Ruxandra Câmpeanu

Ruxandra Câmpeanu – Editor

Very perceptive fiction editor with a ton of patience and an uncanny eye for detail. I have a lot of experience with children’s literature.

Overview

I am a fiction editor as well as an occasional literary translator.

I’ve been working as an editor for over eleven years. I started at one of the most important publishing houses in Romania, where I gained a lot of experience in editing translations of classic and contemporary novels. I worked on high-stakes books, editing Romanian versions of Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson), Harvest (Jim Crace), The Eye of the Storm (Patrick White) and the very first Romanian translation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Apart from editing, I also translated a few books, the most important of which were Kim (Rudyard Kipling) and Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton). Don’t worry though, I won’t turn your story into a spin-off from some turn-of-the-century social novel! What I mean to say is that there’s nothing like close acquaintance with the classics to help an editor really understand the inner workings of a literary text.

I then moved to a younger publishing house, where I helped build a brand-new children’s and YA fiction imprint. I’ve been editing children’s books, middle grade and teen fiction for over eight years now. I work on translations from English (French, German) into Romanian, but I also manage a collection of bilingual (Romanian and English) books for children of all ages, where I work directly with authors and provide editing through all the stages of a manuscript, from submission to publishing. The books that come out in this collection are the publishing house’s best-selling titles.

I am very involved as an editor, I offer extensive and detailed feedback and spare no effort to see a manuscript reach its full potential. I am well-versed in a wide variety of styles and I can easily adjust to an author’s literary sensibility. I am also very familiar with the tastes and preferences of young readers and can provide valuable guidance in this respect.

Services
Fiction
Children's Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1, grade A, June 2006

Work experience

Editura Booklet (Booklet Publishing House)

Oct, 2015 — Present

I work on chapter books, middle grade books and young adult fiction.

My main responsibilities:
- editing original manuscripts submitted by Romanian and British writers for Booklet's bilingual collection;
- editing translations of foreign fiction;
- proofreading;
- writing back-cover copy;
- developing learning materials to accompany the books as discussion guides.

Grupul Editorial All (All Publishing House)

Dec, 2012 — Oct, 2015 (almost 3 years)

I was a fiction editor (classics and contemporary fiction).

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
The Zombie News: A Story About Empathy and Validation

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Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Ruxandra has 2 reviews

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Sharon (Shay) K.

Sharon (Shay) K.

Jan, 2023

Provided the aspect I really needed. Communication with system caused me some confusion but not reflective if editors completion of project. Words really centered me in finishing this book. Thanks so much shay
christopher J.

christopher J.

Aug, 2021

I am so grateful for Ruxandra’s help. She provided clear, detailed, useful feedback in the developmental edits she did for my story. Not only were her suggestions helpful, she even provided examples of how I could make these changes to improve my story. I will definitely work with her again.

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