Originally from San Diego, California, I earned my editing chops working up and down the West Coast for magazines and book publishers including feminist publication Ms. and women’s nonfiction imprint Seal Press. From there, I made my way to New York City to earn a master’s in science for digital and print publishing from NYU.
Now a Brooklyn resident with experience working for top publishers such as W. W. Norton & Co. and Scholastic, Inc., I have cultivated a keen and highly professional ability to clean up the messiest of copy—in a timely, thoughtful, and friendly manner.
A lifetime with an unusual and easily misspelled name (Marinda—not Miranda!) has instilled in me an unshakable and personal belief in the importance of details, which I’ve worked hard to make into a career. As a proofreader and copyeditor, I defend proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage wherever possible.
I love to read and work on young adult fiction—specifically contemporary, speculative, mystery/thriller, and romance. I also enjoy adult-level horror, thriller, women’s, and literary fiction.
Copyediting and proofreading children's books including picture books, middle grade, and YA. Handling editorial production of fiction and nonfiction titles from copyediting through final PDF creation. Communicating with editorial, design, and production departments to solve problems and maintain schedules. Corresponding with freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers and reviewing their work. Copyediting and proofreading both cover and interior materials. Collating author and proofreader corrections. Coding and electronically tagging manuscripts for design elements.
Managed production editorial schedule of 100+ annual adult genre-fiction digital-first books. Copyedited and proofread manuscripts and covers. Corresponded with freelance proofreaders and copyeditors and reviewed their work. Created purchase orders, distributed freelancer contracts, and managed freelancer invoices. Coordinated with editorial, design, and production to ensure timely delivery of final products.
Managed production schedule of 100+ annual adult genre-fiction digital-first books. Copyedited and proofread manuscripts and covers. Corresponded with freelance proofreaders and copyeditors and reviewed their work. Created purchase orders, distributed freelancer contracts, and managed freelancer invoices. Coordinated with editorial, design, and production to ensure timely delivery of final products.
From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning!Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't abo... read more
A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published... read more
“An epic wonder”* from the bestselling author of Mosquitoland This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah → gets hypnotized. Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, ... read more
The fourth book of the scream-worthy cult series The Merciless combines Stephen King-level terror with true crime stories like the Amanda Knox case.The ropes tighten on Berkley Hubbard's wrists. Blood drips down her fingers and lands with a smack on the cold floor of the church basement. She's trapped, bound, and petrified by fear. A knife punctures her fragile skin as Berkley's captors search... read more
“An utterly charming story of love, family, heartbreak, and drama. I absolutely loved it!”—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been GoneMegan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse or anything, it's just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focu... read more
"Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut." --Dana Mele, author of People Like UsHannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has t... read more
From Danielle Vega, YA's answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.Hendricks Becker-O'Malley is new in town, and she's bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn't think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her ... read more
From Senator Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too.Before Kamala Harris became a district attorney and a United States senator, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--the... read more
The New York Times bestseller from the author of If I Stay “Heartwrenching…If you are ready to be emotionally wrecked yet again, you are in luck.” – Hypable A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album. Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just ... read more
Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate Quinn called "easily one of the best novels I have read all year!" A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands.They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be a... read more
"This tense wire of a novel thrums with suspense. . . . [this book] just might be the highlight of your summer.”–The New York TimesCheryl Strayed's Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness.After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to wo... read more
This stormy sequel to Never Ever is packed with more of everything you loved in Book 1: twists, action, revenge, and romance!Just a few weeks ago, Wylie Dalton was living on magical Minor Island where nobody ages past seventeen, and in love with Phinn, the island's leader. Now, her home is a creaky old boat where she's joined a ragtag group of cast-offs from the island, all dead-set on getting... read more
A horror story about friendship, growing up, and finding a place in the world: Gremlins meets The Breakfast Club by way of Stephen King and Stranger Things.In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow:Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never tak... read more
"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPageVeronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing th... read more
Her name is Sarah. She's blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. And her act of resistance is about to change the world.After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in pla... read more
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Sentence, a lightly speculative, relevant puzzle box with undertones of Never Let Me Go.The time is now. The place is San Francisco. The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings--of "waning"--when they reach their teens.Natalia Peña has already waned. So why does she love her little b... read more
"A compulsive page-turner with a shocking twist--get ready to stay up all night!" --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars"This conversation-starting page-turner is...Fatal Attraction meets Big Little Lies." --Kirkus ReviewsGabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her ... read more
The Serpent King meets Stranger Things in Emily Henry's gripping novel about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event.Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren't a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That's the case for seventeen... read more
The Dead must stay buried.Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom's borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia's waters, hoping to heal a heart broken in more ways than she can count. But with Meredy joining the ocean voyage, vanquishing her sorrow will be a diffi... read more
A relatable novel about unrequited love, rock 'n' roll, and what you find when you go searching for yourself.Sixteen-year-old Nora Wakelin has always felt like an outsider in her own family. Her parents and older sister love her, but they don't understand anything about her: not her passion for music, not her all-encompassing crush on her bandmate Daniel (who is very much unavailable), not her... read more
Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes has a kitten-sized secret in her debut chapter book—perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Seven-year-old Alfie Jakes isn't thrilled when her mom organizes end-of-summer playdates with her soon-to-be classmate, Hanni. Hanni is kind of bossy. So Alfie is relieved when Hanni is more fun to play with then she thought. Even better, she shows Alfie her cat--who has kit... read more
Alfie Jakes is starting second grade in the follow-up to Alfie Jakes and the Furry, Purry Secret, perfect for fans of the Judy Moody books! Alfie Jakes's summer was better than she expected. Even though her best friend Lulu was away on vacation, she found a new friend in her next door neighbor, Hanni. Hanni even let her take home a kitten! Now that second grade is about to start and Lulu is ba... read more
Alfie tries to save Halloween from too many princesses in this fourth book in the Absolutely Alfie series!It's almost Halloween at Alfie's school and everyone is excited to dress up in costumes for the class Halloween party. Shy Bella asks Alfie if she wants to be bunny rabbits together. Alfie is happy to agree and to get to know this new and interesting classmate. But when almost all of Alfie... read more
With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take on a new school and attempt to make 100 friends!Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is a seven-hundred-year-old dragon. Not that most people believe that. Most people are sure that Dragon is a stuffed animal. People such as Warren's twin sister, Ellie, who challenges Warren to a contest at their new school: making 100 new friend... read more
With Calvin and Hobbes appeal, a boy and his "pet" dragon take the school hamster home, to hilarious results!Warren is a seven-year-old boy. Dragon is part stuffed animal, part fierce dragon, and part best friend--depending on what you believe most. And Chewy is the class hamster. So when it's Warren's turn to take Chewy home for the weekend, Warren isn't so sure it's the best idea. Do dragons... read more
Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood!Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chef... read more
Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading ExperienceA deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart!Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride an... read more
A walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk, hands-on, say-it-loud handbook for activist kids who want to change the world!Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is," who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, ... read more
★ "Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."*America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US presidents. More than forty years after America left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the war remains controversial and divisive both in the United States and... read more
Her fate is so much more than the cards she was dealt.Anna was never supposed to exist. Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the tyrannical King's archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and... read more
The bestselling author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight returns with a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.It's the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train.But then Hug... read more
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Nightmares steal the show in the third book of this spooky middle grade series! When the town's old movie palace is converted into a theater, Maggie is thrilled to get a job helping with the first stage production. Even though she’s just babysitting the director's kids, Maggie is determined to learn everything she can about acting. But a devilish ghoul seems to have other plans for the perform... read more
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted comes a beautiful book about the animals who share our planet--and what we can do to help them survive.Did you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their paws after every meal? The world is filled with millions of animal species, and all of them are unique and special. Many are on t... read more
DIVERGENT meets OCEAN'S EIGHT in this urban fantasy heist!On my seventeenth birthday, I wake up in the hospital to find I just survived a sketchy but terrible accident. My parents stand by my bedside—both are beautiful, wealthy, and super-nice. They tell me that once I leave the hospital, I’ll attend the prestigious ECHO Academy, where I’ll churn out equations for the government along with my ... read more
From New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare comes a contemporary Western romance about a cowboy who is in for the ride of his life…. Dustin is a ranch hand with a reputation around town as a ladies’ man. He loves flirting and the thrill of the chase. When he tilts his cowboy hat just so, no one can resist his charms. It’s all fun and games for Dustin until he meets a woman who sparks ... read more
A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks!Sometimes life isn't a piece of cake . . . When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he's often stuck looking ... read more
The inventive and hauntingly timely story of a seventeen-year-old coder's catapult to stardom, reminiscent of The Social Network with a Ready Player One twist.For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after ... read more
Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America.Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inac... read more
Adventure, friendship, and magical realism come together in this heartwarming, whimsical story. Perfect for fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Penderwicks.When Oona Britt was born in the magical town of Nordlor, where all of the homes are built from wrecked ships, her parents never expected her to be a girl. Having listened to a faulty prediction from a washed-up soothsayer, they were promised... read more
TWO PLANETS AT WAR. ONE GIRL IN BETWEEN. HER CHOICE WILL SAVE A REVOLUTION.Avery Vey lives on Level 4 of New San Francisco, scraping by on whatever deals she can make in the rough markets of the ground level. But at least she is far removed from the war that rages on Echo, the sister planet just beyond the hypergate. She wants nothing to do with Earth’s pointless crusade against the native rac... read more
A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field!Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. It is a boy's game and always has been. It's not fair, and Katy's going to fight back. Inspired by what sh... read more
A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!
Mean Girls meets The Taming of the Shrew in this romantic follow-up to Always Never YoursCameron Bright's reputation can be summed up in one word: b*tch. It's no surprise she's queen bee at her private L.A. high school--she's beautiful, talented, and notorious for her brutal honesty. But when she slips up in front of her crush, Andrew, any affection he may have had for her quickly fades. To wi... read more
In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson and Sara Zarr, one girl embraces the power of her voice: rules are meant to be broken and she won't stay silent.Weekends are for partying with friends while trying to survive the mindnumbingness that is high school. The countdown to graduation is on, and Skye has her sights set on escaping to art school and not looking back. But her party-first-ask-que... read more
Teodora di Sangro is used to hiding her magical ability to transform enemies into music boxes and mirrors. Nobody knows she’s a strega—and she aims to keep it that way. The she meets Cielo—and everything changes. A strega who can switch outward form as effortlessly as turning a page in a book, Cielo shows Teodora what her life could be like if she masters the power she’s been keeping secret. A... read more
The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord's powerful fleet.Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she's not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades esca... read more
Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. In keeping up with their ongoing fight to end gun-violence in all communities, the student leaders of March for Our Lives have decided not to be paid as authors of the book. 100% of net proceeds from this book will be paid to March For Our Lives Action Fund."Glimmer of Hope provides a blueprint for launchin... read more
THIS BOOK IS PART OF A SERIES. If you would like an advanced copy of the sequel at no charge, please email me at CCB@Frozen-Pandemic.com.On July 12, 2017, an apocalyptic pandemic was unleashed after an iceberg, the size of Delaware, broke off from the Antarctica Peninsula. This exposed an ecosystem that had been hidden from the sun for over 120,000 years. Imbedded deep in the ice shelf was an ... read more
Mama Llama teaches Llama Llama a humorous lesson in cleaning up in Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama series.Time to pick up all your toys!Why is Mama making noise?Mama says it's cleaning day . . .Llama only wants to play.Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama is growing up, but he still loves to play with all his toys! When Mama Llama says it's time to clean up, Llama responds like any child more int... read more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Sneakers covers nearly everything there is to know about the vast universe of everyone’s favorite comfy athletic shoes.”—Parade“A beautifully assembled collage of image, experience, and inspiration.”—Vogue"One of this year's coolest books."—Men's Journal"The definitive story of the sneaker universe."—WSJ MagazineFeaturing exclusive interviews with Virgil Abloh (Off-Wh... read more
Soon to be a Netflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over two million copies in print!"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy KidIt's the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battle... read more
Soon to be a Netflix Original series!The New York Times and USA Today bestelling series, with over two million copies in print!"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy KidLife after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan: he lives in a mind-clobberingly cool tree fort w... read more
Soon to be a Netflix Original series!The New York Times and USA Today bestelling series, with over two million copies in print!"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sull... read more
From New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds comes the latest installment of Caveboy Dave, a middle-grade graphic novel series perfect for fans of Captain Underpants.Twelve-year-old Dave Unga-Bunga is having a great year: he survived his deadly Baby-Go-Boom ceremony, he's earned the respect of the villagers of Bleccchh, and he just invented ice cream and summer vacation. Before the ic... read more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, unforgettable portrait of love, silence, and secrets amidst a Spanish dictatorship.Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of su... read more
Jennifer Donaldson is back with another twisted thriller perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Gone Girl.Zahra Gaines is missing. After three long years away, Ruthie Hayden arrives in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska to this devastating news. Zahra was Ruthie's best friend--the only person who ever really understood her--and she vows to do whatever it takes to find her.Zahra vanished fro... read more
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor BookThe First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching. There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malú (María Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertent... read more
Reeling from the death of his wife and his career, renowned architect Brennan Gibbons enters the 22nd Century Lottery on a whim―and wins! The prize is a first-generation Vessel: a beautiful artificial human named Stella, part flesh, part machine. With hopes that she can help him re-engage with life, Brennan brings home this perfected android, but his initial excitement gives way to fear as Ste... read more
Eating healthy can be a struggle. It’s hard to choose broccoli and brown rice instead of hot, cheesy pizza. And diets often ask you to cut out different foods all at once, leaving you feeling deprived.In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foodsthree days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to compl... read more
"Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” says Andrea Q. Robinson. Good makeup reclaims you.” Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. In this fully updated edition of Toss the Gloss, she shares he... read more
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A lifetime of reading, editing, and writing books—this work is my dream. It would be an honor to help you get your book ready for the world.
I’m a writer & editor based in Scotland. I have a wealth of experience editing award-winning collections of poetry & short stories.