21 Great Freelance Children’s Book Editors image

A great children’s book should do more than just entertain—it should teach, too. Children’s books may seem simple on the surface, but writing a good one can be surprisingly challenging.

If you’ve written a children’s book and are looking for a freelance editor to help you get your book ready for submitting to literary agents or publishers (or to self-publish), check out this list.

Children’s Book Editors

If you’re not sure how to work with an editor, what questions to ask them, or how to choose the best editor for your project, check out our free guide on how to find an editor.

1. Anna Bowles

Website: www.annabowles.co.uk

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: The Ice Monster by David Walliams, Head Kid by David Baddiel

2. Amy Betz

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: Pierre In Love by Sara Pennypacker, Get Busy Beaver by Carolyn Crimi

3. Blair Thornburgh

Website: www.blairthornburgh.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs, Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss

4. Jenn Bailey

Website: www.jennbailey.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: No Tooting at Tea by Alastair Heim, A Stick Until by Constance Anderson

5. Alexandra Ott

Website: www.alexandraott.com

Edited books: Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack, War of Storms by Erica Cameron

6. Julie Tibbott

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: Flip the Bird by Kym Brunner, The Faerie Door by B. E. Maxwell

7. Roisin Heycock

Website: www.roisinheycock.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: The Island by Olivia Levez, Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes

8. Kate Studer

Website: www.katepawsonstuder.com

Edited books: Cooper’s Charm by Lori Foster, Creating Change by Laura Morris

9. Rachel Stout

Website: www.rachelestout.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: The Call of the Farm by Rochelle Bilow, The Farm on the Roof by Anastasia Cole Plakias

10. Erik Hane

Website: www.erikhane.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter by Laurie B. Friedman, Arcadian Nights by John Spurling

11. Kelsy Thompson

Website: www.kelsythompson.com

Edited books: The Dog Walker’s Diary by Kathryn Donahue, Dear Diary Boy by Kumiko Makihara

12. Taylor Morris

Website: www.taylormorris.com

Edited books: Naples! by Giada De Laurentiis, Paris! by Giada De Laurentiis

13. Kate Angelella

Website: www.angelellaeditorial.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: The Multiplying Menace by Amanda Marrone, The Summer of May by Cecilia Galante

14. Harrison Demchick

Website: www.harrisondemchick.com

Edited books: Mia the Magnificent by Eileen Boggess, Mia the Melodramatic by Eileen Boggess

15. Fran Lebowitz

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: Shadow Boxer by Chris Lynch, Summer Will End by Dorian Yeager

16. Jim Thomas

Website: www.jimthomaseditor.com

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, Rogue by Mark Frost

17. Laura Ross

Email address: [email protected]

Edited books: Confucius by Laura Ross, Dying to Be Perfect by Susan Barry


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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.