Christine Van Zandt - writer, editor, mom
Christine is an active member of these organizations:
The Editorial Freelancers Association, www.the-efa.org
Independent Book Publishers Association, www.ibpa-online.org
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, www.scbwi.org
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, www.glaws.org
Bay Area Editors’ Forum, www.editorsforum.org
She is also listed in the 2015 Literary Marketplace—a source that includes only industry professionals who are established and reputable. Each listing is carefully evaluated prior to inclusion and requires positive recommendations that are current, written, and verifiable. See her listing at www.literarymarketplace.com.
Christine is a professional book editor and owner of Write for Success Editing Services. From 2015 through 2016, she was also the managing co-editor of and writer for SCBWI's Kite Tales publication. She is a regular contributor as a children's book reviewer for Good Reads with Ronna.
In October 2017, Christine was awarded an Honorable mention in the 86th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition for her children's picture book.
Her career as a freelance writer spans more than 25 years, with publications in both fiction and nonfiction.
Wearing her "mom hat" she volunteers at an elementary school in Los Angeles.
She also heads up the writing group, Writers Circle of Los Angeles, a social enclave that focuses on the craft and tenacity necessary to make it in the business. Through educational and beta reader sessions, the writers in her group work together to help one another achieve their goals. The children's picture book writers segment of this group meets weekly for encouragement and coffee.