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Jocelyn is a freelance editor who specializes in fiction, non-fiction, and academic books. While working on her MA in English at Boston College, she began her first publishing internship at Beacon Press, where she was happy to be paid in books. After graduating, she joined the fiction division of Thomas Nelson Publishers (now part of HarperCollins), where she worked with authors such as Sibella Giorello, Stephen Lawhead, Kim Cash Tate, and Ted Dekker. In 2015 she earned a PhD in English from the University of Arkansas.
After another tenure at HCCP as an acquisitions editor of fiction, she continues to freelance for publishers, individuals, and business entities needing a copyeditor, proofreader, copywriter, or editorial manager. She has loved working on books by Lysa TerKeurst, Max Lucado, Rachel Held Evans, Vanessa Miller, Sean Dietrich, Jen Hatmaker, and so many other talented writers. Her goal is to preserve each author’s unique voice while guiding every idea and detail into place, so she is pleased to focus her attention on both the content and style of any project that comes her way.
Her academic background makes her especially useful for writers in need of research help and manuscript preparation, and she is proficient in APA, MLA, AP, and Chicago styles of citation and formatting. Likewise, her background as a college-level instructor of writing and literature gives her a keen understanding of audience and technique. She currently splits her time between Nashville, Tennessee, and Chattanooga, where she was born and raised.