Editorial Services

Jeff Campbell has been a freelance book editor for over thirty years. He works directly with authors, as well as with book publishers and packagers, and offers a wide range of services: from basic proofreading and copyediting to the highest levels of revision, manuscript development, and project management. He is also a writing coach, helping first-time as well as experienced authors craft book proposals and shape their manuscripts for publication.

The publishers Jeff has worked with include Chronicle Books, New World Library, Berkley, Abrams, Little Brown, Ten Speed Press, Lonely Planet, Harper San Francisco, Insight Editions, Street Noise Books, and Zest, among others.

Jeff specializes in nonfiction but also edits young adult fiction. His wide-ranging subject matter expertise includes self-help, spirituality, pop culture and entertainment, sports, science (particularly animal science), biography, memoir, humor, US history, and travel, among others.

A short list of books Jeff has edited and authors he’s worked with includes:

  • The Emotional Lives of Animals and Canine Confidential by Marc Bekoff
  • The Haters by Jesse Andrews
  • History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw
  • Ghost Wave by Chris Dixon
  • The Hidden Spirituality of Men by Matthew Fox
  • How Not to Be a Dick by Meghan Doherty
  • No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty
  • Facing Change by Leah Bendavid-Val
  • Meditation Saved My Life by Phakyab Rinpoche
  • The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White
  • To Infinity and Beyond! The Story of Pixar Animation Studios by Karen Paik

For rates, schedules, and to discuss a specific project, please contact Jeff at jcampbellbooks@aol.com.

“For Jeff, who made this book even more itself.” —Jesse Andrews, The Haters

“Thank you to Jeff Campbell, editor extraordinaire and thought partner, for pushing, pulling, and guiding me all along the way.” —Marc Lesser, Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader

“Where did you find this guy? I absolutely adore this man. . . . He makes my writing sound a thousand times better. Thank you for bringing him into this project.”—Shelly Tygielski, Sit Down to Rise Up

“Thanks to Jeff Campbell, for editing with a precision and wisdom that allowed this book to become even better than the one I’d dreamed of writing.” —Mary DeMocker,  The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution

“Jeff has done a fantastic job putting my ideas that came in drips and drapes into a coherent and cohesive manuscript and story. I am very grateful.”  —Walter Ling, Mastering the Addicted Brain

“At one point, I realized if I commented on all of Jeff’s additions, I’d spend most of my time writing ‘Fabulous! Great! Right on!’ . . . I simply can’t thank you enough.” —Maggie Craddock, Lifeboat: Navigating Unexpected Career Change and Disruption

“My copyeditor, Jeff Campbell, has been helping me clean things up for eighteen years, and I am deeply indebted to his valuable insights about dogs and other nonhumans.” —Marc Bekoff, Dogs Demystified: An A-Z Guide to All Things Canine