Working with writers is what I do and what I love to do. In addition to my experience as an editor, I offer a unique perspective as founding editor of Highlights for Children’s Boyds Mills Press. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of the industry’s leading authors and illustrators. The books I’ve edited have been recognized with the National Jewish Book Award, ALA Coretta Scott King Honor and Theodor Geisel Honor, SCBWI Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, among others. For more than twenty years, I served on the faculty of the Highlights Foundation and served as speaker and workshop leader at SCBWI conferences nationwide. I know how much a manuscript means to an author. It means a lot to me, too. I work with writers in a supportive way, with one purpose in mind: to bring them closer to their goals.
“In more than four decades of writing, I’ve worked with dozens of editors—at book publishers, magazines, and newspapers—and among all these Larry is the best, hands down. ”
—Karl Zimmermann, author & frequent contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post
“A wonderful and meticulous editor who not only edits, but advises and nudges and transforms manuscripts into the best work possible.”
—Linda Oatman High, author & journalist
Founding editor of Highlights for Children's Boyds Mills Press, a 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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