Alex English

Alex English - Editor

Paris, France

I'm the author of three picture books with several more under contract with major UK publishers. I love rhyme and humour.

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Overview

Experienced author of children's picture books with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University.
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's - Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction

Certifications

  • MA Writing for Young People, Bath Spa University 2016-2018
  • NCTJ sub-editing diploma
  • SfEP P1: Introduction to Proofreading

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Dundee Picture Book Award 2018

Work experience

Sub-editor

Self-employed
January, 2014 – December, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Proofreading and copy editing features for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' blog, Words and Pictures.

Children's author

Self-employed
March, 2012 – Present (over 7 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Yuck! Said the Yak

Alex English

Alfie isn't worried when a yak appears at his house, but when the yak says "Yuck!" to everything that Alfie offers him, he thinks the yak is very rude.It is a very strange day when a yak comes to Alfie's house. Alfie offer him all kinds of different food, but all the yak says "Yuck!" Can Alfie figure out how to make the yak say "Yum!"?

Alfie isn't worried when a yak appears at his house, but when the yak says "Yuck!" to everything that Alfie offers him, he thinks the yak is very rude.It is a very strange day when a yak comes to Alfie's house. Alfie offer him all kinds of different food, but all the yak says "Yuck!" Can Alfie figure out how to make the yak say "Yum!"?

Pirates Don't Drive Diggers

Alex English

A hilarious rhyming story about a boy who always wanted to drive a digger, but his destined to be a pirate like his dadBrad isn’t suited to the life of being a pirate, but that’s what is expected of him. So he is apprenticed onto the Salty Dog pirate ship under the fearsome Captain Blood. Brad dreams only of diggers, even more so when he fails all the pirate tests. After a narrow escape Brad i... read more

A hilarious rhyming story about a boy who always wanted to drive a digger, but his destined to be a pirate like his dadBrad isn’t suited to the life of being a pirate, but that’s what is expected of him. So he is apprenticed onto the Salty Dog pirate ship under the fearsome Captain Blood. Brad dreams only of diggers, even more so when he fails all the pirate tests. After a narrow escape Brad i... read more

Mine Mine Mine Said the Porcupine

Alex English

Mine-Mine-Mine-Said-the-Porcupine

Mine-Mine-Mine-Said-the-Porcupine

Yuck Said the Yak

Alex English

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