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 two years. She is currently an intern for Chicago Writers Association, a creative community of Chicagoland writers, and intern for Becky Sarwate/Cubsessions, previous president of the Illinois Woman's Press Association. Jessica also writes about her daily life and current issues on her blog, Jess Because I Can.

She has been Section Editor of Flash Fiction for Crook & Folly, DePaul University's Literary & Arts Magazine and 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.



Experience:

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


Education:

➜ 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
Multimedia
Mike Foster General Excellence Award

Blog


Column

here's why Chicago is reopening way too fast

COVID-19 cases are rising in the U.S. once again, while Europe continues to decline according to Our World In Data:...

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Column

how experiencing other cultures changed me

I grew up in the rural Ohio countryside where the nearest store was at least thirty minutes away and I...

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Column

an empty Chicago - what's the norm?

It's Friday night. On a normal day, Chicago would be bustling with activity. On a normal day, partygoers and club...

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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.

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