Jenn Lien

Jenn Lien – Editor

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

Overview

Hello! I’m Jenn, a project editor based in Boulder, Colorado. If your nonfiction book needs developmental editing, copyediting, or editorial assessment, then I’m the editor for you.

Not sure what kind of editing you need? No problem. Let’s find an intuitive approach for your unique project. And if the thought of navigating the book publishing process alone feels daunting, I can help with that too. Together, we’ll map out your publication plan from beginning to end.


BACKGROUND

I began my editorial career at a small press in Santa Barbara, California. I have since transitioned to trade publishing at a Big Five, Hachette Book Group in Boulder, Colorado.

As a project editor, I work in managing editorial to support authors who write bestselling books in the genres of psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, self-development, 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. Most importantly, I aspire to help my authors create their best possible work.

Please visit my website (jennlien) to view my rates for developmental editing, copy editing, and hybrid editing.


EDUCATION

B.A. Anthropology, Minor in English Literature, Wheaton College (IL), 2013

M.A. Psychology, Antioch University (CA), 2018


Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships Sociology
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • AP Style Editing Skills

Work experience

Hachette Book Group

May, 2018 — Present

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.

ABC-CLIO

Sep, 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.

ABC-CLIO

Aug, 2015 — Sep, 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

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 ach... 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 ... read more
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.
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... 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 oth... read more
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... 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 fo... 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 co... 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 Squadro... 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, t... 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... 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 reflec... 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 id... 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 ... 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... 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... 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 abo... 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... 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 though... 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 a... 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 s... 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... 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 ... 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 facilita... 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 r... 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 r... read more

Jenn has 10 reviews

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Emmy J.

Emmy J.

Aug, 2022

To my editor, Jennifer, who knew what I meant to say, then helped me to express it clearly. You managed to make sense where I penned nonsense. Your kind collaboration made this an enjoyable journey!
Bukola O.

Bukola O.

Jun, 2021

She's incredibly good and professional. I like her work ethics and sincerity.
Michelle M.

Michelle M.

Mar, 2021

Jenn was a pleasure to work with from the start. She "got" my book, its mission, audience, and voice that they needed to hear. She was always open to my feelings and passions where we had many meet-in-the-middle moments as I respected her professional expertise and she respected my "why" behind my book. Jenn was thorough, personable, creative and someone that I consider instrumental with this...
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Daniel N.

Daniel N.

Apr, 2020

Provided me with much needed structure to my book. Very professional.
Denise B.

Denise B.

Dec, 2019

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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