Betsy Rapoport

Freelance editor, writer, and ghostwriter

Betsy Rapoport has been a professional book editor since 1981, shepherding numerous bestselling authors as an executive editor at Scribners and Random House. Since 2002, she’s been a full-time freelance editor, writer, and ghostwriter, creating and editing book proposals and manuscripts. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, and Sky Magazine and have been anthologized in Mothers Who Think, Creme de la Femme, Life’s a Stitch, and A Friendly Game of Poker. She’s also the coauthor with Rosalind Wiseman of Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, optioned by Tina Fey (who turned the companion volume, Queen Bees and Wannabes, into Mean Girls.) Visit her at or at