In addition to my work as a writer, I've also been lucky to be closely involved with some other people's books, offering feedback in a freelance capacity.  I love thinking about how writing works.  Get in touch if you are interested in having me edit or critique your manuscript for children or young adults.

Galen is a fantastic editor. She offers thoughtful insights into story issues and character developments while catching errors both big and small. She has saved us from disastrous plot mistakes and kept us motivated when the struggle to complete our books seemed insurmountable. She’s the best!
— Greg Means

For The Cute Girl Network and Americus, both of which are graphic novels, I read and critiqued the scripts and provided further rounds of feedback once the illustrations were underway.