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Footnote Editorial

Want your manuscript to be a bestseller? I can help. I am a seasoned developmental book editor with ten years of experience helping authors turn early drafts into award-winning books.

Over a ten-year career in publishing, I have been privileged to edit for New York Times bestselling authors, Caldecott Honor and Emmy Award recipients, and some of the world’s foremost scientists. Before freelancing, I handled editorial development for a major New York literary agency, serving more than 200 clients worldwide. I’m also the author of a widely taught book about the evolution of gender roles, and the curator/editor of the Ghosts of Seattle Past anthology. As a published author with broad agency and editorial experience, I can deliver both the empathy writers want and the critical eye they need.

My services include developmental editing, manuscript evaluations, and consulting on fiction and nonfiction book manuscripts for writers, agents, and publishers. I also evaluate, develop, line edit, and consult on book proposals and collateral, including query letters. From positioning book concepts for the current publishing market, to lending creative support for professionals who wish to establish themselves as subject-matter experts, I wear many hats to help authors reach their intended audience. But my all-time favorite editorial role is assisting fiction writers with world building and character development.

At Footnote Editorial, I make it my mission to enhance authors’ innate voices and to never pummel sentences for sport.

Book editing, developmental editing, manuscript evaluations, query letter editing, book proposal editing, writing coaching, literary fiction, YA fiction, short story collections, general fiction, essay collections, YA fantasy, interviews, long-form journalism, LGBTQ, women's and gender studies
Leading authors I have worked with: Damon DiMarco, Homer Hickam, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Buddy Wakefield, Peter Mountford, Elissa Washuta, Mira Ptacin, David Fisher, Jeffrey L. Diamond, Jordana Frankel I have also edited for literary agencies and their clients, including The Literary Group International, Folio Literary Agency, as well as for Inkshares and several independent publishing houses. For testimonials from satisfied clients, please go to my website.
contact: Jaimee Garbacik
Portland, OR