Children’s Literature

Editing services for children’s literature

Editing of children's literature by Colin Thomas - Vancouver Editor

Young readers demand a driving plot, a conceptually consistent fictional world, and zero condescension from the author. Being a successful kids’ writer myself, I can help you to get the most out of your young people’s project. My own plays for young audiences have been honoured three times at the Chalmers Children’s Playwriting Awards. My scripts have been translated into several languages and performed around the world, including in prestigious mountings at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. I have contributed several songs and poems to Sesame Street. As an editor of young people’s material, I have contributed to everything from picture books for the very young to novels for sophisticated teen readers. Along the way, it has been my honour to work with several award-winning children’s writers, including Edeet Ravel and Karen Rivers, as well as many talented first-time authors.

I’ve just read your notes and I feel like I’m standing in a meteor shower. Wow. You are right about absolutely everything.”  – Rebecca Murdock, author of Rocco’s Wings

“Thanks for being such a tremendous help to us. Every writer feels precious when it comes to making changes, but your useful suggestions and comments guided us so smoothly through our writing process that working with you has been a total pleasure. You said that your role was to help us to get The Moon Rock to really rock. In our opinion, it now most certainly does.” – Vladimir and Boriana Todorov, co-authors of The Moon Rock

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