Barbie Heit

Barbie Heit - Editor

Sarasota, FL, USA

An experienced and award winning author and editor specializing in children's content.

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I spent the early days of my publishing career at Macmillan Publishing in New York City where I was the editor for the Crestwood House imprint. Later, I moved to Soundprints, a book, toy, and audio publisher in Connecticut, where I rose to the level of Associate Publisher. At Soundprints, I wrote several award-winning books, including the Alphabet of Insects which won the National Teacher's Choice Award for excellence in publishing. Finally, I landed at Benchmark Education where I was Senior Content Creator and Audio Director. At Benchmark, I wrote educational books for children in preschool through grade 6.

I specialize in creating engaging, entertaining, and educational content for children. I love to tie humor into my work whenever possible. I can help with any type of writing, although children's content is where I shine the brightest!
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction


  • National Teacher's Choice Award

Work experience

Senior Content Creator

Benchmark Education
March, 2013 – Present (over 9 years)

Managed a team of writers, editors and audio professionals. Personally authored many children's educational products.


September, 1994 – Present (almost 28 years)

Writer, Editor, Manager for children's book and and audio company. Skilled at acquiring, ghost writing, and managing projects from start to publication.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Alphabet of Bears - A Smithsonian Alphabet Book (with audiobook CD, and poster)

Barbie Heit Schwaeber, Will Nelson, Beth Stover, Cathy Trachok

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Communication & Punctuality

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