Jessica 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.
With 7+ years of steady, full-time freelance editing under her belt, focusing
primarily on women's fiction, historical fiction, LGBTQ+ fiction, and
self-help/memoir hybrids, Jessica has had many happy clients:
- Amanda Radley, who won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and with whom Jessica collaborated on 15 titles before Amanda signed on with Bold Strokes Books
- Laura Morelli, whose early craft work with Jessica on three self-published
historical novels has led to three books with William Morrow
- Kay Dew Shostak, whose women fiction and cozy mysteries have cultivated a voracious fan base in the Southeastern US, and with whom Jessica has
collaborated on 10+ titles
- Monica McCallan, whose 7+ WLW novels edited by Jessica have hit #1 in their genres on Amazon
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Here's what other authors have said about Jessica's editorial insights. ***
"Getting [Amazon] Bestseller above Jill Taylor’s work that has been a bestseller for the last 10 years is pretty AMAZING! Thanks again to you and your incredible advice and ability to see deep above and beyond my blind spots!" — Tsgoyna Tanzman, Author of HOPE AFTER STROKE
"Jessica, as always, is an absolute pro. This is the third book she's edited for me, all of which have hit #1 in my genre on Amazon. She's punctual, communicative, and provides significant edits without being overwhelming. She's open to a collaborative process and leaves not only great edits for grammar but thoughtful commentary and feedback throughout the work.I can't recommend her enough!" — Monica McCallan, Author of THEN & NOW, TAPPING INTO LOVE, and VESTED INTEREST, among others.
"I can’t say enough about my collaboration with Jessica. From our initial proposal discussions all the way through to the completed copyedit and beyond, she was absolutely marvelous: professional, enthusiastic, and just all around amazing. She was quick to respond to any messages I sent and I always felt she was available if I needed her. As a new author, she has been endlessly patient and flexible with me, providing the perfect mix of critique and encouragement throughout our collaboration. I know she made my manuscript better and I would recommend her to any writer at any level in a heartbeat." — Sarah Holz, author of THE GOD'S WIFE
“I heartily recommend my editor, Jessica. Her prices are great, but it’s her
personal service that you will love most.” — Kay Dew Shostak, Author of Chancey Book Series
"Working with Jessica felt like I was working with a good friend, and her warmth, insight, and positive attitude helped us to cross the finish line and meet our final deadlines without losing our minds. I would not hesitate to work with Jessica again, and hope that I have the opportunity to do so. Highest recommendation!" — Christopher Drajem, Co-Author of WANDERING CLOSE TO HOME
- Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Short Fiction Award
- Accepted into Teen Ink London Writing Program, 2007
- Accepted into Mors Tua Vita Mea workshop, 2017
- Accepted into Aspen Summer Words, 2019
St. Martin's Press
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."
Fox Literary LLC
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