For more than thirteen years, Jevon Oakman Bolden has been an essential editorial partner and writing coach to a number of best-selling authors, including New York Times best-selling author Don Colbert, MD, Cherie Calbom (the Juice Lady), and ECPA/CBA best-selling author John Eckhardt.
She has experience in a broad range of topics including natural health and wellness, personal growth, and children’s nonfiction.
Jevon has a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in Sociology from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing a master of arts in English Literature from Mercy College in New York, with further plans to obtain a PhD.
Jevon is available to speak at writer's conferences, classrooms, and other writing and publishing events.
Here are some kind words from authors...
Here are some kind words from authors...
Jevon has worked with some of the most talented and passionate authors and artists. Here's what some of them had to say about working with her through the writing and editorial process.
Jevon is an excellent editor. She is both enjoyable and encouraging to work with and very professional as well. Her edits and creative additions are something I highly value for my manuscripts. I've worked with her for more than five years. She is one of the best editors I've had in my twenty plus career as a writer.
Cherie Calbom is a leading authority on juicing for health and detoxification. Known as The Juice Lady, TV chef, and celebrity nutritionist, she has helped in pioneering the fresh juice movement around the world.
Jevon is a fabulous editor with the experience and 'know-how' to format a book from front to back. She worked on my upcoming health book Fat Free For Life: 13 Principles for Guaranteed Weight Loss and Ultimate Health with Charisma House Publishing. She works well with authors and pulls the very best out of the project to make their work shine. Highly recommend her to anyone needing to find a person with an amazing editorial eye.
Jevon Bolden is awesome! She is a wonderful editor who really seeks to learn the author's voice and does a masterful job of maintaining it throughout the book edit. Jevon edited my brand new book entitled, Caught Between a Dream and a Job, How to Leave the 9 to 5 Behind, and Step Into the Life You've Always Wanted. She made me feel extremely comfortable with the entire process, provided excellent recommendations and changes, and helped me take my work to the next level. She is extremely professional and personable as well, which is very refreshing. I love her dearly and highly recommend her for your next success project.
Jevon Bolden is talented, thorough, and inspiring. I was thrilled to have Jevon as the developmental editor for Career Moves. She did a fabulous job! Jevon is proactive and insightful. She manages deadlines and objectives with such grace. Thank you Jevon for investing yourself so beautifully in the success of others!
Jevon Bolden's sensitivity to the intent of an artist, creative ear for poetic clarity, and her natural ability to provide compelling prose, brings out the very best for any artist who is looking to be heard.
Billy Wright, singer/songwriter
Jevon's spirit of excellence is very refreshing. She's efficient, effective, and able to accurately capture the essence of a writer's message and mantle and then clearly convey that to others with clarity and power.
Her work on my project was impeccable. She's definitely top of the line and I would most definitely seek to acquire her services and skill set again.
Jevon and I have worked together for several years now. One of the most amazing things about her is her ability to connect with the author, and not just the manuscript. I’m convinced this is how she brings out the best in every writer she works with. I find her to be professional, efficient and capable. And since writing is not my “day job,” I needed someone like Jevon, who is attentive and respectful of both my time as well as my other obligations.
Jevon was the editor for my book Viral Jesus. She was easy to work with and very quick to respond to my questions. Her answers were always helpful. Many writers fear that an editor will change their message or take over their voice. This was clearly not the case with Jevon. She just made my book better. I highly recommend her.
I moonlight as an author; by day I’m a mild-mannered editor. And as such, I know that an editor faces a great challenge when making changes to a manuscript while trying to keep the author’s voice and intended meaning. Jevon is masterful at this. She sees the big picture and the tiny details, and truly makes the work better from start to finish. I consider her an editorial ninja--she cuts, chops, slices, and adds but once she's done, no one ever knows she was there.
Darren Schalk, Coordinator of Christian Education and Curriculum Development, Church of God of Prophecy; Associate Editor, One Accord Resources, Inc.; author, Stuff I Hate About God