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Jessica Hatch

Jessica Hatch - Editor

United States

Freelance editor Jessica Hatch has always been drawn to telling stories and telling stories well.

Overview

Jessica Hatch offers enthusiastic, professional work that is grounded in solid foundational experience from prestigious literary agencies and publishing houses such as Writers House and St. Martin's Press.

Jessica strives to improve upon her client's manuscript, while maintaining the author's inherent voice and purpose for the project. With experience editing everything from memoir to cookbooks, from fantasy to literary fiction, she has had many happy clients.

Interested in becoming a satisfied customer? Contact Jessica to get started.

*** Here's what other authors have said about Jessica's editorial insights. ***

“I heartily recommend my editor, Jessica Hatch. Her prices are great, but it’s her personal service that you will love most.” — Kay Dew Shostak, Author of Chancey Book Series

“Jessica and I had an extensive conversation at the beginning of the editorial process and she encouraged me to talk about my manuscript’s strengths, the goals I had as an author, and the problems I was still encountering with WILDER. I appreciated her ability to not only listen to and address my concerns but also to communicate solutions that both made perfect sense to me and were aligned with the market. Jessica’s concrete and specific notes within the manuscript, her insightful editorial report, and each of our conversations gave me the confidence and understanding I need to do what I’m now sure will be my final revision. I’m thrilled with my experience.” — Traci O. Connor, Represented by Victoria Sanders & Associates

“After using two freelance editors in New York I got lucky and found Jessica. She made me feel as if she was invested in getting the project right. Her critique was not overly dogmatic, nor was it tepid. After her initial feedback my mind was open to new ideas, ideas that were well considered and beneficial to the project. Jessica maintains a high standard of professionalism and is easy to work with. Her experience and approach to a manuscript will definitely help add that polish you’re looking for. I would highly recommend working with her.”
— Paul Smit, Author of CALLIAH: LIFE IN THE MAZE

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Historical Fiction LGBTQ Literature Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing

Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Short Fiction Award
  • Accepted into Teen Ink London Writing Program, 2007

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed

June, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Publicity

St. Martin's Press

March, 2013 – December, 2013 (9 months)

Secured national print, radio, and online publicity for clients on NPR's All Things Considered, in Real Simple Magazine, Publishers Weekly's "Soapbox" column, and Riffle Books.
Successfully managed 15 simultaneous publicity campaigns in the fall 2013 season.
Proficient use of CisionPoint; LexisNexis; Tracx social analytics software; Concur Solutions travel and expense management software.
Supporting authors throughout the publicity process with regular communication and weekly publicity status updates.
Often praised for "going the extra mile," "impressive levels of organizational work."

Agency Assistant

Fox Literary LLC

November, 2012 – February, 2013 (4 months)

Agency Intern

Writers House

May, 2011 – January, 2012 (8 months)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Derailed in Chancey (Chancey Books Book 3)

Kay Dew Shostak

Carolina's in-law's marriage didn't survive the holidays visiting in her and Jackson's new home in Chancey, Georgia. Now both families have left, but she's not sure how much longer she'll still be in the small town. She knew moving teenagers from the Atlanta suburbs to a small Georgia mountain town last year was a horrible idea. She knew opening a B&B for railfans was an even worse plan. What ... read more

Carolina's in-law's marriage didn't survive the holidays visiting in her and Jackson's new home in Chancey, Georgia. Now both families have left, but she's not sure how much longer she'll still be in the small town. She knew moving teenagers from the Atlanta suburbs to a small Georgia mountain town last year was a horrible idea. She knew opening a B&B for railfans was an even worse plan. What ... read more

The Gondola Maker

Laura Morelli

Award-winning historical fiction set in 16th-century Venice Benjamin Franklin Digital Award IPPY Award for Best Adult Fiction E-book National Indie Excellence Award Finalist Eric Hoffer Award Finalist Shortlisted for the da Vinci Eye Prize From the author of Made in Italy comes a tale of artisanal tradition and family bonds set in one of the world's most magnificent settings: Renaissance Venic... read more

Award-winning historical fiction set in 16th-century Venice Benjamin Franklin Digital Award IPPY Award for Best Adult Fiction E-book National Indie Excellence Award Finalist Eric Hoffer Award Finalist Shortlisted for the da Vinci Eye Prize From the author of Made in Italy comes a tale of artisanal tradition and family bonds set in one of the world's most magnificent settings: Renaissance Venic... read more

Come Dancing (The Jack and Julia Series Book 1)

Leslie Wells

Julia is a book-loving publisher’s assistant. Jack is a famous British rock star. “Opposites attract” is an understatement. “This is a 5 star series... I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia.” —The Book Enthusiast “Like a well-oiled machine or a well-tuned guitar, Julia and friends work their way into your heart.” —Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers “Once you start, you are completely u... read more

Julia is a book-loving publisher’s assistant. Jack is a famous British rock star. “Opposites attract” is an understatement. “This is a 5 star series... I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia.” —The Book Enthusiast “Like a well-oiled machine or a well-tuned guitar, Julia and friends work their way into your heart.” —Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers “Once you start, you are completely u... read more

Keep Dancing (The Jack and Julia Series Book 2)

Leslie Wells

Julia is a young book editor on the rise. Jack is a British rock star at the pinnacle of his fame. Can they both get what they want—when what they need threatens to tear them apart? "This is a 5 star series...I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia." --The Book Enthusiast "As external forces do their best to force this unusual couple apart, Jack and Julia will need to decide if they shoul... read more

Julia is a young book editor on the rise. Jack is a British rock star at the pinnacle of his fame. Can they both get what they want—when what they need threatens to tear them apart? "This is a 5 star series...I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia." --The Book Enthusiast "As external forces do their best to force this unusual couple apart, Jack and Julia will need to decide if they shoul... read more

Beyond the Pale Motel

Francesca Lia Block

Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they've always wanted. But when Catt's husband, Dash, leaves her, and then her neighbor is brutally murdered, possibly by a man being called the Holl... read more

Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they've always wanted. But when Catt's husband, Dash, leaves her, and then her neighbor is brutally murdered, possibly by a man being called the Holl... read more

The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy (Second Edition)(The Build Healthy Muscle Series)

Michael Matthews

If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.Let me ask you a few questions: Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can't cook great food?Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you ... read more

If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.Let me ask you a few questions: Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can't cook great food?Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you ... read more

The White Swallow

Anna Kovatcheva

Fiction. "THE WHITE SWALLOW has so many things going for it—starkly memorable imagery, strangeness that feels natural to the story, the feeling that the story itself grew up from the earth like a tree, and an ending that defies moralization. It seems instead to reflect the same unpredictable and mysterious quality of the world that also lets birds go into girls and healing to occur and, for in... read more

Fiction. "THE WHITE SWALLOW has so many things going for it—starkly memorable imagery, strangeness that feels natural to the story, the feeling that the story itself grew up from the earth like a tree, and an ending that defies moralization. It seems instead to reflect the same unpredictable and mysterious quality of the world that also lets birds go into girls and healing to occur and, for in... read more

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