Christie Hainsby

Christie Hainsby - Editor

Windsor, UK

I have a passion for perfecting text!

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I have been a Managing Editor at a children’s publishing house for the past 4 years. I specialise in writing, copy editing and proofreading English and American language novelty board books, picture books and rhyming text, both secular and religious. My previous work experience includes placements at Penguin Random House and Wellcome Collection. I also have a passion for proofreading large word counts!
English (UK)
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books
Short Story
Young Adult


  • First Class BA Hons English Literature Degree

Work experience

Managing Editor

Make Believe Ideas
February, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Specialising in children’s books age 0-6 years, with a focus on board and picture books.

Portfolio (25 selected works)


Hainsby, Christie, Miller, Edward

K is for Kindness

Hainsby, Christie, Walker, Katherine, Lynch, Stuart

It's Not Fair!

Hainsby, Christie, Lynch, Stuart

Color of Us

Hainsby, Christie, Miller, Edward

Don't Be Rude, Little Dude!

Hainsby, Christie, Moorhouse, Jess

K is for Kindness

Christie Hainsby, Make Believe Ideas


Hainsby, Christie, Barker, Scott

I Love You, Ted

Christie Hainsby

Puzzle Stix: Meet the Farm

Hainsby, Christie, Moorhouse, Jess

My Awesome Dinosaur Book (Non-Fiction with sequin cover)

Christie Hainsby, Make Believe Ideas

123 Play with Me

Hainsby, Christie, Bolt, Rosemary, Simpson, Annie

I Can Count to 100

Hainsby, Christie, Fennell, Clare

Who Goes Roar?

Hainsby, Christie, Hays, Shannon

Busy Bees the Three Little Pigs

Christie Hainsby, Make Believe Ideas

Five Little Unicorns BOARD

Christie Hainsby

Follow Us

Christie Hainsby

Busy Bees Jungle Peek and find Boad Book

Christie Hainsby, Make Believe Ideas

Found it. Felt it! Counting Friends 123

Hainsby, Christie, Hays, Shannon

Five Sparkly Mermaids

Make Believe Ideas Ltd., Hainsby, Christie, Machell, Dawn


Hainsby, Christie

Hiss Roar Snap

Hainsby, Christie, Thannhauser, Stephanie

Beep, Whoosh, GO!

Hainsby, Christie, Schofield, Jayne

Christie has 12 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Charlotte Frohwitter
Best of the best!!

Charlotte Frohwitter, May 2022

Leigh Doest
Christie helped to get my story 'submission ready' and was a great help! She gave some helpful tips and fine-tuned my story to make it flow better. I would highly recommend Christie if you're looking for someone who has an eye for detail and who knows her craft.

Leigh Doest, May 2022

Darlene PR
Christie did great on the edits and gave valuable suggestions for my story. Thank you!

Darlene PR, April 2022

Leigh Doest
Christie gave incredibly insightful advice about how to revise and improve my story. It was very clear to me that she is good at what she does and is also professional and efficient. Not only did she perfect my grammar and punctuation but she also gave developmental advice which really helps my story to flow and read much better. I'll won't hesitate to use Christie again. Thanks Christie

Leigh Doest, April 2022

Dave Earl
Christie was just what I needed to take a fresh look at my work and suggest ways to strengthen it. Her suggested edits and ideas were spot on and insightful. I would recommend Christie to anyone who needs any editing work done, especially when it comes to rhyming verse, which my story is. All the work was completed within the stated time frame and returned quickly. Thank you very much Chris...
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Dave Earl, February 2022

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