Jules Hucke

Jules Hucke - Editor

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Hello and welcome! I have 15 years of editing experience and specialize in YA, MG, lit fic, LGBT, women's fiction and authenticity reads.

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Overview

I'm a seasoned professional who loves to help authors polish their prose. My editing clients include academic and university presses, fiction presses, large companies such as P&G, ConAgra and Kroger, and web publishing platforms such as Forbes. I combine an in-depth knowledge of Chicago Style and AP Style with a deep love for the cadence, pacing and musicality of language to help you clarify and express your unique voice.

As an agented YA writer and a parent, I'm interested in a wide range of topics that affect today's kids, tweens and teens, ranging from external factors like our ever-changing political climate to internal concerns like first love, personal aspirations, and peer and family relationships. If you're writing for kids, you're writing for our future. I'm committed to helping you share your message and voice as clearly and effectively as possible.

In addition to writing, I’m also a photographer and visual artist. I live in Cincinnati with my kid, my partner, a big pack of rescue dogs with varying disabilities, and more books than one house can reasonably contain. I love staying active with trail running, weight lifting, biking and obstacle course racing (OCR). In 2016, I competed in the OCR World Championships with my brother, who is an American Ninja Warrior finalist (watch for the guy with the big spray-painted beard).
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Dystopian
LGBTQ
Literature
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2004 – Present (over 15 years)

I'm currently working as a freelance editor providing editing and proofreading services to clients in a wide variety of industries, such as book and web publishing, CPG, grocery, healthcare and more.

Senior Editor

Northlich
June, 2014 – March, 2019 (over 4 years)

I provided writing, proofreading and editing services for marketing clients in a wide range of industries such as healthcare, finance, B2B, nonprofit, restaurants, CPG and more. Current on all AP Style and Chicago Style rules and guidelines. Working in the marketing industry keeps me constantly tuned in to cultural and societal trends and changes, and it's a great deal of fun.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Loved Ones

Sonya Chung

In this masterful novel of inheritance and loss, Sonya Chung (Long for This World) proves herself a worthy heir to Marguerite Duras, Hwang Sun-won, and James Salter. Spanning generations and divergent cultures, The Loved Ones maps the intimate politics of unlikely attractions, illicit love, and costly reconciliations. Charles Lee, the young African American patriarch of a biracial family, seek... read more

In this masterful novel of inheritance and loss, Sonya Chung (Long for This World) proves herself a worthy heir to Marguerite Duras, Hwang Sun-won, and James Salter. Spanning generations and divergent cultures, The Loved Ones maps the intimate politics of unlikely attractions, illicit love, and costly reconciliations. Charles Lee, the young African American patriarch of a biracial family, seek... read more

Love Songs for a Lost Continent

Anita Felicelli

From the glittering heat of India's Pink City to the palm-lined streets of Silicon Valley and the vanilla-bean fields of Madagascar, Anita Felicelli's debut collection delivers a dazzling array of precisely drawn characters searching for identity in the seemingly narrow spaces of their everyday lives. Imbued with magic, Felicelli's stories center on first- and second-generation Tamil Americans... read more

From the glittering heat of India's Pink City to the palm-lined streets of Silicon Valley and the vanilla-bean fields of Madagascar, Anita Felicelli's debut collection delivers a dazzling array of precisely drawn characters searching for identity in the seemingly narrow spaces of their everyday lives. Imbued with magic, Felicelli's stories center on first- and second-generation Tamil Americans... read more

Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories

Wendi Kaufman

In Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories, girls grow into women and women become wise in portraits filled with biting humor and small but hard-earned victories. One girl makes a burnt offering of letters written to her wayward father, while another struggles to leave her dying father and face adult life. Women navigate the rocky shoals of adultery, illness, and infertility as they make their ... read more

In Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories, girls grow into women and women become wise in portraits filled with biting humor and small but hard-earned victories. One girl makes a burnt offering of letters written to her wayward father, while another struggles to leave her dying father and face adult life. Women navigate the rocky shoals of adultery, illness, and infertility as they make their ... read more

A Single Happened Thing

Daniel Paisner

I would never witness anything interesting. I would never write anything beyond memos and flap copy and travel itineraries. I would simply love my wife and my daughters and hold them close and continue to take in meaningless midweek doubleheaders and mismanage the selling strategies of our midlist titles and ride along whatever middling currents I could manage until I washed up on some predict... read more

I would never witness anything interesting. I would never write anything beyond memos and flap copy and travel itineraries. I would simply love my wife and my daughters and hold them close and continue to take in meaningless midweek doubleheaders and mismanage the selling strategies of our midlist titles and ride along whatever middling currents I could manage until I washed up on some predict... read more

On Bittersweet Place

Ronna Wineberg

On Bittersweet Place is the powerful coming-of-age story of Lena Czernitski, a young Russian Jew whose family flees their homeland in the Ukraine after the October Revolution. The story unfolds in Chicago during the Jazz Age of the 1920's, where Lena's impoverished family has settled and where she must traverse the early years of adolescence. Lena's new world is large and beautiful and full of... read more

On Bittersweet Place is the powerful coming-of-age story of Lena Czernitski, a young Russian Jew whose family flees their homeland in the Ukraine after the October Revolution. The story unfolds in Chicago during the Jazz Age of the 1920's, where Lena's impoverished family has settled and where she must traverse the early years of adolescence. Lena's new world is large and beautiful and full of... read more

Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life

Ronna Wineberg

In this stirring new collection, Ronna Wineberg explores our essential bonds to partners, children, parents, and friends. Intimacy, marriage, parenthood, adultery, divorce, and the legacies left by the past unfold in these beautifully written stories. Men and women search for happiness and love, yet face longing, disappointment, and loss. The characters in Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life ... read more

In this stirring new collection, Ronna Wineberg explores our essential bonds to partners, children, parents, and friends. Intimacy, marriage, parenthood, adultery, divorce, and the legacies left by the past unfold in these beautifully written stories. Men and women search for happiness and love, yet face longing, disappointment, and loss. The characters in Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life ... read more

American Snake Pit: Hope, Grit, and Resilience in the Wake of Willowbrook

Daniel J. Tomasulo

WE HAVE A SITUATION THAT BORDERS ON A SNAKE PIT. -- ROBERT F. KENNEDY In 1987, following a public outcry about its questionable medical practices, Staten Island's Willowbrook State School for people with intellectual disabilities closed its doors for good. Flat broke and almost finished with graduate school, Dan Tomasulo -- now a core faculty member at Columbia University's Spirituality Mind B... read more

WE HAVE A SITUATION THAT BORDERS ON A SNAKE PIT. -- ROBERT F. KENNEDY In 1987, following a public outcry about its questionable medical practices, Staten Island's Willowbrook State School for people with intellectual disabilities closed its doors for good. Flat broke and almost finished with graduate school, Dan Tomasulo -- now a core faculty member at Columbia University's Spirituality Mind B... read more

Dragonfly Notes: On Distance and Loss

Anne Panning

When a seemingly routine medical procedure results in her mother's premature death, Anne Panning is left reeling. In her first full-length memoir, the celebrated essayist and short story writer draws on decades of memory and experience, piecing together hard truths about her own past and her mother's.We follow Panning's winding path from rural Minnesota to the riverbanks of Vietnam's Mekong De... read more

When a seemingly routine medical procedure results in her mother's premature death, Anne Panning is left reeling. In her first full-length memoir, the celebrated essayist and short story writer draws on decades of memory and experience, piecing together hard truths about her own past and her mother's.We follow Panning's winding path from rural Minnesota to the riverbanks of Vietnam's Mekong De... read more

Kitchen Culture in America: Popular Representations of Food, Gender, and Race

At supermarkets across the nation, customers waiting in line—mostly female—flip through magazines displayed at the checkout stand. What we find on those magazine racks are countless images of food and, in particular, women: moms preparing lunch for the team, college roommates baking together, working women whipping up a meal in under an hour, dieters happy to find a lowfat ice cream that taste... read more

At supermarkets across the nation, customers waiting in line—mostly female—flip through magazines displayed at the checkout stand. What we find on those magazine racks are countless images of food and, in particular, women: moms preparing lunch for the team, college roommates baking together, working women whipping up a meal in under an hour, dieters happy to find a lowfat ice cream that taste... read more

Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out

Thomas W Farmen

Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. The author leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to sightlessness. In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes an expert mentor and teacher for the hi... read more

Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. The author leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to sightlessness. In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes an expert mentor and teacher for the hi... read more

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