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Heidi Fiedler

Heidi Fiedler - Editor

Massachusetts

Writer. Editor. Idea Girl. Publishers and creatives hire me to develop ideas into books that delight and inspire.

Overview

I'm a writer and editor for children's book publishers and creatives. I do the deep thinking that's needed to turn an idea into a book that delights and inspires. The books I make are highly visual, quirky, playful, and a wee bit philosophical. After working in publishing for over ten years, I'm so excited to see my own picture books and chapter books making their way into the world.

Books have the power to spark our curiosity, encourage us to play, and make us all feel a little less alone, and it's been my pleasure to work on more than 300 titles for clients ranging from Target to Barnes & Noble. My credits include 180 nonfiction books in partnership with Time for Kids, 90 picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels, plus a wide variety of activity books, and arts and crafts books. My clients also hire me to consult on new projects and teach workshops to writers and editors.

Clients & Collaborators:
American Greetings,Barnes & Noble, Books Are Fun, Borders, BTMS, Chronicle, Disney Press, Duncan Baird, F&W, Michaels, PlayBac, Scholastic, Target, Teacher Created Materials, Walter Foster Publishing, Watson-Guptill

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Design DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Nature Philosophy Photography
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Literature Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editor

Teacher Created Materials
July, 2010 – July, 2014 (about 4 years)

• Launched fiction division with 90 picture books and chapter books. Oversaw Interactive eBooks, audio books, teacher's guides, assessment guides, and packaging.
• Concepted and edited 90 non-fiction books in partnership with Time for Kids Magazine.
• Directed the development of special markets products for trade.

Manager of Custom Publishing

Walter Foster Publishing
June, 2008 – October, 2010 (over 2 years)

• Directed editors, production team, and design team to create all custom products for special markets clients on time and within budget.
• Developed and grew relationships with new and existing clients.
• Managed product P&Ls.
• Increased margins through negotiation with printers and component vendors.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Watercolor Postcards: A Portable Studio

Chronicle Books

This deluxe kit contains everything you need to create beautiful watercolor postcards. Even if you've never picked up a brush, you can jump-start your creative journey with the included easy-to-follow instruction booklet containing tips and techniques from watercolor experts Joseph Stoddard and Brenda Swenson, high-quality brushes, and elegant Strathmore postcards. Bring this compact studio wi... read more

This deluxe kit contains everything you need to create beautiful watercolor postcards. Even if you've never picked up a brush, you can jump-start your creative journey with the included easy-to-follow instruction booklet containing tips and techniques from watercolor experts Joseph Stoddard and Brenda Swenson, high-quality brushes, and elegant Strathmore postcards. Bring this compact studio wi... read more

Anne Frank: A Light in the Dark (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)

Tamara Hollingsworth

Anne Frank's diary has become one of the most widely read books in the world. Readers will learn about Anne as she went into hiding from the Nazi Party in this nonfiction title. Through vibrant images, informational text, timelines, and a glossary of terms, readers will discover the hardships Anne and her family went through in order to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. This inspiring ... read more

Anne Frank's diary has become one of the most widely read books in the world. Readers will learn about Anne as she went into hiding from the Nazi Party in this nonfiction title. Through vibrant images, informational text, timelines, and a glossary of terms, readers will discover the hardships Anne and her family went through in order to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. This inspiring ... read more

How to Build a Car: A high-speed adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship (Technical Tales)

Martin Sodomka, Saskia Lacey

Learn about car mechanics and teamwork as three unlikely friends work to build a miniature racer. In How to Build a Car, three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small motorcar together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a car works and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of the ... read more

Learn about car mechanics and teamwork as three unlikely friends work to build a miniature racer. In How to Build a Car, three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small motorcar together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a car works and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of the ... read more

How to Build a Plane: A soaring adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship (Technical Tales)

Martin Sodomka, Saskia Lacey

Learn about flying and teamwork as three unlikely friends work to build a miniature airplane. In How to Build a Plane, three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small plane together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a plane flies and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of a plane... read more

Learn about flying and teamwork as three unlikely friends work to build a miniature airplane. In How to Build a Plane, three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small plane together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a plane flies and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of a plane... read more

Hive Mind (Sci Hi)

Timothy J. Bradley

Library Media Connection Editor's Choice for 2014, Hive Mind brings imaginations to life with action-packed, science fiction! Attend Sci Hi with Sidney Jamison and his friends while they study Colony Collapse disorder, which is killing millions of bees around the world. Find out what Sidney and his friends do when they find themselves inside a beehive, struggling to save the bees and themselve... read more

Library Media Connection Editor's Choice for 2014, Hive Mind brings imaginations to life with action-packed, science fiction! Attend Sci Hi with Sidney Jamison and his friends while they study Colony Collapse disorder, which is killing millions of bees around the world. Find out what Sidney and his friends do when they find themselves inside a beehive, struggling to save the bees and themselve... read more

Sci Hi: Ripple Effect

Timothy J. Bradley

SCUBA diving in the Pacific. Tuna-salad sandwiches. An underwater lab. Life can't get any better for Sidney Jamison. But it can definitely get weirder. When Sidney, Penny, and Hari are invited to help the marine biologists at WAVElab study the mysterious deaths of deep-water fish, they find more questions than answers. How did a prehistoric fish land in the lab? Why are scientists disappearing... read more

SCUBA diving in the Pacific. Tuna-salad sandwiches. An underwater lab. Life can't get any better for Sidney Jamison. But it can definitely get weirder. When Sidney, Penny, and Hari are invited to help the marine biologists at WAVElab study the mysterious deaths of deep-water fish, they find more questions than answers. How did a prehistoric fish land in the lab? Why are scientists disappearing... read more

Sci Hi: Time Jump

Timothy J. Bradley

Someone sabotaged the fusion reactor, and Sci Hi is trapped in the past! Sidney, Hari, and Penny embark on the adventure of several hundred million lifetimes, and come face to face with Earth's fiercest prehistoric creatures. Can they jump back to their own time before a deadly comet strikes? Or will they be trapped in the past forever?

Someone sabotaged the fusion reactor, and Sci Hi is trapped in the past! Sidney, Hari, and Penny embark on the adventure of several hundred million lifetimes, and come face to face with Earth's fiercest prehistoric creatures. Can they jump back to their own time before a deadly comet strikes? Or will they be trapped in the past forever?

Sea Life: A close-up photographic look inside your world (Up Close)

Heidi Fiedler

Discover your amazing world through curious and fascinating up-close photography!Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with exciting micro and macro photography! Sea Life explores our beautiful and curious oceans, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of fish, coral, and other magnificent sea creatures with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers. So let’s turn up the ZOOM and d... read more

Discover your amazing world through curious and fascinating up-close photography!Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with exciting micro and macro photography! Sea Life explores our beautiful and curious oceans, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of fish, coral, and other magnificent sea creatures with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers. So let’s turn up the ZOOM and d... read more

Bugs & Butterflies: A close-up photographic look inside your world (Up Close)

Heidi Fiedler

Discover your amazing world through curious and fascinating up-close photography!Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with exciting micro and macro photography! Bugs & Butterfliesexplores all things creepy and crawly, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of butterfly wings, honeybee eyes, and spider legs with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers. So let’s turn up the ZOOM a... read more

Discover your amazing world through curious and fascinating up-close photography!Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with exciting micro and macro photography! Bugs & Butterfliesexplores all things creepy and crawly, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of butterfly wings, honeybee eyes, and spider legs with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers. So let’s turn up the ZOOM a... read more

Mighty Micros: Little Things, Big Results (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)

Jennifer Kroll

Some of the most powerful things in the world are so tiny they can't be seen with the naked eye! Readers will be amazed at what they see when they take a glance at the world of the mini but mighty in this stunningly fascinating nonfiction title that features remarkable images and graphics, informational text, index, and glossary. Through these features, readers are able to explore and discover... read more

Some of the most powerful things in the world are so tiny they can't be seen with the naked eye! Readers will be amazed at what they see when they take a glance at the world of the mini but mighty in this stunningly fascinating nonfiction title that features remarkable images and graphics, informational text, index, and glossary. Through these features, readers are able to explore and discover... read more

Soo Yun's Book (Fiction Readers)

Sharon Callen

When exchange student Soo Yun has to return home to Korea, her class makes her a beautiful scrapbook so that she will never forget the wonderful times she had in America. Each page is an entry from a student who would like to share their favorite memory of spending time with Soo Yun. As readers flip through the pages of this heartfelt book, they will find out what a great friend Soo Yun was to... read more

When exchange student Soo Yun has to return home to Korea, her class makes her a beautiful scrapbook so that she will never forget the wonderful times she had in America. Each page is an entry from a student who would like to share their favorite memory of spending time with Soo Yun. As readers flip through the pages of this heartfelt book, they will find out what a great friend Soo Yun was to... read more

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