Kimberly Grandizio

Kimberly Grandizio - Editor

Chester Springs, PA

Experienced children's book editor with more than one hundred titles in my portfolio. Master of Arts in Publishing. Voracious reader.

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I have five years experience in trade publishing, previously as a copy editor for various nonfiction genres and as a developmental editor for children's picture books. In addition to my experience, I have a BA in English and an MA in Publishing, with a concentration on writing and editing. My graduate thesis examined censorship in children's literature over the last fifty years.

I have a deep interest in children's books, particularly middle grade and young adult. I will be happy to offer copy editing and proofreading for any full-length manuscripts in those categories as well as memoir or pop culture.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Production Editor II

KnowledgeWorks Global
June, 2021 – Present (about 1 year)

-Monitor, track, traffic, and troubleshoot manuscripts and associated materials, and coordinate with editors, peer reviewers, and customer contacts to ensure smooth flow through the peer review process
- Contact author/editorial office for missing elements or substandard materials
- Work with copyediting team to prioritize assignments and review copyediting by freelancers, resolve queries, and provide feedback as necessary
- In-house copyediting: edit manuscript per specific journal style; resolve editing and art queries with author and editor
- Review incoming advertising materials and resolve queries/problems
- Track materials at article and issue stages with Production Assistant support as needed; maintain pertinent internal and customer databases
- Prepare electronic files and associated materials for composition and/or imaging
- Perform pre-compile and compile duties; review author and editor corrections and revised art; clarify instructions for composition and scanning; maintain updates of issue standing matter
- Check offshore partners’ products for compliance with journal style and specifications; review article and issue revisions; review/QC image, cover, and ad proofs as required; resolve basic quality concerns
- Correspond with authors, customer, offshore partner, manufacturer, online provider(s), etc, regarding schedules, special instructions, and job status
- Verify final files and complete issue release processes for print and online products
- Maintain procedural documentation and contribute to ongoing workflow refinements
- Provide production support to account team lead
- Pursue full-service workflow knowledge and responsibilities with support from team lead/Group Leader


Schiffer Publishing
January, 2017 – April, 2021 (about 4 years)

• Promoted from copy editor to production editor in 2018
• Promoted from production editor to lead children’s editor in 2020
• Wrote frontlist and backlist book blurbs to be used for promotional purposes
• Edited manuscripts for flow, consistency, content, and style
• Maintained publishing guidelines for Schiffer Kids book lines, and occasionally paranormal and the REDFeather body/mind/spirit imprint
• Formatted manuscripts into typeset galley format and prepared them for the design team
• Understood goals and purposes of each title and made sure the project met vision and goal
• Reviewed manuscripts to make sure all parts and pieces were present
• Liaising with authors to send galleys and address issues and questions
• Input author and copy editor corrections
• Coordinated production schedules for 50+ books a year across all departments

Portfolio (32 selected works)

America's Flag Story

Robbins, Karen S., James, J.

The Bird Who Swallowed a Star

Laurie Cohen, Toni Demuro

Love Is Everything

Ghigna, Charles, East, Jacqueline

Maia and the Very Tall Wall

Wray, Brian, Penfield, Shiloh

Bea's Bees

Pryor, Katherine, Peterson, Ellie

The Sea: A Poster Book to Understand Everything about the World (Panoramic Giant, 2)

Sarano, Veronique, Bosenberg, Anine, Loris F., Alessandria

I Am Odd, I Am New

Giroux, Benjamin, MacLean, Roz


Daecher, Hillary, Hohenadel, Angie

Maps of My Emotions

Bimba Landmann

The Grumbletroll

aprilkind, van den Speulhof, Barbara, Pricken, Stephan

Snowflake Science: Activity Book

Peres, Michael, Cost, Patricia


Young, Timothy

If the Shoe Fits

Deborah Guarino, Seth Hippen

The Wolf Will Not Come

Ouyessad, Myriam, Badel, Ronan

The Lobsters' Night Before Christmas

Laurie, Christina, Moisan, Elizabeth


Ehrhard, Dominique

Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch

Marsden, Ian David, Hamlisch, Marvin, Gardner, Gerald

The Kids of Widney Junior High Take Over the World!

Klickstein, Mathew, Bracco, Michael S.

Kimberly has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Miran Kocmur
This was the first time I collaborated with Kim, but I hope it won't be the last. She is professional, quick to respond, and the quality of her work is very, very good.

Miran Kocmur, May 2022

Jennifer Niles
Kimberly was fantastic. Very professional. Communicated in a timely fashion. Very clear, very quick, very thorough.

Jennifer Niles, May 2022

Ellison Edmond Everett
Kimberly did a professional job.

Ellison Edmond Everett, April 2022

Vikki Franklin
Great service and very inspirational.

Vikki Franklin, April 2022

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