Rebekah Piatte

Rebekah Piatte – Editor

I specialize in children's fiction and non-fiction, instructional writing, and arts and crafts. I have over a decade of in-house experience.

Overview

I am an enthusiastic, experienced editor, writer, and project manager with over a decade of experience in trade book publishing. My specialty is children's and instructional books, but enjoy many forms of the written word. I even have experience in Americanization of English translations or UK-original text.

In college, I worked at a local newspaper and went on to intern at a non-profit book publisher. From there, I moved on to a local magazine, but then I spent the formative years of my career honing my instructional writing and editing skills at Klutz. I then moved on to develop and launch the IncrediBuilds imprint at Insight Editions. All the while, I freelanced as a proofreader, project manager, and development editor at a wide range of top companies, including Weldon Owen Kids and Scholastic.

I like to stay busy. I am also an avid crafter, which has helped me in my instructional writing. I enjoy creating things that utilize the best editorial and visual components to get readers excited--no matter what the genre. I look forward to helping you execute your vision and work together to make it stand out from the crowd.

A few testimonials of my work:

"Rebekah is a highly creative person with an impressively organized mind. Her skills in product development allow her to visualize an idea, communicate that vision, and bring it into reality. She approaches her editorial work with a singular focus and always gives one hundred percent to any task she is assigned."
--Paul Ruditis, Senior Editor, Insight Kids

"In the 5 years that I've worked with Rebekah, I have always found her to be 100% organized and 100% upbeat and positive, not easy during extensive photo shoots."
--Rory Earnshaw, photographer

"While we worked together at Klutz, I saw Rebekah take on a large range of tasks, from the boring to the entertaining, and she was always up for anything you could throw at her. Even when overloaded, she could take on yet one more thing and fit it into her day somehow. In addition to her tried and true organizational skills, Rebekah has a good eye for detail and is an enthusiastic team player."
--Jen Mills, Production Manager, Stanford University

"Rebekah was instrumental in the development of each and every product that Klutz produced. Rebekah has a strong understanding of all aspects of product development and had great insights at all stages of product creation. Her editorial background and product development skills made her a key member of the Klutz editorial team."
--Kaitlyn Lockwood, Editorial Director of Children's Publishing, Readerlink




Services
Fiction
Children's
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Entertainment Travel
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Insight Editions

Sep, 2019 — May, 2020 (8 months)

Managed IncrediBuilds imprint at this publisher and joined the Insight Kids team to expand the line and innovate new books and products for this growing imprint.

Insight Editions

Dec, 2018 — Sep, 2019 (9 months)

Continued to manage IncrediBuilds imprint and stepped in to manage two new imprints, PopCraft and Insight Luminaries, through their line launches after key members of the team left the company.

Insight Editions

May, 2015 — Dec, 2018 (over 3 years)

Led a cross-functional team to develop and launch new imprint and product line, IncrediBuilds, while tackling individual book projects as well.

Self-employed

May, 2013 — Present

Variety of editorial projects, from copyediting and proofreading, to text Americanization and full-scale development projects.
Clients include:
Scholastic, Inc.
Klutz, Inc.
Cassidy Labs
Kiwi Co.
Weldon Owen Kids

Klutz, Inc.

Oct, 2008 — May, 2013 (over 4 years)

--Worked on all aspects of book and product development from ideation to final product.
--Explored new product opportunities: Researched market for competitive products, assisted in positioning of possible new products, prepared presentations for Corporate representatives, developed projects for new books/products, and coordinated freelance talent.
--Coordinated all aspects of both lifestyle and tabletop photo shoots.
--Coordinated all aspects of focus groups.

Portfolio

Taken

Massey, David

Rebekah has 3 reviews

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Artify E.

Artify E.

May, 2023

Rebekah is a Gem! I would never have finished by book with out her. If I had finish my book with out her I cringe to think what it would have ended up like. I highly recommend her to any one working on a how to book!
Artify E.

Artify E.

Jul, 2022

Rebekah is a pro. I would recommend her to anyone making a how to book for sure!
Artify E.

Artify E.

Mar, 2022

Rebekah helped me so much with my proposal for my "How To Book" what a great help.

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