Anna B.

Anna B. – Editor

Senior editor with in-house experience + translator || Speculative fiction, commercial genres + kidlit and nonfiction || PRH, Kids Can Press

Overview

I am and experienced editor with a passion for empowering authors. Whether you're a seasoned writer or embarking on your first book, I offer a range of editorial services to refine your manuscript and guide it toward publication.


Developmental editing:

• Stuck on plot or characters?

• Finding the setting or world tough to nail down?

• Having trouble wrapping up a plot line?


I'll collaborate with you to strengthen the core elements of your manuscript, including plot, character development, world-building, and overall structure. My feedback will be insightful and respectful, ensuring your unique voice remains at the forefront.


Copyediting:

• Almost ready to publish or query?

• Worried about consistency, clarity and flow?


I'll help you polish up the grammar, punctuation, and style in your manuscript so your readers or publishing professionals can focus on reading your story. And I'll use the Chicago Manual of Style to make sure your manuscript is up to industry standards.


Proofreading:

• Self-publishing soon? Is your book typeset?

• Need a lighter edit than copyediting?


I'll work with you to catch typos, lingering errors, and layout issues to ensure your manuscript is polished and professional. I'll meticulously address any errors and inconsistencies, ensuring your writing shines.


Editorial Assessment:

• Not sure where your story fits in the market?

• Ready to self-edit but don't know where to start?


I'll provide a thorough evaluation of your plot, style, flow, and audience compatibility so you can plan your self-edit.


Query Review:

• About to start querying?

• Want professional feedback on your pitch?


I'll help you craft a query letter that gets noticed by agents and editors. I can help you navigate the vast void between an off-the-mark query letter and a query letter that gets results.


Genres I love working with:

• Fantasy

• Sci-fi

• Paranormal/fantasy romance

• Picture books

• Nonfiction kidlit

• History


I work with seasoned writers looking to take their books to the next level and emerging writers embarking on their publishing journeys. I'll tailor my approach based on your personal needs.


Let's Collaborate:

I'm committed to helping your story reach its full potential. I approach each project with sensitivity and careful attention, making suggestions for improvement without compromising your authorial voice and vision.


Editing is my greatest passion, and I would love to use it to help you with your next writing project. If you would like to work with me, get in touch.


Happy writing!

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Entertainment History Technology
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Picture Books Science Fiction Short Story
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Certifications
  • Certificate in Publishing, Ryerson University
  • Bachelor of Arts, History and English, University of Toronto

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 2022 — Present

Translation of fiction and popular nonfiction from Ukrainian to English

Self-employed

Mar, 2020 — Present

Kids Can Press

Mar, 2018 — Jan, 2024 (almost 6 years)

I started out as an editorial assistant, and have been providing support to the editorial and production teams ever since. I help review potential acquisitions (including the slush pile), edit custom book projects, copyedit and proofread. As one of the production editors, I work on a team that makes sure our 40+ titles get to the printer each year and in tip-top shape! I work on picture books, children's nonfiction, and the occasional YA novel.

Augur Magazine / Tales & Feathers

Jul, 2017 — Aug, 2023 (about 6 years)

Augur Magazine publishes speculative and slice-of-life fantasy short stories, poetry, and graphic fiction two issues per year. I am part of the editorial team, which decides on the pieces we publish, and I help edit some of the short stories we publish. I complete substantive and stylistic edits, as well as proofread each issue from start to finish.

Kobo

Apr, 2017 — Apr, 2018 (about 1 year)

Penguin Random House

Dec, 2015 — Mar, 2016 (3 months)

The Rights Factory

May, 2015 — Dec, 2015 (7 months)

Portfolio

Wingmaker

Cameron, Dave

The Hive

Barry Lyga

Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers — like Cassie’s dad — were powerless against it. But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction peo... read more
Michigan vs. the Boys

Carrie S. Allen

Hockey meets the #MeToo movement in this powerful debut novel. Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year. If she wants colleg... read more
Always Smile

Alice Kuipers

A tribute to the life and legacy of extraordinary teen Carley Allison. Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and composer. She was reaching for the highest levels as a competitive skater. She had a ... read more
In Good Hands

Stephanie MacKendrick

Tools, resources and real-life role models for young women eager to start their own political journeys. No matter where you live or who you hope to represent, the experience of running for office is different if you are a woman. This one-of-a-kind insider’s gu... read more
An accessible and engaging primer on the history of the universe and life on Earth. In this delightful book, kids can follow the fascinating story of how we got from the beginning of the universe to life today on the “bright blue ball floating in space” called... read more
It's MY Tree

Olivier Tallec

Can a squirrel ever get what a squirrel wants most? The squirrel loves a particular tree (“MY tree”) and is happiest sitting in its shade eating pinecones (“MY pinecones”). But then the squirrel starts worrying. What if someone else wants to claim this tree, t... read more
Your House, My House

Marianne Dubuc

Welcome to an apartment building where the fun never ends! It’s a special day at 3 Maple Street. It’s Little Rabbit’s birthday, and he’s having a party! His friends are invited, and his mother is baking him a cake. But that’s not the only thing going on here. ... read more
The perfect resource for budding bird-watchers. Because birds can be found in every neighborhood, and in all seasons, they’re an excellent choice for piquing children’s interest in wildlife. Here’s a comprehensive guide to birds that makes the perfect starting... read more
A playful story about one acorn’s arduous journey to becoming a tree. In the style of “The House That Jack Built,” here’s a cumulative, rhyming tale about a nut that falls from an oak that holds the house where Jill plays. The acorn travels inside an old shoe,... read more

Anna has 11 reviews

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Katrina L.

Katrina L.

Apr, 2024

It was a pleasure working with Anna. I am very happy! My first experience and she made it really easy.
Daniel K.

Daniel K.

Aug, 2022

Working with Anna has been a pleasure. She is always friendly and very professional, and has been a great guide to me as a first-time author. She was very communicative and the notes she has given me have been incredibly helpful and thorough. I would recommend her services to everyone.
Chris R.

Chris R.

Jun, 2022

Anna was wonderful to work with. She helped me greatly improve my query letter. I was impressed by her level of engagement in the process and her thoughtful, detailed approach. I highly recommend her for any editorial help!
Mike J.

Mike J.

May, 2022

My experience working with Anna was exactly how I had hoped it would be. She has a great eye, and the entire process was as fast and efficient. If you choose to work with Anna, you won't be disappointed.
Tiffany B.

Tiffany B.

Mar, 2022

Anna was very friendly and professional. She edited my piece in a very timely manner and I appreciate her help on this project.

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