Steph Vinrace

Steph Vinrace – Editor

Currently editing at Penguin Random House. Editor, copyeditor, proofreader and writer specialising in children's books.

Overview

I am an enthusiastic and creative editor with over eight years publishing experience. I have worked at Scholastic, Walker Books, Pan Macmillan and currently edit books at Penguin Random House.


I've worked with, and edited multiple best-selling children's authors and brands, including Julia Donaldson, Jill Murphy, Catherine Rayner, Lucy Cousins, Guess How Much I Love You and Where's Wally?


I started my publishing career as buying assistant for Scholastic Clubs & Fairs, so I have a really strong understanding of what works in children's publishing and what children actually want to buy and read. Whether it's your plot, pitch or both, I would love help you make your story the best it can be.


I am incredibly passionate about children's books and I'm lucky that I get to work with both established and new authors every day. I look forward to working with you on your book!

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Picture Books
Languages
English (UK)
Certifications
  • Proofreading for Editors (The Publishing Training Centre)
  • Copyediting for Editors (The Publishing Training Centre)
  • Introduction to Editorial Skills (The Publishing Training Centre)

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Feb, 2023 — Present

I currently acquire, develop, copy edit and proofread titles for the Ladybird list at Penguin Random House. Authors include, Sam Lloyd, Jonny Leighton, Adam and Charlotte Guillain and Molly Oldfield.

Pan Macmillan

Jan, 2022 — Feb, 2023 (about 1 year)

Copy editing and proofreading for Julia Donaldson, Jill Murphy, Catherine Rayner, Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker.

Walker Books

Jan, 2021 — Dec, 2022 (almost 2 years)

Developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading for Martin Handford (Where's Wally?), Lucy Cousins (Maisy) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love you).

Portfolio

Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Little Fish's Ocean

Cousins, Lucy

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

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