Hiring Sarah




Sarah Cloots is a graduate of Rice University and the Columbia Publishing Course; as well as the New York University courses MBA Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Copyediting, and Writing for Children; and MediaBistro's YA Novel Writing. She was an editor at Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books, for four and a half years.

Sarah began her publishing career as a reporter for The Kingwood Observer newspaper and as an intern at Bloomsbury Children's Books. She has worked on books for young readers of all ages, from board books through young adult novels.

Additionally, she has spent the last two years developing multi-national marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, as well as editing technical documents.

Titles that Sarah has edited include:
• Do the Math: The Writing on the Wall, by Wendy Lichtman
• Declare Yourself: Speak. Act. Connect. Vote. More than 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why
• Organs!: How They Work, Fall Apart, and Can Be Replaced (Gasp!), by Nancy Winslow Parker
• Forget-Her-Nots, by Amy Brecount White
• A Balloon for Isabel, by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Laura Rankin
• And this ever-growing list of success stories . . .

Sarah has served on the faculty of conferences around the country, including:
• Children's Book Illustrators Group
• Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature One-on-One Plus Conference
• SCBWI-Arizona
• SCBWI-Houston
• SCBWI-Michigan
• SCBWI-New England
• SCBWI-New Jersey
• SCBWI-Oregon
• SCBWI-West/Central Upstate New York
• SCBWI-Western Washington
• SCBWI-Wisconsin

Editorial Consultants

Rekha Radhakrishnan has spent the last four years working in communications planning at a global advertising agency in Chicago, but her academic background is steeped in the literary arts. She has both a BA and MA in literature, and is incredibly invigorated by the multitude of diverse voices available to readers today. She spent two years teaching rhetoric and composition to undergraduate students at The University of Massachusetts, and has worked with several literacy-oriented non-profit organizations tutoring students of all ages, and encouraging them to express themselves through writing.

Stephanie Wardach works full-time as an advertising content manager, but has also done freelance copyediting for nearly seven years. Her experience has encompassed a wide range of topics and genres, including scholarly articles and dissertations, technical product manuals, and sci-fi/fantasy novels. One of her favorite projects was copyediting and indexing a collection of essays titled Fashion and Film, published by Indiana University Press. In addition, she is currently enrolled in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU to expand on her knowledge of copyediting and the publishing process.

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