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Jake Nicholls
This 2020, Jake Nicholls is mentoring Adult
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Jake Nicholls
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Jake Nicholls is a fiction editor who helps authors to develop their stories and hone their writing craft. At Future Worlds Editing, Jake specialises in working with writers of science fiction, fantasy and LGBTQIA+ fiction.

Their favourite part of being an editor is mentoring and championing emerging authors, especially those writing diverse books. Jake firmly believes that editing is not just about words: it’s about giving writers additional tools that will help them express their truth to the world.

Jake lives in the UK, but their head is often away in other universes. When not devouring books, they can be found stuck in a loop with their stubborn ‘I’m-not-going-that-way’ hound, eating liquorice, and delighting the neighbours with their newly found love of drumming.

Favorite Books

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Years Mentored