Hi! I'm Jess,

owner of JEM Edits.

About me

I'm here to help you with your vision.

Jessica Mack has been writing and editing for over three years. She was previously promoted to Co-Editor in Chief for Crook & Folly, DePaul University's Literary & Arts Magazine, beginning in September of 2020. She also is a Social Media Intern for Becky Sarwate, previous president of the Illinois Woman's Press Association and author of Cubsessions. Jessica also reviews books and discusses current issues on her blog, Jess Because I Can.

Previously, Jessica was Section Editor of Flash Fiction for Crook & Folly and Literary/Editorial Operations Intern for the Chicago Writers Association. For the 2018-'19 school year, she was Co-Editor in Chief of the Joliet Junior College Blazer Newspaper. Because of her leadership, the Blazer was 2018 Best-In-Show at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association annual fall contest and received six 2018 Awards for Excellence in Illinois Community College Newspapers in Division I.

Jessica is currently on track to graduate with her Bachelors degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at DePaul University in June of 2021. She spends her spare time reading, cuddling with her cats Theo and Nelly (named respectively from A Haunting of Hill House), playing video games and bicycling on the Chicago lakefront.


➜ Joliet Junior College Blazer, Editor-in-Chief, 2018-2019
➜ Crook & Folly, Section Editor of Flash Fiction, 2020
➜ Editor, All In A Daze Work, 2019-'20
➜ Chicago Writers Association, Intern, 2019-'20
➜ Becky Sarwate/Cubsessions, Intern, 2019-Current
➜ Crook & Folly, Co-Editor in Chief, 2020-'21


➜ Associates of Arts in Journalism,
     Joliet Junior College, Jan 2018 - May 2019
➜ Bachelors of English with a focus in Creative Writing,
     DePaul University, Graduating June 2021

Notable Accomplishments:

    ➜Best-In-Show at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association 2018 annual fall contest 2018 Awards for Excellence in Illinois Community College Newspapers - Division I:

Reporter of the Year
Best Headline
Best News Column
Editorial Writer(s) of the Year
Mike Foster General Excellence Award

➜Promoted to Co-Editor in Chief of Crook & Folly



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Let's Talk

Reach out and let me know about your project! Tell me a bit about what you are writing or want written, word count (if applicable), and a deadline. We can discuss the rest after that.

I am also accepting sponsorships at this time. Contact me here and let's see what we can agree to!

Please expect a response within 72 hours.

Thank you!

My promise to you...

Bringing text to life is my passion

Ever since I could remember, I have constantly had my nose in a book. I knew that being in the writing and editing industry was what my true passion was all along, so I strive to bring my own passion to the table.

My hope is to bring your passion to life as well

There is nothing better than having someone else there to help you, step-by-step along the way. My goal is to completely transform your writing into a full-fledged transformational revision. My dedication to perfection can guarantee that I'll put my heart and soul into your project.

Short or long, I'll help you through it

While I mostly work with fiction, whether it's a resume and cover letter you're looking to have fixed, article writing or a complete book manuscript, I've got you covered.