Jill Dearmanis the author of BANG THE KEYS, a book for writers (Penguin 2009). Her historical crime novel THE GREAT BRAVURA (She Writes Press 2015) was featured on NPR, and in The Brooklyn Rail. She is the author of FEMINISM: THE MARCH TOWARDS EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN (.... more
Jill Dearmanis the author of BANG THE KEYS, a book for writers (Penguin 2009). Her historical crime novel THE GREAT BRAVURA (She Writes Press 2015) was featured on NPR, and in The Brooklyn Rail. She is the author of FEMINISM: THE MARCH TOWARDS EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN (Nomad Press 2019), a history of feminism for teens. Her new novel, JAZZED will be published in July, 2022. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, and works as a Part-time Professor of Writing in New York University’s Global Studies Program. She is an award-winning prose writer whose work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, The Capra Review, The Portland Review, and numerous other publications. She runs a private editing/writing coach business and regularly teaches writing workshops at The Writers Room in New York City. She is honored to serve on the Editorial Board of The Dialogic Pedagogy Journal: An International Online Journal. Jill is represented by Susan Golomb of Writers House Literary Agency. For more: www.jilldearman.com.
Jill Dearman's Projects
Academic geniuses, Wilhelmina “Will” Reinhardt and Dorothy “Dolly” Raab, become roommates at Barnard... more
Jill Dearman's Services
A manuscript is like a fine piece of music. Pitch and tone are essential, as well as the overall impact of the composition. Individual notes are key and must be attended to. A sensitive ear, experience and skill, and a love of the craft are the key elements that YOU should be seeking in an editor.
In working on a manuscript I try to take care to read for tone and note what is most compelling in the parts and the whole of the work, as well as what leaves me cold. I try to b... more