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.

Overview

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.
Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • 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.

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