Gabriel Thibodeau

Gabriel Thibodeau - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Children's editor with 10+ years experience. Picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA.

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I produce books and editorial content, with expertise in children’s literature, educational content, short story collections, narrative non-fiction, screenwriting, and satire.

As an editor and consultant, my mission is to help writers of all levels of experience produce their best work. Whether you’re developing a holistic content strategy or looking for a nitty-gritty, in-depth manuscript review, I’m here to take your project to the next level and make your creative vision a reality. I bring 10+ years of editorial experience to the table and promise honest, actionable, and considerate feedback.

I am currently open to editorial collaborations of all kinds, but my heart beats strongest for children's books, especially picture books, chapter books, and middle grade.
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books


  • McSweeney's Top 20 Stories of 2020
  • Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
  • Speculative Literature Foundation Diverse Writers Grant

Work experience

Senior Editor/Producer

Little Passports, Inc.
June, 2014 – Present (about 8 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Gabriel has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Craig Lorek
Gabriel did an amazing job! He was professional in every way. His criticism was positive and helpful. Gabriel finished a head of the schedule, too! I'm so happy with the insight that I received from his development edit. His input has allowed me to begin sharpening my manuscript and I can't wait to share the end results with him. Thanks so much, Gabriel! It was a pleasure working with...
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Craig Lorek, May 2022

James Nicholson
Gabriel was very helpful and encouraging! I chose Gabriel based on his enthusiasm and understanding of rhyme and meter, which was pretty important for my childrens book considering it was all in rhyme. This was a great decision! Being my first book I was somewhat nervous about what an editor might have to say and half expected a lot of changes. I had nothing to worry about. He thoroughly enjoy...
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James Nicholson, May 2022

Stephen Wood
Gabriel is a fantastic collaborator. He really engaged in the story and gave it the critical attention it needed. His attention to detail is impeccable. He is honest and encouraging and was the prefect person for my project. He is the best!

Stephen Wood, May 2022

Gabriel Thibodeau
Thanks so much for the kind words, Stephen! It was a delight working on your manuscript and I'm so pleased you're happy with the collaboration. All the best and thanks again!

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Allen marasco
Fantastic to work with, knowledgable and compassionate .

Allen marasco, April 2022

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