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Jess Kibler

Jess Kibler - Editor

Portland, OR, United States

Hi! I'm Jess, a writer and editor in Portland. I've copy edited and proofread for Tin House Books, TIN HOUSE magazine, and BITCH magazine.

Overview

Hi! I'm a proofreader and copy editor based in Portland, Oregon. I'm particularly passionate about LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction, but I'm interested in and have experience editing all kinds of fiction and nonfiction, from short short stories to in-depth, research-heavy journalism.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment LGBTQ (non fiction)
Fiction
Literature

Work experience

Freelance copy editor and proofreader

Self-employed
June, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

In addition to the books and magazines listed below, I've also proofread and copy edited for BITCH magazine and Bitch Media's blog.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics

Jim Shepard

The first book of nonfiction from one of our great fiction writers. A Publishers Weekly Best Essay Collection of FallGiven that most Americans proudly consider themselves non-political, where do our notions of collective responsibility come from? Which self-deceptions, when considering ourselves as actors on the world stage, do we cling to most tenaciously? Why do we so stubbornly believe, for... read more

The first book of nonfiction from one of our great fiction writers. A Publishers Weekly Best Essay Collection of FallGiven that most Americans proudly consider themselves non-political, where do our notions of collective responsibility come from? Which self-deceptions, when considering ourselves as actors on the world stage, do we cling to most tenaciously? Why do we so stubbornly believe, for... read more

Ninety-Nine Stories of God

Joy Williams

A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year at Esquire, Seattle Times, Minnesota Star Tribune, Huffington Post, and Publishers Weekly.From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine.Pulitzer Prize and ... read more

A New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year at Esquire, Seattle Times, Minnesota Star Tribune, Huffington Post, and Publishers Weekly.From “quite possibly America’s best living writer of short stories” (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine.Pulitzer Prize and ... read more

Ghost Songs: A Memoir

Regina McBride

A searingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir about a girl who begins to see her parents' ghosts after their tragic deaths. An Oprah.com Editor's Pick and a Paris Review Staff PickEighteen-year-old Regina McBride is haunted by the ghosts of her parents. Her father visits her―he is desperate, but she doesn’t know how to help him. Her mother is a quiet figure, obscured by light―a flash at the foot ... read more

A searingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir about a girl who begins to see her parents' ghosts after their tragic deaths. An Oprah.com Editor's Pick and a Paris Review Staff PickEighteen-year-old Regina McBride is haunted by the ghosts of her parents. Her father visits her―he is desperate, but she doesn’t know how to help him. Her mother is a quiet figure, obscured by light―a flash at the foot ... read more

The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

Kimball Taylor

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity... read more

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity... read more

Tin House: True Crime (Tin House Magazine): 19

An award-winning quarterly, Tin House started in 1999, the singular love child of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine.Grand and slight, gritty and slick, our fall issue will be packing stories, essays, and poems inspired by the true crime genre. The long con is on you if you miss out on this one!

An award-winning quarterly, Tin House started in 1999, the singular love child of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine.Grand and slight, gritty and slick, our fall issue will be packing stories, essays, and poems inspired by the true crime genre. The long con is on you if you miss out on this one!

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