Anna Bardaus

Anna Bardaus - Editor

Nashville, TN, United States

Energetic and enthusiastic, I have academic and professional experience working on literature for young people, ages 0-YA.

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Overview

I'm an editor specializing in children's and YA books of all ages (from board books to teen novels).

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Life Sciences

Work experience

Sr. Editor

Scholastic Inc.
April, 2008 – Present (almost 11 years)

Editor and project manager for books and academic materials for young children. Produced over 100 board and picture book titles for children ages 0-5, as well as a wide variety of print, digital, and online education assets.
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Research, conceptualize, write, edit, and oversee art/design for book creation targeting ages 0-5 (100+ books to date). Writing, editing, and project management in support of research and product development of print and digital products for classroom and community markets. Develop and exercise familiarity with a variety of K-12 trade books, fiction and nonfiction, from diverse publishing houses. Produce specs, writing guidelines, and procedures for content development of teacher support materials. Supervise team of assistants and the work of consultants, freelancers, and developers. Review and edit manuscripts to ensure quality and adherence to objectives. Prepare and review editorial assets for use in software components. Test software assets in application. Produce product-related videos. Manage and facilitate website production.

Project Manager, Writer, and Editor

Freelance
January, 2007 – Present (about 12 years)

Project Manager
Work with clients to develop concepts and implement strategy to bring projects to digital/traditional print. Projects include Parent & Child magazine’s “100 Greatest Books for Kids” feature and interactive website ( and 25 Coolest Schools feature and site (

Development Editor
Edit and proofread manuscripts for stylistic content, cohesion, and errors. Work directly with private authors and graduate students. Current projects include 90,000-word fiction novel.

Writer
Produce original content for K-12, including (but not limited to): early-level F/NF infant and children's books, book and/or instructional model-based lesson plans, activity pages, and worksheets.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

I, Pirate

S. F. Bardaus

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semi-FinalistThis is not your typical pirate tale. There is treasure, yes; and an island. There are sword fights and adventure. There is swearing, and drinking,and the odd damsel for good measure. But that's not really what the old man has set out to tell you. (Truth be told, he's not sure what he's set out to tell you...and if he manages to do it even a little,... read more

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semi-FinalistThis is not your typical pirate tale. There is treasure, yes; and an island. There are sword fights and adventure. There is swearing, and drinking,and the odd damsel for good measure. But that's not really what the old man has set out to tell you. (Truth be told, he's not sure what he's set out to tell you...and if he manages to do it even a little,... read more

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