GoldenPages Editing

Turn your pages into golden pages.

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GoldenPages Editing is a Chicago-based freelance editing business that specializes in anything that falls under the children's books umbrella. This includes everything from board books for toddlers to Young Adult fiction. Although we're happy to consider any manuscript sent as per our submission guidelines, we're especially interested in Middle Grade/Young Adult romance, Middle Grade/Young Adult historical, stories that include non-traditional family structures, and picture books that feature animals as main characters. We offer copy editing, developmental editing, and proofreading services, as well as help writing query letters and synopses. You will also get featured, if you so choose, on our Facebook page and on our website.

VALUE: Usually, rates are $1/page for younger kids' books and $5/page for middle-grade and YA books. However, we are now offering free services in exchange for positive reviews on LinkedIn, our Facebook page, and references by word of mouth. Part of this free package includes exposure on our website and Facebook page.

We can be reached at Please, no unsolicited phone calls.

1. In the subject line, type "Manuscript_(your first and last name)_(the name of your manuscript)." For example, "Manuscript_John Smith_Novel."

2. In the body of the email, please include your book's exact word count, exact subgenre, and a one or two-sentence description of your book. 

3. If you are looking for copy editing and proofreading services, please include the first two chapters of your book in an attachment (.docx and .doc documents only, please), or a link to a Google Doc in the body of the email. If you are looking for developmental services, attach or link your outline. If you need help writing an outline and all you have is an idea, simply tell us about your idea in the body of the email. We would prefer that you have at least an outline before submitting.

We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Children's Literature covers a wide variety of subgenres, each for a very specific audience. Since this is one of the questions we ask in our submission guidelines, this guide will help you determine which subgenre your manuscript belongs to.

Picture Books are for very young or beginning readers, or books with mostly pictures and a small amount of text. Some examples of popular picture books are the Dr. Suess books or "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.

Chapter Books are books for readers at the elementary-school reading level, such as Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones books.

Middle Grade Books are books for readers ages 9-12. Examples are "Rules" by Cynthia Lord and the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books by Jeff Kinney.

Young Adult Books are books for readers ages 13 and up, though many adults enjoy these books as well. Examples are the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, the Alice books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, or "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys.

Middle grade and young adult books can also fit into traditional genres, such as romance, mystery, fantasy, realistic, or almost any other genre you can think of.

Although we accept children's literature manuscripts of any kind, there are several types of books we would prioritize:

-Romance Middle Grade and Young Adult

-Historical Middle Grade and Young Adult

-Middle Grade and Young Adult stories told in unusual formats (such as diary form like the "Dear America" books, or in instant messaging like the book "TTYL")

-Any type of book featuring non-traditional types of families

-Picture books with animals as the main characters

-Picture books that are either illustrated by the author or already has an illustrator picked out.

Are you a talented artist? Would you like to earn some extra money? If so, you’ve come to the right place! GoldenPages Editing is looking for an artist to design a new look for our logo. Gifs (moving images) are also welcome. You can use any editing program that works for you, from Photoshop to MS Paint. The winner will receive:

1. $25
2. Credit on our Facebook page and website
3. If so desired, a link to your Deviant Art or Facebook page (or anywhere else you post your art)
4. Your design will be our new look!


1. Logo must have a golden tone
2. No people or animals in the shot
3. Must be done from scratch, no bases or stock art
4. Must have the letters “GP"


Send us an email at with "LogoContest_(your first and last name)" in the subject line (for example, "LogoContest_JohnSmith"). In an attachment, include your entry as a .gif, .png, or .jpeg file.