantles the way we view rape in our culture and replaces it with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. In the original edition, feminist, political, and activist writers alike presented their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model--and the result was the groundbreaking shift to today's affirmative consent model ... read more

America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World"

Corey Taylor

A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate YouThe always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him abo... read more

A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate YouThe always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him abo... read more

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America

Jesse Jarnow

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: black market chemists, the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Grateful Dead-loving AI scientist... read more

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: black market chemists, the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Grateful Dead-loving AI scientist... read more

The Microbiome Breakthrough: Harness the Power of Your Gut Bacteria to Boost Your Mood and Heal Your Body

Raphael Kellman M.D.

A groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain"--the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroidThere is a fundamental connection between the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid: if any one part of this "whole brain" system is malfunctioning, it will impact the others. Taking care o... read more

A groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain"--the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroidThere is a fundamental connection between the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid: if any one part of this "whole brain" system is malfunctioning, it will impact the others. Taking care o... read more

Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron

John Wukovits

An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadron--and winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval ... read more

An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadron--and winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval ... read more

This Is Not Fame: A "From What I Re-Memoir"

Doug Stanhope

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit, with a foreword by Drew Pinsky, MD Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, me... read more

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit, with a foreword by Drew Pinsky, MD Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, me... read more

The Healthnut Cookbook: Energize Your Day with Over 100 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Meals

Nikole Goncalves

The host of the popular YouTube healthy living and cooking channel HealthNut Nutrition shares 100+ recipes and her secrets to nutritious, quick, and delicious meals.Nikole Goncalves's HealthNut Nutrition brand is all about finding a balanced life that works for you. It's about listening to your body, surrounding yourself with positive sources, and limiting stress while enjoying the foods you l... read more

The host of the popular YouTube healthy living and cooking channel HealthNut Nutrition shares 100+ recipes and her secrets to nutritious, quick, and delicious meals.Nikole Goncalves's HealthNut Nutrition brand is all about finding a balanced life that works for you. It's about listening to your body, surrounding yourself with positive sources, and limiting stress while enjoying the foods you l... read more

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2018] Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

PS, I Love You: A Novel

Cecelia Ahern

Discover how Holly's journey began before diving into Cecelia Ahern's new sequel, Postscript. Everyone needs a guardian angel. Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they can finish each other's sentences and even when they fight, they laugh. No one can imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happen... read more

Discover how Holly's journey began before diving into Cecelia Ahern's new sequel, Postscript. Everyone needs a guardian angel. Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they can finish each other's sentences and even when they fight, they laugh. No one can imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happen... read more

Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball

Bob Tewksbury

Former Major League pitcher and current mental skills coach for the Chicago Cubs (and former coach for the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball.In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two ... read more

Former Major League pitcher and current mental skills coach for the Chicago Cubs (and former coach for the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball.In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two ... read more

Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager

After working as a film actor, Peter Grant found himself managing Led Zeppelin in the early 1960s and, through a fierce determination to protect the musicians and improve their earnings and conditions, is credited with revolutionizing the profession.

After working as a film actor, Peter Grant found himself managing Led Zeppelin in the early 1960s and, through a fierce determination to protect the musicians and improve their earnings and conditions, is credited with revolutionizing the profession.

This Is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters

Drew Dudley

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERLOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERTORONTO STAR BESTSELLERBased on his TEDx talk "Everyday Leadership (the Lollipop Moment)"--voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time--This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley's guide to cultivating the behaviors that will help you to succeed and empower those around you. If you're intimidate... read more

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERLOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERTORONTO STAR BESTSELLERBased on his TEDx talk "Everyday Leadership (the Lollipop Moment)"--voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time--This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley's guide to cultivating the behaviors that will help you to succeed and empower those around you. If you're intimidate... read more

Lead Any Team to Win: Master the Essential Mindset to Motivate, Set Priorities, and Build Your Own Dynasty

Jason Selk, Tom Bartow

Previously published as Organize Your Team Today. "One of the ten best leadership books so far this year."--BloombergFollowing up the popular peak performance book Organize Tomorrow Today, a new plan to motivate, set priorities and lead any team to optimal achievementWatch a triumphant speech after a sports championship or business milestone and you'll almost always hear some variation of this... read more

Previously published as Organize Your Team Today. "One of the ten best leadership books so far this year."--BloombergFollowing up the popular peak performance book Organize Tomorrow Today, a new plan to motivate, set priorities and lead any team to optimal achievementWatch a triumphant speech after a sports championship or business milestone and you'll almost always hear some variation of this... read more

Reading Harper Lee: Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Claudia Durst Johnson

The first book-length study of Harper Lee's two novels, this is the ultimate reference for those interested in Harper Lee's writing, most notably as it considers race, class, and gender.• Assists students as they strive to better understand complex issues of race, class, and gender that remain relevant topics of discussion• Provides a needed and updated student guide on Harper Lee's writing• A... read more

The first book-length study of Harper Lee's two novels, this is the ultimate reference for those interested in Harper Lee's writing, most notably as it considers race, class, and gender.• Assists students as they strive to better understand complex issues of race, class, and gender that remain relevant topics of discussion• Provides a needed and updated student guide on Harper Lee's writing• A... read more

Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

Laurie Collier Hillstrom

This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in America.• Provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the origin, growth, and development of the Black Lives Matter movement• Explores how modern acti... read more

This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in America.• Provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the origin, growth, and development of the Black Lives Matter movement• Explores how modern acti... read more

The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Consumption

This is the ultimate source for anyone who wants a comprehensive view of how the sharing economy began and how it may fundamentally change capitalism across the globe.• Takes a global and multidisciplinary approach to defining the sharing economy, its facilitators, and its outcomes• Provides a concise yet thorough study of the sharing economy, in one volume• Presents case-based research to exp... read more

This is the ultimate source for anyone who wants a comprehensive view of how the sharing economy began and how it may fundamentally change capitalism across the globe.• Takes a global and multidisciplinary approach to defining the sharing economy, its facilitators, and its outcomes• Provides a concise yet thorough study of the sharing economy, in one volume• Presents case-based research to exp... read more

Modern American Political Dynasties: A Study of Power, Family, and Political Influence

This collection of entries offers a front seat view of the rise, reign, and fall of powerful modern political families and examines the effects they have had on political, social, and economic issues in American society.• Profiles prominent political families such as the Bushes, Kennedys, and Roosevelts, in entries authored by historians with established expertise • Features articles alphabeti... read more

This collection of entries offers a front seat view of the rise, reign, and fall of powerful modern political families and examines the effects they have had on political, social, and economic issues in American society.• Profiles prominent political families such as the Bushes, Kennedys, and Roosevelts, in entries authored by historians with established expertise • Features articles alphabeti... read more

Seniors and Squalor: An Aging America's Toughest Ethical Dilemma

Lisa Johnson

This book will help readers to better understand and address a strange social phenomenon: the apparent choice by some seniors to live in squalor.• Incorporates the latest research concerning laws and medical classifications• Offers the first in-depth treatment of legal and political theory questions underlying the issue of self-neglect by senior citizens• Includes policy approaches crafted to ... read more

This book will help readers to better understand and address a strange social phenomenon: the apparent choice by some seniors to live in squalor.• Incorporates the latest research concerning laws and medical classifications• Offers the first in-depth treatment of legal and political theory questions underlying the issue of self-neglect by senior citizens• Includes policy approaches crafted to ... read more

When the World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America's Culture Wars

Erica J. Ryan

This comprehensive history of America in the 1920s presents the decade's most compelling controversies as precursors to today's culture wars.• Offers a compelling historical overview of American culture in a popular decade• Insightfully argues for moving the starting point of contemporary cultural conflicts back to the 1920s • Provides relevant political information on red states and blue stat... read more

This comprehensive history of America in the 1920s presents the decade's most compelling controversies as precursors to today's culture wars.• Offers a compelling historical overview of American culture in a popular decade• Insightfully argues for moving the starting point of contemporary cultural conflicts back to the 1920s • Provides relevant political information on red states and blue stat... read more

When Ideology Trumps Science: Why We Question the Experts on Everything from Climate Change to Vaccinations

Erika Allen Wolters, Brent S. Steel

This book reveals how embedded beliefs more so than a lack of scientific knowledge and understanding are creating a cognitive bias toward information that coincides with personal beliefs rather than scientific consensus―and that this anti-science bias exists among liberals as well as conservatives.• Provides readers with a clear understanding of how ideology and personal values supersede scien... read more

This book reveals how embedded beliefs more so than a lack of scientific knowledge and understanding are creating a cognitive bias toward information that coincides with personal beliefs rather than scientific consensus―and that this anti-science bias exists among liberals as well as conservatives.• Provides readers with a clear understanding of how ideology and personal values supersede scien... read more

Depth Charges: But It's Worth The Investment

Thomas Calten

Are you living fully... or just on the surface? How often do you really submerge yourself in life?In Depth Charges, the author shows us how a deeper, more sensitive approach to life can extract valuable insight from our daily experiences. In a series of thought provoking essays, we accompany Calten on an incisive journey through childhood days, the Vietnam War years, life in corporate America,... read more

Are you living fully... or just on the surface? How often do you really submerge yourself in life?In Depth Charges, the author shows us how a deeper, more sensitive approach to life can extract valuable insight from our daily experiences. In a series of thought provoking essays, we accompany Calten on an incisive journey through childhood days, the Vietnam War years, life in corporate America,... read more

When There Is No Cure: How to Thrive While Living with the Pain and Suffering of Chronic Illness

Craig K Svensson

How do you live well when the physical foundation of your life is crumbling? This is the challenge for millions who live with diseases for which there is no cure. These incurable ailments produce a life of constant pain, fatigue, numbness, dizziness, and other debilitating symptoms that create chronic suffering. Can you thrive in life while experiencing the suffering persistent sickness provok... read more

How do you live well when the physical foundation of your life is crumbling? This is the challenge for millions who live with diseases for which there is no cure. These incurable ailments produce a life of constant pain, fatigue, numbness, dizziness, and other debilitating symptoms that create chronic suffering. Can you thrive in life while experiencing the suffering persistent sickness provok... read more

Hungry: Trust Your Body and Free Your Mind around Food

Tara Whitney

Tired of feeling so out of control around food? Your emptiness is undeniable. Deep down you’ve been craving a new relationship with food. One that doesn’t hurt. One that doesn’t leave you bloated, stuffed, and ashamed. One that doesn’t make you feel guilty about what you’re eating and cringe when you glance in a full-length mirror. Diets and weight loss programs haven’t filled this void. Inter... read more

Tired of feeling so out of control around food? Your emptiness is undeniable. Deep down you’ve been craving a new relationship with food. One that doesn’t hurt. One that doesn’t leave you bloated, stuffed, and ashamed. One that doesn’t make you feel guilty about what you’re eating and cringe when you glance in a full-length mirror. Diets and weight loss programs haven’t filled this void. Inter... read more

Jenn has 7 reviews

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Daniel Nowak
Provided me with much needed structure to my book. Very professional.

Daniel Nowak, April 2020


Denise Bossarte
Jennifer was wonderful to work with. She came up with the best approach for my situation which combined a bit of development editing, proofreading, and query letter writing. She brought ideas to the table and was willing to brainstorm with me around my query letter, book and chapter structure. She was thoughtful, kind, and supportive which was key for my work on my memoir/self-help book. I hig...
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Denise Bossarte, December 2019


Dhana Kannan
It was such a pleasure working with Jennifer. The quality of her copy edits was outstanding! She is also very encouraging, kind and professional, and went above and beyond explaining some aspects of the publishing process to me. She has a way with words and her editing is extremely meticulous. She also delivered within the agreed timelines. Additionally, her knowledge of the psychology domain i...
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Dhana Kannan, November 2019


Colin Gabriel
In a word, outstanding. We all think we write clearly, but Jennifer was able to point out what needed clarification, what might not be obvious to third parties. And she made the usual grammar and punctuation edits. A very successful collaboration. Colin Gabriel

Colin Gabriel, June 2019


Tara Whitney
I was very careful when selecting my developmental editor. I wanted to partner with someone that understood and respected my message and could challenge me to go a bit deeper at times. One of my biggest obstacles was how to organize my book so it was easy for my readers to take in my message. Jenn was brilliant and clear around how to do this. She offers a gentle approach but also makes sure s...
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Tara Whitney, June 2019

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