Jain Lemos

Jain Lemos - Editor

Dallas, TX, USA

As a developmental editor, I make sure your text is organized, well thought out, consistent, accessible and enjoyable to read.

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Overview

I have twenty-five years of experience working with top creative teams at Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic and Lonely Planet. As an in-house editor at Harper Collins, I produced the behind‐the‐scenes New York Times No. 1 bestseller, James Cameron’s Titanic, and edited dozens of titles including celebrity biographies and documentary coffee table books. Working independently since 2005, I continue to provide editing and publishing services to new and established authors.

I specialize in non-fiction editing, especially manuscripts requiring research and fact-checking. I enjoy working on a variety of genres from cookbooks to inspirational books. I work very efficiently with a high attention to detail and communication. I approach my projects with loving care and work to make our collaboration experience exciting and productive.

The author of "Complete: The Remodeler's 3 Stage Antidote to Chaos" had this to say about working with me:

"I was looking for an amazing editor to shape and nurture my rough draft into a great little book and Jain gave me that and so much more! Jain skillfully maintained my voice and crafted my words into an engaging book. Her work ethic is fantastic. I often scrambled to keep up with her and always felt that I got more work than I paid for. A friend who had read my first draft and then read her edited version said, “Wow!” A great editor has the power to help bring your vision to life. Jain is that kind of editor! You will be grateful to have hired Jain and I will use her services again."
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Inspirational
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Plays & Screenplays

Work experience

CEO

Self-employed
July, 2005 – Present (about 15 years)

PUBLISHING / EDITING BOOKS and MAGAZINES
Manuscript development, critique and editing, ghost writing, non‐fiction writing and development, targeted marketing proposals, sequencing, design, and promotional campaigns. Clients are provided assistance through every publishing process from the proposal stage through profit-and-loss analysis, competitive title research, rights negotiations, design specifications, printer bids, on press review, manufacturing and post‐production to the final marketing and sales phases.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook

Lee S Weinstein

AS SEEN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES! If life were a project and you knew you had a limited time to get it done, wouldn't it make sense to develop a plan? "Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook" delivers a life of promise and purpose. No one wants to be lying on their deathbed wishing they would have done this or that.This book helps people achieve their life dreams, even when day-t... read more

AS SEEN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES! If life were a project and you knew you had a limited time to get it done, wouldn't it make sense to develop a plan? "Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook" delivers a life of promise and purpose. No one wants to be lying on their deathbed wishing they would have done this or that.This book helps people achieve their life dreams, even when day-t... read more

The Gourmet Prescription: High Flavor Recipes for Lower Carbohydrate Diets

Deborah Chud

The first major "insulin-conscious" cookbook with true culinary appeal combines the latest medical data with great dining instincts to offer delectable recipes for Grilled Shrimp with Red Pepper-Caper Sauce; Chickpea, Fennel, and Red Pepper Salad; and Fresh Figs with Virtual Mascarpone, among many others. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

The first major "insulin-conscious" cookbook with true culinary appeal combines the latest medical data with great dining instincts to offer delectable recipes for Grilled Shrimp with Red Pepper-Caper Sauce; Chickpea, Fennel, and Red Pepper Salad; and Fresh Figs with Virtual Mascarpone, among many others. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

PATRIOT: My Journey Through America's Undeclared Civil War

Dannielle Blumenthal Ph.D.

Patriot: My Journey Through America’s Undeclared Civil War is a powerful memoir by Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. A feminist committed to equality and humanitarianism, she was an unlikely Trump supporter, proclaiming her loyalty and support to Hillary Clinton for decades, even calling her “my favorite public servant.” But 2016 changed all that, as this front-line, Washington D.C.-based public serva... read more

Patriot: My Journey Through America’s Undeclared Civil War is a powerful memoir by Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. A feminist committed to equality and humanitarianism, she was an unlikely Trump supporter, proclaiming her loyalty and support to Hillary Clinton for decades, even calling her “my favorite public servant.” But 2016 changed all that, as this front-line, Washington D.C.-based public serva... read more

I Can't Always See My Path...But I Keep On Walking

Richard Turner

My Path is an elegant and beautiful book, a collaboration of Turner's poetry and nature photography. It has been praised by George Lepp, Field Editor for Outdoor Photographer Magazine and Dewitt Jones, 20 years a National Geographic photo journalist, and by nationally prominent spiritual leaders. Readers say the images are "stunning", the words "deeply moving".

My Path is an elegant and beautiful book, a collaboration of Turner's poetry and nature photography. It has been praised by George Lepp, Field Editor for Outdoor Photographer Magazine and Dewitt Jones, 20 years a National Geographic photo journalist, and by nationally prominent spiritual leaders. Readers say the images are "stunning", the words "deeply moving".

A Journey Through Literary America

Thomas R. Hummel

This 304 page coffee table book takes a look at 26 of America s great authors and the places that inspired them. Unique to this book of literary biography is the element of the photograph. With over 140 photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words. Lushly illustrated, and b... read more

This 304 page coffee table book takes a look at 26 of America s great authors and the places that inspired them. Unique to this book of literary biography is the element of the photograph. With over 140 photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words. Lushly illustrated, and b... read more

The American Medical Money Machine: The Destruction of Health Care in America and the Rise of Medical Tourism

James R. Goldberg

Healthcare today sits at the center of a perfect storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person from infancy to death. Driven by greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system on earth has been brought to its knees and future prospects promise a medical care disaster in the U.S. and around the world.

Healthcare today sits at the center of a perfect storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person from infancy to death. Driven by greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system on earth has been brought to its knees and future prospects promise a medical care disaster in the U.S. and around the world.

Thank God I'm Crazy: A Journey to Sanity

Grace Avalon

What happens when crazy becomes real? At twenty-two, Grace Avalon left her body to be swept into luminous kaleidoscopic light bearing images of places she’d never seen. Escaping from her abusive life, in joyous laughter she surrendered to the light. Her husband placed her in a mental hospital—over twenty years the places in her euphoric visions actually came true. Marianne Williamson, author o... read more

What happens when crazy becomes real? At twenty-two, Grace Avalon left her body to be swept into luminous kaleidoscopic light bearing images of places she’d never seen. Escaping from her abusive life, in joyous laughter she surrendered to the light. Her husband placed her in a mental hospital—over twenty years the places in her euphoric visions actually came true. Marianne Williamson, author o... read more

Is Your Horse 100%?: Resolve Painful Limitations in the Equine Body with Conformation Balancing and Fascia Fitness

Margret Henkels

100 percent ability is in your hands! Conformation Balancing is deceptively simple. With patient, conscientious placement of your hands on specific areas of the horse’s body, you can bring about profound change in his physical and mental well-being. The secret? The internet-like web of fascia beneath the skin. Fascia is the connective tissue that “holds everything together”—it wraps around, at... read more

100 percent ability is in your hands! Conformation Balancing is deceptively simple. With patient, conscientious placement of your hands on specific areas of the horse’s body, you can bring about profound change in his physical and mental well-being. The secret? The internet-like web of fascia beneath the skin. Fascia is the connective tissue that “holds everything together”—it wraps around, at... read more

Conversations With US: Great Lakes States

Chris Register

Forget the pollsters and pundits—America can speak for itself. Are you ready to undertake an epic two-wheeled journey through all 50 of the United States to hear what our nation has to say? Conversations With US chronicles some 16,000 miles of raw adventure and unfiltered perspectives as cycling journalist Chris Register and his touring bike set out to uncover the truth about our shared hopes,... read more

Forget the pollsters and pundits—America can speak for itself. Are you ready to undertake an epic two-wheeled journey through all 50 of the United States to hear what our nation has to say? Conversations With US chronicles some 16,000 miles of raw adventure and unfiltered perspectives as cycling journalist Chris Register and his touring bike set out to uncover the truth about our shared hopes,... read more

Good For One Ride

Gary McGinnis

I’m forty-five years from The Tet Offensive in Vietnam, but I remember it as if the bodies in the streets of Hue were still warm. I’ve read hundreds of books about that war and written several, but the one thing that most often eludes these stories, my own included, is the terrifying sense of anticipation that every soldier carries through every day and then brings home to live with for the re... read more

I’m forty-five years from The Tet Offensive in Vietnam, but I remember it as if the bodies in the streets of Hue were still warm. I’ve read hundreds of books about that war and written several, but the one thing that most often eludes these stories, my own included, is the terrifying sense of anticipation that every soldier carries through every day and then brings home to live with for the re... read more

The Home Renovation Workbook (Home of Your Dreams)

Jain Lemos

Home renovation just got easier with The Home Renovation Workbook. This indispensable planner is a complete interactive, hands-on guide to home remodeling. From creating a floor plan to hiring help, this workbook is the key to getting the work done right (the first time). It takes homeowners through the entire process, tackling big-picture issues such as avoiding budget and schedule pitfalls, ... read more

Home renovation just got easier with The Home Renovation Workbook. This indispensable planner is a complete interactive, hands-on guide to home remodeling. From creating a floor plan to hiring help, this workbook is the key to getting the work done right (the first time). It takes homeowners through the entire process, tackling big-picture issues such as avoiding budget and schedule pitfalls, ... read more

The Story of Mothers & Daughters: Based on the ABC Television Special

Jain Lemos

Based on a documentary film, a photographic celebration of this strong bond explores the powerful connection between mothers and their daughters through five life cycles

Based on a documentary film, a photographic celebration of this strong bond explores the powerful connection between mothers and their daughters through five life cycles

James Cameron's Titanic

Ed W. Marsh

Some jump, some fall, each dotting the water's surface like the period at the end of a sentence. Then, the stern slips under the water, plunging everyone into a coldness so intense it is indistinguishable from fire. Ten minutes. Twenty minutes. The inchoate wail of 1500 souls slowly fades to individual cries from the darkness. We know you can hear us! Save one life! 700 survivors stand by in l... read more

Some jump, some fall, each dotting the water's surface like the period at the end of a sentence. Then, the stern slips under the water, plunging everyone into a coldness so intense it is indistinguishable from fire. Ten minutes. Twenty minutes. The inchoate wail of 1500 souls slowly fades to individual cries from the darkness. We know you can hear us! Save one life! 700 survivors stand by in l... read more

Complete: The Remodeler's 3 Stage Antidote to Chaos

Leslie Capps

Using lessons learned in a DIY house remodel, this book unveils the simple secret to taming chaos. Create peace, freedom and connection out of chaos by becoming a completist! The habit of jumping from project to project without finishing any spawns anchors which weigh us down and stop our forward momentum. By following and completing the three progressive stages of remodeling, the effects of c... read more

Using lessons learned in a DIY house remodel, this book unveils the simple secret to taming chaos. Create peace, freedom and connection out of chaos by becoming a completist! The habit of jumping from project to project without finishing any spawns anchors which weigh us down and stop our forward momentum. By following and completing the three progressive stages of remodeling, the effects of c... read more

Jain has 3 reviews

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Laurie Teixeira
Jain, was very professional and turnaround time was amazing. She listened to who I am and edited the book to truly reflect my work. I couldn't be more pleased with my first experience writing a book and having it edited. She communicated clearly through her emails and was always available through our project time. I would definitely recommend her and my entire Reedsy experience to others.

Laurie Teixeira, June 2020

Jain Lemos
Thank you so much for the kind words, Laurie! It has been a pleasure working with you on the first book in your series, "In Search of Meaning: Why Not Me?" I admire your thoughtfulness and courage...
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Karen Campbell
I have never written a book before and my book was in a really rough state to begin with. I had been turned down by other editors, saying it was too big of a project, though I knew my story had to be told. It was then that my book coach had suggested Jain; she had worked with some of his clients and all had great reviews of her work. They were right- she guided me the whole way through, turning...
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Karen Campbell, June 2020

Jain Lemos
Thank you, Karen! Your book, "25 Years and Counting: How I Stayed Cancer Free" provides more than 25 chapters of valuable information for cancer patients and caregivers and your personal journey na...
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Sham G
I really enjoyed working with her. She takes the time to try to develop the writing. I appreciate her efforts and willingness to take on a small project by a new writer. I have been encouraged by her efforts.

Sham G, February 2020

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