Elizabeth Law is one of the very best editors in the field. She is also an expert at the business of publishing, the consummate mentor and industry insider who knows exactly what it takes to write, sell, publish, and market a book. If you want to jump-start your career, I've got two words of advice for you: "Call ELaw."
— Allen Zadoff, author of I am the weapon
A life-long, avid reader of children’s and young adult literature, I’ve been working in the field my whole professional life as an editor and publisher at Penguin Books, Simon and Schuster, and Egmont USA. I am currently Backlist and Special Projects Editor at Holiday House Books, and I also continue to serve writers and artists through my consulting business, ElawReads.
I offer help getting your manuscript in shape, whether it be a 500-word picture book, a 500-page fantasy novel, or an adult memoir. I'll give you feedback on your work's potential in the current market, and suggestions about positioning it to find the right agent or publisher. I also Skype with critique groups to offer an editor's reactions and perspective.
In short, are you stuck on something in your writing? Do you want a professional polish before submitting your work? Do you have a question about which project to work on, or what step to take next in your career? Contact me and I’ll see if we can find a solution together.