Emma D. Dryden started her career in children’s publishing at Viking and Random House, followed by a position with Margaret K. McElderry, of Macmillan Children’s Books, where she eventually became Vice President, Editorial Director of McElderry Books, and in 2005, Vice President, Publisher of Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Margaret K. McElderry Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, a position she held until May 2009.
Emma has edited over five-hundred books for young readers across all genres, including work by Ellen Hopkins, Karma Wilson, Susan Cooper, Alan Katz, David Catrow, Raul Colon, Shelia P. Moses, Marjorie Priceman, Lee Bennett Hopkins, David Diaz, and Paul Zelinsky, among others.
In March 2010, Emma launched her own editorial consulting firm, drydenbks (www.drydenbks.com), through which she edits children’s books; consults with authors, illustrators, agents, and foreign publishers; is a creative consultant with several children’s eBook and app publishers; is a collaborative writer; and does some of her own poetry and fiction writing, as well as keeps a blog (www.emmaddryden.blogspot.com). A highly sought-after speaker for regional and national conferences, where she often speaks about craft and the digital landscape, Emma is also on the SCBWI Board of Advisors.
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