Jerica Taylor

Jerica Taylor - Editor

Northampton, MA, USA

Queer non-binary neurodivergent writer and editor pumped to bring your stories from inside your heart onto the page.

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Need help with your messy middle? At a loss for how to fill that plot hole? Have an idea and you're just not sure how to shape it into a story? Let me be the wall you toss your spaghetti at to see what sticks.

20 years experience specializing alpha, beta, and developmental editing. Self-publishing-savvy, small press and serialized fiction expert.

Queer romance is my jam. I'm here for the tropes, the retellings, the hot and steamy. I can help you figure out how to get your couple together. Bi leads? Poly romance? Give it to me! Erotica? Monsters? Erotic monsters? I want be by your side to bring your ideas to the page.

Sensitivity reading for LGBTQIA stories, especially non-binary and trans representation and mental health issues.

Are you involved in the independent literature scene? I can edit and give feedback on your poetry chapbooks and collections, micro and flash fiction, and wacky cross-genre works.

Here to help with queries, pitches, and final edits before you submit to agents and publishers.

English (US)
Contemporary Romance
Gaming & LitRPG
LGBTQ Fiction
New Adult
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Short Story
Urban Fantasy


  • MFA Creative Writing, Emerson College


  • Pushcart Nominated
  • Poetry Chapbook Prizes

Work experience

Freelance Writer

Rosy Wellness
March, 2022 – Present (11 months)

Erotica writer for women's sexual health and wellness app

Workshop Leader

Animal Heart Press
January, 2020 – Present (about 3 years)

Introduction to writing nature poetry for all levels

Freelance Editor

September, 2005 – Present (over 17 years)

Alpha, beta, developmental, early draft, final draft, copyediting.

Those Who Scream

Dale, Josh, Haist, Mickey, Thirty West Publishing House

Rupture and Repair

Taylor, Jerica

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