Editor at Work: Children’s Nonfiction

8682348539_c33097fc28_oI’m finally combining my MFA with those courses in children’s nonfiction I took in grad school.

After receiving very positive feedback on my edits for that Titanic manuscript, I’ve been asked to copy edit more manuscripts for the same publisher. I’ve just finished one about clean water and am about to start a manuscript about deserts. Imagine: I’m helping to make books that kids will read to make themselves smarter—and maybe even influence their decisions about what they want to be when they grow up!

This is the validating and fulfilling work I’ve been longing for. Not only am I editing for a publisher, I’m editing children’s books and using that very expensive Simmons education I’ll be paying off for the rest of my life.

I’m also working with Williams College for the second year in a row, and continue to review two books per week for Kirkus.

I invite you to find out what I can do for your manuscript. I specialize in children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction, but consider pretty much everything else on a case-by-case basis. For example, a friend who has a PhD in public health asked me to edit an abstract for a paper she wrote, but the topic is miles out of my purview, so I had to turn it down. On the other hand, I felt totally comfy taking on edits for an adult cyber-thriller.


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