Jodi Hughes

Jodi Hughes – Editor

Seasoned editor with nearly fourteen years of experience in the publishing industry who specializes in *line editing* historical romance.


Hi! I'm an editor with nearly fourteen years of experience in the publishing industry. I love books and reading and words. Growing up, I was always reading something or begging to go to the library or bookstore. I was the student who got in trouble for reading during math or science class, and I worked at a bookstore throughout high school. I attended Samford University where I chose to study Classics (Roman and Greek history and art and Latin and Greek languages) with a minor in English. Studying these languages helped me better understand English and cemented my love for the written word. My first job after college was as an intern at a publishing company. After about six months, I became a full-time employee as a marketing and publicity coordinator. A year or two later, I moved into the role of editorial assistant for the fiction team, followed by promotions to associate editor, editor, and senior editor before I decided to venture out on my own.

I specialize in line editing historical and contemporary romance. (I also enjoy Young Adult, suspense, and fantasy.) When you submit a manuscript for a line edit, the story should be complete with plot points and character development and larger issues already addressed. During a line edit, my focus is on polishing the way you tell your story--the words, the sentence structure, the flow of the paragraphs, and more. I want to help you tell your story in the best, most concise way possible. I am very detail-oriented and good at catching repetition and inconsistencies. I am very open to feedback and discussion. After I edit your manuscript, you can expect to have a stronger story that is ready for a final proofread and the next step in your publishing journey.

Let me know how I can help you!

Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Romantic Suspense Young Adult Fantasy
English (US)

Work experience


Feb, 2011 — Apr, 2023 (about 12 years)

Senior Editor, June 2021
Editor, May 2017
Associate Editor, Dec. 2012
Editorial Assistant, Feb. 2011

Thomas Nelson Publishers

Jun, 2009 — Feb, 2011 (over 1 year)

Catch-all publishing intern for trade nonfiction, June 2009
Assistant Marketing Coordinator/Intern, Sept. 2009
Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, March 2010

Jodi has 1 review





Ally H.

Ally H.

Jun, 2023

Jodi took on my project in the late stages when I was unsatisfied with a different editor. She worked quickly and tirelessly while she provided well considered suggestions and exceptional attention to detail. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Jodi H.
Thank you, Ally! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to collaborating on more projects. I love your stories!