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CHILDREN’S FICTION

Years of professional hands-on experience across all elements of children’s fiction and picture books, including:

  • copy-editing (including developmental editing)
  • proofreading
  • rewriting
  • manuscript assessment
  • literary critiques
  • writing blurbs and catalogue copy
  • liaising with authors and illustrators
  • judging children’s fiction prize entries

Also, authored non-fiction English language textbooks for Hong Kong schools and Chinese mainland universities.

Professional Success

I edited the following prize-winning and shortlisted children’s books:

 
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  • First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don. Winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly the Royal Mail Awards) 2009, and shortlisted for the Kelpies Prize 2007
     
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  • The Chesspiece Magician by Douglas Bruton. Shortlisted for the Kelpies Prize 2008
     
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  • Hox by Annemarie Allan. Winner of the Kelpies Prize 2007 and shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly the Royal Mail Awards) 2008
     
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  • Chill by Alex Nye. Winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly the Royal Mail Awards) 2007
     
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  • Tarantula Tide by Sharon Tregenza. Winner of the Kelpies Prize 2008
     
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  • Catscape by Mike Nicholson. Winner of the Kelpies Prize 2005

    In addition, I was nominated twice for the 2009 Branford Boase Award, as the editor of both Tarantula Tide by Sharon Tregenza and First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don.