Jess Beebe

Waxwing Book Studio





Developmental editing and collaborative writing of nonfiction books, memoirs, articles, blog posts, websites. Publishing consulting. Preparation of book proposals.


Writing doesn’t have to be a chore, and being edited doesn’t have to hurt! Let a publishing insider help you polish your manuscript until it glows. I offer expert developmental editing and collaborative writing of nonfiction books, articles, blogs, and websites.

Having served for several years on the acquisitions committee at a thriving midsize publishing house, I understand what traditional publishers want, and I can help you prepare a winning manuscript and book proposal. If you're self-publishing, I can provide the support you’ll need to succeed on your own. Whichever path you choose, I'll help you meet your publishing goals -- and enjoy the process.

• Developmental editing (improving content, organization, and tone)
• Substantive editing, content editing
• Book proposals and query letters
• Writing
• Manuscript editing, line editing, copyediting
• Publishing consulting, including strategic advice and keys to success

I founded Waxwing Book Studio with fifteen years’ experience in book publishing, first as a freelance editor and then as editorial manager at New Harbinger Publications.

I've edited hundreds of books covering a wide range of topics, including psychology, self-help, mindfulness, yoga, parenting, relationships, memoir, health, addiction, diet and nutrition, career, social change, natural history, and behavioral science.


(415) 864-9204

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