Shelley Sperry

Shelley Sperry is an editor, writer, and researcher based in Alexandria, Virginia. She used to work at National Geographic, so she thinks every book is better if it has a cool map, a dramatic landscape, or a lot of penguins. As an editor Shelley specializes in nonfiction, helping authors tell true stories about the world. With co-author Leslie Watts, in 2020 she will publish a Story Grid guide to Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and What’s the Big Idea? about nonfiction. Shelley agrees with Barbara Kingsolver, that “revision is where fine art begins.” You can find her online at SperryEditorial.com.

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