Hi! I'm Jess,

owner of JEM Edits.

About me

I'm here to help you with your vision.

Hello! Welcome to my page. If you don't already know me, I’ve been a writer and editor for over four years based in Chicago.

I’m an Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier, Board Member of the Chicago Writers Association as Program Coordinator for Windy City Reviews and Co-Coordinator of the Book of the Year Awards, and owner of Jem Edits. I have served as Co-Editor in Chief with Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s literary magazine, as well as Co-Editor in Chief on the Blazer at Joliet Junior College. I was awarded the Best-in-Show award at the Illinois Community College Journalism Annual Fall Contest and was named Reporter of the Year, Best News Columnist, Editorial Writer(s) of the Year, and the Mike Foster General Excellence Award at the Illinois Community College Newspaper Division I conference.

I graduated from DePaul University, Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in English and a minor in Graphic Design. In addition, I’m currently an MFA candidate at Antioch University for Creative Writing. I live with my significant other and three rambunctious pets, two calico twins and a Shiba Inu dog.





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.