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Jenn

Jenn

Leawood, KS, United States

I am an award-winning author and editor of books for children and young adults. I specialize in humor, fantasy, and scifi.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Action & Adventure, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Abby

Abby

Portland, United States

Dedicated editor of children's books specializing in middle grade and YA fiction. Worked at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, and Scholastic.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult

Jennifer

Jennifer

New York, NY, USA

Encouraging, sensitive children's book editor formerly at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with 25 years experience making award-winning books!


Work experience:

  • Clarion Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Shannon

Shannon

Arlington, VA, USA

Meticulous development editor with a Master's from Harvard in Learning Design. A focus on nonfiction and academic writing.


Work experience:

  • Pearson
  • Curriculum Associations
  • Elsevier – Science & Technology Books, Academic Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Anthologies, Writing & Publishing

April

April

Port Jefferson Station, NY, USA

Copyeditor and proofreader with over a decade of NYC publishing experience, with focus on social sciences, memoirs, and computer/Internet.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Publisher's Clearing House

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Computers & Internet, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Kiley

Kiley

Canton, NY, USA

Experienced editor of middle grade, YA, and picture books. I specialize in stories that are candid, quirky, and full of compassion.


Work experience:

  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Picture Books, Coming of Age, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Young Adult

Lorraine

Lorraine

Ossining, NY, USA

Editor, copy editor and proofreader with 20+ years' experience working with fiction and nonfiction across a wide variety of genres.


Work experience:

  • Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Inspirational, True Crime, Humor & Comedy

Eric

Eric

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Editor and ghostwriter with 2+ decades in publishing. Specialize in children's fiction and NF but love working on books for any audience.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Free Spirit Publishing
  • Lerner Publishing Group
  • New Rivers Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy, Picture Books, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

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Whether they rhyme or not, picture books are like poems: they use so few words that every word choice and phrase can transform your young readers' experience. Alongside your illustrator’s art, your writing has the opportunity to reach a little reader’s heart with its story, as long as you can offer kids something that holds their attention: an appealing voice, fun new information, an eccentric character, or a plot that involves an experience they can relate to.


To help you refine your picture book manuscript, you can hire a picture book editor on Reedsy. Together, you’ll work on your manuscript’s style, form, and plot, ensuring the language you use is kid-friendly and that characters are vivid enough to leap off the page. Your picture book editor will draw from their experience working with New York Times bestsellers and small publishers alike to offer feedback, comments, and suggestions about how your writing can improve.


With over a hundred editors with experience in several genres across children’s literature, Reedsy is the perfect place to find an editor who can give your manuscript a professional edge. We've vetted every freelancer on our marketplace so you can be sure that they're qualified to help you. Most of our editors have worked with authors in traditional publishing, so if you're looking for the same treatment that writers like Julia Donaldson and Mo Willems get, you’ve come to the right place. Sign up and check out our picture book editors’ profiles, read testimonials from past clients who’ve used their editing services, and ask any questions related to your project. Create an account today to take the first step toward publishing your picture book.

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