In this position I have worked on a dozen picture book adaptations of classic stories for Starry Forest Books, where I both suggested developmental edits, and provided copy editing services. As for my own clients, I have served as a sounding board for the structure of two memoirs and a novel, along with a collection of essays. With these clients, I have received both bare bones manuscripts and together we have fleshed out the overall content of the story, and I have also received first drafts where I edited for plot development and character consistency, and provided suggestions for where changes and/or clarification could be made.
In this position I worked with New York Times bestselling children's book authors to provide feedback on the construction of their stories, design their book jacket content, and create the first Young Adult coloring book adaptation. Additionally, I reviewed numerous queries and selected stories to recommend for publication. My proudest moments are working directly with Sarah J. Maas on her Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series in an editorial capacity, along with stories from Elizabeth Eulberg and Kamilla Benko.
Tchaikovsky's magnificent ballet is now accessible to a new, younger audience thanks to this classically elegant picture book adaptation. Painterly illustrations by Teresa Martinez are filled with colors as soft and gentle as swan’s wing, perfectly setting the stage for Prince Siegfried and Odette―the beautiful, enchanted swan princess! Young readers will transported to Swan Lake through this ... read more
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre... read more
An enchanting, exciting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures, blending the timeless feel of A Wrinkle in Time with Frozen's powerful themes of identity, enchantment, and sisterhood.Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move ... read more
Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become... read more
Every Morning, twelve beautiful princesses wake up with tired feet and their dancing shoes worn to shreds. The king is mystified! Can a clever soldier discover their secret and win one of the princesses hand in marriage?
Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She's nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen--always using logic and a bit of pl... read more
Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws steal from the rich and give to the poor. But wicked Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are determined to trap him. Can Robin outwit these two scoundrels and win the heart of Maid Marian?
Never has this classic fairy-tale been more stylishly spun for young readers than in this new, freshly illustrated picture book adaptation! Children will treasure this elegant, accessible edition of Rumplestiltskin, complete with a cover treated in glimmering gold foil and straw-colored endpapers. Fresh art from Robert Dunn illuminates this shimmering classic as it begs the question―is there a... read more
When the princess's golden ball splashes into a pond, she promises a friendly frog whatever he wants if he will get it back. But when the frog wants to share her dinner and sleep on her pillow in return, the princess finds out that keeping her promise is harder than she expected!
The stars have aligned for children to become fans of Shakespeare with this stunning picture book adaptation Romeo and Juliet. Young readers will be transported to fair Verona with all new illustrations washed in warm, romantic colors Italian tile borders. Retold with all of the drama and classic heart of the original, children will fall in love for the first time with this Shakespearean maste... read more
On one very ordinary day Pug's nose knows that breakfast is on its way. And with breakfast, come crumbs – but not just any old crumbs, jam tart crumbs. Jam tarts are Pug's favorite food, and he loves nothing more than to share them with his best friend, Lady Miranda. But just before Pug can finish the last jam tart, Lady Miranda picks him up and whisks him away for a sea-faring adventure. Unfo... read more
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Professional fiction copy editor and proofreader, working with independent authors and publishing companies alike.
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