Bethany Bryan

Bethany Bryan – Editor

Experienced freelance editor, copy editor, and writer, specializing in YA and graphic novels for children and teens.

Overview

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, nonfiction, and YA.
Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Humor & Comedy Literary Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Short Story Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2016 — Present

I have managed projects for First Second Books, Lion Forge, Papercutz, and Rosen Publishing. I specialize in graphic novel content.

Papercutz

Mar, 2015 — Mar, 2016 (12 months)

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

Rosen Publishing

Feb, 2007 — May, 2014 (about 7 years)

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

Scholastic, Inc.

Feb, 2005 — Sep, 2006 (over 1 year)

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

Apr, 2004 — Present

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

Portfolio

Rayven is still haunted by the nightmares of her past when she discovers a secret tape that her father left behind. The confession on the tape leads her back to America on the hunt for a killer who may still be on the hunt for her.
In Korea, orphan Rayven Choi has had 20 years to feel bitter about the hitman who brutally murdered her parents in cold blood. Now, she is back in America and she is on a mission. She is a bounty hunter with a score to settle. She is looking for revenge.
Turn the wheel, sing the song, and drive the bus all through the town!With adorable illustrations and a sturdy wheel manipulative, this novelty book puts kids in the driver's seat. They can sing along with the lively lyrics while turning each page.A die cut in... read more
Pull on each page of this brand-new format and see what pops out from the top! An exciting addition to our Let's Find Out publishing program!Large, sturdy pages, pop-out surprises, and colorful photographs provide a unique preschool learning experience.Each pa... read more
Pull on each page of this brand-new format and see what pops out from the top! An exciting addition to our Let's Find Out publishing program!Large, sturdy pages, pop-out surprises, and simple, bright photographs provide a unique preschool learning experience.E... read more
An exciting new nonfiction series just right for preschoolers! Features an age-appropriate story, photographs, wipe-off learning activities, stickers, and plastic toys for hands-on learning fun!This informative activity book based on the Let's Find Out classro... read more
Introducing a new activity book series based on the popular Let's Find Out magazine!Discover what life is like in the ocean for seals, turtles, whales, manatees, and much more. This spiral bound activity book is filled with photographs and activities, and is s... read more
Introducing a new activity book series based on the popular Let's Find Out magazine!This title, based on the Let's Find Out classroom magazine, explores life on a farm and all of the animals that inhabit it. This spiral bound activity book includes markers, wi... read more
Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you'll find illustrated instructions for ten car repair activities!Lena, Mason, Abner, Rocky, and Esther only have one thing in common: They’re crazy about cars. A few of them already have their... read more
Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you will find illustrated instructions for eight tasty treats!Today is the first day of Sage’s magical internship! Her fellow wizards-in-training get to study pyromancy and transfiguration, but ... read more
When the Voltron Paladins respond to a distress call, they discover a group of alien settlers on a mining planet under attack by the Galra. The five daring pilots must then escort the convoy of rescued settlers to their new home. To succeed they must cross int... read more
Who are the Trolls? Who are the Bergens? Why is there one Troll who isn't happy like all the other Trolls? And why does this Troll know more about the Bergens than any other Troll? Find out more about Poppy and Branch in this all-new collection of stories that... read more
Lunatic Magazine is having a special contest - the top prize is a lifetime pass to the Arcave! All anyone has to do to win is take a photo of the legendary Orgle Borgle-a monster that has never been photographed before. This is a contest Banana must win at any... read more
Mr. Patel is concerned that Sanjay and Craig watch too much television and don't read enough. Somehow he gets them to read Grimm's Fairy Tales and instead of a book report, Sanjay and Craig present the stories to Mr. Patel as seen through their eyes. Tufflips ... read more
Does your neighbor have butt implants and a blueberry obsession? Can your best friend do ANYTHING without barfing? Welcome to Lundgren, where Sanjay Patel and Craig Slithers have the most rad-awesome adventures imaginable.From their collection of fart jars to ... read more
Does your neighbor have butt implants and a blueberry obsession? Can your best friend do ANYTHING without barfing? Welcome to Lundgren, where Sanjay Patel and Craig Slithers have the most rad-awesome adventures imaginable.From their collection of fart jars to ... read more
Life can be confusing enough for just about anyone one and Harvey Beaks is no exception. Harvey knows that doing everything "right," isn't always the most fun. Doing things like Fee and Foo may not be "right," but it sure seems to be a lot more fun! While Fee ... read more
Harvey Beaks is the main protagonist of Harvey Beaks. Harvey has a big head and an even bigger heart, which is why everyone in Bigbark Woodsloves him! He may be a rule follower, but after Fee and Foo show him some amazing adventures, this bird might just sprea... read more
As the child of peasants, Karen grew up with a pair of simple red shoes. Then, when her parents died, Karen was adopted by a rich old woman who gave Karen a new pair of red shoes that would make princesses green with envy. This newfound wealth causes Karen to ... read more
This volume of DINOSAURS explores such subjects as the colors of dinosaurs and nanotyrannus. Plus more Compso and Indino Jones, and an interactive journey into the process of a paleontologist!
"Buhdeuce Rocks the Rocket!" - it's a book length adventure recounting the epic story of Buhdeuce's first solo delivery!When Buhdeuce experiences a crisis of confidence, Swaysway decides it's time for Buhdeuce to make his first bread delivery on his own (with ... read more
Do you like riDUCKulous adventures? SwaySway and Buhdeuce are a couple of super cool Breadwinners with a love for all loaves! These two quazy ducks fly a rocket van from the west to the yeast of Pondgea, making sure everyone gets some bread up in their beak. Y... read more
Scarlett is a small, harlequin-colored cat and a huge movie star. And what's more―she talks! However, abused by her producer, she dreams of but one thing: escaping! So, when the occasion presents itself, she runs for her life. In the company of Trotter, a dog ... read more
On her first day at her new school, Anne is saddled with the nickname Anne of Green Bagels, thanks to the health-food sandwich her grandmother has made her for lunch. Can things get any worse? Already her father has left home to try out his newest crackpot inv... read more
Barbie and her sisters, Chelsea, Stacie, and Skipper, along with their puppies, Taffy, DJ, Honey, and Rookie, are invited to a prestigious Dog Show in the big city. The Dog Show is trying to change its elitest image by inviting all types of dogs to enter-not j... read more
Barbie has explored many worlds and careers but none more "out there" than Para-Den, the strange alien planet where a girl named Barbie lives with her father and her flying pet, Pupcorn. But something is not right in Barbie's galaxy. One by one the stars are g... read more
Barbie is facing the same problems every young person is facing today—figuring out how to choose a career, in an economic environment that is becoming increasingly difficult for anyone to find a job. But Barbie is nothing if not optimistic and determined. Her ... read more

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