Aimee Longos

Aimee Longos - Editor

Plymouth, UK

Experienced Editor and writer specialising in self-help, wellbeing, psychology, health and science, non-fiction titles. Formerly of Penguin.

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I'm an experienced editor and writer with a passion for discovering the latest trends in psychology, lifestyle and wellbeing. I also have a background in Psychological Therapies so am especially interested to hear about non-fiction projects covering mental health.

When working with me you can expect to have editorial input and support through every step of your writing journey. As an experienced commissioner I work closely with authors to generate ideas, formulate proposals and to shape the content of their books.

I provide structural editing as well as guidance on writing style, suggestions for content, and also work right through to supporting post-publication with ideas for marketing and metadata. I really like to get to know my authors to understand the story they wish to tell, their vision for their work and how I can best help them reach their goals.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Psychology
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Project Manager and Writer

Self-employed
June, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

Freelance editor, project manager and writer for non-fiction psychology, lifestyle and well being titles:

• Commissioning, managing and editing titles from experts and writers across a broad range of psychological and wellbeing fields.
• Project managing all editorial, creative and budget aspects on titles from commissioning stages through to publication.
• Full rewrites and ghost writing.
• Commissioning illustrators, artists and designers for projects.
•Picture research and permission clearing.
Trend-led project research and writing.
Writing project proposals and pitches for submission to agents and publishers.
•Author and agent care.

Editor

Penguin Books
September, 2016 – June, 2018 (over 1 year)

Editor for Penguin General commissioning and editing non-fiction psychology, health, lifestyle and well being titles from experts in their field publishing on the Penguin Life imprint:

• Commissioning titles from experts and writers across a broad range of health, science,
psychological and wellbeing fields for publication on the Penguin Life imprint.
• Project managing all editorial and creative aspects on full colour titles from commissioning
stages through to publication.
• Structurally editing manuscripts, producing cover copy, and generating book titles.
• Project managing redesign and reissue of backlist titles, amending content, copy, layout, and
cover design.
• Contributing to acquisitions and brand building strategy.
• Direct author and agent liaison.
• Formerly working for PRH Group at Transworld Publishers and Michael Joseph imprints, editing Women's
Fiction, and Popular Non-Fiction titles

Root to Stem: A seasonal guide to natural recipes and remedies for everyday life

Alex Laird

Root to Stem is a seasonal guide to living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle by putting nature at the heart of our physical and mental wellbeing. The root to stem philosophy means using all of the plant, vegetable or herb, to maximise the health benefits found in the ingredient, whilst also simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint and the amount of food wastage.Set out in four chapters, Ro... read more

Root to Stem is a seasonal guide to living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle by putting nature at the heart of our physical and mental wellbeing. The root to stem philosophy means using all of the plant, vegetable or herb, to maximise the health benefits found in the ingredient, whilst also simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint and the amount of food wastage.Set out in four chapters, Ro... read more

How to Be Human: The Manual

Ruby Wax

*FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRAZZLED*A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about minds and bodies and brains and mindfulness I've ever encountered. A triangulation on what it means to be human., Utterly readable and surprisingly wis... read more

*FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRAZZLED*A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about minds and bodies and brains and mindfulness I've ever encountered. A triangulation on what it means to be human., Utterly readable and surprisingly wis... read more

Happiest Days (Jack Sheffield 10)

Jack Sheffield

It's 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the year of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store., Ruby the Caretaker find happiness at last, Vera the Secretary makes an important de... read more

It's 1986 and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the year of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest School, a year of surprises is in store., Ruby the Caretaker find happiness at last, Vera the Secretary makes an important de... read more

The Lemon Tree Café: The Heart-warming Sunday Times Bestseller

Cathy Bramley

"It's gentle good humour and optimism will warm the stoniest of hearts." Daily ExpressWhen Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy.Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti a... read more

"It's gentle good humour and optimism will warm the stoniest of hearts." Daily ExpressWhen Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy.Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti a... read more

Aimee has 1 review

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Mark Simpson
Aimée was very professional, responsive and clear throughout the process. Her edits were easy to understand and delivered in a friendly way throughout. Small changes made by me to the project in my first use of Reedsy as a platform were dealt with quickly and helpfully. I would definitely work with Aimée again.

Mark Simpson, June 2019

Aimee Longos
Mark was an extremely polite, positive and considerate author to work with. His communication was all very thorough and timely, and so it was easy to collaborate on this project. I would happily wo...
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