My editing schedule is currently full, and I'm not able to take on new clients at this time. If you're looking for someone right away, you may wish to try Emma Dryden at Drydenbks. Please check back here in the future; I'll remove this note when my schedule opens up again. Thanks!
I offer freelance editing and private coaching services for both beginning and experienced writers, drawing on my twenty years of experience in children's publishing. After working full-time as an editor at Random House, I continued to freelance edit the New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, written by Barbara Park, for many years. In addition to working with individual authors, I have also edited curriculum materials for educational resources companies and taught children's book writing courses at Gotham Writers' Workshop and picture book writing workshops at The New School in NYC. I'm currently on the faculty at Lesley University's low-residency MFA program in writing for young people.
For shorter projects (picture books, beginning readers, first chapter evaluations), my current rates are $150/hour with a one-hour minimum.
For early chapter books, my rates start at $1500, and vary depending on length, complexity, and other factors.
For novels, my rates start at $2500 and vary depending on length, complexity, and other factors.
Please feel free to email me for more information.