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Ricki Ewings, BA, TT, Children's Book Editor
Specialist Children's Book Editor.
If you write children's books and are looking for a highly experienced children's book editor, please consider me. As copy editor for Tradewind Books, I edited about 20 titles, many of them award-winning. In addition, I've also edited children's books for Edgewood Centre Publishing, Silk Web Publishing, Under My Umbrella Press, Bear and Bumble Publishing (an aboriginal press), and both published and independent writers of fiction for children.
My education and training includes a BA degree in English and French literature, Teacher Training, Simon Fraser University coursework in editing, Langara College coursework in writing for children, and considerable professional development training through Editors Canada. I offer an outstanding knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, editing conventions, Chicago style, and best practices in writing children's fiction. I pay close attention to detail in both text and images to ensure that your manuscript is error-free.
You will find me conscientious, supportive, thorough, and enthusiastic.
Here is a list of children's books I've edited:
A Telling Time, Irene Watts, Tradewind Books, picture story book about Queen Esther intervening to protect Jewish people
Abby’s Birds, Tradewind Books, picture story book
Alchemist’s Portrait, The, Simon Rose, Tradewind Books, middle-grade novel
Angels Inc., Bruce McBay, Tradewind Books, picture story book
Baaad Animals, Tiffany Stone, Tradewind Books, children's poetry
Bamboo, Paul Yee, Tradewind Books, picture story book
Bone Collector’s Son,The, Paul Yee, Tradewind Books, middle-grade novel
Clone Conspiracy, The, Simon Rose, Tradewind Books, middle-grade novel
Crocodiles Say, Robert Heidbreder, Tradewind Books, picture story book
Dasha Saves the Day, Marja Perren, self-published, picture story book
Disruption, by Steven Whibley, self-published, teen to young adult
Emerald Curse, The, Simon Rose, Tradewind Books, middle-grade fiction
Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends, Tradewind Books, poetry
For Sure, For Sure, Mus White, Tradewind Books picture story book
Good-enough Kid, The, Vanessa Canavero, Under My Umbrella press
Gracie’s Secret, Lorelie Rozzano, Edgewood Centre Publishing, picture story book about the young child of an alcoholic
Graveyard Hounds, The, Vi Hughes, Tradewind Books, middle-grade fiction
Great Googlini, The, Sara Cassidy, Orca Books, middle-grade fiction
Heretic’s Tomb, The, Simon Rose, Tradewind Books, middle-grade fiction
Honey Cake, Joan Stuchner, Tradewind Books, middle-grade fiction about a Jewish family escaping from Nazi occupation
How Long Stalk Became a Flower, Kelly Shears, Bear and Bumble Publishing (an aboriginal press)
I Want a Dragon, Vanessa Canevaro, Under My Umbrella Press
Kale Is for Katelyn, Maria Ramsey
Nannycatch Chronicles, The, James Heneghan and Bruce McBay, Tradewind Books
Our Canadian Love Story, Linnie von Rekowsky, Silk Web Publishing
Pool Theory, The, Alexis Nazzaro, self-published
Boyko and the Bore Hole, Bev Rayner
Siena Summer, Ann Chandler, Tradewind Books, tween
Puzzle, Naomi Terner, picture story book
What Happened Last Summer, Paul Yee, Tradewind Books, middle-grade short stories
Where Am I?, John Rogers, self-published, picture story book
Zero the Super Hero, Vanessa Canevaro, Under My Umbrella Press, picture story book
Books I've edited have won or been shortlisted for such awards as the Vancouver Book Award, the Red Cedar Award, the Chocolate Lily Award, the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, the CBC Book Prizes, the BC Readers' Choice Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Best of Resource Links, the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Alberta Children’s Choice Award, the Steller Award, the BC Teen Readers' Choice Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Book of the Year Award, the OLA Silver Birch Award, the Diamond Willow Award, and the Saskatchewan Readers’ Choice Award.
COMMENTS ON MY EDITING
"Top-notch editing." Free World Authors
"If you're looking for an experienced, talented, and thorough editor for your next book, then look no further than Ricki Ewings. Ricki worked on several of my middle-grade novels and has recently been invaluable in helping me prepare the Children's Writer's Guide for publication. A pleasure to work with and a true professional." Simon Rose, author of several children's books published by Tradewind Books
"I have to say your edits just rocked! I tried to have this manuscript perfect before you got it, and the things you caught and the suggestions you made for improvements were just perfect. I was smiling the whole way through." Steve Whibley, author of Disruption and many other wonderful children's books
Ricki is amazing, very thorough and supportive. Under My Umbrella Press is proud to have Ricki as our editor. Vanessa Canevaro, publisher, Under My Umbrella Press
Ah, what a godsend you are. You think of everything plus some. It was a delight to have you edit for me.
Thanks for viewing my profile! I look forward to hearing from you.
- Copy editing
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Books, children's and young adult
- Aboriginal people
- Gender studies
- Grammar and linguistics
- Medicine, alternative
- Psychology and mental health