Michaela Weglinski

Michaela Weglinski – Editor

I edit content about science, history, nature, fun reference, and children's non-fiction with a National Geographic background.

Overview

I am a highly motivated and attentive editor and freelance writer with more than 7 years of experience in the publishing industry. My previous roles include working as an editor for National Geographic Kids, working on scholarly books for the University Press of New England, and working on outdoor-focused guidebooks for the Appalachian Mountain Club. I have also recently written two upcoming non-fiction children's books: In the Desert, published with National Geographic Kids, and King Cobra and Other Deadly Snakes, published with Scholastic.

I have extensive experience with children's non-fiction, including project managing and editing leveled readers, activity books, and fun reference books on subjects ranging from the history of modern music to an exploration into the world of biomimicry—scientific innovations inspired by animals. I also have experience with scholarly publishing on a wide range of subjects, and print and digital content aimed at making science and history topics accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages.

As an editor, I am thoughtful and detail-oriented. I have the ability to review manuscripts and offer feedback tailored to your goals, and I can also drill down to the micro level of language, tone, and sentence structure. I will work closely and collaboratively with you to achieve the ideal vision for your projects.

Overview of skills and services:
• Developmental editing
• Line-by-line manuscript editing
• Project management
• Content review
Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference History Nature
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

National Geographic Partners

May, 2018 — May, 2021 (about 3 years)

• Conceptualized and developed a new series, launching with Can't Get Enough Shark Stuff and Can't Get Enough Space Stuff (slated to publish in 2022)
• Project managed, edited, and worked closely with the royalty author on Beastly Bionics, a narrative science title about biomimicry
• Project managed, edited, and worked closely with a U.K.-based packager on the music encyclopedia Turn it Up! A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World.
• Edited and managed updates to the 2020 edition of the U.S. history encyclopedia Our Country's Presidents
• Managed and edited books in the National Geographic Kids leveled readers program that publishes approximately 15 books a year, including pre-readers, co-readers, and levels 1, 2, and 3
• Project managed and edited books in the National Geographic Kids Sticker Activity line, covering subjects such as sports, rocks and minerals, and medieval Europe.

National Geographic Partners

Mar, 2016 — May, 2018 (about 2 years)

• Worked on a National Geographic Kids Wall Calendar and reprints for upcoming books, such as Holidays Around the World.
• Project managed and edited Awesome 8 Epic, a spread-based non-fiction book about wonders of the world.

National Geographic Partners

Jun, 2015 — Mar, 2016 (9 months)

• Assisted the children's editorial team with upcoming books, such as George Washington's Rules to Live By and Cat Tales.

University Press of New England

Aug, 2013 — Jun, 2015 (almost 2 years)

• Worked on academic books about a variety of subjects: art history, health and medicine, public lands infrastructure, Jewish studies, and more.

Brill Publishers

Jan, 2013 — May, 2013 (4 months)

• Worked on academic books in final stages prior to publication

Appalachian Mountain Club

Jan, 2012 — May, 2012 (4 months)

• Worked on manuscripts and guidebooks in process for AMC Books
• Projects focused on guidebooks for outdoor recreation

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virginia K.

virginia K.

Mar, 2022

Overall, working with Michaela has been a great experience. She seeks to fully understand me when explaining something to her. Her writing is top, and I love how involved she is in the writing process by giving feedback and sharing her knowledge.
Michaela W.
Thank you for your positive review, Virginia! I enjoyed working with you, too.

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