Brooke Vitale has been a children’s book editor for nearly twenty years. She started her career at Sterling Publishing before moving on to Penguin, and then to Disney. She left Disney three years ago after the birth of her second son and has been freelance writing and editing ever since.
Among her author credits are The Muppet’s Christmas Carol, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, The Magic Is In You, and Timmi Tobbson: A Family Secret. Among her editorial credits are Olaf’s Night Before Christmas, which sold over 250,000 copies, and Hide-and-Hug Olaf, which sold more than 400,000 copies.
To learn more about Brooke’s editing services, please contact Brooke through her website at BrookeVitale.com or fill out the form below.
The editorial assessment offers an analysis of what is and is not working in your story. It includes suggestions on how to fix any issues related to plot and character development, as well as advice on where to put page breaks in your book. This will be provided to you in a Word or Google doc, with all suggestions appearing in comments.
A developmental edit includes a close look at the text to ensure that language and sentence structure is appropriate for the age range, and that the text is reading like a picture book. At this stage, a heavy and detailed edit of the text will be performed, with actual changes to language. This will be delivered in a Word or Google doc with tracked changes.
This is a single-round review that combines assessment and developmental edit. The book will be whipped into the best shape possible with a single review. It will not be reviewed again if there are lingering questions.
PICTURE BOOK LAYOUT
AND ART REVIEW
In this stage, an editorial eye is used to inspect your art. A review of your initial layout is done before it gets sent to the artist. Detailed notes on all stages of art are also sent.