You are here

Ricki Ewings, BA, TT, Children's Picture Storybook Editor



Children's Picture Storybook Editor

Children's picture storybook editor with many years' experience both in house and freelance. Clients include Tradewind Books, Edgewood Centre Publishing, Under My Umbrella Press, Bear and Bumble publishing, Silk Web publishing, and many novice writers. Books I've edited have won or been shortlisted for such awards as Amazon's Number One New Release in Language Arts Learning Materials, Red Cedar Award, Chocolate Lily Award, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, and Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. Outstanding knowledge of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, editing conventions, 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 patient, conscientious, supportive, thorough, and enthusiastic. 

My education and training include a first-class BA degree in English and French literature (University of British Columbia), Teacher Training (University of British Columbia), Simon Fraser University coursework in editing, Langara College coursework in writing for children, and considerable professional development training through Editors Canada.

My fee for editing children's picture storybooks is $200.00. This includes two passes. 

Here is a sampling of children's picture storybooks I've edited:

Skeletons' Dance, The, by Christina Blokland, self-published via Amazon, rated #1 New Release in Language Arts Teaching Materials

Telling Time, A, by Irene Watts, Tradewind Books

Abby’s Birds, by Ellen Schwartz, Tradewind Books

Angels Inc., by Bruce McBay, Tradewind Books

Bamboo, by Paul Yee, Tradewind Books

Crocodiles Say, by Robert Heidbreder, Tradewind Books

Dasha Saves the Day, by Marja Perren, self-published

For Sure, For Sure, by Mus White, Tradewind Books

Gracie’s Secret, by Lorelie Rozzano, Edgewood Centre Publishing

How Long Stalk Became a Flower, by Kelly Shears, Bear and Bumble Publishing

I Want a Dragon, by Vanessa Canevaro, Under My Umbrella Press

Kale Is for Katelyn, by Maria Ramsey

Our Canadian Love Story, by Linnie von Rekowsky, Silk Web Publishing

Boyko and the Bore Hole, by Bev Rayner

Puzzle, by Naomi Terner

Where Am I? by John Rogers, self-published


"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

"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." Carey Rudisill

Thanks for viewing my profile! I look forward to hearing from you.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing


  • Books, children's and young adult