Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan – Editor

Author, editor, instructor. Specializing in fiction and nonfiction books and magazine stories/articles for young readers.


I'm the author of over a dozen fiction and nonfiction books, textbooks, and online educational resources. I write crafts, recipes, articles, and stories for magazines like Highlights for Children. I also teach in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Certificate graduate program at McDaniel College.

I tailor my feedback to each client's specific goals and I'm happy to work with writers who are pursing self-publishing and/or traditional publishing.

I can offer:

Proofreading and copyediting

An editorial letter with feedback

Substantive editing with in-line suggestions

Feedback on a story outline

I am also happy to do additional consultations over Zoom for an hourly fee. We can talk about how to turn your idea into an outline, why outlining helps, what resources exist for people who want to write for children, how to find agents, how to submit to agents and editors, understanding work-for-hire and more!

Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
English (US)
  • SCBWI Merit Award
  • Pen Parentis Fellow
  • Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
  • NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students Winner
  • Finalist, Russell Freedman Award for Nonfiction for a Better World
  • MA American History
  • BA History
  • BS Biology

Work experience

Highlights Foundation

Jul, 2021 — Jul, 2021 (less than a minute)

Facilitated small group discussions among writers for the Summer Camp in Nonfiction class.

McDaniel College

Oct, 2019 — Present

Instructor for courses including Writing Picture Books and Writing Workshop.

Word Association Publishers

Jul, 2014 — Jan, 2020 (over 5 years)

Editing and revised books for clients, including memoirs and fiction novels.


Jul, 2011 — Present

I've worked as a professional author since 2011. I've done business and marketing communications as well as social media management for a number of non-profits and corporations. I've also worked with authors to prepare their books for self-publishing. I've written over a dozen books for a variety of publishers in the field of children's literature.

Here's a testimonial I'm proud to share: "Elizabeth was a huge help in getting my book off the ground. I was a new author and didn’t really know what I was doing. Elizabeth gave me so much wonderful advice to get me started. She also edited my book. She was so easy to work with and made me comfortable enough to share my first draft with her. She was kind with her edits and was all around a joy to work with.

Elizabeth has 10 reviews





Ting C.

Ting C.

Mar, 2024

Elizabeth provided a good mix of Developmental and Copy Editing, with a critical eye that has given me a lot of food for thought, and has helped challenge me to become a better writer! I appreciate her stress on narrative and on weaving themes seamlessly throughout a story. Her style is very to-the-point (efficient, but sometimes feeling a bit rushed and impersonal). Her expertise on history wa...
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Diana J.

Diana J.

Apr, 2022

Diana J.

Diana J.

Mar, 2022

Awesome , I can’t wait to use her services again.
Elizabeth P.
Thank you Diana!
Kaltun J.

Kaltun J.

Nov, 2021

I really liked working with Elizabeth. She gave honest, helpful suggestions that helped with my story. She was very good at catching words that would have made my book look bad and suggested replacements for words that she did not think would fit with my story. I really enjoyed working with her!
Elizabeth P.
Thank you, Kaltun!
Ian S.

Ian S.

Nov, 2021

Elizabeth highlighted strategies I never would have known about had I not consulted her. I very much appreciate her expertise and honesty.

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