Becky Herrick

Becky Herrick – Editor

Children's book editor especially interested in middle grade, YA, and chapter books. I've worked at Scholastic and Sky Pony Press.

Overview

A versatile, collaborative, creative editor who is passionate about children’s books. After ten years of experience at Scholastic and Sky Pony Press, I’ve honed my editorial skills and developed a keen knowledge of how to create successful children’s books and series. Books I’ve worked on have received starred reviews and sold thousands of copies.

I can help you improve your project at any stage. I've worked with authors on every aspects of their writing, ranging from general story development to minute detail and wording, and I especially enjoy looking for the bigger picture issues within a draft and brainstorming ways to resolve them.

I'm excited to work with you—please be in touch to discuss your project!
Services
Fiction
Middle Grade Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2018 — Present

I provide freelance editorial services for publishing houses (including Scholastic) and individual authors. Services include developmental editing, proofreading, project management and editorial overview, Americanization, and more.

Sky Pony Press (Skyhorse Publishing)

Sep, 2016 — Apr, 2018 (over 1 year)

As an editor at Sky Pony Press I worked on a variety of titles and a range of age levels and genres. I developed the six-book tween line Swirl, edited middle grade and YA stand-alone titles, chapter book series, and fiction and non-fiction picture books.

Scholastic

Apr, 2009 — Sep, 2016 (over 7 years)

I started my career in Scholastic's editorial group, working on a variety of chapter book series, middle grade series and stand-alones, and YA novels. I developed specific projects for Scholastic's Book Clubs and Book Fairs, acquired and edited original titles, and maintained and expanded the many Geronimo Stilton series. Authors I worked with include Sarah Mlynowksi, Paul Griffin, and David Lubar.

Portfolio

The Bicycle Spy

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Marcel loves riding his bicycle, whether he's racing through the streets of his small town in France or making bread deliveries for his parents' bakery. He dreams of someday competing in the Tour de France, the greatest bicycle race. But ever since Germany's o... read more
Each Geronimo Stilton book is fast-paced, with lively full-color art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.I, Geronimo Stilton, was finishing up work one evening when I opened a letter from Uncle Stingysnout. He needed to see me immediately! I headed straigh... read more
Bringing Me Back

Beth Vrabel

Noah is not having a good year.His mom is in prison, he's living with his mom's boyfriend—who he's sure is just waiting until his mother's six month sentence is up to kick him out—and he's officially hated by everyone at his middle school, including his former... read more
When Alex and his cousin Sarah are visiting their grandparents, Alex gets terrible red, itchy hives. Yikes! He's allergic to a ghost! Even worse, the ghost won't leave him alone -- he wants Alex and Sarah's help. Can they solve the ghost's mystery and get rid ... read more
Pearl is a magical dolphin of the Salty Sea, and today is her first day of school. Her classmates Echo and Splash make great new friends! Together they start learning dolphin skills like magic, music, and jumping.But another student, Flip, just won't stop brag... read more
Friends, cocoa, crushes... catastrophe!Sasha is so excited. 'Tis the season for snow, gifts, peppermint cocoa, and the Holidaze Spectacular -- the school's variety show competition with an amazing grand prize! She and her best friends, twins Karly and Kevin, a... read more
Sometimes secrets aren't so sweet... Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy -- Jacob -- is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Mad... read more
The buttheads have landed―and they're trying to wipe us out! My best friend Lloyd and I had the perfect plan. We started a blog to invite aliens to come to Earth and hang out―but only with us. That way, they wouldn't have to meet any boring world leaders or ge... read more
Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she'd rather play trumpet than play ball--and with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends at music cam... read more
"This is a compassionate look at poverty, hard choices, and defending one's right to be treated humanely. A very fine first novel, written with a deft hand.” ― Karen Hesse, Newbery award winning author of Out of the Dust Some people can do their homework. Some... read more

Becky has 2 reviews

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Jessie S.

Jessie S.

Sep, 2018

Becky's developmental assessment was excellent. Her feedback was thoughtful and thorough and her insights have helped me tremendously. I would definitely use Becky again.
Annette Vendryes L.

Annette Vendryes L.

Sep, 2018

Becky was very professional, a pleasure to work with, and delivered the job on schedule. Her proofreading skills are excellent. I appreciated Becky's editorial insights on the project. I highly recommend her for proofreading.

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