Writer’s to-do list:
- Have an amazing book idea!
- Write manuscript
- Show to friends
- Get an agent
- Get published!
Don’t skip this most crucial step, and don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your manuscript edited by a professional children’s book editor, one with real industry experience acquiring and editing books for major publishers.
“No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.” –Russell LynesA children’s book editor and writer with more than 10 years experience, I have a proven track record of developing successful kids’ books for publishers including Scholastic and Penguin. I not only possess the strong technical skills you expect from an editor, I also offer an insider’s perspective that only comes from editing children's books for many years and personally acquiring and editing (and rejecting) hundreds of kids’ book manuscripts. I can tell you what works, what doesn’t, and why – and what you need to do to improve your work and give it the best possible chance to get out of the slush pile and into an editor’s hands.
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