Joy Bean

Joy Bean – Editor

I am deeply passionate about children's books! I am an encouraging, honest, and enthusiastic editor who loves to make projects their best.


I am an experienced children's book editor with over 20 years in the publishing industry. I love working on picture books, chapter books, and middle grade and young adult novels. I love both fiction and nonfiction.
The only genres I do not work on are high fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
English (US)
  • NYU Publishing Certificate

Work experience

Boyds Mills & Kane

Dec, 2017 — Jan, 2021 (about 3 years)

Acquired and edited children's books across all formats, from picture books, chapter books, to middle grade and young adult projects, both fiction and nonfiction.

Little Bee Books

Oct, 2015 — Jun, 2016 (8 months)

Acquire and edit children's books of all ages.

Marshall Cavendish

May, 2007 — May, 2011 (about 4 years)

Acquire and edit nonfiction children's books of all ages.

Publishers Weekly

Dec, 2002 — May, 2007 (over 4 years)

Write and edit stories about children's books and the children's book industry for the magazine. Co-founding editor of the Children's Bookshelf newsletter.

Professionals similar to Joy

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Kayla Ramoutar

Kayla R.

English Lit graduate with a post-grad degree in Publishing. There's no greater adrenaline rush than copyediting.

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

99% reply rate

View profile
Jan Worrall

Jan W.

Professional highly experienced book indexer, Fellow of the UK Society of Indexers, producing carefully constructed user-friendly indexes.

Portsmouth, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Katie G.

Katie G.

Dedicated proofreader with 8 years of experience at Harlequin/HarperCollins. I've worked on fantasy, mystery, suspense, YA, and more!

Toronto, ON, Canada

100% reply rate

View profile