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Nicole Hoff

Nicole Hoff - Editor

Kenilworth, United Kingdom

I have worked as an editor at HarperCollins specializing in middle grade and children's picture books, which I am so passionate about.

Overview

I'm an experienced picture book and middle grade editor with expertise in fiction and nonfiction. I have worked in the editorial department at HarperCollins in the US and have successfully acquired and worked on projects from concept to printed book, including the #1 New York Times bestselling children's book Max and A Pig in a Wig picture book series. I am happy to assist with developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading!

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Assistant Editor

HarperCollins Publishers
May, 2015 – January, 2016 (8 months)

I acquired and edited books and assisted others in editing books. My book acquisitions included #1 New York Times bestselling Max, and A Pig in a Wig series . I evaluated picture book and middle-grade chapter book submissions and wrote reader reports, as well as jacket and flap copy and selling copy, including SEO material. Additionally, I participated in editorial and acquisition meetings and contributed to the publishing process by researching and developing ideas. I continuously maintained communication with authors, agents, and illustrators throughout the entire book publishing process. I also participated in weekly meetings with senior editorial, marketing, and design staff to develop strategic ways to position products and coordinate the publication process from manuscript to book.

Editorial Assistant

HarperCollins Publishers
September, 2012 – April, 2015 (over 2 years)

As editorial assistant, I began acquiring picture books and middle-grade chapter books as well as evaluated picture book and middle-grade chapter book submissions. I wrote reader reports and jacket copy and flap copy. I also participated in editorial and acquisition meetings and contributed to the publishing process by researching and developing ideas. I constantly maintained communication with authors, agents, and illustrators, as well as performed administrative and editorial duties and assisted in coordinating the publication process from manuscript to book.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig (A Pig in a Wig Book)

Emma J. Virjan

What this story needsis a pigin a wigon a boatwith some friendshaving funin the sun—So come on board! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride where she discovers that life is a lot more fun with more friends.

What this story needsis a pigin a wigon a boatwith some friendshaving funin the sun—So come on board! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride where she discovers that life is a lot more fun with more friends.

Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine.

Jennifer Li Shotz

The New York Times bestselling movie novelization—a powerful story about a special dog and what it means to be a hero that more and more readers have discoveredWhen Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really gone. Except there's one thing that Kyle left behind….Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fell... read more

The New York Times bestselling movie novelization—a powerful story about a special dog and what it means to be a hero that more and more readers have discoveredWhen Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really gone. Except there's one thing that Kyle left behind….Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fell... read more

Stick Dog Chases a Pizza

Tom Watson

In Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, Tom Watson's hilarious follow-up to Stick Dog and Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, Stick Dog returns with the same crazy crew. This time these canine friends have discovered a newfangled flavor—and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be that easy. There's a ki... read more

In Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, Tom Watson's hilarious follow-up to Stick Dog and Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, Stick Dog returns with the same crazy crew. This time these canine friends have discovered a newfangled flavor—and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be that easy. There's a ki... read more

Dragons from Mars

Deborah Aronson

For fans of Dragons Love Tacos comes a fun, silly picture book about some unexpected guests from space.There’s a boy named Nathaniel who loves dragons—a ton! So he sends them an email and says, just for fun,“Dear dragons from Mars, I think you’re the best! Would you like to see Earth and stay here as my guest?”Will the dragons receive it? Do you think they’ll reply? And what if the dragons dec... read more

For fans of Dragons Love Tacos comes a fun, silly picture book about some unexpected guests from space.There’s a boy named Nathaniel who loves dragons—a ton! So he sends them an email and says, just for fun,“Dear dragons from Mars, I think you’re the best! Would you like to see Earth and stay here as my guest?”Will the dragons receive it? Do you think they’ll reply? And what if the dragons dec... read more

Frogs

Seymour Simon

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon takes readers on a journey through a frog's life cycle, from egg to tadpole to grown frog, with fascinating facts, stunning full-color photographs, and an underlying message of ecological preservation. Readers will learn about the different types of frogs and toads that are found all over the world! This book includes an author's note, a glossary, and... read more

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon takes readers on a journey through a frog's life cycle, from egg to tadpole to grown frog, with fascinating facts, stunning full-color photographs, and an underlying message of ecological preservation. Readers will learn about the different types of frogs and toads that are found all over the world! This book includes an author's note, a glossary, and... read more

Our Solar System: Revise Edition

Seymour Simon

In this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, Seymour Simon takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space! With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images, young readers will learn all about the beginning of the solar system, including the sun and the eight planets and their moons. This book includes a glossary and an index. Seymour Simon knows how to explain sc... read more

In this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, Seymour Simon takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space! With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images, young readers will learn all about the beginning of the solar system, including the sun and the eight planets and their moons. This book includes a glossary and an index. Seymour Simon knows how to explain sc... read more

What This Story Needs Is a Hush and a Shush (A Pig in a Wig Book)

Emma J. Virjan

Join Pig in another fun read-aloud adventure on the farm and find out if she'll ever catch some ZZZs!What this bedtime needsis a pig in a wigbrushing her teeth,combing her hair,and getting ready for bedwith her pink teddy bear.But with a honk, a quack, a moo, and more, it turns out what this bedtime really needs is a quieter place to sleep!The "What This Story Needs..." books are bright and li... read more

Join Pig in another fun read-aloud adventure on the farm and find out if she'll ever catch some ZZZs!What this bedtime needsis a pig in a wigbrushing her teeth,combing her hair,and getting ready for bedwith her pink teddy bear.But with a honk, a quack, a moo, and more, it turns out what this bedtime really needs is a quieter place to sleep!The "What This Story Needs..." books are bright and li... read more

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

Tom Watson

Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they're all feeling the heat. They need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day!It will take all of Stick Dog's smarts to guide his friends to a scrumptious ice-cream feast. They'll battle a water-attacking machine, discover rainbow puddles, and chase the strangest, loudest truck they've ever seen.But there's a loom... read more

Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they're all feeling the heat. They need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day!It will take all of Stick Dog's smarts to guide his friends to a scrumptious ice-cream feast. They'll battle a water-attacking machine, discover rainbow puddles, and chase the strangest, loudest truck they've ever seen.But there's a loom... read more

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