Hi there!

I’ve worked with children’s literature for more than two decades. I’ve been a bookseller, a librarian, and a children’s literature grad student. I have been reviewing middle grade and young adult books for Kirkus Reviews since 2013. I’ve also reviewed picture books and nonfiction for the Horn Book Guide. I studied writing with award-winning authors Ellen Wittlinger and Jeannine Atkins; worked on my own creative projects with editors from Scholastic and HarperCollins; and learned about editing, publishing, and reviewing from highly respected industry professionals.

Now, I support writers, publishers, and others who need an editor they can trust. My past and present clients include Red Line Editorial (publishers include Focus Readers, Norwood House, and Abdo), North Star Editions (imprints include Flux and Jolly Fish Press). I’m also a senior production editor for an educational publisher. (In order to avoid a conflict of interest, my book review editors don’t assign books published by houses I work with.)

Over the past four-plus years, I’ve completed more than 2,500 (frankly, I’ve lost count) short- and long-form projects for children, teens, and adults, across many genres and industries:
– Middle grade fiction and nonfiction
– Young adult/teen/new adult fiction and nonfiction
– Picture books (text only)
– Adult literary fiction from around the world
– Memoir and biography
– Literary history
– Cultural history
– Critical studies of many types of literature
– Blogs, white papers, business proposals, and social media posts; topics include tech, education, real estate, and health care

My Education
– Simmons College, Boston, MA, Master of Arts in Children’s Literature
– Simmons College, Boston, MFA, Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children
– Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, Bachelor of Arts in English

My Professional Affiliations
– Children’s Literature Association / Member / 2014–present
– Freelancers Union / Member / 2016–present

Madyda Editorial
Quality Assurance for the Written Word

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