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Children's and young adult fiction

Gale is an excellent editor who has proven that she can spot a potential best-seller. She has a good eye for detail and offers sound advice to her authors.

Lucy Juckes, literary agent for children’s/YA writers,

Jenny Brown Associates

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If you have written a children's or a young adult (YA) book, you are venturing into a vast and competitive market. Consequently, you need to be confident that the person editing or proofreading that text has the right knowledge and experience to do the job, as there are particular considerations pertaining to content and language that apply specifically to this area of fiction.

Her expertise ensures that everything we write is held to the highest possible standard. Her thoroughness has been invaluable, ensuring that each book is a joy to read and a delight for young minds.

Philip Bowne, award-winning author and Head of Books, The Wombles

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Professional experience you can trust

Alongside ten years of in-house experience as a children's editor, and regular children's and young-adult commissions as a freelance, I have a genuine enjoyment of children's and YA literature, as well as illustrated picture books, and possess many transferable skills from other areas of my work.

Gale has edited all of our books to date and without our trusted editor, we would truly panic. She knocked us into shape with the first book in our series and has been an integral part of every book since.

Lyn McNicol & Laura Cameron Jackson, Lunicorn Press

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I bring the following services and experience to all my children’s and YA fiction and picture-book commissions:

  • structural/developmental editing

  • copy-/line editing

  • manuscript assessment

  • literary critiques

  • proofreading

  • coaching

  • book doctoring

  • ghostwriting/co-authoring 

  • writing blurbs and catalogue copy

  • liaising with authors and illustrators

  • judging children’s fiction prize entries

Winskilled Editorial
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Why not listen to the story of two of my most successful children's authors on 

The Mystical Mutt: The Success Story of Two Scottish Authors?

Gale has a keen attention to detail which means her copy-editing of our children's picture books is of great quality.

Luke Hou, Starfish Bay Books, Australia

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