ABOUT THE TEAM

Come Meet the Emerald Books Staff

An experienced team dedicated to bringing your vision to life!

Dr. Jessica Hammerman

Dr. Jessica Hammerman holds a PhD in history, and she has two decades of experience editing for writers of all kinds—academic, non-fiction, fiction, and textbooks. She has worked as an editor for Penguin Putnam and W.W. Norton, and has also served as a copyeditor for several national magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out New York, and Playbill

Testimonial: As a writer seeking an excellent and highly professional editor, I could not be more pleased with Jessica Hammerman.  As a business writer, I was delighted to work with someone who understood the voice I wanted in the final product. In addition, her knowledge of APA and citation gave me a high level of confidence that my work would be viewed as thoughtful, thorough and credible.  Editors are critical team members in this demanding process, and the additional depth Jessica brought beyond the standard editing process of grammar, format and voice added much value to the work. Highly recommended.

Dr. Jessica Hammerman

Dr. Jessica Hammerman holds a PhD in history, and she has two decades of experience editing for writers of all kinds—academic, non-fiction, fiction, and textbooks. She has worked as an editor for Penguin Putnam and W.W. Norton, and has also served as a copyeditor for several national magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out New York, and Playbill

Testimonial: As a writer seeking an excellent and highly professional editor, I could not be more pleased with Jessica Hammerman.  As a business writer, I was delighted to work with someone who understood the voice I wanted in the final product. In addition, her knowledge of APA and citation gave me a high level of confidence that my work would be viewed as thoughtful, thorough and credible.  Editors are critical team members in this demanding process, and the additional depth Jessica brought beyond the standard editing process of grammar, format and voice added much value to the work. Highly recommended.

Isaac Peterson

With twenty years of experience in digital design, art, and book layout, Isaac is the heart of Emerald Design Co. He has designed books and built websites for authors of fiction, faith books, science fiction, and textbooks in subjects ranging from technology, health, and blockchain. He has published books for himself and other authors. With an MFA in fine art, he brings an artistic eye to all of his design and photography projects.

Testimonial: My first six books were published by major publishers so when I decided to publish my seventh independently, I knew I would need help. The staff at Cup and Quill went above and beyond and were so professional and understanding. They say “don’t judge a book by the cover,” but the cover of my new book, A Midwife’s Song: Oh Freedom, designed by Cup and Quill artist, Isaac Peterson, will definitely help with sales.
Thanks everyone. Patricia Harman CNM, MS, midwife and author. www.patriciaharman.com

Isaac Peterson

With twenty years of experience in digital design, art, and book layout, Isaac is the heart of Emerald Design Co. He has designed books and built websites for authors of fiction, faith books, science fiction, and textbooks in subjects ranging from technology, health, and blockchain. He has published books for himself and other authors. With an MFA in fine art, he brings an artistic eye to all of his design and photography projects.

Testimonial: My first six books were published by major publishers so when I decided to publish my seventh independently, I knew I would need help. The staff at Cup and Quill went above and beyond and were so professional and understanding. They say “don’t judge a book by the cover,” but the cover of my new book, A Midwife’s Song: Oh Freedom, designed by Cup and Quill artist, Isaac Peterson, will definitely help with sales.
Thanks everyone. Patricia Harman CNM, MS, midwife and author. www.patriciaharman.com

Dr. Linda Tucker

Dr. Linda Tucker, founder and CEO of Emerald’s editing partner Cup & Quill, has a PhD and an MA in English from the University of Alberta, and a BA in English/Humanities from York University. She is an English professor with over twenty years of experience teaching literature and writing courses at the university level. Linda is the author of Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture (2007) and a certified life coach. In her non-writing life, Linda is a CrossFit enthusiast and an animal lover. She shows Registered American Paint Horses at the regional and world level in both Western and English events. Born and raised in Canada, Linda moved to the U.S. in 2003 and resides in southern Arkansas. linda@cupandquill.com

Dr. Linda Tucker

Dr. Linda Tucker, founder and CEO of Emerald’s editing partner Cup & Quill, has a PhD and an MA in English from the University of Alberta, and a BA in English/Humanities from York University. She is an English professor with over twenty years of experience teaching literature and writing courses at the university level. Linda is the author of Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture (2007) and a certified life coach. In her non-writing life, Linda is a CrossFit enthusiast and an animal lover. She shows Registered American Paint Horses at the regional and world level in both Western and English events. Born and raised in Canada, Linda moved to the U.S. in 2003 and resides in southern Arkansas. linda@cupandquill.com