Ashley Kuehl

Ashley Kuehl - Editor

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Developmental editor and proofreader with fifteen years of in-house publishing experience. I specialize in children's and YA nonfiction.

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Overview

I've conceptualized, planned, and edited children's and YA nonfiction books in a wide variety of subject areas, including coding, biography, how-to, crafts, history, space, activism, politics and government, avoiding procrastination, and more.

I understand that every project is different and that there is no one right way to write or edit a book. I want your project to be the best version of what you want it to be, and I will help you get it there.

We'll talk about your goals and vision and I will ask lots of questions and suggest changes that you will, of course, make final decisions on. I've worked with both new and experienced writers, and I know how difficult it can be to edit and revise the writing you've worked so hard on. I will support you and your project to the best of my abilities.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences
History
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience

Executive Editor

Lerner Publishing Group
September, 2018 – August, 2020 (almost 2 years)

• Managed and edited YA nonfiction titles from conceptualization to completion, including drafting marketing and sales copy, collaborating with design and production teams, and representing the imprint in- and out-of-house.
• Contributed to brainstorming, drafting and pitching proposals.

Editorial Director and Associate Editorial Director, Lerner Publications

Lerner Publishing Group
January, 2014 – August, 2018 (over 4 years)

• Oversaw the school/library editorial team in publishing high-interest and curricular K–8 nonfiction titles. Coordinated cross reads and production checks.
• Supervised a team of four editors, mentoring and supplying editorial guidance in the execution of the school/library list.
• Edited lead and high-profile projects from concept through final proofs
• Assisted with building publishing plans, including sales and competitive research.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

How to Do It Now Because It's Not Going Away

Leslie Josel

With distance learning, teens are having to manage their time and attention now more than ever. Procrastination is especially tough for young adults. Getting started is overwhelming, it's hard to get motivated, not knowing how long things take messes up planning, and distractions are everywhere. We are all wired to put things off, but we can learn tools and techniques to kick this habit. This ... read more

With distance learning, teens are having to manage their time and attention now more than ever. Procrastination is especially tough for young adults. Getting started is overwhelming, it's hard to get motivated, not knowing how long things take messes up planning, and distractions are everywhere. We are all wired to put things off, but we can learn tools and techniques to kick this habit. This ... read more

When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them

Freidin, Jesse, Garofalo, Robert, Stafford, Zach, Garofalo, Christina, Freidin, Jesse

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