Kerianne Steinberg

Kerianne Steinberg - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Former Scholastic production editor with over a decade of publishing experience, specializing in children's books and YA.

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With a keen eye for detail and years of experience editing, copyediting, and proofreading children's books, I have the industry knowledge and skills to help make your book a success! I have worked on a wide range of books, both illustrated and non-illustrated, including New York Times bestsellers such as Alan Gratz's Refugee, Lauren Tarshis's I Survived series, Sarah Mlynowski's Whatever After series, and Aaron Blabey's Bad Guys series, as well as critically acclaimed novels including Echo Brown's Black Girl Unlimited, Pam Muñoz Ryan's Mañanaland, and Maureen Goo's Somewhere Only We Know.

While performing a developmental edit, I will help fine-tune your writing for clarity and impact, and will address any concerns for the target market (e.g. sensitivity and diversity concerns, how the book fits within the children’s book or YA market). I will also provide detailed suggestions for how to improve the story arc and character development. During a copyedit, I will edit the manuscript for continuity, consistency, grammar, and spelling and help fine-tune the writing for clarity. I will also provide a style guide for easy reference. Please let me know what type of editing style works best for you and any particular areas of concern so I can tailor my edits to your specific needs and ensure you get the best results from this process. I look forward to working with you!

English (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels
Coming of Age
Cultural & Ethnic
LGBTQ Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Social & Family Issues
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience


June, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Excellent editor and copyeditor, with twelve years experience in publishing, including trade, educational, and newspaper publishing, and seven years experience editing, copyediting, and proofreading in a freelance capacity for publishers, translation service companies, advertising campaigns, and other media organizations. I currently work with some of the biggest names in children's publishing and YA, including Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; and Scholastic.

Production Editor, Senior Production Coordinator

Scholastic Inc.
September, 2013 – June, 2018 (over 4 years)

As a production editor I managed production of approximately 110 titles per year for Scholastic’s Trade Publishing Division. I coordinated production on New York Times bestsellers such as Alan Gratz’s Refugee and Lauren Tarshis’s I Survived series, and I oversaw copyediting and proofreading of all book components; performed final proofreads on jackets and covers; and hired freelance staff for projects and assessed quality of work.

As a senior production coordinator, I headed production of print, audio, and novelty list for Scholastic Book Fairs and Book Clubs, reviewing hundreds of books per year to be sold in Book Clubs and Book Fairs, as well as supervising a staff of six.

Pearson Education

Editorial Assistant
July, 2011 – August, 2013 (about 2 years)

Copyedited and proofread front and back matter for developmental mathematics textbooks. Supervised creation of textbook supplemental materials, such as solutions manuals. Proofread all non-math content for supplemental materials; hired freelance editors and math experts and managed quality of their work. Provided day-to-day support for editor by managing editor's and authors’ calendars and deadlines.

Editor in Chief

Tufts Daily Newspaper
January, 2010 – May, 2010 (4 months)

Oversaw production of the Tufts Daily newspaper five nights per week; edited articles for grammar and content using AP style. Managed a staff of over eighty editors and coordinated and oversaw content development, content editing, copyediting, photo selection, layout, and advertising. Wrote editorials and articles for Tufts Daily Features section.

Portfolio (34 selected works)


Ryan, Pam Muñoz


Gratz, Alan

This Is My Brain in Love

Gregorio, I. W.


Gino, Alex

Ana on the Edge

Sass, A. J.

The Absence of Sparrows

Kirchmeier, Kurt

Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit

Rivera, Lilliam, Larson, Hope, Williams, Brittney, Power, Elle

Not If I Can Help It

Mackler, Carolyn

The Moon Within

Salazar, Aida


Chapman, Elsie

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Anderson, Sophie

Asha and the Spirit Bird

Bilan, Jasbinder

Before I Disappear

Stinson, Danielle

Time Sight

Jonell, Lynne

Glitch Kingdom

Boekweg, Sheena

Dark and Deepest Red

McLemore, Anna-Marie

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