Editing Children’s Books


I offer editing services for children’s books, ranging from chapters to full novels to query letters to even help with brainstorming. I would love to help you bring out the best in your writing.

I have years of experience editing children’s books and working with writers to get their work in excellent shape. Here are some very kind words from former writing clients:

“Eric helped me sharpen my characters, strengthen my climax and improve my Middle Grade manuscript in more ways than I can count. Beyond his keen insight, I appreciated his encouragement, his humor, and his willingness to be a sounding board in the stressful moments. Eric was a mentor in the very best sense of the word—he didn’t just help me write a better book, he helped prepare me for everything that came next. He was a pleasure to work with.”

“Eric provided such lovingly detailed, meticulous, and well-rounded feedback in his edit letters that gave me the tools to recraft and fine tune my manuscript. He invested far more time and care into helping my book become a better story than I ever could have imagined. In the most challenging of times, Eric’s knack for understanding the ins and outs of storytelling kept me inspired and gave me the confidence to make major changes in my writing. Ultimately, working with Eric gave me a clearer vision for my book and sharpened my skills as a writer in ways I’m still uncovering. His patience, knowledge of the industry, and passion for writing made him an invaluable part of my writing education.”

“Eric is such a thoughtful and thorough reader, and provides feedback for you to help clarify the ideas you care about and gain confidence in your story. From the beginning, he proved that he “got” my book and gave it such incredible attention, care and passion. He really helped strengthen my manuscript in areas I particularly struggle, such as tightening focus, heightening stakes and tying my plot lines together. He also reminded me how important it is to put the main message of the story front and center, and helped me reinforce the message of my novel in revisions. All of Eric’s edits made sense, and were very clear and concrete, so I found the editing process to not be as difficult as I feared. He’s also an incredible cheerleader; his encouragement helped me believe in my writing again. I can’t recommend working with Eric enough!”

If you’re interested in bringing out the best in your writing, please email me at ericbellwriter[at]gmail[dot]com. Looking forward to working with you!


Is there a specific area of writing you’d like to improve in? It could be that you’re ready to begin editing your children’s book but need help getting over the finish line. Or maybe you need help starting out on a new book. Or maybe you’re stuck in the middle, or at any stage of the process. I can create a “curriculum” for you depending on your needs: assignments with check-ins, tailored writing prompts – whatever you need. Some examples include coming up with characters, working on dialogue, or dealing with writer’s block.

If you’re interested in , please email me at ericbellwriter[at]gmail[dot]com. Looking forward to working with you!


I also run writing workshops that involve submitting your work and receiving feedback from myself and a group of other supportive writers. For freewriting nights in the KNoW: Kidlit Novel Workshop, click here. For the more intensive class/workshop hybrid KNoW How, click here.