Ellen Wettersten

Ellen Wettersten - Editor

Estero, FL, USA

I am an editor with decades of experience developing books for the education market. My special interest is editing children's books.

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Overview


After more than thirty years as an editor at Scott, Foresman and Pearson, I am currently a freelance editor, with experience working for a number of publishers. As author of forty-eight published little readers for elementary and middle schools, I understand the writing process.

I love all kinds of stories, both true and imagined, and am comfortable working with fiction and nonfiction. I believe my job as editor is to strengthen a story or nonfictional work without completely rewriting it. Because I have experience with literature, I can make suggestions about the development—characters, plot, or point of view, for example. Crisp writing engages readers, and I can help you eliminate redundancies.

If you want to self-publish and need a good copyedit, I will check for consistency and the appropriate use of words. If your work is nonfiction and historical fiction, I have experience in researching and checking facts. As for grammar and punctuation, I enjoy hunting down misplaced modifiers and commas. They can hamper clear expression, so when I copyedit, I do a careful, detailed proofing to ensure your work is accessible to readers and free of errors.


Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Education & Reference

Work experience

Writer/Editor

Self-employed
August, 2011 – Present (almost 9 years)

As a freelance writer and editor, I have worked for many publishers, including Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Perfection Learning, Great Source, Zaner-Bloser, and Trillium Publishing. I have provided content reviews of high school literature anthologies and edited elementary reading texts, middle school literature anthologies, and high school materials. Extensive writing experience of stories, articles, and biographies has made me a better editor!

Editor

Pearson Education (Scott, Foresman)
June, 1969 – February, 2001 (over 31 years)

Edited texts for grades kindergarten through high school, in particular anthologies published for the middle school and high school literature markets. Throughout my career in educational publishing, I managed projects, organized anthologies, and consulted with authors and marketing staff. My proudest accomplishment was Beginnings in Literature, a new anthology for Grade 6 to complete the established Grades 7–12 America Reads program. The book included challenging literature by respected authors to meet a growing middle school market.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Great Source Reader's Handbooks: Handbook (Softcover) 2002

GREAT SOURCE

- In-depth understanding of the Before, During, and After reading process- Essential skills and strategies for a variety of materials and genres- Key comprehension tools, including notetaking, outlining, cause-effect diagrams, and double-entry journals- A resource for content area reading, supplemental reading activities, tutorials, and homework support

- In-depth understanding of the Before, During, and After reading process- Essential skills and strategies for a variety of materials and genres- Key comprehension tools, including notetaking, outlining, cause-effect diagrams, and double-entry journals- A resource for content area reading, supplemental reading activities, tutorials, and homework support

Beginnings in Literature, America Reads

Alan L. Madsen

Book by Alan L. Madsen

Book by Alan L. Madsen

Thorndike Barnhart Intermediate Dictionary

Scott Foresman

An intermediate dictionary giving pronunciation, examples of usage, and part of speech for each definition of a word. Includes some etymologies and exercises and lessons in the use of the dictionary.

An intermediate dictionary giving pronunciation, examples of usage, and part of speech for each definition of a word. Includes some etymologies and exercises and lessons in the use of the dictionary.

ACCESS English: Student Edition Grades 5-12 2005

GREAT SOURCE

- Student Book --hardcover text with a highly visual design- Teacher's Edition --step-by-step teaching support, differentiated instruction, and ideas for engaging students- Student Activity Journal --content, vocabulary, and skills practice (Teacher's Edition available)- Assessment Book --content area and vocabulary assessment and progress records- Assessment Folder --a place to track students... read more

- Student Book --hardcover text with a highly visual design- Teacher's Edition --step-by-step teaching support, differentiated instruction, and ideas for engaging students- Student Activity Journal --content, vocabulary, and skills practice (Teacher's Edition available)- Assessment Book --content area and vocabulary assessment and progress records- Assessment Folder --a place to track students... read more

Matt's Dilemma - Voices Leveled Library - Level Q - Fiction

Ellen Wettersten

My problems, my solutions.

My problems, my solutions.

Johnny Appleseed

Ellen Wettersten

Grade 1 Leveled Reader - Above level - Freedom and Democracy - voices Reading

Grade 1 Leveled Reader - Above level - Freedom and Democracy - voices Reading

Nail Broth - A Folktale From Sweden (Freedom and Democracy)

Retold by Ellen Wettersten

Sweden's version of "Stone Soup."

Sweden's version of "Stone Soup."

BEGINNING WRITERS THESAURUS

Scott Foresman

Use Pearson's Thesauruses to build reading readiness as you introduce children to all kinds of new words.

Use Pearson's Thesauruses to build reading readiness as you introduce children to all kinds of new words.

Language: skills and Use 2 Teacher's Edition

Beverly Dryden

1980 Scott, Foresman Language: Skills and Use Grade 2 -- Teacher's Edition (TE)(Spiral) by Beverly Dryden, Barbara McDermitt, & Virginia Mickish ***ISBN-13: 9780673127617 ***Pages: 143

1980 Scott, Foresman Language: Skills and Use Grade 2 -- Teacher's Edition (TE)(Spiral) by Beverly Dryden, Barbara McDermitt, & Virginia Mickish ***ISBN-13: 9780673127617 ***Pages: 143

READING TACTICS B

Olive S. Niles; Mildred Dougherty and Da

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