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Jennifer Lawler

Jennifer Lawler

For more than twenty years, Jennifer Lawler has worked as a freelance book development editor for traditional book publishers as well as independent authors—everything from cookbooks to memoir to paranormal romance to thrillers. She launched Crimson Romance for Adams Media (which became an imprint of Simon & Schuster), overseeing all aspects of acquisitions, editorial, and production.  She has also worked as a magazine editor for MSP Custom Publishing.

Currently, she teaches classes in developmental editing through the Editorial Freelancers Association as well as through her own website, ClubEdFreelancers.com.

She is the author or coauthor of more than forty nonfiction books and novels, including her popular and award-winning Dojo Wisdom series (Penguin). She has written a number of novels as well.

She worked briefly as a literary agent and has taught in the biomedical writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the copyediting program at the University of California – San Diego, the Loft Literary program in Minneapolis, and far back in the mists of time, for the English Department at the University of Kansas.

She earned her Ph.D in medieval English literature from the University of Kansas and a black belt in Taekwondo at approximately the same time. She hasn’t quite decided which has been more helpful in her career.

Los Angeles, CA
US

Email: jennifer@jenniferlawler.com

http://www.ClubEdFreelancers.com

Years in the field: 28
Years freelancing: 28

jennifer.lawler.23809

Jennifer Lawler

For more than twenty years, Jennifer Lawler has worked as a freelance book development editor for traditional book publishers as well as independent authors—everything from cookbooks to memoir to paranormal romance to thrillers. She is also the author or coauthor of more than forty nonfiction books and novels. She has worked as an acquisitions editor and, for a brief and memorable time, as a literary agent. If it has something to do with books, she's probably done it.

She began teaching developmental editing in the EFA education program about five years ago. Prior to that she taught copyediting for the University of California - San Diego certificate program. She has taught in the biomedical writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and at other writing programs in colleges and universities.

She feels honored to serve as chair of the education committee and imagines a bright and engaging future for the program.