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Jean Kavich Bloom

Line Editing, Substantive Editing,

Copy Editing

Jean Kavich Bloom has been in the publishing industry for more than thirty-five years. For nearly twenty-four years she worked at Zondervan publishing house, finishing her career there as an executive managing editor. In late 2011 she took her freelance editorial services full-time when she and her husband returned to Central Indiana to be near family.

Jean is engaged primarily by Christian publishing houses, offering several levels of editing for both fiction and nonfiction books: substantive, line, and copy—the latter two often in combination. Several of her clients request that she work directly with their authors, and some engage her to perform all three stages of editing for a single book, providing unique continuity. In addition, she offers non-byline writing services upon request.


Among Jean’s clients are Harvest House, Bethany House Publishers, Kregel Publications, and HarperCollins Christian Publishing. She’s worked with several other publishers as well, and in the last decade plus she’s provided editing for more than 130 nonfiction titles and more than 110 novels and novellas, including a Christy Award winner and three Carol Award winners.


Professional and author recommendations are conveniently located on Jean’s website,

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