Jill McCabe Johnson

artful editor


Jill McCabe Johnson has more than twenty-five years of writing and editing experience. She is the author of the nonfiction chapbook Borderlines, plus two poetry collections, Revolutions We’d Hoped We’d Outgrown and Diary of the One Swelling Sea, winner of a Nautilus Book Award. She serves as series editor for the University of Nebraska Gender Programs "Being What Makes You" anthology series, and teaches writing at Skagit Valley College in the San Juan Islands. Jill holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.


  • manuscript critique

  • developmental editing

  • book coaching

  • poetry editing

  • agent query editing

  • book proposals


memoir, biography, essay collections, nature writing, poetry

selected projects

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