"Glenys has an amazing ability to zero in on picture book problems and offer solutions. Though my manuscript was read many times prior (by well-published authors) Glenys offered suggestions that raised the story to a whole new level. I can’t recommend her services (and her terrific insight!) enough."
Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Author
As an award-winning children's author of over thirty titles, published with HarperCollins Christian, Our Daily Bread, Beaming Books and Paraclete Press, I know what makes a good children's book. I began my writing career over twenty years ago, writing church curriculum and contributing to children's magazines before co-writing children’s storybook Bibles with Christian celebrities. I quickly progressed to become a best-selling author of both picture and board books for one of the top five publishers. With my finger firmly on the pulse of children's publishing, I began offering freelance consultation and editing services to numerous select clients, whose dreams I have helped realize and whose books I have helped publish and place on the shelf.
What can you expect if you work with me? In a nutshell: a highly polished book that's poised for publication.
As your editor, I'll be your biggest cheerleader, but I'll also be honest in my feedback. Beginning with an overall, developmental edit, and continuing through to fine line edits, I'll bring a keen eye to your work with the goal of making your story as excellent as possible. I'll retain your unique voice, but I'll also push you to be the best writer you can be.
Whether you are pursuing self-publishing or traditional publishing routes; reaching into the Christian or secular markets; writing in prose or rhyme, or working on picture or board books, I am fast, fair and efficient, and will walk with you through every step of the process. I'm ready to help:
-Evaluate and edit your manuscript.
- Offer book coaching.
-Draft an excellent proposal.
-Craft a query letter that stands out.
-Navigate the journey to publication and offer advice on which route is best for you.
Originally from England, I now live in Michigan with my husband, our daughter and a huge, tailless cat. When I'm not writing, reading or editing, you'll find me either walking in the woods, drifting about on our homemade wooden houseboat or playing with my four adorable grandchildren.
- Amazon Editors' Pick
- Northern Lights Book Award
- Christian Book Award
- Junior Library Guild Award
- BEd Honours Degree, Lancaster University
-Freelance Editor: Providing a full range of editorial services to select children's writers.
-Freelance Writer: Ghostwriting children's books for Christian celebrities and HarperCollins Christian
-Author: Writing award-winning Christian and secular children's books for four top publishers: HarperCollins Christian/ Our Daily Bread/ Beaming Books/ Paraclete Press.
United Methodist Church
- Wrote curriculum for Cokesbury
- Wrote, developed and edited Rotation Curriculum for churches
- Wrote for children's magazines: Pockets & The Little Christian
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