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Teresa Heapy

Teresa Heapy - Editor

Oxford, United Kingdom

Experienced editor, specialising in children's fiction and non-fiction. I provide detailed, supportive editorial help and advice to authors.

Overview

I'm a children's book editor with over 20 years experience, working closely with authors to make their books sing. I commission and edit a wide range of fiction and non-fiction for 4-11 year olds, including phonics, for a variety of publishers. I'm also an award-winning children's author, writing picture books and educational titles.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Education & Reference

Awards

  • Best Picture Book, Oxfordshire Book Awards
  • Best Picture Book, Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Author

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (over 8 years)

I commission and edit a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and teaching material, working closely with authors to develop and edit their work. I specialise in books for ages 4-7, including phonics. My clients include Oxford University Press, HarperCollins, Rising Stars, LCP, BrainPOP.

I also write award-winning picture books and titles for the educational market. My publishers include David Fickling Books, Penguin Random House, Oxford University Press, Pearson and HarperCollins.

Senior Commissioning Editor

Oxford University Press
March, 2002 – May, 2009 (about 7 years)

Commissioning and editing books and electronic multimedia, for children aged 4-11. I worked closely with authors on a wide range of material from low level phonics to short novels, on best-selling schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree.

Publisher

Harcourt Education (including Heinemann, Rigby; now owned by Pearson)
April, 1996 – March, 2002 (almost 6 years)

Commissioning and managing books for the US and UK markets, including leading guided reading programmes - both fiction and non-fiction - for ages 4-11.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Very Little Red Riding Hood

Teresa Heapy

Very Little Red Riding Hood

Very Little Red Riding Hood

Very Little Cinderella

Teresa Heapy

Just like her pal, Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella is little. Very little. But she's got a very BIG personality and one way or another she usually seems to bend others to her will. Albeit very charmingly. Join Very Little Cinderella on her very important mission: to go to the party that her Ugly Sisters are off to and to wear the outfit of her choice - however crazy it may be! With a B... read more

Just like her pal, Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella is little. Very little. But she's got a very BIG personality and one way or another she usually seems to bend others to her will. Albeit very charmingly. Join Very Little Cinderella on her very important mission: to go to the party that her Ugly Sisters are off to and to wear the outfit of her choice - however crazy it may be! With a B... read more

Very Little Rapunzel

Teresa Heapy

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy Phonic Sounds & Letters Level 1 More a At the Concert

Roderick Hunt, Teresa Heapy, Debbie Hepplewhite

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy Phonics Sounds & Letters Stage 1 More A At the Market The Stage 1 Sounds and Letters books introduce children to environmental sounds in a variety of contexts through beautifully illustrated Oxford Reading Tree picture books. There are picture panels on every spread to focus on certain sounds from the scene and include prompts for adults. A perfect resource to teach... read more

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy Phonics Sounds & Letters Stage 1 More A At the Market The Stage 1 Sounds and Letters books introduce children to environmental sounds in a variety of contexts through beautifully illustrated Oxford Reading Tree picture books. There are picture panels on every spread to focus on certain sounds from the scene and include prompts for adults. A perfect resource to teach... read more

[(Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 6: Dear Mum)] [By (author) Teresa Heapy ] published on (September, 2015)

Teresa Heapy

Dear Mum is an adventure story told through Anna's letters to her mum. Anna and Joe travel the world and go into space, on a quest to find the jewels hidden by the cunning Lord Zonktron ...and all without leaving their bedroom. A charming and brightly-illustrated adventure in imagination. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imagi... read more

Dear Mum is an adventure story told through Anna's letters to her mum. Anna and Joe travel the world and go into space, on a quest to find the jewels hidden by the cunning Lord Zonktron ...and all without leaving their bedroom. A charming and brightly-illustrated adventure in imagination. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imagi... read more

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