Jennifer Sims

Jennifer Sims - Editor

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Detail-oriented editor with over a decade of experience working with some of the most recognizable brands in gaming and entertainment.

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Overview

For more than a decade, I’ve worked as an author and developmental editor. I’ve authored over 20 nonfiction books, a novel set in the MERCS gaming universe, several modules for the Myth universe, short stories, brand-specific lore pieces, marketing materials, instructional guides, and more. As a developmental editor and project manager, I have also been trusted to produce books for some of the most recognizable brands in gaming and beyond, handling extremely confidential material in a secure manner for developers such as Nintendo, Pokémon, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Activision, WWE, and others.

One of the greatest pleasures of my career has been to help other writers produce their best work, whether through a simple copy edit or through in-depth developmental editing and feedback. Let’s work together to make your work the best it can be.
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Entertainment
Fiction
Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Science Fiction
Short Story

Work experience

Creative Editor, Writer, and Project Manager

Self-employed
October, 2006 – Present (almost 14 years)

• Oversee video projects for a variety of industries and brands, writing scripts, managing the entire production team and liaising with clients.
• Authored over 20 strategy guides with a focus on clearly communicating information to the reader, while maintaining the brand integrity of each game for diverse properties such as World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Eternal Sonata, Spider-Man, Silent Hill, and others.
• Worked under extremely tight deadlines to ensure each product was ready for game launch.
• Authored various pieces of tie-in fiction for board and table-top gaming in fantasy, sci-fi, and near-future military sci-fi settings, including a fan-favorite novel, The Worker’s Heart (as J.L. Allan).
• Produced and edited various table-top and board game rulesets and modules, with an emphasis on clarity and brand suitability.

Senior Project Manager

Prima Games, a division of Penguin Random House
January, 2011 – March, 2019 (about 8 years)

• Manage multiple simultaneous projects annually, with a focus on AAA titles, working closely with our publishing partners to meet rigorous deadlines.
• Coordinate and manage the work of authors, copy editors, and designers to create products in both physical and digital publishing which meet both the needs of the consumer and the specificity of individual brands.
• Work closely with development and marketing teams for various game developers and publishers such as Blizzard, Ubisoft, 2K, Nintendo, Crystal Dynamics, Bethesda, and others to create the highest quality product while still working within time and budget constraints.
• Oversee many non-strategy products and brands, such as WWE, UFC, Pokémon, and more.
• Responsible for writing and editing strategy and marketing copy for selling tools, back of book copy, interior text, digital spaces, and other pieces.
• Edit copy and structure of each product, from sentence level copy edits to developmental editing, shaping structure and tone of entire project.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

20 Years of Tomb Raider

Meagan Marie

Celebrate 20 exciting years of Tomb Raider by digging up the past and defining the future.Every Hero has an Origin: From her humble beginnings at a small studio, follow Lara Croft's incredible journey as she forever changed the landscape of gaming, and redefined what it means to be a hero.Every Legend, a History: Explore the rich history of Tomb Raider through interviews with developers, artis... read more

Celebrate 20 exciting years of Tomb Raider by digging up the past and defining the future.Every Hero has an Origin: From her humble beginnings at a small studio, follow Lara Croft's incredible journey as she forever changed the landscape of gaming, and redefined what it means to be a hero.Every Legend, a History: Explore the rich history of Tomb Raider through interviews with developers, artis... read more

Hustle, Loyalty & Respect: The World of John Cena

Steve Pantaleo

See John Cena like you've never seen him before!For over a dozen years, John Cena has been the undeniable cornerstone of WWE. Revered by millions of "Cenation" members worldwide, John Cena is known for his tireless work ethic and countless accolades both in and out of the WWE ring. For the first time ever, his entire world is presented in one ultimate compendium. Get the detailed breakdown of ... read more

See John Cena like you've never seen him before!For over a dozen years, John Cena has been the undeniable cornerstone of WWE. Revered by millions of "Cenation" members worldwide, John Cena is known for his tireless work ethic and countless accolades both in and out of the WWE ring. For the first time ever, his entire world is presented in one ultimate compendium. Get the detailed breakdown of ... read more

Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics

Sebastian Haley, Meagan Marie

The Console: A nostalgic celebration and exploration of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in all its 16-bit glory.The Games: Discover everything you’ve always wanted to know about some of the most beloved SNES games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2!The History: Learn about the SNES development and the visionaries behind this groundbreaking console.The Legacy: An in-depth l... read more

The Console: A nostalgic celebration and exploration of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in all its 16-bit glory.The Games: Discover everything you’ve always wanted to know about some of the most beloved SNES games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2!The History: Learn about the SNES development and the visionaries behind this groundbreaking console.The Legacy: An in-depth l... read more

Pokémon Movie Companion

Prima Games

Revisit the exciting stories and classic battles of more than a dozen favorite Pokémon films in The Pokémon Movie Companion! The ultimate guide to the Pokémon movies, featuring in-depth coverage of more than a dozen of the films.Movie synopses, including plots, locations, heroes and villains, Pokémon pals, along with special details unique to each film.Relive the epic battles and climaxes of y... read more

Revisit the exciting stories and classic battles of more than a dozen favorite Pokémon films in The Pokémon Movie Companion! The ultimate guide to the Pokémon movies, featuring in-depth coverage of more than a dozen of the films.Movie synopses, including plots, locations, heroes and villains, Pokémon pals, along with special details unique to each film.Relive the epic battles and climaxes of y... read more

God of War: Collector's Edition Guide

Rick Barba, Michael Owen

Exclusive PS4 Controller Skin: Only Available with this Collector's Edition Guide!Exclusive Foreword: Written by creative director Cory Barlog!Stunning Art Section: Features pieces from the upcoming official God of War art book from Dark Horse!Fan Art: Includes amazing art from dedicated fans!Compelling Interviews: Hear from the talented minds behind God of War!Premium Hardcover Book: The gorg... read more

Exclusive PS4 Controller Skin: Only Available with this Collector's Edition Guide!Exclusive Foreword: Written by creative director Cory Barlog!Stunning Art Section: Features pieces from the upcoming official God of War art book from Dark Horse!Fan Art: Includes amazing art from dedicated fans!Compelling Interviews: Hear from the talented minds behind God of War!Premium Hardcover Book: The gorg... read more

Super Mario Odyssey: Prima Collector's Edition Guide

Prima Games

Exclusive Double Sided Poster!Embark on a Cap-tivating Journey! Grab this guide and pack your bags! Inside you'll find everything a discerning traveler needs to make the most of your adventures.Explore! Uncover every secret, solve every puzzle, and defeat every enemy that stands in Mario's way.Discover! Our detailed maps show you just where to find every Power Moon and Regional Coin.Capture! L... read more

Exclusive Double Sided Poster!Embark on a Cap-tivating Journey! Grab this guide and pack your bags! Inside you'll find everything a discerning traveler needs to make the most of your adventures.Explore! Uncover every secret, solve every puzzle, and defeat every enemy that stands in Mario's way.Discover! Our detailed maps show you just where to find every Power Moon and Regional Coin.Capture! L... read more

WWE 50

Kevin Sullivan

Now a New York Times Best Seller, WWE 50 gives you the behind-the-scenes knowledge and provides a definitive slam-by-slam look at the worldwide wrestling phenomenon. Get detailed histories on all your favorite wrestlers from the 60s and 70s right up to today's WWE stars and on the great partnerships, tag teams and stables from WWE history. From the Hardcore Champion to the World Heavyweight ti... read more

Now a New York Times Best Seller, WWE 50 gives you the behind-the-scenes knowledge and provides a definitive slam-by-slam look at the worldwide wrestling phenomenon. Get detailed histories on all your favorite wrestlers from the 60s and 70s right up to today's WWE stars and on the great partnerships, tag teams and stables from WWE history. From the Hardcore Champion to the World Heavyweight ti... read more

Pokémon Visual Companion, Second Edition

BradyGames

Newly updated to cover the Kalos region, characters, and events, the Pokémon Visual Companion is the essential guide to the animated world of Pokémon. This volume collects the entirety of the Pokémon experience. From ASH to Zoroark, from Kanto to Pokémon's effect in our world, we catch it all. Featuring plot and stills from each season of the television animated series, amazing art, and a brea... read more

Newly updated to cover the Kalos region, characters, and events, the Pokémon Visual Companion is the essential guide to the animated world of Pokémon. This volume collects the entirety of the Pokémon experience. From ASH to Zoroark, from Kanto to Pokémon's effect in our world, we catch it all. Featuring plot and stills from each season of the television animated series, amazing art, and a brea... read more

Undertaker: 25 Years of Destruction

Kevin Sullivan

See The Deadman like you've never seen him before!With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, Undertaker: 25 Years of Destruction takes the reader deep into the darkness, where few dare to tread! Learn everything you need to know about sports-entertainment's mysterious grim reaper of justice with this massive hardcover tome.Coverage includes: • Stunning Visuals • In-depth Discussion of Unde... read more

See The Deadman like you've never seen him before!With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, Undertaker: 25 Years of Destruction takes the reader deep into the darkness, where few dare to tread! Learn everything you need to know about sports-entertainment's mysterious grim reaper of justice with this massive hardcover tome.Coverage includes: • Stunning Visuals • In-depth Discussion of Unde... read more

Darksiders III: Official Collector's Edition Guide

Doug Walsh, Prima Games

Go Beyond Strategy—Immerse yourself in Fury's apocalyptic world with this Collector's Edition Guide from Prima Games!· Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Darksiders III!· Exclusive Art Print: Limited Edition, numbered Art Print featuring Fury in all her Hollow forms! · Stunning Fan Art Section: Features pieces from dedicated and talented Darks... read more

Go Beyond Strategy—Immerse yourself in Fury's apocalyptic world with this Collector's Edition Guide from Prima Games!· Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Darksiders III!· Exclusive Art Print: Limited Edition, numbered Art Print featuring Fury in all her Hollow forms! · Stunning Fan Art Section: Features pieces from dedicated and talented Darks... read more

Mega Man 11: Celebrating 30 Years of the Blue Bomber

Sebastian Haley, Prima Games

Celebrate 30 years of one of gaming's most iconic franchises! In addition, get all the tips and tricks you need to make your way through the Blue Bomber's latest adventure! • 30th Anniversary Content: Explore 30 years of Mega Man history! • Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Mega Man 11! • Stunning Fan Art Section: Features pieces from dedicat... read more

Celebrate 30 years of one of gaming's most iconic franchises! In addition, get all the tips and tricks you need to make your way through the Blue Bomber's latest adventure! • 30th Anniversary Content: Explore 30 years of Mega Man history! • Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Mega Man 11! • Stunning Fan Art Section: Features pieces from dedicat... read more

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Official Collector's Companion Tome

Michael Owen, Sebastian Haley

Go Beyond Strategy—Immerse yourself in Lara’s world with this Collector’s Companion Tome from Prima Games!Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider! Includes original, hand-drawn sketches from the Puzzle Designer!Orange Shadow Band Resource Pack: With the in-game resources included in this pack, totaling four gold and eight ... read more

Go Beyond Strategy—Immerse yourself in Lara’s world with this Collector’s Companion Tome from Prima Games!Compelling Interviews and Look Behind the Scenes: Hear from the talented minds behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider! Includes original, hand-drawn sketches from the Puzzle Designer!Orange Shadow Band Resource Pack: With the in-game resources included in this pack, totaling four gold and eight ... read more

WWE Encyclopedia Of Sports Entertainment

Steve Pantaleo, Kevin Sullivan, Keith Elliot Greenberg

The most expansive, all-encompassing chronicle unleashed on the WWE Universe, this New York Times bestseller includes over 400 full-color pages and over 1,200 Superstar and event profiles. The WWE all-time roster in this book has been expanded to unprecedented proportions, and now features all your favorite heroes from the modern era. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The New Day, Sasha Banks and so... read more

The most expansive, all-encompassing chronicle unleashed on the WWE Universe, this New York Times bestseller includes over 400 full-color pages and over 1,200 Superstar and event profiles. The WWE all-time roster in this book has been expanded to unprecedented proportions, and now features all your favorite heroes from the modern era. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The New Day, Sasha Banks and so... read more

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: Prima Official Collector's Edition Guide

David Hodgson, Michael Owen

Prepare for the ultimate mission with this massive over 600-page hardcover tome. The Ghost Recon: Wildlands Collector’s Edition Guide from Prima Games provides everything you need to survive the hostile world of the Santa Blanca cartel.Exclusive Foreword by Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Development Team!Only in the Collector's Edition: Dive into the wild and dangerous world of Wildlands with this excl... read more

Prepare for the ultimate mission with this massive over 600-page hardcover tome. The Ghost Recon: Wildlands Collector’s Edition Guide from Prima Games provides everything you need to survive the hostile world of the Santa Blanca cartel.Exclusive Foreword by Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Development Team!Only in the Collector's Edition: Dive into the wild and dangerous world of Wildlands with this excl... read more

Far Cry Primal Collector's Edition: Prima Official Guide

Prima Games

The Far Cry Primal guide includes...One of a kind wall clings: Decorate your cave with animals, weapons, Wenja, and more.Art gallery: See the striking concept art behind the savagely beautiful world of Oros.Developer Tips: Tips, tricks, and thoughts from the Far Cry Primal development team.Complete Walkthrough: We lead you step-by-step through the entire game from start to finish—complete ever... read more

The Far Cry Primal guide includes...One of a kind wall clings: Decorate your cave with animals, weapons, Wenja, and more.Art gallery: See the striking concept art behind the savagely beautiful world of Oros.Developer Tips: Tips, tricks, and thoughts from the Far Cry Primal development team.Complete Walkthrough: We lead you step-by-step through the entire game from start to finish—complete ever... read more

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition Guide

Prima Games

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition Strategy includes…Beautifully printed premium hardcover guide.An exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider key chain—This collectible features Lara’s signature climbing axe, with a brushed nickel finish. It will only be available in the Collector's Edition Guide.Includes a code for a bonus Expedition Card Pack! This exclusive digital pack of Expedition Cards... read more

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition Strategy includes…Beautifully printed premium hardcover guide.An exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider key chain—This collectible features Lara’s signature climbing axe, with a brushed nickel finish. It will only be available in the Collector's Edition Guide.Includes a code for a bonus Expedition Card Pack! This exclusive digital pack of Expedition Cards... read more

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Official Collector's Guide: Collector's Edition

Tim Bogenn

The Assassin's Creed Syndicate Collector's Edition Strategy Guide includes...Bonus In-Game Weapon - Exclusive Angel Knuckles!Bonus - 16 pages of Concept Art!One-of-a-Kind Wall Clings - Decorate your walls with an exclusive skyline of Victorian London, complete with a cadre of Assassins.Complete Campaign Walkthrough - We lead you step-by-step through the entire game from start to finish—experie... read more

The Assassin's Creed Syndicate Collector's Edition Strategy Guide includes...Bonus In-Game Weapon - Exclusive Angel Knuckles!Bonus - 16 pages of Concept Art!One-of-a-Kind Wall Clings - Decorate your walls with an exclusive skyline of Victorian London, complete with a cadre of Assassins.Complete Campaign Walkthrough - We lead you step-by-step through the entire game from start to finish—experie... read more

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: Prima Official Game Guides

Prima Games

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Prima Official Game Guide includes:• Detailed Maps – Know your surroundings including all brick locations • Extensive Walkthrough - Every mission is covered including Free Play mode • Locate Everything – Strategy to help you collect minikits, Red Bricks, Gold Bricks and more • Quick-reference checklist tables - Fast access to find out how to unlock characters, vehi... read more

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Prima Official Game Guide includes:• Detailed Maps – Know your surroundings including all brick locations • Extensive Walkthrough - Every mission is covered including Free Play mode • Locate Everything – Strategy to help you collect minikits, Red Bricks, Gold Bricks and more • Quick-reference checklist tables - Fast access to find out how to unlock characters, vehi... read more

30 Years of WrestleMania

Brian Shields

From the creators of WWE 50 and the official WWE Encyclopedia, 30 Years of WrestleMania gives you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the show of shows from its inception to the current day. Relive each exciting match with detailed information, exclusive interviews, never-before-seen shots, and much more! The history of each WrestleMania, from both sides of the curtain Special tributes to U... read more

From the creators of WWE 50 and the official WWE Encyclopedia, 30 Years of WrestleMania gives you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the show of shows from its inception to the current day. Relive each exciting match with detailed information, exclusive interviews, never-before-seen shots, and much more! The history of each WrestleMania, from both sides of the curtain Special tributes to U... read more

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