New York Times bestselling novelist and comic-book writer; screenwriter
Orphan X (Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press, 2016)
The Book of Henry (Focus Features, 2016)
In a profession constituted of tired readers and failed writers, Jess Taylor stands alone as a true soup-to-nuts editor. He can edit comprehensively, from major thematic commentary right down to tweaking word order to make a sentence pop. I worked with Jess for over a year on my first novel and without his input and dedication I'm certain it would not have reached a level of quality to make it attractive to publishers. Through my first nine published novels, he was my most dedicated — and most demanding – reader. Success for us both was reaching the point where there was no longer a need for such meticulous pre-editing editing.
Trust No One (St. Martin's, 2009) The Crime Writer (Viking, 2007) Last Shot (Wm Morrow, 2006) Troubleshooter (Wm Morrow, 2005) The Kill Clause (Wm Morrow, 2003) and others