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About Me

Jacqueline Salmon works with valued partners who entrust her with their stories and aspirations. Their books cover a wide range of topics, including memoirs, politics, business, and health.

In 2022, she collaborated with Republican presidential candidate Will Hurd on American Reboot, a political playbook on getting the nation back on track. And she partnered with Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (Ret.) on his New York Times bestselling Operation Dark Heart that made headlines for its revelations about secret military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


As an editor, she has worked with independent authors in crafting content embodying their voices and visions. She has also assisted authors of family memoirs in providing a meaningful legacy of memories for their loved ones. 


During two decades at The Washington Post, she covered politics, religion, business, global crises and associated trauma, family life, and wellness, while also serving an assignment editor and project manager. Also at the Post, she hosted a weekly radio talk show and moderated online discussions


At the American Bar Association, she served as principal media strategist, overseeing a team responsible for speeches, opinion columns, talking points, and press releases. While at Pew Charitable Trusts, a $5 billion nonprofit, Jacqueline served as senior writer for the CEO. 


Her love of writing started early. By the fourth grade, she was devouring the brooding stories of English writer William Somerset Maugham. She currently lives in Charlottesville, VA, with novelist and nonfiction writer Tim Wendel, where they run, hike, and bike. Their children are awesome. 


Whenever possible, Jacqueline helps out on Monday afternoons at 2nd Act Books, one of Charlottesville’s six independent bookstores. She also serves on the board of directors of Charlottesville Tomorrow, an award-winning local nonprofit news site. 


Jacqueline is a member of The Author’s Guild, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Alliance of Independent Authors

Will Hurd and Jacqui Salmon
With collaborator Will Hurd

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