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Naomi Jones

Naomi Jones - Editor

Naomi has over eight years’ experience working in children’s publishing. She began her career at Puffin (Penguin Random House) before moving to Orion and then Hachette Children’s Group. Her previous experience as a Rights Manager brings invaluable insight into maximising a book’s sales potential and she has worked closely with both UK and international editors to develop a good knowledge of global publishing markets and trends. Naomi has a BA (Hons) in English Studies from the University of Nottingham and is a keen reader and writer. She was the children’s book reviewer for award winning family travel blog Mini Travellers for over three years. Naomi has been working as a freelance editor and mentor helping other children’s writers to develop their manuscripts and craft for over four years. Her debut picture book The Perfect Fit was published in March 2021 and has now been published in ten languages. It will be followed in 2022 by One More Try and The Odd Fish.

From us


Naomi’s breadth of experience across children’s publishing and astute industry knowledge, combined with her own authorial talent, make her an an editor with a keen sense of both what works creatively and what sells.

From them


I really love working with children’s writers to help them develop both their craft and their manuscripts. I enjoy working collaboratively with authors and find it immensely satisfying to see another person’s work and writing style evolve as a result of my suggestions. I’ve personally found that my own writing has improved immeasurably based on feedback from my writing group, agent and all of the editors I’ve worked with, so I know how invaluable this experience can be.

I’ve always been passionate about children’s literature whether it’s picture books, middle grade or teen fiction. I have a wide range of experience within the Children’s Publishing industry – I am a published author, avid reader, book reviewer, editor and have a background working in house for some of the biggest publishers in the UK. I will draw on this diverse background when helping you work on your manuscript. It has always been my dream to write children’s books, and I would be delighted to work with you if this is your dream too.

Genres Naomi specialises in

Picture books
Young Adult

Naomi's published books

The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

One More Try

One More Try

The Odd Fish

The Odd Fish

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