Becky Walsh

Becky Walsh – Editor

Editor and proofreader specialising in children's fiction and picture books.

Overview

I am an Editor at HarperCollins UK, with over five years experience editing, writing and proofreading children's books, both fiction and non-fiction. Combined with my previous role at DK, I have worked on a wide range of books, from the Winnie-the-Pooh brand to fact-filled encyclopaedias. I researched and wrote a large amount of material, edited the work of authors and experts in the field and acted as the final editorial eye on these projects. I have written board books, picture books, as well as rhyming text. I have also written activity-based annuals, edited picture books and longer-length books such as treasuries and fiction, and proofread numerous books. As a freelance editor, I use my editorial experience to help writers to shape and polish off their books, ready for publication.

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books
Languages
English (UK)
Certifications
  • The Fundamentals of Book Editing – London School of Publishing

Work experience

HarperCollins Publishers

Apr, 2023 — Present

HarperCollins Publishers

Feb, 2020 — Apr, 2023 (about 3 years)

DK

Sep, 2018 — Feb, 2020 (over 1 year)

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
Almondine Grows Up: The challenge of freedom

Zucchelli, Gabriele

Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
An Adventure to Wilderness Island (Lobster Tales)

Crichton-Roach, Toby

Copy Editing
Let your little explorer go on a daring journey across land, sea, and sky! Discover the exciting exploits of incredible adventurers who shaped our world. Learn all about famous adventurers who searched the world far and wide in this engaging and colourful adve... read more
Winnie-the-Pooh Complete x30 Slipcase

A.A. Mine & David Benedictus

The Bat Book

Charlotte Milner

Take an amazing journey through the upside-down world of bats with Charlotte Milner's The Bat Book. Bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations accompany fascinating facts about these furry flying mammals and their importance to the world we live in.From the way... read more
Take a first look at the delightful world of dogs in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture ebook for babies and toddlers. Part of DK's illustrated animal alphabet series, D is for Dog is the fourth entertaining picture book instalment, a perfect fir... read more
Take a first look at the curious world of cats in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book for babies and toddlers. Part of DK's illustrated animal alphabet series, C is for Cat is the third picture book instalment, a perfect first gift for babies... read more
B is for Bee

Charlotte Milner

Take a first look at the amazing world of bees in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture ebook, a perfect first gift for babies and toddlers. With simple facts and bright images, introduce little ones to the basics of bees, from bumblebees and beauti... read more
Enter the kingdom of bugs and their close relatives for a magical journey through the forest floor, down into the deepest caves, and even across the open ocean. Insects, arachnids, worms, and molluscs are crawling across the pages of this colourful bug book, w... read more
Full of tasty and filling recipes, this vegetarian cookbook offers up a range of 50 delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Budding young cooks will be excited by the variety of healthy vegetarian meals that are incredibly easy to make. ... read more
Want a baking book filled with mouth-watering recipes that you will actually want to bake? This cookbook is perfect for all teen bakers, whether you're a baking novice or you can ice cupcakes in your sleep. It is the baking book that teaches you the basics as ... read more

Becky has 6 reviews

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Gabriele Z.

Gabriele Z.

Nov, 2023

Once again, a thorough and well-considered job from Becky. Her commitment and attention to detail are excellent and helped me greatly to fine-tune the book.
Andrew B.

Andrew B.

May, 2023

Although the editing has not been completed, the first pass by Becky is done and she has been great. Her edits have been spot on and extensive. She has also been patient and worked with my schedule without complaint. I am very satisfied at what has been done and where we are going.
Gabriele Z.

Gabriele Z.

Jan, 2023

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Becky on my fourth title of the Almondine series: Almondine with an O. She’s done a terrific job as a copy editor and proofreader, contributing advice and suggestions that have tremendously improved my work. She is highly attentive to details, polite and precise. I can’t praise her professionalism and talent enough. I highly recommend her.
Anne M.

Anne M.

Nov, 2022

Working with Becky was a great experience. She was fast, and detailed, offering helpful feedback and constructive ideas for the work. She also detailed how I would move forward after her collaboration, providing extra support and answering all my questions. I highly recommend.
Bartosz P.

Bartosz P.

Sep, 2022

I'm pleasantly surprised with Becky's work. She didn't have any ratings, but her work deserves 5 stars! She was very helpful with my draft and gave me invaluable hints. Very quick response and pure professionalism. Cannot recommend enough! I will definitely come back.

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