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Jill Sherman

Jill Sherman - Editor

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Scholastic editor, freelance writer and publishing consultant with a specialty in books for the children's, middle grade, and YA markets.

Overview

I am a freelance editor, writer, and publishing consultant with more than ten years of professional publishing experience.

Now, I spend my days working directly with authors, publishers, and various organizations as a development editor, copyeditor, proofreader, ghost writer, project manager, and consultant. Each project I take on is a chance to learn something new, and to help an author, publisher, or organization put their best work forward.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Romance Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Education & Reference Entertainment Parenting & Families

Certifications

  • Copy Editing - Mediabistro
  • Young Adult Novel Writing - Mediabistro

Awards

  • Golden Lamp Award, 2008

Work experience

Editor

Lerner Publishing

January, 2015 – January, 2016 (about 1 year)

Senior Editor

Rourke Educational Media

January, 2013 – January, 2014 (about 1 year)

Proofreader

Scholastic

January, 2008 – January, 2016 (about 8 years)

Senior Editor

Red Line Editorial

January, 2006 – January, 2008 (about 2 years)

Editor

Enslow Publishers

January, 2005 – January, 2006 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop: Awakening the Writer, Publisher, and Presenter in Every K-8 Student

Kwame Alexander

2015 Newbery award winner Kwame Alexander knows how to tap into students’ creativity and jumpstart unparalleled excitement for reading and writing. Alexander shares the essential tools and techniques required for drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and presenting original work. Students become confident writers and public speakers as they learn to:• Take risks with language, both oral and... read more

2015 Newbery award winner Kwame Alexander knows how to tap into students’ creativity and jumpstart unparalleled excitement for reading and writing. Alexander shares the essential tools and techniques required for drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and presenting original work. Students become confident writers and public speakers as they learn to:• Take risks with language, both oral and... read more

The Next Step in Guided Reading

Jan Richardson

Teachers facing the challenge of meeting the diverse reading needs of students will find the structure and tools they need in Jan Richardson's powerful approach to guided reading. Richardson has identified the essential components of an effective guided reading lesson: targeted assessments, data analysis that pinpoints specific strategies students need, and the use of guided writing to support... read more

Teachers facing the challenge of meeting the diverse reading needs of students will find the structure and tools they need in Jan Richardson's powerful approach to guided reading. Richardson has identified the essential components of an effective guided reading lesson: targeted assessments, data analysis that pinpoints specific strategies students need, and the use of guided writing to support... read more

Excited About Energy (Science Rocks!) (Science Rocks! Set 2)

Nadia Higgins

The Science Rocks! series provides a simplified look at Science. Learn about the exciting energy in these easy-to-read books. The sources, forms, uses, and conservation of energy are explained in simple text and matching art. A science activity, fun facts section, glossary, and index aid students in getting Excited About Energy. Special thanks to content consultant Paul Ohmann, Ph.D. Looking G... read more

The Science Rocks! series provides a simplified look at Science. Learn about the exciting energy in these easy-to-read books. The sources, forms, uses, and conservation of energy are explained in simple text and matching art. A science activity, fun facts section, glossary, and index aid students in getting Excited About Energy. Special thanks to content consultant Paul Ohmann, Ph.D. Looking G... read more

Every Child a Super Reader

Pam Allyn, Ernest Morrell

When we take children's key strengths and immerse them in an intellectually invigorating, emotionally nurturing, literature-rich community, we grow "super readers"—avid readers who consume texts with passion, understanding, and a critical eye.Organized around the 7 Strengths inherent in super readers (belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope), this powerful res... read more

When we take children's key strengths and immerse them in an intellectually invigorating, emotionally nurturing, literature-rich community, we grow "super readers"—avid readers who consume texts with passion, understanding, and a critical eye.Organized around the 7 Strengths inherent in super readers (belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope), this powerful res... read more

Next Step Guided Reading in Action: Grades K-2

Jan Richardson

Watch America’s favorite teacher of guided reading, Jan Richardson, lead targeted lessons that accelerate reading growth for K–2 students. Jan demonstrates exactly how to plan, teach, check for understanding, and reteach. An easy-to-use View & Do guide helps teachers put what they’ve seen right into action. Covers emergent, early, and transitional levels!Includes online access to: Over 120-min... read more

Watch America’s favorite teacher of guided reading, Jan Richardson, lead targeted lessons that accelerate reading growth for K–2 students. Jan demonstrates exactly how to plan, teach, check for understanding, and reteach. An easy-to-use View & Do guide helps teachers put what they’ve seen right into action. Covers emergent, early, and transitional levels!Includes online access to: Over 120-min... read more

Trait Crate Plus, Grade 4: Where Literature Lives in the Writing Classroom

Ruth Culham

Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as mentors, Trait Crate Plus adds new life and energy to the teaching of writing through thoughtful and creative lessons that are ready-to-use tomorrow. Everything you need is provided. Traits Crate Plus helps students learn and use the six traits—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions—to improve specific skills ... read more

Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as mentors, Trait Crate Plus adds new life and energy to the teaching of writing through thoughtful and creative lessons that are ready-to-use tomorrow. Everything you need is provided. Traits Crate Plus helps students learn and use the six traits—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions—to improve specific skills ... read more

In the Cattle Yard (Barnyard Buddies) (Barnyard Buddies) (Barnyard Buddies Set 2)

Patricia M. Stockland

The In the Cattle Yard Barnyard Buddies illustrated nonfiction book teaches young readers about a day in the life of cattle. Easy-to-read text combines with colorful illustrations to provide entertainment and facts for even the youngest audience.

The In the Cattle Yard Barnyard Buddies illustrated nonfiction book teaches young readers about a day in the life of cattle. Easy-to-read text combines with colorful illustrations to provide entertainment and facts for even the youngest audience.

Red (Colors)

Patricia M Stockland

- Age-Appropriate Art- Glossary- Diagrams- Web Sites- Reviewed by Content Consultants

- Age-Appropriate Art- Glossary- Diagrams- Web Sites- Reviewed by Content Consultants

Flour Girl (Missy Swiss & More)

David Michael Slater

Dahvi and Dad were cooking along nicely until Dad announced he was going to add a new ingredient to the family recipe. He was going to marry Maggie! When asked to be the flower girl, Dahvi heard, "Flour Girl!" Now Flour Girl is doing everything she can to spoil the new recipe.

Dahvi and Dad were cooking along nicely until Dad announced he was going to add a new ingredient to the family recipe. He was going to marry Maggie! When asked to be the flower girl, Dahvi heard, "Flour Girl!" Now Flour Girl is doing everything she can to spoil the new recipe.

Discovering Brachiosaurus (Dinosaur Digs)

Rena Korb

- Geography and Science lessons in each narrative- Actual story of the dinosaur's first fossil find included- Words to Know section- Reviewed by content consultants

- Geography and Science lessons in each narrative- Actual story of the dinosaur's first fossil find included- Words to Know section- Reviewed by content consultants

Helping Sophia (Main Street School) (Main Street School)

Anastasia Suen

The students in Miss K s class experience situations that occur in schools everywhere. Sophia's first-person narratives teach about caring with brilliant illustrations and humorous text.

The students in Miss K s class experience situations that occur in schools everywhere. Sophia's first-person narratives teach about caring with brilliant illustrations and humorous text.

Monster Boy and the Classroom Pet

Carl Emerson

- Self-esteem and individuality lessons in humorous text- Tips for containing your inner monster included- Age-appropriate art

- Self-esteem and individuality lessons in humorous text- Tips for containing your inner monster included- Age-appropriate art

Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General (Gateway Biographies) (Gateway Biographies (Hardcover))

Eric Braun

On April 27, 2015, a packed Senate gallery watched as Loretta Lynch became the first African American woman to be named US attorney general. Long before Lynch became attorney general, she found herself immersed in politics. When she was fourteen, her father ran for mayor of Durham, North Carolina. This inspired a passion for politics in Lynch. Upon graduation from law school, Lynch quickly ros... read more

On April 27, 2015, a packed Senate gallery watched as Loretta Lynch became the first African American woman to be named US attorney general. Long before Lynch became attorney general, she found herself immersed in politics. When she was fourteen, her father ran for mayor of Durham, North Carolina. This inspired a passion for politics in Lynch. Upon graduation from law school, Lynch quickly ros... read more

Urban Biologist Danielle Lee (Stem Trailblazer Bios)

Kari Cornell

After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional labs. She's walked them through the steps of the scientific method. And she's shown them that science doesn't have to be intimidating. In her popular Urban Scientist blog, Lee shares backyard science and ... read more

After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional labs. She's walked them through the steps of the scientific method. And she's shown them that science doesn't have to be intimidating. In her popular Urban Scientist blog, Lee shares backyard science and ... read more

Dandy Decimals (Got Math!)

Lisa Arias

Decimals have never been more fun to learn about than in this rhyming text with step-by-step shortcuts on mastering how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Place value, digits, multiplying by powers of ten, models, and practice exercises, all with color-coded answer keys are just a fraction of what will help students learn just how dandy decimals can be! This book will allow stude... read more

Decimals have never been more fun to learn about than in this rhyming text with step-by-step shortcuts on mastering how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Place value, digits, multiplying by powers of ten, models, and practice exercises, all with color-coded answer keys are just a fraction of what will help students learn just how dandy decimals can be! This book will allow stude... read more

Cheerleading (Fsf) (Fun Sports for Fitness)

Piper Welsh

Are You Strong And Upbeat? The Sport Of Cheerleading May Be Perfect For You! Learn About The Formations And Practice Required For This Sport. High Interest Informational Text To Support Rigor And Text Complexity.

Are You Strong And Upbeat? The Sport Of Cheerleading May Be Perfect For You! Learn About The Formations And Practice Required For This Sport. High Interest Informational Text To Support Rigor And Text Complexity.

Seasons of the Estuary Biodome (Biomes)

Shirley Duke

Explores Plants And Animals Found In Estuaries And How They Adapt To Their Watery World. Supports Next Generation Science Standards.

Explores Plants And Animals Found In Estuaries And How They Adapt To Their Watery World. Supports Next Generation Science Standards.

Stem Jobs in Music (Stem Jobs You'll Love)

Shirley Duke

STEM jobs in music range from developing new effects to recording performances. Sound engineers, technicians, and acoustic engineers are just a few of the ways you can contribute to the music industry without ever picking up an instrument! Learn about how music therapists are using different forms, or genres, of music to study different affects they have on the human brain. So, next time you l... read more

STEM jobs in music range from developing new effects to recording performances. Sound engineers, technicians, and acoustic engineers are just a few of the ways you can contribute to the music industry without ever picking up an instrument! Learn about how music therapists are using different forms, or genres, of music to study different affects they have on the human brain. So, next time you l... read more

Reading and Interpreting the Works of Amy Tan (Lit Crit Guides)

Audrey Borus

Amy Tan was born to Chinese immigrants who worked hard to fulfill their own version of the American Dream. After tragedy befell her family when she was a teenager, a tumultuous period followed in which Tan and her mother often clashed. This text reveals how biographical elements like these largely influenced the recurring themes in many of her novels. Tan's unique view on the Chinese-American ... read more

Amy Tan was born to Chinese immigrants who worked hard to fulfill their own version of the American Dream. After tragedy befell her family when she was a teenager, a tumultuous period followed in which Tan and her mother often clashed. This text reveals how biographical elements like these largely influenced the recurring themes in many of her novels. Tan's unique view on the Chinese-American ... read more

The Seneca Falls Convention: Working to Expand Women's Rights (Heroes of the Women's Suffrage Movement)

Deborah Kent

They were two days that changed the world. The 1848 Seneca Falls Convention was the first of its kind to address the topic of womens rights. Featuring excerpts from primary sources, images, and sidebars, this informative volume describes the low status held by nineteenth-century women, and how a handful of key players sought to achieve equal rights during this convention that spawned a greater... read more

They were two days that changed the world. The 1848 Seneca Falls Convention was the first of its kind to address the topic of womens rights. Featuring excerpts from primary sources, images, and sidebars, this informative volume describes the low status held by nineteenth-century women, and how a handful of key players sought to achieve equal rights during this convention that spawned a greater... read more

Top 10 Towers of Power in Basketball (Sports Greats)

David Aretha

Standing as tall as 72, these legends of the basketball court dominated the floor during their careers. Ready for a backboard-shattering Shaq attack? Or how about a slam dunk from power forward Kevin Garnett? Written by veteran sports author David Aretha, this book engages readers with facts and stories about the towering legends of the NBA. Plenty of full-page photos and stats, including deta... read more

Standing as tall as 72, these legends of the basketball court dominated the floor during their careers. Ready for a backboard-shattering Shaq attack? Or how about a slam dunk from power forward Kevin Garnett? Written by veteran sports author David Aretha, this book engages readers with facts and stories about the towering legends of the NBA. Plenty of full-page photos and stats, including deta... read more

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