Shira Evans

Shira Evans - Editor

Washington, DC, USA

Freelance editor of 15 years, specializing in childrens non-fiction. I am also lucky to be a trusted editor for National Geographic.

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Overview

I'm a freelance writer/editor specializing in educational materials for children of all ages. I have been lucky enough to work with National Geographic on their early readers but I have been editing across a range of genres for 15 years now.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
ELT
Nature

Work experience

Editor/Writer

Self-employed
July, 2003 – Present (over 15 years)

•Develop and write curriculum, assessment activities, and a variety of educational content including reading programs, course books, digital activities, and user guides.
•Convert print-based content into engaging interactive material while maintaining educational goals; troubleshoot layout/interaction issues in an eLearning environment.
•Conceptualize, write, and edit news stories, newsletters, and course books to educate foreign audiences about culture and language in the United States.
•Successfully manage all stages of the editorial process; track and evaluate progress; participate in online training; grasp complex projects quickly; easily adapt to new styles and software.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

National Geographic Kids Readers: Bugs (Pre-reader)

Shira Evans

Young readers learn all about insects in this new Pre-reader from National Geographic Kids.Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups, helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world. Along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading, National Geographic Readers ar... read more

Young readers learn all about insects in this new Pre-reader from National Geographic Kids.Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups, helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world. Along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading, National Geographic Readers ar... read more

National Geographic Readers: Day and Night

Shira Evans

During the day, the sun shines, birds tweet, and bees buzz. Earth is awake! But what happens at night? The moon -- and a whole new group of animals come out to play! Adult and child readers can cuddle up and read aloud and learn together in this new "you read, I read" co-reader format, vetted by early reading expert Susan B. Neuman.From the Trade Paperback edition.

During the day, the sun shines, birds tweet, and bees buzz. Earth is awake! But what happens at night? The moon -- and a whole new group of animals come out to play! Adult and child readers can cuddle up and read aloud and learn together in this new "you read, I read" co-reader format, vetted by early reading expert Susan B. Neuman.From the Trade Paperback edition.

National Geographic Readers: Helpers in Your Neighborhood (Pre-reader)

Shira Evans

Get to know the everyday heroes in your community! From firefighters to teachers, mail carriers to crossing guards, neighborhood helpers are all around.Young readers learn about the importance of cooperation and the people who lead the way in our communities. Perfect for beginning readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every pa... read more

Get to know the everyday heroes in your community! From firefighters to teachers, mail carriers to crossing guards, neighborhood helpers are all around.Young readers learn about the importance of cooperation and the people who lead the way in our communities. Perfect for beginning readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every pa... read more

National Geographic Readers: Trot, Pony!

Shira Evans

Trot, prance, and jump with ponies! Young readers will meet lots of different kinds of ponies and learn what they do. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

Trot, prance, and jump with ponies! Young readers will meet lots of different kinds of ponies and learn what they do. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

National Geographic Readers: Peek, Otter

Shira Evans

Meet the funny and adorable river otter! Young readers will learn all about these amazing animals. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

Meet the funny and adorable river otter! Young readers will learn all about these amazing animals. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

National Geographic Readers: Dive, Dolphin

Shira Evans

From the classic bottlenose dolphin to the orca, young readers will learn all about these amazing animals in this pre-reader. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

From the classic bottlenose dolphin to the orca, young readers will learn all about these amazing animals in this pre-reader. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

National Geographic Readers: At the Beach

Shira Evans

Take a stroll along the beach. What do you see? Young readers will learn all about the beach and the animals that call it home in this fun pre-reader. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to new words and concepts -- helping them expand their understanding of the world.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Take a stroll along the beach. What do you see? Young readers will learn all about the beach and the animals that call it home in this fun pre-reader. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to new words and concepts -- helping them expand their understanding of the world.From the Trade Paperback edition.

National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Homes (Pre-reader)

Shira Evans

Young readers learn all about animal abodes--from cozy dens to towering trees--in this new Pre-reader from National Geographic Kids.Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups, helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world. Along with brilliant photos and a fun approach t... read more

Young readers learn all about animal abodes--from cozy dens to towering trees--in this new Pre-reader from National Geographic Kids.Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups, helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world. Along with brilliant photos and a fun approach t... read more

National Geographic Readers: Tadpole to Frog (L1/Co-reader)

Shira Evans

Caterpillar to butterfly, tadpole to frog--some creatures take growing up to a whole new level!Learn all about how animals grow and change in this leveled Co-reader, perfect for parents and kids to read together. Through vibrant, adorable images and expert-vetted text, you'll glimpse some of the most amazing metamorphoses in the natural world. Kids will see a tadpole transform into a frog, wat... read more

Caterpillar to butterfly, tadpole to frog--some creatures take growing up to a whole new level!Learn all about how animals grow and change in this leveled Co-reader, perfect for parents and kids to read together. Through vibrant, adorable images and expert-vetted text, you'll glimpse some of the most amazing metamorphoses in the natural world. Kids will see a tadpole transform into a frog, wat... read more

National Geographic Readers: Play, Kitty!

Shira Evans

Pounce! Follow a little kitten through its day to learn all about these young cats. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

Pounce! Follow a little kitten through its day to learn all about these young cats. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

National Geographic Readers: Follow Me: Animal Parents and Babies

Shira Evans

Join animal moms, dads, and babies, as these animal parents teach their young ones about the world. Adult and child readers can cuddle up and read aloud and learn together in this new "you read, I read" co-reader format.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Join animal moms, dads, and babies, as these animal parents teach their young ones about the world. Adult and child readers can cuddle up and read aloud and learn together in this new "you read, I read" co-reader format.From the Trade Paperback edition.

National Geographic Readers: In the Forest

Shira Evans

What kinds of interesting critters live amongst the forest trees? Adult and child readers can find out together in this new Level 1 co-reader from National Geographic Kids, full of engaging photos and fun facts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

What kinds of interesting critters live amongst the forest trees? Adult and child readers can find out together in this new Level 1 co-reader from National Geographic Kids, full of engaging photos and fun facts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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