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18 September 2021

The Lighthouse Literary Consultancy: Freelance Children's Editors

The Lighthouse is a specialist literary consultancy for writers of children's and Young Adult fiction. We are now seeking to expand our pool of freelance editors.

We take on projects from picture books through to YA, and we offer structural/developmental feedback, advice on synopses and query letters, and the odd copy-edit or proofread. In the last year we've helped clients transform their novels and sign with agencies such as The Greenhouse, Curtis Brown (leading to a deal with Hachette) and RCW (leading to a deal with Macmillan).

Most of our editors are also published authors, but this isn't a prerequisite. We are cheerful to work with and we pay our freelancers on time!

If you have children's editorial experience at a national publishing house, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with a cover note to Sarah Stewart at