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Tamara Jeffries

Manuscript and Editorial Consulting

"I believe words can work wonders.

I love working with people to help

them get their ideas onto the page."

Book Development

Developed projects with noted professionals in women’s health, nutrition and psychology, and provide editorial guidance to publishers and private clients.

  • Co-authored The African-American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes with Constance Brown-Riggs.
  • Edited and contributed to Pleasure and What Your Mother Never Told You About S-E-X by sexual-health expert Dr. Hilda Hutcherson.
  • Contributed to Dr. Brenda Wade's Power Choices: Signposts on Your Journey to Wholeness, Love, and Peace, and MotherLove’s memoir Half the Mother, Twice the Love.
  • Book proposal consulting for Dr. Gail Parker's Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma.

Editorial Leadership

Extensive experience as a senior-level editor for national publications. 

  • Executive Editor and Health Editor of Essence, responsible for content development, top-level editing, leading teams, managing budgets, for magazine reaching 1.2 million readers
  • Editor-in-Chief of HealthQuest: The Publication of Black Wellness, for a half-million health-aware women and men.
  • Contributing Editor for Health magazine, in charge of coverage of mental, emotional and spiritual health. 


Contribute articles about health, personal growth, family, relationships and other issues with a special focus on women and people of color. 

  • Work has appeared in major national magazines including Parenting, Health, Redbook, online in AARP’s Sisters Newsletter and in regional, niche and scholarly publications.
  • Received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship in Mental Health Journalism in 2009 to write about mental wellness among African-American women and families.   

Tamara Jeffries is an Assistant professor of journalism at Bennett College for Women, with an

undergraduate degree in media arts and a master’s degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing.  

For a complete resume, please follow this link.