I write, adapt, and edit manuscripts with a particular focus on children's and YA books, and books for the educational market.
Middle Grade is my passion, and I'm able to write in many different genres. I've worked for Penguin, Ladybird, DELTA and more (some I can't legally shout about yet!) adapting contemporary and iconic texts for the ELT market. I'm particularly proud about my ability to adapt a text to a new reading ability/age group and can expertly guide you on this - e.g: are you aiming for MG but it's reading much older? I'm the one to help fix this for you.
I'm a pro at achieving the right voice - just check out my portfolio below - and will happily help you find and develop your own.
I am also an agency assistant at a children's literary agency and can assist you in polishing your query letter.
I have a BA in Journalism from the University of Brighton and an MA in Children's Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London.
I'm available for: proofreading, short-form content, copy editing, query letter review, text adapting.
I would just like to confirm that my services offered on Reedsy are not for agent representation and are instead for editorial work on your manuscript so you can then take it to agents for consideration or self-publication.
“Saffron has done a great job!”
"I am so excited to share the news that [author] has read and approved your adaptation of [title]. You should be exceptionally proud to have done justice to this phenomenal title. Brilliant! Brilliant! BRILLIANT!"
"You did a wonderful job adjusting this for a younger audience. Strange to see, but really cute and sweet and thoughtful. I’m so excited that the story can be brought to an even larger audience this way and can be used as a learning tool."
- BA in Journalism
- MA in Children's Literature