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Sandra Ogle

Sandra Ogle - Editor

Austin, TX, United States

Editor and copy editor with almost a decade of experience helping authors produce exceptional work. Specialties: YA and romance.

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I am a book editor with almost ten years of experience working for a variety of publishers, including Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Seal Press, Beacon Press, and Kirkus. I have worked on a variety of fiction genres, ranging from young adult fantasy to adult romance (and most everything in between).

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Editor and Copy Editor

Various Publishing Companies

October, 2008 – Present (about 8 years)

Edit, copyedit, fact-check, and proofread fiction (and sometimes nonfiction) trade books for both children and adult imprints. Clients have included Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Seal Press, Kensington Books, Sourcebooks, Heyday, Thomas Nelson, Kirkus, and Beacon Press.

Senior Production Editor

Penguin

September, 2007 – October, 2008 (about 1 year)

Managed and scheduled all freelance copy editors, fact-checkers, and proofreaders for the children’s imprints Grosset & Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan, which publish close to 300 titles per year. Reviewed and evaluated all freelance work. Managed all in-house copyediting and proofreading from manuscripts to proof stages, while adhering to tight editorial and production schedules. Created and maintained all style guides.

Portfolio (24 selected works)

The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women

Jessica Valenti

The United States is obsessed with virginity — from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti argues that the country’s intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes — ranging from abstinence-only curriculum to "Girls Gone Wild" infomercials — p... read more

The United States is obsessed with virginity — from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti argues that the country’s intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes — ranging from abstinence-only curriculum to "Girls Gone Wild" infomercials — p... read more

The Georges and the Jewels: Book One of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch

Jane Smiley

A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached. The horses are there on the ranch to be sold, plain and simple.But with all the stress at school (the Big Four—Linda, Mary A., Mary N.... read more

A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached. The horses are there on the ranch to be sold, plain and simple.But with all the stress at school (the Big Four—Linda, Mary A., Mary N.... read more

Beautiful Dead: Phoenix

Eden Maguire

"Redemption and grief, and the love that exists even when people are gone."-The BookbagNot alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.It's all been building to this moment...After everything Darina has been through, she knows it's time. She must expose the secrets behind Phoenix's death and set him free for eternity, even though it means this will be their last good-bye.With ... read more

"Redemption and grief, and the love that exists even when people are gone."-The BookbagNot alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.It's all been building to this moment...After everything Darina has been through, she knows it's time. She must expose the secrets behind Phoenix's death and set him free for eternity, even though it means this will be their last good-bye.With ... read more

To Come and Go Like Magic

Katie Pickard Fawcett

Twelve-year-old Chili Sue Mahoney has never been outside of her small Appalachian town. Mercy Hill, Kentucky, is home, with its meadows full of flowers, nights full of fireflies, grand mountains surrounding her little town. But it's also a place of poverty and old ways, and Chili longs to see the world.So she's thrilled when the mysterious, world-traveled Miss Matlock returns to Mercy Hill—ami... read more

Twelve-year-old Chili Sue Mahoney has never been outside of her small Appalachian town. Mercy Hill, Kentucky, is home, with its meadows full of flowers, nights full of fireflies, grand mountains surrounding her little town. But it's also a place of poverty and old ways, and Chili longs to see the world.So she's thrilled when the mysterious, world-traveled Miss Matlock returns to Mercy Hill—ami... read more

The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes

Roderick Townley

It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it. Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be banished to the far side of Mount Xexnax in the morning. On the bright side, now he might be able to rescue his father, who had been banished last ... read more

It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it. Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be banished to the far side of Mount Xexnax in the morning. On the bright side, now he might be able to rescue his father, who had been banished last ... read more

Six Months Later

Natalie Richards

"Recommend it to fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay." ―Library JournalShe Has Everything She Ever Wanted. But Not Her Memory...When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League... read more

"Recommend it to fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay." ―Library JournalShe Has Everything She Ever Wanted. But Not Her Memory...When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League... read more

Breaking Sky

Cori McCarthy

In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled thriller, America's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. "BREAKING SKY is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kinds of barriers at a Mach 5 pace." ―Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need seriesFly to the last drop of fuel. Fight to the last drop of blood.Showoff. Reckless. Maverick. ... read more

In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled thriller, America's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. "BREAKING SKY is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kinds of barriers at a Mach 5 pace." ―Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need seriesFly to the last drop of fuel. Fight to the last drop of blood.Showoff. Reckless. Maverick. ... read more

Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12... read more

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12... read more

The Summer After You and Me

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? For Lucy, the Jersey Shore isn't just the perfect summer escape, it's home. As a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal town and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Still, she can't help but crush ... read more

Will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? For Lucy, the Jersey Shore isn't just the perfect summer escape, it's home. As a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal town and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Still, she can't help but crush ... read more

The Six

Mark Alpert

To save humanity, they must give up their own.Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in a few short years, it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero.Then an artificial intelligence program, Sigma, hacks into Adam... read more

To save humanity, they must give up their own.Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in a few short years, it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero.Then an artificial intelligence program, Sigma, hacks into Adam... read more

Spelled (The Storymakers)

Betsy Schow

Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks―like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so no... read more

Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks―like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so no... read more

What You Left Behind

Jessica Verdi

Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Now and The Summer I Wasn't Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like ... read more

Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Now and The Summer I Wasn't Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like ... read more

The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreak Chronicles)

Ali Novak

"Swoon worthy! I fell in love with Oliver Perry so fast! This book is feels inducing...I loved every single page!" ―Anna Todd, New York Times bestelling author of the After series"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara-eve... read more

"Swoon worthy! I fell in love with Oliver Perry so fast! This book is feels inducing...I loved every single page!" ―Anna Todd, New York Times bestelling author of the After series"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara-eve... read more

The Storm

Virginia Bergin

DEADLY TO THE LAST DROP .Ninety-seven percent of the population is dead. And the killer rain keeps falling. Ruby's not sure she can make it on her own much longer. So when a chance encounter leads her to a camp with the last boy she may ever kiss (it's not easy to date during an apocalypse), Ruby gratefully accepts the army's protection. But safety comes with a price: If Ruby wants to stay, sh... read more

DEADLY TO THE LAST DROP .Ninety-seven percent of the population is dead. And the killer rain keeps falling. Ruby's not sure she can make it on her own much longer. So when a chance encounter leads her to a camp with the last boy she may ever kiss (it's not easy to date during an apocalypse), Ruby gratefully accepts the army's protection. But safety comes with a price: If Ruby wants to stay, sh... read more

Earthling Ambassador (Nicola Berry)

Liane Moriarty

Nicola Berry has only one day left to save the world. Armed with little more than her two closest friends, her annoying brother, her more annoying archrival, and an unusually tall alien named Shimlara, Nicola’s not sure she’s up to the task. She must convince the awful princess of Globagaskar to end her sinister plan of turning the Earth into a giant garbage can.

Nicola Berry has only one day left to save the world. Armed with little more than her two closest friends, her annoying brother, her more annoying archrival, and an unusually tall alien named Shimlara, Nicola’s not sure she’s up to the task. She must convince the awful princess of Globagaskar to end her sinister plan of turning the Earth into a giant garbage can.

Mistress of the Storm

M. L. Welsh

Verity Gallant is a lonely little girl who doesn't quite fit in. But when a mysterious stranger hands her an ancient book, everything changes. Suddenly it's up to her to solve the riddle of an ancient pledge and protect her family from the evil Mistress of the Storm. What hope does she have against a witch so powerful she can control the wind and create storms at will? Luckily, Verity does not... read more

Verity Gallant is a lonely little girl who doesn't quite fit in. But when a mysterious stranger hands her an ancient book, everything changes. Suddenly it's up to her to solve the riddle of an ancient pledge and protect her family from the evil Mistress of the Storm. What hope does she have against a witch so powerful she can control the wind and create storms at will? Luckily, Verity does not... read more

Thomas and the Dragon Queen

Shutta Crum

A kingdom is at war.A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her.But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescu... read more

A kingdom is at war.A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her.But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescu... read more

Burn Girl

Mandy Mikulencak

Arlie's face was disfigured by burns when her stepfather's meth lab exploded. After that, Arlie discovered the street smarts and survival skills she needed to shelter her addict mother, since the law and Lloyd, her deranged stepfather, are both looking for them. People died in the explosion and everyone wants answers. But Arlie's carefully constructed world is ripped apart when her mother over... read more

Arlie's face was disfigured by burns when her stepfather's meth lab exploded. After that, Arlie discovered the street smarts and survival skills she needed to shelter her addict mother, since the law and Lloyd, her deranged stepfather, are both looking for them. People died in the explosion and everyone wants answers. But Arlie's carefully constructed world is ripped apart when her mother over... read more

Of Better Blood

Susan Moger

Teenage polio survivor Rowan Collier is caught in the crossfire of a secret war against "the unfit." It's 1922, and eugenics--the movement dedicated to racial purity and good breeding--has taken hold in America. State laws allow institutions to sterilize minorities, the "feeble-minded," and the poor, while local eugenics councils set up exhibits at county fairs with "fitter family" contests an... read more

Teenage polio survivor Rowan Collier is caught in the crossfire of a secret war against "the unfit." It's 1922, and eugenics--the movement dedicated to racial purity and good breeding--has taken hold in America. State laws allow institutions to sterilize minorities, the "feeble-minded," and the poor, while local eugenics councils set up exhibits at county fairs with "fitter family" contests an... read more

Did I Mention I Love You?

Estelle Maskame

Love is everything but expected.Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities – what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and three stepbrothers.Eden gets her own room in her dad's fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Ty... read more

Love is everything but expected.Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities – what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and three stepbrothers.Eden gets her own room in her dad's fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother, Ty... read more

My Kind of Crazy

Robin Reul

Everybody needs someone who gets their crazyHank Kirby can't catch a break. He doesn't mean to screw up. It just happens. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spelled "prom" in sparklers on Amanda Carlisle's lawn...and nearly burns down her house, without ever asking her the big question.Hank just wants to pretend the incident never happen... read more

Everybody needs someone who gets their crazyHank Kirby can't catch a break. He doesn't mean to screw up. It just happens. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spelled "prom" in sparklers on Amanda Carlisle's lawn...and nearly burns down her house, without ever asking her the big question.Hank just wants to pretend the incident never happen... read more

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

Zoraida Cordova

"Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic." ―Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must DieNothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole... read more

"Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic." ―Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must DieNothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole... read more

Freak Magnet

Andrew Auseon

A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once.Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when they do, sparks fly . . . for Charlie. Gloria, well, she just thinks he's like every other freak who feels compelled to talk to her, although a little better-looking than most.While Charlie has his he... read more

A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once.Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when they do, sparks fly . . . for Charlie. Gloria, well, she just thinks he's like every other freak who feels compelled to talk to her, although a little better-looking than most.While Charlie has his he... read more

Dreaming Anastasia: A Novel of Love, Magic, and the Power of Dreams

Joy Preble

What really happened to Anastasia Romanov? Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are wor... read more

What really happened to Anastasia Romanov? Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are wor... read more

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Haile Kusama

Sandra helped to shape my manuscript into a version that was more accurate, marketable, and generally clearer than before. Her feedback was honest, constructive, and very much to the point, which is often ideal when revising. She helped me to better understand confusions that might arise from the reader's perspective, and allowed me to consider new ways of approaching aspects of the manuscript ...

Haile Kusama, October 2016

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