As editorial director, Jen Gingerich leads the editorial strategy for Forefront Books, overseeing the editorial process and day-to-day management of our titles, as well as author relationships.
Jen has spent more than fifteen years in the publishing industry in writing, editorial, and content development. Prior to joining Forefront Books as editorial director, she served as associate publisher for Nelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, where she worked with authors such as Lysa TerKeurst and Ruth Chou Simons.
Jen’s publishing career started in 2004 as an editor at Thomas Nelson Publishers, where she worked in backlist development, then in children’s books. During her time there, she edited products including VeggieTales® VBS and Read & Share® Bible Preschool Curriculum. In 2008, she left Thomas Nelson to launch her own editorial freelance business, Jennifer Gingerich Editorial. As a freelance editor, she continued to edit and manage projects for Thomas Nelson and developed relationships with new clients, including Dave Ramsey’s company, Ramsey Solutions.
In 2013, she was asked to join the Ramsey Solutions team to lead a team of copy editors and drive the editorial process for books and curriculum. While there, she grew to lead the entire content development team of more than thirty writers and editors serving the B2C, B2B, and B2Church areas. She worked with brands like Financial Peace University and Foundations in Personal Finance for high school and college students. She has worked with titles such as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Smart Money, Smart Kids by Rachel Cruze and Dave Ramsey and The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity by Dave Ramsey. Other projects include national bestselling titles Everyday Millionaires and Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan, and The Proximity Principle by Ken Coleman.
Jen has a B.A. in English from Trevecca Nazarene University and an M.A. in English from Marshall University. She lives with her husband, Matt, and two sons, Jakob and Scout, in Franklin, TN.