Ruqayyah Daud

Ruqayyah Daud – Editor

Associate Editor at Little Brown Young Readers with 5+ years of industry experience working with award-winning and bestselling authors.


I am an Associate Editor at a traditional publisher, with over 5 years of experience editing middle grade and young adult novels. I acquired and edited B&N Childrens & YA Book Award Finalist, The Witch, the Sword, and the Cursed Knights by Alexandria Rogers, which received 3 starred reviews. As well as critically acclaimed books such as Zoulfa Katouh’s As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, which was a Book of the Month pick, M. T. Khan's Nura and the Immortal Palace, and Ream Shukairy's The Next New Syrian Girl.

As an editor, I can help you fine tune your query pitch or retail copy by using my experience reviewing agent pitches and writing retail and jacket copy for bestselling books such as Holly Black's The Queen of Nothing and The Stolen Heir. I also provide editorial assessments and developmental editing.

I am a collaborative editor who can help you work on pacing, characterization, and plot. Upon request, I am also available for a detailed line edit to help bring your writing and prose to the next level. Whether you are preparing a manuscript for independent publishing or to begin querying agents, I can help you execute your vision with confidence.

Coming of Age Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy New Adult Picture Books Romance Young Adult Fantasy
English (US)

Work experience

Hachette Book Group - Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Aug, 2018 — Present

I acquire and edit children's books for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. I have worked with bestselling and award winning authors on everything from picture books to middle grade and young adult.

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Fiona M.

Fiona M.

Oct, 2023

Absolutely superb. I would use Ruqayyah's services again.

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