Judith Paskin

Judith Paskin – Editor

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

Overview

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!
Services
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
Languages
English (UK)
Certifications
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • MA Publishing

Work experience

Oxford Brookes University

Jan, 2015 — Present

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

Plurus Books

Sep, 2014 — Mar, 2016 (over 1 year)

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

Jacaranda Literary Agency

Sep, 2014 — Present

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.

Oxford University Press

Sep, 2012 — Present

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

Looking at the Stars
Will's War

Cherry Cobb

Walls

Emma Fischel

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, th... read more
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 ge... 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 C... read more
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 ... read more
Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy
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 con... 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 br... 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 sl... read more
Oxford Children's Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles
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 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 co... read more

Judith has 18 reviews

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J D.

J D.

Feb, 2021

judith did a great job and noticed things other editors missed. she waws very kind and generous with her time and was very dedicated to her client having a product they are happy with.
Judith P.
Thank you for your lovely review, Joy. It was a pleasure working with you. I wish you lots of success with your book!
Angie S.

Angie S.

Jun, 2020

From the outset, Judith's contact with me was thoughtful and personal. I could tell she really paid attention to me individually and understood what is I am trying to achieve. As a first time author, this was very important to me. Her review helped me understand not only the weaknesses of my manuscript but also its strengths. I recommend her highly.
Judith P.
Thank you for your lovely review, Angie. It was an absolute pleasure working with you!
Ian M.

Ian M.

Jul, 2019

Once again Judith's input and advice was invaluable - I look forward to working with her again in the future
Judith P.
Thanks, Ian! It was a pleasure working with you, as always.
Jeffrey D.

Jeffrey D.

Dec, 2018

Judith was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone. She went out of her way to educate me on the publishing process and point me in the direction even though she was only editing my book. Thank you, Judith!
Judith P.
Thank you for your lovely review, Jeffrey! It was a pleasure working with you too!
Ian M.

Ian M.

Nov, 2018

Judith has been a great help throughout the process. I finally published my first book this week and look forward to working with her again on the second book
Judith P.
Thank you for your lovely review, Ian. I'm so pleased your book has now been published. I wish you every success with it and look forward to working with you on book two!

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