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Elv Moody

Elv Moody - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Editorial consultant with 17 years’ publishing experience. I can help you shape your book, grow as a writer and create a great proposal.

Overview

Reviews (2)

Since 2000, I’ve worked on a huge range of books for the children's/ YA market, from young colour projects to middle-grade fiction to YA that reaches into the adult market. I've been in senior roles at major publishers including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic, editing high profile literary and commercial authors for markets in the UK and US, as well as working on creative development and IP generation projects.

I’ve edited books that have achieved great UK sales, international rights sales, and gone on to win significant awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Waterstone’s Book Award and the Marsh Award for Literature in Translation.

Authors find me creative, supportive and thorough, and I love working with people to help them write the best book they possibly can.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Children's - Middle Grade Classics Poetry Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editorial Consultant

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

Publisher

OUP
January, 2016 – December, 2016 (11 months)

Books including Demon Headmaster relaunch by Gillian Cross, Isadora Moon series by Harriet Muncaster, The Accidental series by Tom McLaughlin, Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan.

Editorial Director, Fiction

Simon and Schuster
June, 2013 – June, 2015 (about 2 years)

Book including the Changeling series with Philippa Gregory, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick, Zom-B series by Darren Shan, One Wish by Michelle Harrison.

Editorial Director, Classic Puffin

Penguin Random House
October, 2008 – June, 2013 (over 4 years)

Books including Four Children and It by Jacqueline Wilson, God and Warriors series by Michelle Paver, There Is No Dog and Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean and Tightrope Walkers by David Almond, Roald Dahl Estate projects with Quentin Blake.

Editorial Director, Fiction

Scholastic
January, 2006 – October, 2008 (over 2 years)

Books including The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.

Senior Editor

Egmont
February, 2000 – June, 2005 (over 5 years)

Books including A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo, The Flowing Queen by Kai Meyer (translated from German), War Horse by Michael Morpurgo in colour (in collaboration with Gallimard Jeunesse), as well as Classic Winnie-the-Pooh projects.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

One Wish (13 Treasures Prequel)

Michelle Harrison

One Wish

One Wish

Darkside

Tom Becker

Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've stumbled on the city's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting. Darkside is ruled by Jack the Ripper's children. You think you're in trouble now, but your problems have just begun.

Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've stumbled on the city's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting. Darkside is ruled by Jack the Ripper's children. You think you're in trouble now, but your problems have just begun.

Four Children and It

Jacqueline Wilson

Four Children and It

Four Children and It

Picture Me Gone

Meg Rosoff

Picture Me Gone

Picture Me Gone

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

David Almond

From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away....

From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away....

Bad Beginning

Outsiders

Isadora Moon Goes to School

Harriet Muncaster

The Potion Diaries

Amy Alward

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in lovewith her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extra... read more

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in lovewith her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extra... read more

Scarlett

Cathy Cassidy

Scarlett

Scarlett

Elv has 2 reviews

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George Jankovic

Elv is great, detail oriented, homest yet warm and helpful.

, August 2017


Bob Cohn

I was absolutely thrilled with Elv’s thorough critique. Before submitting my MS to her, I had had to make some very substantial cuts but wasn’t sure whether I had cut the right parts or not. Elv’s critique was so perceptive and on-target that, without knowing that I had cut anything, she zeroed in and identified precisely those missing bits. She also suggested that I eliminate a subplot—the par...

, June 2017

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