Grace Gleave

Grace Gleave - Editor

London, UK

Editor, copyeditor and proofreader with 7 years' experience in the industry and an MA in Publishing , specialising in Children's Books.

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I’m an enthusiastic and creative editor of children’s books with seven years’ experience. I started my career in publishing at Michael O’Mara, followed by Faber and Faber. I now work at Macmillan Children’s Books where I’ve been editing bestselling authors and illustrators for the last three years.

I’ve completed several proofreading and copyediting courses (The Publishing Training Centre) and, with structural editing a key part of my day job, I’m well equipped to advise on any stage of a book’s journey; from shaping a story to perfecting the spelling and grammar.
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's - Picture Books

Certifications

  • Proofreading for Editors (The Publishing Training Centre)
  • Copyediting for Editors (The Publishing Training Centre)
  • Copywriting Skills (A Thousand Monkeys)
  • MA, Publishing (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies)
  • BA English Literature, First Class

Work experience

Editor

Pan Macmillan
November, 2015 – Present (almost 4 years)

Editorial Assistant

Faber and Faber
October, 2014 – November, 2015 (about 1 year)

Editorial Assistant

Buster Books, Michael O'Mara
October, 2013 – October, 2014 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

A new edition of Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book. This classic lift-the-flap book has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982. Now reissued as a sturdy casebound board book, perfect for little hands.

A new edition of Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book. This classic lift-the-flap book has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982. Now reissued as a sturdy casebound board book, perfect for little hands.

Little Bear's Spring

Elli Woollard

The Most-Loved Bear

Sam McBratney

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley

Macmillan Children's Books, Tove Jansson, Philip Ardagh

A showstopping luxury gift book to cherish for years to come, The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley is the ultimate guide for any Moomin fan, old and new.Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful one of a kind book; a fun, fascinating, behind the scenes look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson.Filled with illustrated maps and family tree... read more

A showstopping luxury gift book to cherish for years to come, The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley is the ultimate guide for any Moomin fan, old and new.Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful one of a kind book; a fun, fascinating, behind the scenes look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson.Filled with illustrated maps and family tree... read more

The Moomin Craft Book (Moomins)

Macmillan Children's Books

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands Trilogy)

Alwyn Hamilton

This phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. "Tell me that and we'll go. Right now., Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand." Dustwalk is Amani's home. The desert sand i... read more

This phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. "Tell me that and we'll go. Right now., Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand." Dustwalk is Amani's home. The desert sand i... read more

Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue! (Squishy McFluff the Invisible Cat)

Pip Jones

Ava danced round her room,Shouting: "Hip hip hooray!It's holiday time!And we're going today!"Ava is excited to be going on holiday to the seaside. But with Squishy McFluff, the mischievous invisible cat coming along things are bound to get very, very silly...

Ava danced round her room,Shouting: "Hip hip hooray!It's holiday time!And we're going today!"Ava is excited to be going on holiday to the seaside. But with Squishy McFluff, the mischievous invisible cat coming along things are bound to get very, very silly...

Grace has 3 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Sharon Salu
Grace was thorough, met all the deadlines and her edits gave my story the polish it needed. It was truly a pleasure working with her.

Sharon Salu, September 2019


Daniel Georges
I am extremely satisfied to have had the chance to collaborate with Grace on my children's book. Beyond being a very pleasant person to work with, her experience and editing skills accurately guided me in my last stages of polishing my book, right where I needed a professional opinion to wrap up the work. She provided a clear editorial report, researched examples of other books in line with ...
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Daniel Georges, August 2019


Deniese Dennis
I found Grace's feedback to be very helpful and in line with my vision for the story. It was a good experience for me. Thank you.

Deniese Dennis, July 2019

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