About Jean

I've always loved reading and words, so when an opportunity for a career in publishing came my way, I jumped at the chance. I've been a publishing professional for more than thirty years.
  • I worked in publishing operations, editorial project management, and as a corporate editorial services editor at Zondervan for twenty-four years, the latter years as an Executive Managing Editor. Zondervan is now under the HarperCollins Christian Publishing umbrella, along with Thomas Nelson
  • As a full-time freelance editor, I offer editing and writing primarily for publishing companies and organizations. (See the Client tab to the right.) Also working with individuals, I specialize in Christian content and have edited a wide variety of works, including novels, novellas, Bible devotionals and notes, memoirs, devotional books, business books, and other works of nonfiction. In the last six years, I've edited more than 150 books. (See the Books Edited tab to the right for a partial list of books and their authors.)
  • As a writer, I've written blog and website posts and articles, case studies, and the stories people tell me. I have done some ghost writing as well.
  • Kavichmy maiden name I use in honor of my late father, who encouraged me in the fields of writing and editing—is pronounced "cave-itch"!
  • Two of my three adult children are professional writers as well, and I have at least one budding writer among my young grandchildren.