Editing Experience

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Highlights for Children, Honesdale PA (remote), 2016–present

• Editor, Highlights Hello magazine

• Interim Editor, High Five magazine, 6 months

• Consultant in other areas as needed: marketing; child development; educational books


Highlights Founders Workshops, Chautauqua NY and Boyds Mills PA

• Prepared and presented three- and four-day workshops on various topics for published and unpublished writers, 2000-2013

• Four-day workshop “Writing for the Educational Market,” annual, 2013–present


Independent Writer/Editor, 2006–present

Writing, critiquing, public speaking, and editorial services

Sample assignments:

• Editor and writer, Six Red Marbles (remote), 2017

   Received and edited manuscripts from freelance writers; enforced deadlines

• Senior Editor, Schoolwide Inc. (remote), 2014–2015

   Acquired and edited, rewrote, or wrote eBooks for digital library launched in 2015


Carus Publishing Company, Peru IL, 1991-2005

• Executive Editor, Cricket Magazine Group

   —Edited Ladybug, first 15 years

   —Launched and edited Babybug, first 11 years

• Editor, Cricket Books

  —Edited picture books and chapter books:

  —Edited 8-book picture book series featuring Ladybug licensed characters, packaged for McGraw-Hill 

  —Edited 20-book fiction series featuring Cricket Books character, packaged for Scholastic Book Clubs

  —Edited individual titles for Cricket Books