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Dr. Jessica Hammerman

Dr. Jessica Hammerman holds a Ph.D. in history, and she has two decades of experience editing for writers of all kinds—academic, non-fiction, fiction, and textbooks. She has worked as an editor for Penguin Putnam and W.W. Norton, and has also served as a copyeditor for several national magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out New York, and Playbill. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, Isaac, and her two children, where she teaches world history. 

Testimonial: “As a writer seeking an excellent and highly professional editor, I could not be more pleased with Jessica Hammerman…”  Read on for more testimonials. 

Dr. Jessica Hammerman

Dr. Jessica Hammerman holds a Ph.D. in history, and she has two decades of experience editing for writers of all kinds—academic, non-fiction, fiction, and textbooks. She has worked as an editor for Penguin Putnam and W.W. Norton, and has also served as a copyeditor for several national magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out New York, and Playbill. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, Isaac, and her two children, where she teaches world history. 

Testimonial: “As a writer seeking an excellent and highly professional editor, I could not be more pleased with Jessica Hammerman…” Read on for more testimonials. 

Isaac Peterson

With twenty years of experience in digital design, art, and book layout, Isaac is the heart of Emerald Book design. He has designed books and built websites for fiction authors, memoirists, and professionals. He is an award-winning photographer and renowned painter and illustrator, who has also authored a few books of his own. He brings an artistic eye to all of his book and web design projects. He is an excellent editor and coach, and he has a unique ability to bring out the most creative voice for writers and artists of all kinds.

Testimonial: “They say don’t judge a book by the cover, but the cover of my new book will definitely help with sales…” Read on for more reviews.

Isaac Peterson

With twenty years of experience in digital design, art, and book layout, Isaac is the heart of Emerald Book design. He has designed books and built websites for fiction authors, memoirists, and professionals. He is an award-winning photographer and renowned painter and illustrator, who has also authored some books of his own.

He brings an artistic eye to all of his book and web design projects. He is an excellent editor and coach, and he has a unique ability to bring out the most creative voice for writers and artists of all kinds.

Testimonial: “They say don’t judge a book by the cover, but the cover of my new book will definitely help with sales…” Read on for more reviews.