Laura Schreiber

Laura Schreiber – Editor

I've edited 70+ middle grade and YA novels over 11 years at Disney Hyperion and Hachette, including #1 NYT bestsellers and award winners.


I've spent 11+ years honing my skills as an editor of middle grade and YA novels. I am passionate about kids' books and have a deep understanding of the market and what makes for a thrilling, unforgettable read. As a developmental editor, nothing brings me greater satisfaction than working with an author to transform a story into the best possible version of itself. I'd love to help you develop your story's world-building, characters, plot, and pacing.

I am an avid reader with omnivorous taste - I love everything from fantasy/sci-fi, to contemporary/realistic, to historical fiction.

I've worked with #1 New York Times bestselling authors including Robert Beatty, Alexandra Bracken, James Patterson, and Kerri Maniscalco.
Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience

JIMMY Patterson, Little, Brown and Company

Jan, 2020 — Nov, 2020 (10 months)

Oversaw list of picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. Edited #1 bestselling authors including James Patterson and Kerri Maniscalco

Disney Hyperion

Sep, 2009 — Dec, 2019 (about 10 years)

Edited bestselling and award-winning authors Robert Beatty, Alexandra Bracken, Amie Kaufman, and Kelly Loy Gilbert

Laura has 6 reviews





Ben M.

Ben M.

Sep, 2021

Working with Laura was a joy from start to finish. Her feedback on my manuscript was exactly what I needed. She was incredibly encouraging, and also pointed out where I could improve my manuscript. After receiving her notes, I knew exactly what I needed to work on to make the manuscript better. Laura obviously has a sharp eye for what makes a book work, and is at the top of her profession....
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Jenn Y.

Jenn Y.

Aug, 2021

Very professional and lovely to work with.
Christopher M.

Christopher M.

Aug, 2021

Insight with suggestions about story. Very grateful. Thanks
Corey C.

Corey C.

Jul, 2021

Laura is a star! Her feedback was very insightful and extremely helpful. Her review of my manuscript was careful and thoughtful. It was clear to me that she invested the time and effort in evaluating my manuscript and that she ‘got it’ in terms of understanding what I was trying to do. She nailed it when it came to articulating weaknesses and things that weren’t working. I’ve spent a lot of tim...
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Courtney L.

Courtney L.

Apr, 2021

Working with Laura was such a wonderful experience! She is incredibly knowledgeable, communicative, patient, and thorough! From the beginning she was very clear about her approach and the kind of feedback I could expect, and also made sure to ask if I had any specific concerns I wanted her to keep in mind. I felt she truly connected to my work and had a strong vision about how to take it to th...
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