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New York, NY, United States
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I'm a freelance editor, copy editor, and proofreader with 13 years of professional experience in book publishing. My specialties are in middle grade fiction, graphic novels for young readers, and YA.
Managing comic creation for Breadwinners, Sanjay and Craig, Harvey Beaks, and Pig Goat
Banana Cricket properties for Nickelodeon Magazine and graphic novels; building and
maintaining relationships with property licensors, including Smurfs, Lego, Dreamworks, Disney,
Mattel, and Nickelodeon; tracking editorial process of graphic novels from planning stage to final
publication; scouting new art talent online and at comic conventions; maintaining publishing
schedule across four seasons for graphic novels and monthly magazine; coordinating schedules
of artists, writers, and freelance staff, catering to individual strengths and talents
Maintained publishing schedule for 50-55 books each year; wrote marketing and catalog copy
for bestselling nonfiction books and series; hired and managed a group of over 25 freelance
authors; generated new series and book ideas, based on Common Core standards; selected
engaging photos for books, proofed pages, edited manuscripts, and prepared author guidelines;
acted as liaison with outside publishers, coordinating schedules and delivery of materials
Wrote sales and marketing copy; edited manuscripts; prepared expense reports; created profit
and loss statements; read submissions and wrote reader’s reports for two managers; generated
acquisitions materials using sales history information; met and maintained relationships with
outside packagers, illustrators, agents, and authors
Bethany Bryan freelance
Editing manuscripts and providing feedback for independent authors, Viking Children’s,
Prima Games, and Color-Bridge Books; contributing content to Billy BoY Blog, Wellness Junky,
Four Legged Guru, Parenting Collective,, and xoJane; acting as
co-editor-in-chief of Gamervescent gaming blog; author of Kidz Bop: Plus One novel and Kidz
Bop: A Rockin’ Fill-In Story activity book for Adams Media, Petting Farm for Little Scholastic, and
How the Rock Cycle Works for Rosen Classroom
A full-time freelance copy editor and proofreader of middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction for major publishers.
I provide careful, intelligent, and sensitive copyediting, developmental editing, and coaching services.