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Hi. I'm Lisa.

I help authors and publishers make great children’s books.

Are you stuck with your manuscript?

Has it been rejected by agents?

Or maybe you don’t even know where to begin with the publishing process?

The world of publishing can seem daunting, but with a little guidance, you can have a clear path to start your publishing journey.

You've probably already done lots of research and might even be confused after reading so many differing opinions on how to get your book edited and published.

 

But what works for one book doesn’t work for every book.

 

So rather than wade through hundreds of blog posts that might be relevant, talk to an expert who can give you that clear guidance. 

That expert is me.

I'm a children's publishing professional with over a decade in the industry.

I've worked at major publishers including Simon & Schuster and Hachette in departments including editorial, rights and production, and also as a buyer for a children's reading charity.

Not only do I know the industry inside-out, I know what kids actually want to read. And how to make your book one of those.

 

 

 

I've been surrounded by books my whole life.

I'm originally from Akron, Ohio, where I grew up with arguably one of the best library systems in the world. After earning a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, I moved to London to get my Master’s in Publishing.

I fell into the world of illustrated books with my first job at Dorling Kindersley (DK Books). 

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Once I started working on children's books I never looked back.

I eventually made the move to a non-profit organization, the UK reading charity BookTrust, where I purchased over 3.5 million books a year to give directly to children. 

 

Because the books I bought would go to every child, regardless of their backgrounds, my editing has a specific focus on inclusivity and accessibility. ​I want every child to see themselves in a book, and to ensure that representation is both accurate and sensitive to a child's situation. Most importantly, I want to assure authors that editing with me is a safe space. 

I became a freelance editor and publishing consultant when I moved to Munich, Germany, in 2018. Now I work with authors, translators, publishers, and charities around the world.

 

I love talking about publishing children’s books and helping turn great ideas into great books.

 

Whether you’re just formulating ideas or if you’re on your hundredth draft, I can help you make that story become the book that inspires a new generation of readers.

So get in touch. I’d love to hear your story!

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