Madison Moore

Madison Moore – Editor

I edit kid lit, from picture books to young adult novels. I also offer consulting on the publishing industry, querying, and marketplace.


I'd love to work with you to shape your project into its best version before you send it out into the world!

I work full time as an Editor for C&T publishing. I have a background in children's book publishing, and am also a traditionally published author in both fiction and non-fiction. I graduated from the University of Chicago with degrees in both English Literature and Visual Arts.

It's my job to find stories and artists with potential and help their authors bring them to fruition. I love working with writers 1-1 to improve their work, whether that's delving into the big picture themes and structures, or breaking things down at the sentence level.

I can also offer publishing consulting, and edit and offer critique from a traditional publisher/editor's perspective. As a published author as well, I am great at relating to both sides of the editorial experience.

I specialize in picture books, and also have experience working with graphic novels, middle grade novels, chapter books, and young adult novels. My visual arts background also helps me to shape writing that is meant to be paired with illustration.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
Children’s Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts
Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience

C&T Publishing

Sep, 2021 — Present

I conceptualize, acquire, develop, edit, and write instructional craft book content. I am the editor and project manager for more than 15 books a year, working with the production and design teams to create inspirational and instructional books.

Albert Whitman & Company

Sep, 2019 — Sep, 2021 (about 2 years)

Acquire and edit picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels for a longstanding independent publisher.
Reviewing submissions from both agented and un-agented authors.

Albert Whitman & Compaby

May, 2018 — Dec, 2018 (7 months)

Assisting with editorial departmental tasks.
Assisting editors with their projects.
Reading submissions and submitting evaluative reports.

Madison has 9 reviews





Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H.

Mar, 2023

This is the second time I've worked with Madison and it's been a delight. Very professional with good feedback.
Cecilia E.

Cecilia E.

Feb, 2023

Working with Madison was worth the dime. Her line-by-line edit and assessment gave me a different outlook on how my children's book should look like. I thought my book was perfect but now I see why I'm not getting responses back from agents/publishers. That being said, this experience should help me perfect my writing.
Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H.

Feb, 2023

My first time working with an editor and Madison was a fantastic choice. She was very professional with good communication skills. It would be a pleasure to work with her again.
Robin K.

Robin K.

Jan, 2023

Madison is the professional I was seeking to help me write a children's picture book for the first time. Her edits made so much sense to me, both from the big-picture ideas to the tiny little edits that make you wonder, "Wow, that's excellent. Why didn't I think of this?!" Editing and publishing can be an overwhelming process and Madison explained to me in terms I understand. Although I am bran...
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Jacob V.

Jacob V.

Jan, 2023

This was my second time working with Madison, and it was a delight both times. My work and manuscript have benefited greatly from Madison's expertise in the subject. If given the chance, I would be delighted to work with her again.