Blondine Leon-Broers

Blondine Leon-Broers - Editor

Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Freelance editor who has worked with authors and independent publishers specializing in children's books.

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Overview

Although my educational and professional background is in international business, I discovered my love for editing after moving from New York to the Netherlands.

For over seven years, I have been working as an editor for an international fiscal company based in Amsterdam. A few years later, I founded my own editorial service to expand my passion for editing. I have had the opportunity to edit different types of content—children's literature, magazine articles, websites, legal and business documents; however, I soon came to realize that working on children’s books brings me the most pleasure. I especially love working on picture books and helping first-time authors bring their manuscripts to the next level!

As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), I attend meetings, participate in workshops and critique manuscripts. I am also familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook.

I am a hardworking, meticulous editor who takes great pride in providing work that will add value to authors’ manuscripts and help them achieve their dreams of publishing literature that impacts young readers.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • Certificate in Professional Sequence in Editing, University of California, Berkeley
  • Certificate in Proofreading, Publishing Training Centre, UK
  • Certificate in Writing for Children, York College, The City University of New York
  • Member: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Member: Society of English-language professionals in the Netherlands

Work experience

Freelance editor and proofreader

Self-employed
April, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

Collaborate with independent publishers and first-time authors.
• Edit and proofread picture book manuscripts for aspiring authors
• Familius: Proofread picture and middle-grade books for independent publisher

Editor

IBFD
February, 2010 – Present (over 8 years)

Edit EU legislation.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Full of Empty

Tim J. Myers, Priscilla Myers

Princess Claire s smile has flown away like a bird and now she feels full of empty. But there s a way to bring that smile back . . . if only . . . Every child gets bored or lonely and this warm-hearted story teaches parents and children that a parent s time and full attention are the best remedy. Full of Empty reminds parents that playing with their children is an important form of love. From ... read more

Princess Claire s smile has flown away like a bird and now she feels full of empty. But there s a way to bring that smile back . . . if only . . . Every child gets bored or lonely and this warm-hearted story teaches parents and children that a parent s time and full attention are the best remedy. Full of Empty reminds parents that playing with their children is an important form of love. From ... read more

Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time): An ST4 Mindfulness Book for Kids

Raun Melmed, Annette Sexton

Meet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, and a diary to record it all. His teachers scold him, his parents don't know what to do with him, and his sister is convinced he was raised by triple-tailed monkeys. In short, Marvin's life is feeling out of control—until a secret formula changes everything.In the same humorous spirit of Diary ... read more

Meet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, and a diary to record it all. His teachers scold him, his parents don't know what to do with him, and his sister is convinced he was raised by triple-tailed monkeys. In short, Marvin's life is feeling out of control—until a secret formula changes everything.In the same humorous spirit of Diary ... read more

The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day

Ashley Sorenson

Oh no! It is a very, VERY cold day, and all the numbers have frozen! Children must trace, blow on, and count the numbers to unfreeze them, and in the process, they will learn colors, seasons, patterns, and numbers. An interactive, educational experience, The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day is sure to be a household and classroom favorite.

Oh no! It is a very, VERY cold day, and all the numbers have frozen! Children must trace, blow on, and count the numbers to unfreeze them, and in the process, they will learn colors, seasons, patterns, and numbers. An interactive, educational experience, The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day is sure to be a household and classroom favorite.

To and Fro

Adjowii Jolin Cooper-Henry

To and Fro are best friends. They love using their imagination. They also like discovering similarities in different things and differences in similar things. They believe that the world is a very special place and that everything and everyone has a special place in it. Including you. Come along with them on their journey full of exciting discoveries.

To and Fro are best friends. They love using their imagination. They also like discovering similarities in different things and differences in similar things. They believe that the world is a very special place and that everything and everyone has a special place in it. Including you. Come along with them on their journey full of exciting discoveries.

Daily Motherhood: 365 Days of Inspiration for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love

Familius

You are exactly who your children need. No one can fill your shoes. No one can give what you have to offer. No one can love or know your child like you do. That is the privilege of being a mother. Catherine Arveseth, Motherhood Realized Every mom needs a pick­-me-­up now and then so why not every day? With 365 gorgeously designed quotes about motherhood, one for every day of the year, Daily Mo... read more

You are exactly who your children need. No one can fill your shoes. No one can give what you have to offer. No one can love or know your child like you do. That is the privilege of being a mother. Catherine Arveseth, Motherhood Realized Every mom needs a pick­-me-­up now and then so why not every day? With 365 gorgeously designed quotes about motherhood, one for every day of the year, Daily Mo... read more

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