Jamie Morris is an editor and book coach. Since 2004, she has worked with hundreds of writers—more than forty of whom have been agented, produced, or traditionally or independently published, and many more of whom have won literary prizes, contests, fellowships, or been accepted into graduate writing programs.
Her select client list includes,
· Biddy Tarot
· Palm Beach Woman
· Blue Angel Publishing
· Middle River Press
· St. Martin’s Minotaur/Macmillan author Julie Compton
· Scholastic Books author Pat Matthews
· Merit Press author Melody Maysonet
· Three-time winner of the Florida Playwrights’ Competition, Jack McGrath
An Amherst Writers & Artists certified writing workshop leader, a College Reading and Learning Association Master Level Writing Consultant, a repeat presenter for the Florida Writers Association, and a Rollins College Writing Program graduate, Jamie directed Woodstream Writers for eleven years. During that time, she presented writing workshops and seminars at writers’ conferences and for writers’ groups across Florida. She has also taught creative writing at Seminole Community College and The Knowledge Shop, mentored writing consultants at the Rollins College Writing Center, and co-authored the Reading Guide for The Portland Tarot.
Whether you’re self-publishing or seeking a traditional publishing contract, as your editor, Jamie can help make your project more viable—and more visible—in the marketplace.
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Marla Markman is a publishing professional and award-winning editor with 25 years of experience creating, editing, and managing nonfiction content for a wide range of media, from magazines and books to websites and marketing collateral.
In a distant universe, she was on a path to become a veterinarian and then a park ranger, but it soon became evident that she was destined to work with words. (With an English teacher father and a sister who’s a writer, it’s in her genes.) After college and a brief stint as a florist’s assistant, Marla joined the editorial team at Entrepreneur magazine, the No. 1-ranked small-business magazine in the country.
There she learned all aspects of the business and honed her expertise as managing editor. She was instrumental in launching the company’s trade book division, where she acquired, developed, and edited numerous top-selling book series.
With business titles that included start-up guides and how-to articles as a stock-in-trade, Marla also learned something else: Business is not just about making money but about making people’s dreams come true. It felt good to help readers achieve their goals of business ownership along with the less tangible goals of self-expression and fulfillment.
When she left Entrepreneur in 2008 to start her own business, it was important to her to continue that mission—only now she makes writers’ dreams of being published authors come true. Specializing in nonfiction, she works with authors of all kinds, from first-timers to best-selling, as well as self-published to traditionally published, in addition to crafting, editing, and managing content for a range of media.
When Marla is not working in her Southern California office, which she shares with her Golden Retriever (the company relaxation coach) and Fox Terrier (the company pep squad), she can be found seeking nature therapy in the great outdoors with her favorite hiking buddy who just also happens to be her teenage son.
I am a passionate wordsmith—a one-woman editing task force who polishes prose one word at a time. Spotting errors in text is second nature to me, giving me that nerdy edge I felt was a curse when I was young. As an adult, I embrace the Werd Nerd within.
My keen eye tends to be a catchall, so I lean toward combining copy and line editing at an affordable and competitive rate. With unrivalled attention to detail, unwavering dedication, and committed follow through on projects, I approach each new undertaking with the author’s voice in mind.
My copyediting skills have been put to work with fiction and nonfiction manuscripts (self-help, paranormal, fantasy, and thriller/horror), magazine articles and captions for Home & Design Magazine, and website content for companies like Dalton Carpet One.
Whether it is a fiction or nonfiction manuscript or a small-business website, The Werd Nerd will leave your text radiating the excellence your audience desires and deserves.
To learn more, visit www.the-werd-nerd.com. Or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.