Do you want editorial feedback on your idea or manuscript?
Maybe you want to polish your story before you self-publish or submit to agents?
Are you writing in verse and want to make sure your words sing?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're reading the right page. I'd love to work with you!
CONFESSION: My favorite genre to edit is picture books and poetry for children. This is exclusively how I choose to spend my editing time. If you've written a novel or chapter book, I wish you well, but we're not a good editorial match. I'm a picture book specialist.
I excel at both developmental and big picture editing, as well as close-up line editing and proofreading. I have a knack for verse. I'm experienced and reliable, and I deliver on time.
More than 30 years of publishing experience both as an author and an editor
From 2013 - 2020, I worked as a Mentor in the Children's Literature Fellow program at Stony Brook University. This role allowed me to work with brand-new and developing picture book writers over the course of a semester. For me, helping writers learn and hone their craft is satisfying and inspiring work.
Don't be shy! I'd be happy to consider your request or discuss your project. All questions are worth asking. I look forward to helping you take your work to the next level.
- Radcliffe Publishing Course
Worked for the following publishing clients as an author, ghostwriter, or freelance editor: Scholastic, HarperCollins, Clarion, Disney, Henry Holt, National Geographic, Quarto, and Little, Brown. (My pen name is Amy Edgar.) I've also edited picture books for self-published authors.
Stony Brook University
Over the course of a semester, coach students in developing a picture book project in order to hone their writing skills.
Studio Goodwin Sturges
Worked as an editor at this boutique illustrators' agency. Helped develop projects and support and promote illustrators.
HarperCollins Children's Books
Launched the MathStart (picture book) series and edited 30 titles. Edited many titles in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Edited a variety of picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels.
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