Renee Jardine

Renee Jardine - Editor

Denver, Colorado, USA

I coach big ideas and shape content to make an impact. My sweet spot is nonfiction developmental editing for sports and health/wellness.

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Overview

I have extensive experience shaping content, both words and visuals, for print and digital products and platforms.

After getting my start in academic publishing, I camped out at an endurance sports publisher for a long time so all things running, swimming, and cycling are in my wheelhouse. I'm also well-versed in psychology and therapy topics as a foster parent with three adopted kids and a regular diet of family therapy. Finally, I've spent 20+ years volunteering with teens ... possibly my most favorite thing.

A few things to know about me up front:

I believe the author-editor relationship matters: Content shines when an editor knows the voice, intention, and big ideas that the author wants to champion and can make the subtle changes to execute on the goal accordingly.
I am detail-oriented and driven to make a great end product: This requires that we step back to see the forest for the trees and shape the reader's experience with great organization, compelling content, and clear signage along the way.
I am not a copyeditor or proofreader: There are amazing editors for these tasks. I will fix obvious errors and keep the sentence structure fresh, but I am not your find-the-needle-in-the-haystack grammar girl.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sports & Outdoors

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor & Publisher

VeloPress
May, 2002 – March, 2020 (almost 18 years)

In this role I acquired and developed titles in every genre of sports and fitness: memoir, training/how-to, psychology, cookbooks, journals, lifestyle, illustrated coffee table books, and calendars. Beyond the written word, I developed illustrations and graphics alongside the manuscript, guiding the brand development for each title to create the most compelling product possible. In working with athletes, coaches, and subject experts, I did my fair share of ghostwriting, too.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Believe Training Journal (Classic Red, Updated Edition)

Fleshman, Lauren, McGettigan-Dumas, Roisin

Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Allen, Hunter, Coggan PhD, Andrew R., McGregor PhD, Stephen

Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled

Rusch, Rebecca, Yeager, Selene, Burnett, Mark

Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes (The Feed Zone Series)

Thomas, Biju K., Lim, Allen, Phinney, Taylor, Johnson, Tim

Renee has 3 reviews

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Shawn Brumfield
I really enjoyed working with Renee. She treated my manuscript with care and was very tentative to my goals for the book. She offered valuable insight and recommendation to enhance the book.

Shawn Brumfield, August 2021


Callum Bridgeford-Brice
Renee was outstanding, and really took the time to understand our business, the background, context and audience for the book. The edits and suggestions really took the manuscript to another level. Was professional and really friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend without reservation.

Callum Bridgeford-Brice, July 2021


Jeffrey Siegel
Renee has been really wonderful to work with. She is a well-seasoned professional who knows her stuff, especially if you are writing in the health, fitness, and wellness space. Her background in endurance sports publications really shines through. She has helped me think through my book project and outline structure for chapters. She has forced me to deeply examine my audience and work on other...
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Jeffrey Siegel, May 2021

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