Clarissa Wong

Clarissa Wong – Editor

Experienced children's books executive editor with 10+ years of experience at Scholastic, HarperCollins, Disney Publishing, and Abrams.


With over 10 years of editorial experience, I've worked on a dynamic and diverse range of titles, including picture books, graphic novels, early readers, board books, novelty, licensing, and more. I was the editor for a number of wonderful, successful books including "Where Are You From?" written by Yamile Saied Méndez and illustrated by Jaime Kim, and NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners" and "Eyes that Speak to the Stars" written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho.

I'm passionate about storytelling and weaving the art and text together into something more. I have experience editing text only as well as text and illustrations together. I would love to help you tell your story and reach your goals.
Action & Adventure Cultural & Ethnic Holiday Humor & Comedy Picture Books
English (US)


Where Are You From?

Yamile Saied Méndez

"Lyrical language and luminous illustrations. An ideal vehicle for readers to ponder and discuss their own identities." —Kirkus (starred review)"An enchanted, hand-in-hand odyssey [and] opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many, many backgrounds, roots... read more
Bye Bye, Binary

Geron, Eric

Milk and Juice: A Recycling Romance

Brown, Meredith Crandall

Finding Papa

Krans, Angela Pham

Black Gold

Obuobi, Laura

Measuring Up

LaMotte, Lily

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes us on a St. Patrick's Day adventure with Pete the Cat as Pete discovers how lucky he actually is!It's St. Patrick's Day, and it's also the grand opening of Pete the Cat's leprechaun catching busines... read more
With a simple shake or tap, the readers help the Avengers assemble into action! In this truly hands-on interactive picture book, the readers play a part in the storytelling. Through instructional text, children learn numbers and directions such as up, down, le... read more
Vroom, vroom! Toddlers will be taken with this board book with 6 shaped wheels.Children and parents will enjoy spinning the wheels in this interactive guessing game. With clues on every page, kids will delight in touching each die-cut shaped wheel with unique ... read more
National bestseller2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel por... read more

Clarissa has 11 reviews





Two L.

Two L.

Jul, 2023

We truly enjoyed working with Clarissa, she provided excellent feedback that improved the message in our short story. We would be thrilled to work with her again in the future.
Lauren K.

Lauren K.

May, 2023

Wow! Clarissa truly understood the heart of this manuscript, and offered suggestions that were spot on. I immediately rolled up my sleeves, and I know the manuscript is already stronger than it was. I appreciated Clarissa's timeliness, insight, and suggestions!
Naren U.

Naren U.

May, 2023

Clarissa was very helpful, especially because I am new to writing children's book. She was professional and provided a lot of great feedback. The quality of her work exceeded my expectations and I plan on working with her again. With her help, I'm excited to see the final project!
Lauren K.

Lauren K.

May, 2023

Clarissa is responsive, insightful, and punctual. She offered very helpful feedback that was both encouraging and honest. I truly valued working with her!
Sharon C.

Sharon C.

May, 2023

Clarissa was wonderful to work with! Her feedback was precise, kind, and encouraging. She pointed out the areas in my picture book that I needed to work on, and she gave me advice on how to possibly address those areas. She also highlighted my strengths and gave suggestions on how to utilize those to my advantage. I highly recommend her services and will be returning to hire her again whenever...
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