Judith Jones

Judith Jones - Editor

Tacoma, WA, United States

Writer, editor, storyteller: I believe everyone has an important story; I thrive on helping individuals and organizations share theirs.

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Overview

I'm a hands-on, versatile communications professional with solid, practical expertise in writing and editing, author support, publication design and production, content development, social media management and communications planning.

Most of my work at present is with authors seeking to self-publish. I really enjoy helping them polish their work and bring their books into the world. I believe that every author has unique strengths and unique needs, so my goal is always to be flexible and find the best way of working for that particular author.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Poetry
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
July, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

Founded Pilgrim Spirit Communications to offer freelance services in writing, editing, proofreading, publishing, author services, content management and communications consulting.

Director of Communications and Education

Associated Ministries
July, 2000 – May, 2008 (almost 8 years)

• Managed all communications efforts for progressive ecumenical social service agency, including public relations, marketing, publications, media relations, online communications and fundraising support.
• Edited and published monthly newspaper, electronic newsletter(s), annual report, community resource guide, and web site updates.
• Coordinated all educational programming, including annual Community Services Resource Fair and CommUniversity adult education/enrichment program.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Path of the Chosen (Adepts and Demons Book 1)

Paul W. Martin

Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy made mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule. Only a few can stop him. Their travels will take them over continents, through va... read more

Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy made mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule. Only a few can stop him. Their travels will take them over continents, through va... read more

Women Writing: On the Edge of Dark and Light

Catherine Place Poets

Women Writing: On the Edge of Dark and Light is a collection of works by Tacoma-area poets. Catherine Place in Tacoma is a space of healing, hope, and connection for all women and serves nearly 1,500 women each year. Named for Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Dominican who worked to effect change in the society of her day, Catherine Place fosters community learning and growth, leadership, su... read more

Women Writing: On the Edge of Dark and Light is a collection of works by Tacoma-area poets. Catherine Place in Tacoma is a space of healing, hope, and connection for all women and serves nearly 1,500 women each year. Named for Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Dominican who worked to effect change in the society of her day, Catherine Place fosters community learning and growth, leadership, su... read more

Save the Bones

Shannon O'Donnell

Second edition. Includes new material, the final chapter in the story of a mother and a daughter and Alzheimer's.Maddening. Crazy-making. Frustrating. The dance that is Alzheimer's is never quite mastered. The music changes often and the steps are irregular. This way? That way? Nothing is ever straightforward in the telling. This mother and daughter navigate the capricious ways of Alzheimer's ... read more

Second edition. Includes new material, the final chapter in the story of a mother and a daughter and Alzheimer's.Maddening. Crazy-making. Frustrating. The dance that is Alzheimer's is never quite mastered. The music changes often and the steps are irregular. This way? That way? Nothing is ever straightforward in the telling. This mother and daughter navigate the capricious ways of Alzheimer's ... read more

All Creation Waits: The Unfulfilled Promise of Christianity

Katherine C. Keough

This book is for serious reflection by believers who believe that in Christ, God has truly come into our world, and are asking themselves - why has this coming not made a bigger difference? This book is for all kinds of Christians, and people curious about Christianity, and considers the failure of Christianity to truly transform the world, asks why, and reflects on various insights gathered o... read more

This book is for serious reflection by believers who believe that in Christ, God has truly come into our world, and are asking themselves - why has this coming not made a bigger difference? This book is for all kinds of Christians, and people curious about Christianity, and considers the failure of Christianity to truly transform the world, asks why, and reflects on various insights gathered o... read more

Tower of Destiny (Adepts and Demons Book 2)

Paul W. Martin

Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy driven mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule.Deon is missing, flown away in a immense display of elemental Fire. Undaunted, t... read more

Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy driven mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule.Deon is missing, flown away in a immense display of elemental Fire. Undaunted, t... read more

The Sweet Dell: The True Story of One Family's Fight to Save Jews in Nazi-Occupied Holland

Nicholas John Briejer

Winner of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Nancy Pearl Award for Best Book--Memoir, The Sweet Dell is a hopeful and captivating true story that transports the reader into the dark years of Nazi-occupied Holland. Arrested on October 6, 1943, Dr. Pieter Schoorl listened to the heavy iron doors of a basement cell in the Gestapo’s Amsterdam headquarters close behind him. It had been ... read more

Winner of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Nancy Pearl Award for Best Book--Memoir, The Sweet Dell is a hopeful and captivating true story that transports the reader into the dark years of Nazi-occupied Holland. Arrested on October 6, 1943, Dr. Pieter Schoorl listened to the heavy iron doors of a basement cell in the Gestapo’s Amsterdam headquarters close behind him. It had been ... read more

Seasoning the Soul: Second Edition: Meditations on the Celtic Year

Eileen Knoff

SEASONING THE SOUL invites the reader on a contemplative journey through the year, integrating Celtic and Christian views on life and creation as its principal perspective. More than two dozen contributors from across the United States and from diverse spiritual affiliations offer beautiful photographs along with insightful poems, reflections, and blessings related to each season while suggest... read more

SEASONING THE SOUL invites the reader on a contemplative journey through the year, integrating Celtic and Christian views on life and creation as its principal perspective. More than two dozen contributors from across the United States and from diverse spiritual affiliations offer beautiful photographs along with insightful poems, reflections, and blessings related to each season while suggest... read more

Tower of Destiny (Adepts and Demons Book 2)

Paul W. Martin

Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy driven mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule.Deon is missing, flown away in a immense display of elemental Fire. Undaunted, t... read more

Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy driven mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule.Deon is missing, flown away in a immense display of elemental Fire. Undaunted, t... read more

Listening to My Life: My Journey Through Fear to Trust

Ardine Martinelli

"What kind of woman is an advocate for women’s rights in public and an abused wife in her own home? I am that woman. How could I have such a strong professional voice and a weak personal voice?" Listening to My Life invites us to journey with a woman, raised with all the strict gender role expectations of the fifties, who came of age in the hotbed of social revolution that was San Francisco in... read more

"What kind of woman is an advocate for women’s rights in public and an abused wife in her own home? I am that woman. How could I have such a strong professional voice and a weak personal voice?" Listening to My Life invites us to journey with a woman, raised with all the strict gender role expectations of the fifties, who came of age in the hotbed of social revolution that was San Francisco in... read more

Attorney on Call: Lessons from a Life in the Law

Bob Whitley

Inside this book, you'll find heartwarming stories of real people like you—people who have needed someone to come alongside them in a time of need. This isn't your typical attorney book, just like those at the Whitley Law Firm aren't your typical lawyers. Learn from Mr. Whitley's 40+ years of experience: How a lawyer can help you What to do if you're involved in an accident Why truck accidents... read more

Inside this book, you'll find heartwarming stories of real people like you—people who have needed someone to come alongside them in a time of need. This isn't your typical attorney book, just like those at the Whitley Law Firm aren't your typical lawyers. Learn from Mr. Whitley's 40+ years of experience: How a lawyer can help you What to do if you're involved in an accident Why truck accidents... read more

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