Lucy Rogers

Lucy Rogers – Editor

Creative and passionate editor, specialising in children's MG/YA fiction. Previously Simon & Schuster/Scholastic/Christopher Little Lit.


A creative and experienced editor with a passion for stories, a perceptive editorial eye and a comprehensive knowledge of the children's book market garnered from over a decade in the industry. Previously Senior Commissioning Editor at Simon & Schuster, I've worked with internationally bestselling authors Michelle Harrison and Laura Bates, launched debuts to commercial success and critical acclaim and managed big brands (incl. fantasy heavyweight Cassandra Clare).

I love a story I can see connecting with its target reader, one that takes you on a journey - whether it's magical middle grade, a swashbuckling adventure or bone-chilling speculative YA. My in-depth edits are assured and instructive but also sensitive and encouraging. My authors have said that I can see through early drafts to the story they're trying to tell, and I love working with writers to make their novels the absolute best they can be.
Middle Grade Young Adult
English (UK)
  • Copy-editing Skills, Publishing Training Centre

Work experience


Nov, 2020 — Present

- Co-ordinating with UK publishers and agents: editing, copy-editing and editorial assessments. Clients to date include Hachette, Scholastic, Lantana Publishing and Jenny Brown Associates
- Continued structural edits for my Simon & Schuster authors, Michelle Harrison and Beth Garrod
- Connecting with new writers, readying manuscripts for submission and mentoring via writing courses and schemes

Simon & Schuster Children's Books

Sep, 2016 — Nov, 2020 (about 4 years)

- Edited and launched bestselling series and prize-winning titles including Michelle Harrison's A PINCH OF MAGIC (shortlisted for Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019) and x3 Waterstones Books of the Month
- Commissioned commercial fiction for the children's list, developing and driving the publishing vision and strategy for each author acquired
- Project management of big brand authors: global powerhouse Cassandra Clare and New York Times bestseller Adam Silvera


Sep, 2011 — Sep, 2016 (about 5 years)

Managed projects through the entire publishing process from submission to final product; commissioned and edited fiction titles - from 5+ early readers to YA standalones - and originated IP in-house

Lucy has 4 reviews





Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Dec, 2021

Simply the best!
Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Jun, 2021

Beyond grateful for Lucy!!! Her feedback and edits are out of this world! Way more detailed than I expected and I really couldn’t be happier!
Alisa C.

Alisa C.

Apr, 2021

Lucy has been wonderful to work with, her edits were very insightful and have really helped me shape my book and grow my confidence as a writer. I'd wholeheartedly recommend Lucy.
Jeby B.

Jeby B.

Mar, 2021

Lucy provided a careful, thorough read and offered great insight and queries. For every "issue" found, she gave possible fixes and, in many cases, fabulous ideas that meshed perfectly with the story.