Jamie Stokes

Jamie Stokes is a freelance writer, editor and editorial project manager working in the UK and US non-fiction publishing industries. He has written, contributed to and edited books for a wide range of English-language publishers including HarperCollins, Facts On File, Chelsea House, St. Martin’s Press and Grolier.

His projects have included encyclopedias, illustrated text books, lifestyle and hobby guides, activity books for kids and paperback trade titles. Please have a look at the Reference books and Mass market and kids books pages for more details of completed projects.



Jamie Stokes is British and currently lives in the Polish city of Krak√≥w. He continues to work with UK and US publishers on freelance projects as well as writing for several Polish outlets in English and in Polish translation. He writes a regular column for the Krakow Post, Poland’s best English-language newspaper, a popular weekly column for Wirtualna Polska, one of Poland’s largest internet portals, and contributes to Polandian, a humorous website about the experience of living in Poland.

Jamie Stokes also works with Polish publishers, academics, translation agencies and businesses providing post-translation editorial and proofreading services.

8 Responses to Jamie Stokes

  1. ML Awanohara says:

    Hi, Jamie. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of your posts on a previous (pre-Polandians) blog–and in fact had occasion to link to your comments about stiff upper lip & Brit cool, on my own blog, Seen the Elephant. I’m writing because I’d love to feature an interview w/ you. Would you be up for that? Thanks in advance for your consideration…

  2. LEON Patrick says:

    Thanks a lot for your photos. I am im Krakow with my sons and happy to localize to day the famous old photos of the ghetto. It was very important for us.
    Thanks again.

  3. JD Scranton says:

    Hi Jamie,

    American born, moved to and lived in Canada for 30 years. Have been living in Warsaw for the past 7 with my beautiful Polish wife. We are both professional musicians. I came by your Polish road signs tonight…for tomorrow, I am taking the driving road exam in order to get my Polish DL. Decided to keep my Canadian, take a 60-hour long course and go get the Polish DL. Glad I took the course. Driving in Poland is very different than in N. America (rules, regulations, right of way, road signs and street markings are HUGELY different).

    Anyway, I’ve bookmarked your site “Polandian” and am enjoying the read. Keep up the good work!

    Cheers,

    JD

  4. Martin says:

    Jamie…what has brought you to Poland and made you decide to stay? Today, with globalization you can write from anywhere on this planet ( well almost )…

  5. Jennifer says:

    Dear Jamie,
    Just scanned your post. Have lived in Poland for 20+ years and work as a translator – only from Polish to English. I’ve also attempted to ‘teach’ Polish to English translation to Poles and have given up. It’s not possible. Need help? Get in touch. By the way, I feel you pain deeply, totally.

  6. Elwira says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Im Polish, living in UK. Today I have red most of your stories on Wirtualna Polska. They were brilliant and funny. It alwayes amaze me how things which are normal and ordinary for us, are wierd or unbelivable for others. It works in all countries all around the globe. But I love most those ones about my home country..
    Thanx for noticing them :)

  7. odd says:

    Hello,
    I’m enjoying your writing on Polish topics. It helps me looking at my country in an objective way. And It is weird. But also interesting because my Belgian partner is very sceptical on my home country. I can imagine I’m too biased to be the right person to convince him. You hit the nail on the head (as they say here) with your description of a Polish wedding. His first reaction was “been there, done that!”, very funny when you know that he survived only the first two hours of the wedding trying to follow the polish Sto lat’s mixed with drinking vodka’s in between. Hilarious! Maybe one day he’d like to move with me to Poland. Cheers,

  8. Nicolas says:

    Bravo for the 100th issue of the Krakow Post, keep up with the good work :-)
    Cheers ++

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