Kelli Chipponeri

Kelli Chipponeri - Editor

Specialize in editing children's books including board books, picture books, novelty books, early readers, chapter books, and MG novels.

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I am the Founder & Creative Director of Green Typewriter Creative. I have more than 20 years editorial experience creating children's books, novelty books, toys, games, and digital content. I have worked at publishing houses big and small, as well as at a children's subscription box company, creating fiction and nonfiction books, activities, and projects for kids of all ages. While I am willing to tackle a YA novel if the subject is right, I prefer to focus on texts for readers under the age of 13.

I typically work with clients where there will be multiple revisions to a manuscript or project, which is my preference as I like to see how a story or text evolves over time. I also find that multiple revisions is the best process for the writer as well. I don't ever "rewrite" a work, but give specific notes via editorial letters and marked-up manuscripts. I love to work on novelty books (non-traditional formats) where the form of the book is part of the storytelling. I can also help to identify marketplace "comps," edit your author bio and agent pitch, and offer advice for growing your writing career.
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books


  • Certificate in Editing & Publishing

Work experience

Editorial Director

Little Passports
November, 2018 – December, 2020 (about 2 years)

Founder & Creative Director

June, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

Editorial Director

Chronicle Books
August, 2010 – June, 2018 (almost 8 years)

Editorial Director

Running Press
September, 2006 – August, 2010 (almost 4 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Stutzman, Jonathan, Fleck, Jay

Old MacDonald Had a Truck

Goetz, Steve, Kaban, Eda

Old MacDonald Had a Boat

Goetz, Steve, Kaban, Eda

Stella Brings the Family

Schiffer, Miriam B., Clifton-Brown, Holly

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