Jesse Doogan

Jesse Doogan - Editor

Wheaton, IL, USA

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I am a writer and editor with over ten years of experience in the book industry. I have developed products, written manuscripts, and edited for well-known brands and New York Times-bestselling authors. I have worked as a bookseller and bookstore manager, and I am great at matching up books to readers, and that includes editors and agents! Let me help you craft your pitch or shape your manuscript and get it ready for publication.

My editing has been called "an amazing mix of insightful, direct, and kind." I think picture books deserve just as much attention and care as anything written for adults, I want to work with you to tell the best possible story. While I specialize in children's products, I'm also an excellent editor of adult products.

I have presented and mentored at conferences such as Write to Publish, Colorado Christian Writers Conference, and Realm Makers and I am passionate about helping writers develop their voice. I am currently enrolled in Hamline University's Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Christian Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult


  • Media Bistro Copy Editing Certificate

Work experience


The Bookstore
September, 2021 – Present (12 months)


Prairie Path Books
November, 2019 – Present (almost 3 years)

Temporary Acquisitions Editor

Harper Collins Christian Publishing
July, 2019 – November, 2019 (4 months)

Developed content and determine specs for picture books and board
books, wrote manuscripts for bestselling brands as well as original
products, researched new product ideas and potential new authors,
brainstormed fiction and non-fiction products for ages 0-18

Acquisitions Editor

Tyndale House Publishers
October, 2016 – May, 2019 (over 2 years)

Reviewed proposals for publication, taught workshops at and attended
up to four conferences a year, managed schedules and wrote copy for
3-10 products per season, organized weekly team meetings, presented
products to and brainstormed with designers and marketers

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Ansley's Big Bake Off (Faithgirlz / The Daniels Sisters)

Pitts, Kaitlyn, Pitts, Camryn, Pitts, Olivia

God Made the Rain Forest (The God Made Series)

Collins, Sarah Jean, Collins, Sarah Jean

Jesse has 7 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jordan Gray
She great to work with.

Jordan Gray, July 2022

Destree Rardin
It was a great pleasure working with Jesse. She was professional, clear, and courteous. I believe my project will benefit greatly from her feedback. I look forward to working with her again in the future when the need arises.

Destree Rardin, May 2022

Vanessa Small
Jesse was so great to work with. She was extremely responsive when I first reached out. She was very clear in her communication. She worked with my pricing and was very economical. With regard to her edits, I really valued them because she caught things that helped me speak better to my audience. She helped me consider how I might alienate my audience if I said this or that. I had never thought...
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Vanessa Small, March 2022

Kathy Scott
I truly valued our zoom meetings. It gave me a chance to discuss my thought process. Jesse's feedback was professional and supportive.

Kathy Scott, February 2022

Robin Goodwin
Jesse offered multiple options and directions my story and edits could go. She didn't push one way or the other. I appreciated her willingness to listen to my concerns and give substantial feedback.

Robin Goodwin, November 2021

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