About Me

  • Jay has over 30 years of professional writing experience.
  • She has over 16 years of college-level teaching experience, including curriculum development.
  • She holds an MFA in Writing from VCFA, an MA in Technical Writing from Bowling Green State University, and a BA in Written Communications from Eastern Michigan University.
  • She has extensive freelance experience editing middle-grade, young-adult, and adult novels, picture books (including rhyming and nonfiction), and short stories.
  • She is an acquisitions reader for a literary agency.
  • She has extensive freelance experience editing technical documents for a variety of corporate clients.
  • She is the former Regional Advisor for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Switzerland chapter.
  • She has experience presenting at conferences on the craft of writing.
  • She has been a submission judge for a number of high-profile writing contests and for literary journals.

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