When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

— desiderius erasmus of rotterdam (1466–1536)

Jamie Chavez

I love books!

And I love editing them.
After working for a national publisher for more than a decade, I became a freelance editor and writer in 2004.

I’ve stayed busy. You can see a list of the books on which I’ve worked here. I blog three times a week here. And you can read more about me here. (I am honored and humbled, by the way, to be the winner of the 2016 AWSA Golden Scroll Award for Fiction Editor of the Year, and a finalist for the 2016 ACFW Editor of the Year.)

If you just need some basic information about the editorial process or about how publishing works, there’s information about that here (and, of course, elsewhere on the Web).

Now … do you need some developmental guidance to take your manuscript to the next level? A critique? A look at first pages? A copyedit? Brainstorming? Or maybe some clever copy?

Remind me to have you work on everything I publish from now on.

Michael Hyatt, author
chairman, Thomas Nelson Inc.

One of an author’s strongest assets is an editor who is so smart, savvy, and insightful the author is grateful for the redirection and counsel. Thanks for your deft hand and thoroughness for the sake of story.

cynthia ruchti, author
when the morning glory blooms

Thanks so much for the way you’ve handled this. The thing that makes you my fave editor is I feel so safe putting my work in your hands. That isn’t always the case with editors, and I so appreciate you.

nancy rue, author
The Reluctant prophet