Working with writers is what I do and what I love to do.
Hi, I'm Larry, and I offer more than thirty years of publishing experience, plus a unique perspective as founding editor of Highlights for Children’s Boyds Mills Press.
At BMP I edited picture books, fiction, and nonfiction, including Sheldon Oberman’s The Always Prayer Shawl and Solomon and the Ant, both winners of the National Jewish Book Award; Suzanne Bloom’s A Splendid Friend, Indeed (Theodor Geisel Award Honor); and Carole Boston Weatherford’s Becoming Billie Holiday (Coretta Scott King Award Honor) and Birmingham, 1963 (Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and Jefferson Cup Award); and Maha Addasi's Time to Pray (Arab American Book Award Honor).
From your perspective, you want an editor who can analyze your work, identify its strengths, and show you where it needs improvement. You also want an editor who can help polish your prose and prepare a well-crafted manuscript for submission to publishers or for independent publication. And an editor who appreciates how much your work means to you.
I’ve evaluated hundreds of manuscripts for publication and provided critiques at SCBWI conferences nationwide, while also serving as a keynote speaker and workshop leader. I served on the faculty of the Highlights Foundation for many years, working with both seasoned and aspiring writers. One SCBWI Regional Advisor wrote, “Larry Rosler is an incredible editor. Many said his manuscript critiques were the best critiques they'd ever had.”
Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege and great fun to work with a number of notable authors, some of whom had this to say: “Larry Rosler is one of those dream editors every author wants to work with;” “In more than four decades of writing, working with dozens of editors, Larry is the best;” “A wonderful and meticulous editor who not only edits, but advises and nudges and transforms manuscripts into the best work possible.”
Here’s my promise: I’ll work with you in a supportive way, with one purpose in mind—to help you achieve your writing goals.
Founding editor of national children's book publishing company; member of three-person team that built business from ground up; served as editorial director (1990-2011) and editor-at-large (2011-2014); acquired and edited picture books, fiction, and nonfiction; supervised writers and illustrators in North America and Europe; created and supervised marketing materials, such as catalogues, flyers, brochures, ads, and press releases; represented company at professional conferences, trade conventions, and foreign rights fairs in Bologna, Italy, and Frankfurt, Germany
Supervised and edited projects with book packagers in England and France; managed copyrights, permissions, contracts and photo research for periodical with a circulation of two million; managed editorial content of the magaine's Singapore edtion
Assisted the editor-in-chief with the publication of fiction and nonfiction by authors such as Edward Abbey, Bella Akhmadulina, Bill Granger, George V. Higgins, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Lech Walesa, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko; coordinated US and UK publications; evaluated manuscripts
Assisted director of school and library marketing with the promption of adult and juvenile titles to the school and library market; assisted with the creation of seasonal and backlist catalogues, as well as direct mail marketing pieces; booked author appearances; represented company at conferences and conventions
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