Hello! I’m Jaime Brockway, your resident expert copy editor, line editor, and proofreader.

I’ve collaborated with companies including Atlantic Brand Partners, Tablet magazine, and Well+Good, as well as other magazines, startups, nonprofits, and book authors.

Here on Medium, I share my insider perspective as a longtime editor to benefit authors, writers, and content/editorial managers.

I'll take you behind the scenes of my work and bring clarity to the process of collaborating with an editor. Hopefully, by gaining these insights, you’ll form a solid idea of what to expect from an editor. And you won't accept anything less.

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Here’s the photo my youngest sister took of me at my 30th birthday party in Brooklyn. It’s the best nice photo I have of myself, and I use it for everything.

My Journey as a Freelance Editor

I’ve been a professional editor since 2014, when I moved to NYC without a job because I wanted to work in the publishing capital of the world.

Soon I was freelancing for The Wall Street Journal Magazine and various Hearst magazines. Then I began working full-time job as a copy editor at the weekly print magazine Time Out New York. In two years, I worked my way up to national copy chief.

In January 2018, I went freelance full-time, and I never looked back! (Check out I recorded about my journey from college graduate to freelance editor.)

I even took my laptop abroad and worked remotely while backpacking through Latin America for two years.

Here’s a photo series of how my "office" changed from the beginning to end of 2018:

Time Out offices in Times Square

Brooklyn cafés

Airbnbs and hostels

Now my laptop and I are stateside, working from various spots around the country. (For pet lovers: I find free places to stay by taking care of people's pets and houses. I find these housesits on TrustedHouseSitters.com. Use to get a discount.)



Connect with Jaime L. Brockway
Jaime L. Brockway

Copy editor with 8+ years’ experience. Former National Copy Chief of Time Out North America. Semicolon lover, despite what Kurt Vonnegut said.