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Download EIB: Chapter Books and Novels

Emma Walton Hamilton / Download EIB: Chapter Books and Novels

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Welcome! This kit contains everything you need to take your manuscript through the revision process and prepare it for submission to editors and agents!

Below is the order in which I suggest you use the resources in this kit:

1. Watch the Revision for Chapter Books and Novels Video

2. Listen to the recordings, and/or read the transcripts and Top Takeaways of the Interviews with Andrew Harwell and Mary Kole.

3. Download and print out a copy of all the pdf files:

  • The Revision Process Slideshow
  • Editing Checklist
  • List of Overused and Unnecessary Words
  • Grammar Crammer
  • Finding, Hiring and Working with Freelance Editors
  • Manuscript Submission Guide

4. Take your manuscript through the 6-Step Revision process as outlined in the video.

  • Use the Editing Checklist to track your progress and the List of Overused and Unnecessary Words and Grammar Crammer when you get to Step 4 of the revision process, line editing.

5. Format your manuscript according to the formatting guidelines.

6. You’re ready to submit!

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Video 6-step revision process for chapter books and novels.

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Download Slides from the 6-Step Revision Process Video

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Download and print out all PDF Files:

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Editing and Revision Checklist

Editing Checklist for Chapter Books and Novels_Page_1

List of Commonly Overused Words

List of Overused and Unnecessary Words_Page_1

Common Grammatical Errors to Avoid

GRAMMAR CRAMMER 1

Manuscript Submission Formatting and Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guide

Finding, Hiring and Working with a Freelance Editor

Guide to Finding, Hiring and Working with Freelance Editors


Middle Grade/Young Adult Editor Expert Interviews

Below you will find the Audio, Transcripts and Top Takeaways from Emma’s interviews with Andrew Harwell and Mary Kole.

Andrew Harwell

Andrew-HarwellAndrew Harwell is an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books who focuses specifically on middle grade and young adult novels. Previously, Andrew worked at Dial Books for Young Readers, part of the Penguin Young Readers Group, where he gained experience with all types of children’s books including picture books and nonfiction.

He has worked with a number of bestselling and popular authors in children’s literature including Dan Gutman, J. Scott Savage, Chris Grabenstein, Noelle Stevenson and Madeline Roux.

For more information about Andrew, go to: Andrew Harwell’s Blog, Follow Andrew on Twitter and Pinterest.

Click here (or right click/save as) to read a transcript of the interview.

Click here (or right click/save as) to read Emma’s Top Takeaways from the interview.

To listen to an mp3 of the interview, click on the play button below:

 


Mary Kole

Mary-KoleMary came to children’s literature from a writer’s perspective and started reading at Andrea Brown Literary Agency to see what it was like “on the other side of the desk.” She quickly found her passion there and, after a year of working behind the scenes, officially joined the agency in August 2009, representing everything from picture books to young adult novels. In 2012, she moved on to become Senior Literary Manager and the head of the children’s department at Movable Type Management.

In her quest to learn all sides of publishing, she has also worked in the children’s editorial department at Chronicle Books and earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of San Francisco. Mary frequently speaks and teaches at writers conferences around the world. She teaches webinars on all aspects of the children’s book craft for F+W Media and blogs at kidlit.com, frequently named one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” by Writer’s Digest Magazine.

Mary’s acclaimed book, Writing Irresistible Kidlit, was published by Writers Digest Books in 2012. She now works as a freelance editor and consultant for writers of all levels.

Click here (or right click/save as) to read a transcript of the interview.

Click here (or right click/save as) to read Emma’s Top Takeaways from the interview.

To listen to an mp3 of the interview, click on the play button below:

 

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