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Judith Paskin

Judith Paskin - Editor

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Freelance children's book editor. I am also a professional proofreader and copy-editor. I have a background in journalism with the BBC.

Overview

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I am a freelance editor, specializing in children's books. I have experience in editing picture books, Middle Grade and YA fiction. I have worked with authors from around the world, including self-published authors. I have worked for several literary agencies as well as children's publishers. I was the editor of 'Tiny Feet, Tiny Shoes' by Adeline Foo which won the Asian Children's Book Award in May 2017. I have experience as a writer myself, having worked as a journalist with the BBC. I am happy to do more extensive developmental editing and rewrite text if required.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Certifications

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • MA Publishing

Work experience

Associate Tutor

Oxford Brookes University
January, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

I work part-time as an Associate Tutor on the MA Publishing (Distance Learning) course at Oxford Brookes University.

Editorial Director

Plurus Books
September, 2014 – March, 2016 (over 1 year)

As Editorial Director of Plurus Books, my role involved commissioning books, editing manuscripts and overseeing buy-ins.

Freelance Editor

Jacaranda Literary Agency
September, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I work as a freelance editor for this literary agency which is based in Singapore. I have most recently edited a beautiful picture book, 'Tiny Shoes, Tiny Feet', by best-selling author Adeline Foo. I also prepare reader reports on manuscript submissions.

Freelance Proofreader

Oxford University Press
September, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

I have worked as a freelance proofreader for Oxford University Press for several years. I have worked on both children's trade fiction and educational material, including digital. My portfolio below shows some of the OUP books that I have proofread over the past year.

Portfolio (25 selected works)

Where the Heart Is

Satoe Tone

In this beautifully illustrated, touching story, a couple of cats take an evening walk along the banks of a lake. The black cat wants only to catch a paw-full of the mysterious lights that shine in the water, to give as a gift to his friend the white cat. He fishes and fishes, but while he catches jellyfish and even an octopus, he can’t quite seem to get the lights in his grasp. Can the white ... read more

In this beautifully illustrated, touching story, a couple of cats take an evening walk along the banks of a lake. The black cat wants only to catch a paw-full of the mysterious lights that shine in the water, to give as a gift to his friend the white cat. He fishes and fishes, but while he catches jellyfish and even an octopus, he can’t quite seem to get the lights in his grasp. Can the white ... read more

My First Words: Under the Sea

Amy McSimpson

This sturdy board book about under the sea, with simple bright illustrations, is the perfect First Word books for very young children.

This sturdy board book about under the sea, with simple bright illustrations, is the perfect First Word books for very young children.

My First Words: In the Rainforest

Amy McSimpson

This sturdy board book about animals in the rainforest with simple bright illustrations, is the perfect First Word books for very young children. They will discover lots of different animals and their names.

This sturdy board book about animals in the rainforest with simple bright illustrations, is the perfect First Word books for very young children. They will discover lots of different animals and their names.

My First Words: Polar Animals

Amy McSimpson

This sturdy board book about polar bears, with simple bright illustrations, is the perfect First Word books for very young children. They will see these wonderful animals in theirn habitat and learn all about their lives

This sturdy board book about polar bears, with simple bright illustrations, is the perfect First Word books for very young children. They will see these wonderful animals in theirn habitat and learn all about their lives

Mr Moustache's Amazing Machines

Ilaria Guarducci

A strange salesman has arrived in town with amazing household gadgets, powered by ... disgusting things! You can make delicious cakes with the Bogey-Maker and turn farts into sweet perfume. Everyone wants one of Mr Moustache’s Amazing Machines! But no one has noticed important warning written in very tiny print...

A strange salesman has arrived in town with amazing household gadgets, powered by ... disgusting things! You can make delicious cakes with the Bogey-Maker and turn farts into sweet perfume. Everyone wants one of Mr Moustache’s Amazing Machines! But no one has noticed important warning written in very tiny print...

Look and Find: On the Farm

Ray Bryant

Take a look at the farmyard and then see all the animals that live there. There's so much more to find and discover and many new things to learn along the way. Each spread shows all the things that belong there with a Can You Find panel to make the pages interactive

Take a look at the farmyard and then see all the animals that live there. There's so much more to find and discover and many new things to learn along the way. Each spread shows all the things that belong there with a Can You Find panel to make the pages interactive

Look and Find: On the Building Site

Ray Bryant

Take a look at a construction site and see how many interesting things there are to see. There's so much more to find and discover and many new things to learn along the way. Each spread shows all the things that belong there with a Can You Find panel to make the pages interactive

Take a look at a construction site and see how many interesting things there are to see. There's so much more to find and discover and many new things to learn along the way. Each spread shows all the things that belong there with a Can You Find panel to make the pages interactive

Classic Tales : Beauty and the Beast

M.me Beaument

Before her appeared a monstrous creature, part man and part beast who fixed her with his flaming stare. What was she to do? A classic story from M.me Beaumont which has thrilled children of many generations.

Before her appeared a monstrous creature, part man and part beast who fixed her with his flaming stare. What was she to do? A classic story from M.me Beaumont which has thrilled children of many generations.

Classic Tales : Snow White

Brothers Grimm

The Queen had a daughter who was as white as snow, red as blood and as black as ebony wood. Therefore they called her Snow White. This is the tale where the step mother's jealousy consumes her and she tries to kill Snow White by any means possible.

The Queen had a daughter who was as white as snow, red as blood and as black as ebony wood. Therefore they called her Snow White. This is the tale where the step mother's jealousy consumes her and she tries to kill Snow White by any means possible.

Classic Tales : Red Riding Hood

Brothers Grimm

The wolf dressed himself up in the grandmother's clothes and waited patiently for Little Red Riding Hood to arrive. A classic tale which stands the test of time.

The wolf dressed himself up in the grandmother's clothes and waited patiently for Little Red Riding Hood to arrive. A classic tale which stands the test of time.

ClassicTales : Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

She noticed a little box at the foot of the table, so she opened it and found a tart with a card that said ' Eat me'. So she did. What happens next is legendary.

She noticed a little box at the foot of the table, so she opened it and found a tart with a card that said ' Eat me'. So she did. What happens next is legendary.

Classic Tales : Cinderella

Charles Perrault

Cinderella arrived at the ball looking like a princess. But she had to be careful as once the clock struck midnight all the good fairy's magic would disappear. A wonderful classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault

Cinderella arrived at the ball looking like a princess. But she had to be careful as once the clock struck midnight all the good fairy's magic would disappear. A wonderful classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault

Orse, the Moon and a Piece of Smelly Cheese (Orse the Polar Bear)

Richard Allen

Four short bedtime stories also Ideal for early readers. Orse, a playful polar bear has a kind heart and a habit of getting into trouble, especially with the Lord Mayor of Snowville, Sir Stanley Walrus. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 drawings in full colour, the first in a series of books from Lollipop Publishing. Other stories in this book, The swimming race, Happy Birthday Orse and th... read more

Four short bedtime stories also Ideal for early readers. Orse, a playful polar bear has a kind heart and a habit of getting into trouble, especially with the Lord Mayor of Snowville, Sir Stanley Walrus. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 drawings in full colour, the first in a series of books from Lollipop Publishing. Other stories in this book, The swimming race, Happy Birthday Orse and th... read more

Oxford Children's Classics: Heidi

Johanna Spyri

Family! Friendship! Mountains! Mishaps! When Heidi is sent away to live in the town she gains a wonderful new friendship, but longs to return to her happy life in the mountains. Is there any way she can have both? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Heidi in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with ... read more

Family! Friendship! Mountains! Mishaps! When Heidi is sent away to live in the town she gains a wonderful new friendship, but longs to return to her happy life in the mountains. Is there any way she can have both? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Heidi in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with ... read more

Oxford Children's Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

Oxford Children's Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Oxford Children's Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village

Astrid Lindgren

In the middle of the countryside, there are three farms, all in a row, where Lisa, her two brothers and their friends live. Some days they pretend to be shipwrecked pirates. Others they explore the caves across the lake, sell the cherries they've picked, or sleep under the stars after a fishing trip. One day, Lisa even takes her lamb to school! There's never a quiet day for the children of Noi... read more

In the middle of the countryside, there are three farms, all in a row, where Lisa, her two brothers and their friends live. Some days they pretend to be shipwrecked pirates. Others they explore the caves across the lake, sell the cherries they've picked, or sleep under the stars after a fishing trip. One day, Lisa even takes her lamb to school! There's never a quiet day for the children of Noi... read more

Oxford Children's Classics: The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

Family! Friendship! Adventure! Mystery! Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away. The railway becomes the centre of their new life, but little do they know what wonders and changes it will bring to them - maybe even the answer to Father's disappearance ...Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged... read more

Family! Friendship! Adventure! Mystery! Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away. The railway becomes the centre of their new life, but little do they know what wonders and changes it will bring to them - maybe even the answer to Father's disappearance ...Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged... read more

Oxford Literature Companions: Jane Eyre

Alison Smith, Peter Buckroyd

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. E... read more

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. E... read more

Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy

Cas Lester

Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy

Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy

Trickster

Tom Moorhouse

First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, beloved, but unpredictable brother, Ash. At the start of the book Ash tricks Gabble into going out with him on a 'name raid', a dangerous mission to earn a True Name, normally reserved for older rats. Gabble finds himself drawn into a perilous adventure, crossing boundaries, fighti... read more

First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, beloved, but unpredictable brother, Ash. At the start of the book Ash tricks Gabble into going out with him on a 'name raid', a dangerous mission to earn a True Name, normally reserved for older rats. Gabble finds himself drawn into a perilous adventure, crossing boundaries, fighti... read more

Oxford Children's Classics: The Call of the Wild

Jack London

Adventure! Drama! Danger! Loyalty! Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, Buck faces a harsh fight for survival. But as his primal instincts reawaken, how long can he resist the call of the wild? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Call of the Wild but also help you to discover a whole world of new ad... read more

Adventure! Drama! Danger! Loyalty! Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, Buck faces a harsh fight for survival. But as his primal instincts reawaken, how long can he resist the call of the wild? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Call of the Wild but also help you to discover a whole world of new ad... read more

The Gods Divided

Richard Sotnick

Forbidden love. A wartime mystery. A lifelong search for the truth.Wartime love is always difficult – but for Jewish airman Ben and married Catholic Olive, it’s even harder. Especially as – unusually for the times – they have two children. To stay together, they must defy the expectations of society, religion and Ben’s family.When Ben goes missing in action, everything changes. Olive faces pov... read more

Forbidden love. A wartime mystery. A lifelong search for the truth.Wartime love is always difficult – but for Jewish airman Ben and married Catholic Olive, it’s even harder. Especially as – unusually for the times – they have two children. To stay together, they must defy the expectations of society, religion and Ben’s family.When Ben goes missing in action, everything changes. Olive faces pov... read more

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Cherry Cobb

Oh my goodness I'm so glad I found Judith! From the very start she made me feel comfortable with how we could work together. I felt supported and nurtured throughout the process. Judith took the time to respond to my emails and requests, and levels of communication were excellent. I would not hesitate to work with Judith again in the future or to recommend her services to anybody looking for a...

, November 2016

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