Kimberly Grandizio

Kimberly Grandizio – Editor

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


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.
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Entertainment
Holiday Middle Grade Picture Books Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience

Wolters Kluwer

Aug, 2022 — Present

KnowledgeWorks Global

Jun, 2021 — Aug, 2022 (about 1 year)

-Monitor, track, traffic, and troubleshoot manuscripts and associated materials
- Contact author/editorial office for missing elements or substandard materials
- Work with copyediting team to prioritize assignments and review copyediting
- Review incoming advertising materials and resolve queries/problems
- Track materials at article and issue stages with Production Assistant support as needed
- 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

Schiffer Publishing

Jan, 2017 — Apr, 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


Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing

Ehrhard, Dominique

Developmental Editing
The Wolf Will Not Come

Ouyessad, Myriam

Developmental Editing
If the Shoe Fits

Deborah Guarino

Developmental Editing

Young, Timothy

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Maps of My Emotions

Bimba Landmann

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing

Daecher, Hillary

Developmental Editing
I Am Odd, I Am New

Giroux, Benjamin

Developmental Editing
Bea's Bees

Pryor, Katherine

Love Is Everything

Ghigna, Charles

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
America's Flag Story

Robbins, Karen S.

Developmental Editing

Kimberly has 12 reviews





Miran K.

Miran K.

Mar, 2024

As usual, Kim was very professional, quick to respond, and produced work of highest quality.
Danielle G.

Danielle G.

Feb, 2024

Kimberly was wonderful to work with. She has a great eye for detail and even completed the project early.
Sherman K.

Sherman K.

Nov, 2023

Kim was wonderful to work with. She met my tight deadline needs. Thank you, Kim. l hope to work with you again.
Sherman K.

Sherman K.

Oct, 2023

Kimberly was very easy to work with. She worked with me on my timeline and met my delivery needs. She was a great asset and value to my novel. I would for sure use her again. Thank you, Kimberly!
Miran K.

Miran K.

Jun, 2023

As always, Kimberly was super responsive, professional and thorough. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing an editor! Miran Kocmur

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