Sarah Jubar

Sarah Jubar - Editor

Woodbine, MD, USA

I'd like to continue to be a catalyst for change through helping authors draft, develop, and publish engaging books. This is my passion.

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Overview

I’m an idealist who dances with a dose of realism. I’m a powerhouse when it comes to drilling down to the "so what? now what?" of a proposal and making all the necessary steps--from creating an outline to drafting chapters to negotiating contract terms--as enjoyable as possible.

I mostly develop books and relationships. Writing an engaging book is all about connecting--connecting with yourself, your editor, and your readers.

Since graduating college in 2008, I have spent my career working in education publishing (with the exception of a short stint as a copywriter). I hold a BA in English (with a concentration in Creative Writing) and an MA in Writing (fiction concentration). I'd be excited to work on nonfiction education manuscripts or literary fiction.

Working with me will feel like reconnecting with an old friend. I am trustworthy, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of publishing. I am an effective editor because I highlight what's working, what needs to be improved, and come up with a clear plan for how to move forward.

When not reading or writing, I enjoy going on walks, playing with slime with my daughter, and watching The Great British Baking Show. (I am not, in fact, a Miniature Australian Shepard. My profile photo is my dog, Olive.)
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Coming of Age
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Short Story
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Writing & Publishing

Awards

  • PW Star Watch 2015 Nominee

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor

Solution Tree
December, 2019 – Present (almost 2 years)

• Attends regional and national conferences to identify potential authors with subject matter expertise and superior presentation skills.
• Signs new authors to write books and deliver professional development.
• Works closely with authors on content, scope, focus, and structure of books.
• Manages timelines of all new titles from initial contract to final manuscript.

Acquisitions Editor

Rowman & Littlefield
March, 2014 – September, 2019 (over 5 years)

• Worked with individual authors, agents, and scholastic organizations to develop proposals and final manuscripts for R&L's education division
• Managed ongoing relationships with current and future co-publishing partners
• Presented new projects to the editorial board and negotiated publishing agreements
• Oversaw the publishing process for each title, including serving as primary liaison with the production, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments

Associate Editor

Brookes Publishing
April, 2012 – August, 2013 (over 1 year)

Worked directly with authors during manuscript development and revision; coordinated peer review process; secured copyright permissions; copyedited and proofread manuscripts and contracts; conducted market research.

Acquisitions Assistant

Brookes Publishing
March, 2010 – April, 2012 (about 2 years)

Assisted a Senior Acquisitions Editor with author and project management; corresponded with authors regarding permissions and project management; screened author and prospective author inquiries; organized interdepartmental communications.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Real Writing: Modernizing the Old School Essay

Nobis, Mitchell, Laird, Daniel, Nobis, Carrie, Reed, Dawn, Schulze, Dirk

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