Judith Paskin

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Children's book editor, specializing in middle-grade and picture books. Experienced in helping authors turn good ideas into great books.

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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 am an editor for one of the UK's leading literary consultancies where I mentor new authors, providing them with guidance on improving their writing technique.

I work for a literary agency in Singapore as well as for several UK publishers, such as Oxford University Press. 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 and radio producer with the BBC. I am happy to do more extensive developmental editing and rewrite text if required.

I am an Associate Lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. I teach students studying for the MA Publishing degree via the university's Distance Learning programme.

I am passionate about my work and take great pride in helping authors bring their stories to life!

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 Lecturer

Oxford Brookes University
January, 2015 – Present (over 3 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 4 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 and Copy editor

Oxford University Press
September, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

I have worked as a freelance proofreader and copy editor 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 (21 selected works)

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

Creature Teacher Goes Wild

Sam Watkins

Jake's class is going to Wilf's Wild Adventure Theme Park. But things get MUCH too wild when Mr. Hyde gets spooked on the ghost train and transforms into the naughty Creature! Will Jake and his friends be able to work together to track down the creature and get him to change back into Mr. Hyde before the truth gets out?

Jake's class is going to Wilf's Wild Adventure Theme Park. But things get MUCH too wild when Mr. Hyde gets spooked on the ghost train and transforms into the naughty Creature! Will Jake and his friends be able to work together to track down the creature and get him to change back into Mr. Hyde before the truth gets out?

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

Walls

Emma Fischel

Will's War

Cherry Cobb

Looking at the Stars

Jo Cotterill

Looking at the Stars

Looking at the Stars

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Fiona K

I can only reiterate what I've already said - Judith is a complete professional, thorough and always ahead of time that's why I will keep coming back. P.S. Judith is lovely - my favourite quality in a person . :)

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Fiona K, August 2018

Judith Paskin

Thank you for your lovely review, Fiona. It is always a pleasure to work with you! I look forward to editing another of your wonderful books in the future!

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Bintou Ndri

Judith was very professional and extremely helpful. I look forward to working with her again

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Bintou Ndri, July 2018


Fiona K

Judith was a pleasure to work with, she has a very good eye for detail and gentle with her suggestions. Thank you Judith.

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Fiona K, July 2018


Fiona K

I really appreciate the advice Judith has given me, it has been extremely helpful and productive. Nothing is overlooked, I would definitely recommend her and use her services again, Thank you Judith.

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Fiona K, July 2018

Judith Paskin

Thank you for your lovely review, Fiona! It has been a real pleasure working with you. Looking forward to working with you again in the future!

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Fiona K

Judith was great for my project, she was friendly, positive and creative with an abundance of knowledge. Judith is a great communicator and finished my editing extra early. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. Thank you

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Fiona K, June 2018

Judith Paskin

Thank you, Fiona! It was an absolute pleasure to work on your book. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

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