Jesse Hassenger

Jesse Hassenger - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Editor-writer with 17 years of experience in educational publishing (Bedford/St. Martin's; McGraw-Hill), and culture writing.

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I’m an experienced editor and writer looking for opportunities to use my command of the written word, project management experience, and deadline-oriented efficiency to create content that attracts and engages hard-to-reach audiences. I've worked extensively on textbooks in the humanities, but I also have experience as a reader for a prominent literary magazine, an editor of my own pop culture website, and a writer for plenty of other outlets, including The A.V. Club, Nylon, Polygon, The Week, The Verge, and more.

Educational titles I've edited during my nine years at Bedford include the upcoming Patterns for College Writing 15e, Practical Argument 4e, Arguing about Literature 3e, Practical Strategies for Technical Communication 3e, The Film Experience 4e and 5e, Media & Culture 9e and 10e, Media Essentials 2e and 3e, Media in Society 1e, Filmmaking in Action 1e, Speak Up! 4e, Communication and You 1e, News Reporting and Writing 11e, and Intelligence: A Bedford Spotlight Reader.

I can help you make your content better!
English (US)
Coming of Age
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Education & Reference
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Senior Editor

Bedford/St. Martin's (Macmillan Higher Education)
August, 2011 – June, 2020 (almost 9 years)

Managed editorial teams of authors, assistants, and freelancers to develop, structure, and schedule revision and first-edition manuscripts, launching 45 products representing approximately $12 million in revenue. Disciplines included mass communication, film, composition, literature, technical communication, journalism, and public speaking.

Editorial Coordinator

McGraw-Hill Higher Education
December, 2003 – July, 2011 (over 7 years)

Developed, managed, and launched online content for 8-10 English titles annually. Titles as development editor included The Short Prose Reader, English Essentials, and the Connect Reading digital learning project.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Arguing About Literature: A Guide and Reader

Schilb, John, Clifford, John

The Film Experience

Corrigan, Timothy, White, Patricia

Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction

Campbell, Richard, Martin, Christopher R., Fabos, Bettina

Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age

Campbell, Richard, Martin, Christopher R., Fabos, Bettina

Media in Society: A Brief Introduction

Campbell, Richard, Jensen, Joli, Gomery, Douglas, Fabos, Bettina, Frechette, Julie

Communication and You: An Introduction

O'Hair, Dan, Wiemann, Mary

The Short Prose Reader

Muller, Gilbert, Wiener, Harvey

The Film Experience: An Introduction

Corrigan, Timothy, White, Patricia

Jesse has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Patricia Anekwe
Jesse was very professional and accommodating. He did a thorough job and gave me many feedback. I couldn’t be more pleased and would return in the future.

Patricia Anekwe, September 2020

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