Erin Falligant

Erin Falligant – Editor

I'm a children's author and long-time editor of children's books, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to advice and activity books.

Overview

I love helping authors shape their work, from deep developmental edits to the final polishing of a manuscript. After working as a children's book editor for over 15 years, I began my career as a children's author in 2014. I've been on both sides of the editing process, so I know how difficult reworking a manuscript can feel. Revisions aren't easy, but they always, always, always make for a better book!


I begin every edit with a high-level read (in Microsoft Word or Google Docs) to help authors solidify their plot, themes, and character arcs. A developmental edit can take a few passes before a manuscript is ready for copyediting. But I'll stick with authors through every step and am happy to communicate via email, phone, or Zoom (if you don't mind my needy kitty hogging the screen!). I'm eager to read your work—and to help you take it to the next level.

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

American Girl/Mattel

Jan, 2000 — May, 2014 (over 14 years)

During my time at AG, I edited and wrote Angelina Ballerina picture books; edited Hopscotch Hill early readers; edited and wrote advice and activity books, including Smart Girl's Guides; edited and wrote historical fiction; and edited Girl of the Year manuscripts. I also consulted on film projects and created supporting content for parents, teachers, and booksellers.

Portfolio

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Casanova, Mary

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Miriam H.

Miriam H.

May, 2024

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Erin approached my project with professionalism and positivity! She gave me valuable feedback and really went the extra mile. Most importantly, Erin provided me with the confidence I needed to enter the world of authorship. Kudos, Erin.
Joan W.

Joan W.

May, 2024

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Erin provided exactly what I asked for. She gave me many wonderful ideas on how to improve my project. She was very reasonably priced and has great editing experience. I just picked her out of the list, made she was a perfect match to my needs. I plan to use her again with other projects if she is available.
Pamela C.

Pamela C.

Apr, 2024

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Erin Fallagant was terrific to work with. She is generous with her praise and gentle with her criticism. We had a great working relationship and she was always on time with her editing and made everything she got from me better. Erin is totally worth the price and responsive to questions and requests for general advice. I would recommend Erin to anyone looking for professional help with the...
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Abibatou J.

Abibatou J.

Jun, 2024

Erin was wonderful and she was very responsive. She proofread my manuscript and also provided me with a general editorial assessment. My manuscript flows better now. I will definitely work with her again.
Namita G.

Namita G.

Jun, 2024

Erin was wonderful to work with! I felt her editorial feedback was insightful and constructive! I look forward to finding opportunities to work together again soon!

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