Eva Maria Dietrich Carreño

Eva Maria Dietrich Carreño - Editor


Developmental editor and writer (MESOPO) specialised in children's and YA books. I've worked with British, American and German authors.

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I am the author of The Great Rainbow Hug (Le gros câlin arc-en-ciel, from Samir Editeur, 2011), recognised by La Revue Des Livres Pour Enfants in 2011 as their annual selection. I have recently published Mesopo, a middle grade fantasy novel.

I hold Masters’ Degrees in Children's Literature from the University of Surrey, London and Creative Writing from the Metropolitan University of Manchester, UK, and am the founder and director of a Literary Agency.

I have spent the last 20 years working with publishers, specialising in children's literature, providing consulting services in literary scouting, book reviewing and supporting authors and editors in their day-to-day activities.

I offer the following editorial services:

For Aspiring and Established Authors

Developmental editing: manuscript evaluation, recognising and fixing problems of structure, plot, characterisation, narrative flow, general editorial suggestions.

Line by line manuscript editing: same as above but focus on problems with each sentence or paragraph, detailed editorial suggestions.

Literary Reviews Services: in depth critique & reviews of already published books or manuscripts.

Languages in which this service is offered: English, German, Spanish, French & Italian.

English (UK)
Contemporary Romance
Magical Realism
Middle Grade
Psychological Thriller
Romantic Comedy
Social & Family Issues


  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Children's Literature
  • BA Business Studies
  • Member of the SCBWI (Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators)


  • La Revue Des Livres Pour Enfants in 2011 annual selection

Work experience


January, 2001 – Present (almost 22 years)

I have worked for three decades in business, banking and publishing. I have spent the last 20 years working with publishers, specializing in children's literature, providing consulting services in literary scouting, book reviewing and supporting authors and editors in their day-to-day activities.

I lead a Literary Agency in providing specialised editorial services. The company offers a comprehensive and integrated publishing service for authors, publishers and works on specific publishing-related projects with international partners.

My working languages are English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.

Portfolio (11 selected works)


Callaghan, Mary Rose


O'Donovan, Síofra


Dietrich, Eva, Kallick, Ingrid

Zag et Babou


Eva Maria has 19 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Ingrid Desire
I appreciated the feedback provided by Eva. She was friendly and approachable. She was punctual in responding to communication. Her effort was genuine.

Ingrid Desire, July 2022

Scott Dineen
Eva provided insightful, constructive guidance on all aspects of my early attempts to develop my novel and helped me greatly improve creating scenes through better tension and dialog and through building better "beats" to drive plot and character arcs. She also made numerous specific suggestions across each chapter that provided options for making the story more immediate and for bringing the c...
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Scott Dineen, June 2022

Raquel Brea
Eva has been great in working with me through the process of editing my writings.

Raquel Brea, April 2022

hayley Fekete
Eva was great to work with! She was very helpful with my edit.

hayley Fekete, April 2022

Miranda Sada
Great working with Eva Maria. Her observations and suggestions were right on target. Would have liked a little more communication and feedback in a more timely manner as to allow room for further changes within the time frame set.

Miranda Sada, March 2022

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