I edit picture book manuscripts and dummies.
Having edited picture books throughout my career, I gain a constantly fresh perspective while teaching "Creating the Picture Book" at Pratt/Manhattan and "Picture Book Essentials" for the Scarsdale Adult School with author-illustrator Steve Henry..
Researching current and classic picture books to prepare to teach aspiring authors and illustrators has me tuned in to this versatile format in a new way, expanding my appreciation of this rewarding way of telling a story.
I take you through the first revision and generally charge on a sliding scale, depending on what you are looking in a range of $250 to edit a manuscript, suggest revisions, and read and comment on the revision. I review the text and illustrations, making editorial suggestions on the text and layout, and reviewing and commenting on the revision for $450.
Former students receive a 10% discount.
Creating this illustration was a wonderful experience.
I found myself reconnecting with books from throughout my career, including the first, Fiona's Bee, which got a starred Kirkus review and made me feel that I had it made. Also included are books by such favorite authors and illustrators as Jim Arnosky,
Rhoda Blumberg, Barbara Brenner, Grace Chetwin, Beverly Cleary,Pat Cummings, Henrik Drescher, Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, Dan Gutman, Paul Goble, Diane Goode, Cheryl Harness, Susan Jeffers, Daniel Pinkwater, Veronica Rossi, Edward Sokol, Yoko Kawashima Watkins, Mildred Pitts Walter
--and Steve Henry.