Melissa deJesus

Associate Production Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Melissa deJesus is often the first person to find out that a retailer has an issue with one of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade ebooks, like 1984, Lord of the Rings, or The Handmaid’s Tale. Then she’s the person who tweaks the file or the metadata to fix the problem. For more recent titles, she was usually the person who decided if and how to make it into an ebook to begin with, and then made it. Which is to say, she’s a Boston-based associate production editor who develops ebooks for hundreds of frontlist and thousands of backlist adult trade titles every year, including fiction and nonfiction, reflowable and fixed format.

Melissa's Sessions

So You Think You Can Code? #eprdctn Life Hacks

This will be a hands-on workshop where participants take on a few of the perennial challenges unique to digital publishing. No advance preparation will be required to participate in coding and discussing solutions in real time. Harnessing the combined experience of the ebookcraft community, we may even compile solutions together that are better than any […]