My Resume

Melissa Abramovitz
Work Experience: I've been an author/freelance writer since 1986 and specialize in writing educational nonfiction books and magazine articles for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults. I have published hundreds of nonfiction magazine articles on health, science, nature, and history topics in magazines such as Cricket, Boys’ Life, Current Health Teens, Current Health Kids, Sierra, Guideposts for Kids, American Fitness, Fit, Wild Outdoor World, Lady’s Circle, and many others. I have also published more than 50 educational series books for educational publishers Lucent Books, Capstone Press, ReferencePoint Press, and book packager Red Line Editorial (for ABDO Publishing, 12-Story Library, and Lerner). I write some fiction, poetry, and children’s picture books as well and I’m the author of the book for writers, A Treasure Trove of Opportunity: How to Write and Sell Articles for Children’s Magazines (E&E Publishing 2012).   

My experience in writing nonfiction has allowed me to hone my research skills, and I am adept at seeking out and utilizing only reliable, authoritative primary and secondary sources as reference materials. I am also experienced in locating and interviewing experts on various topics if needed. 

Another aspect of my writing career that I take very seriously is submitting error-free, carefully fact-checked manuscripts on deadline. The editors with whom I work often comment about how much they appreciate the fact that I am a perfectionist/nitpicker who carefully proofreads manuscripts before submitting them. 

I also teach teleclasses and workshops for writers and do freelance editing and manuscript critiques. 

Education: Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, 1976.  

Graduated from the Institute of Children's Literature's "Writing for Children" course in 1986. 

Attend writer's conferences on an ongoing basis and belong to SCBWI (The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and The Working Writers Club. 

References: I would be glad to furnish the names of editors with whom I frequently work as references if desired.  
Melissa Abramovitz
By Melissa Abramovitz 05 Dec, 2017
Check out my article about Breaking the Rules When It Comes To Writing  
By Melissa Abramovitz 09 Mar, 2017

These articles are free, and I am listing links to several recent columns here. I also teach teleclasses (not free, but very very inexpensive, for those who are interested. The Wealthy Writer's Club website has links to audio replays of those classes.  Links to recent articles:

One Writer's New Year's Resolutions http://  

The Benefits of Rhyme http://   

Think Like A Child  

By Melissa Abramovitz 03 Jan, 2017
Did you know that magazines for children and teens are hungry for good nonfiction articles? If you're thinking of writing for this market, my book for writers, "A Treasure Trove of Opportunity: How To Write and Sell Articles for Children's Magazines," contains everything you need to know! It's available on Amazon.  
By Melissa Abramovitz 03 Jan, 2017
CLICK HERE to check it out 

See Herbie Hedgehog's book trailer at   https://youtube/FxLKvf_Ts5E      
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