Jaimee Garbacik

Seattle, WA, USA


I have been privileged to work with New York Times bestselling authors such as Homer Hickam and Damon DiMarco, Caldecott Honor recipient Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Diamond, and some of the world's foremost scientists including Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Dr. Keith Black, as well as two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Buddy Wakefield. I specialize in developmental editing for short story collections, literary fiction, young adult fiction, women's and gender studies, LGBTQIA fiction and studies, food writing and food politics, cultural studies, long-form journalism, interviews, and poetry. Before launching my own editorial business, I cut my teeth in publishing as the sole acquisitions editor for The Literary Group International, a major literary agency in Manhattan, where I handled editorial development for their more than 200 clients worldwide. I am also the author of Gender and Sexuality For Beginners (For Beginners, 2013), a critical examination of the sex-gender system and the evolution of gender roles, currently on curricula at more than a dozen universities.