I am a professional copy-editor, proofreader and writer with 14 years' experience working in the UK book publishing industry.
Since 2014 I have been freelance, offering a range of editorial services to clients on a wide variety of projects, from working in-house on full-colour illustrated books (using InDesign) to working on traditional copy-editing, proofreading and copywriting projects from home. I am also a features writer for The Line, a magazine for Ealing that launched in September 2015, and in addition to this I create and edit press releases and other written materials for a travel PR agency. I am also a contributing writer for Run Deep magazine, which launched in 2017 and is aimed at the running community.
My role at Michael O’Mara Books involved dividing my time between hands-on editorial work and commissioning new projects and generating new ideas. I was responsible for the progress of new titles through the editorial process, producing P&L costings, monitoring budgets and ensuring schedules were adhered to, and I worked on major titles in the areas of celebrity autobiography, illustrated art and gift books, history and humour. My role also involved writing and approving copy for jackets, publicity and book fair material and presenting at the company sales conference and in-house editorial meetings.
Beginning at John Blake Publishing as Editor in 2008, I gained promotion to Editorial Director. Working across the non-fiction list, I was responsible for commissioning titles, negotiating contracts and forming excellent working relationships with authors. I frequently worked to extremely tight deadlines, reacting to news events and trends to produce ‘instant’ books and setting and managing editorial schedules accordingly. I also project managed titles from start to finish, undertaking structural edits, copy-editing, and working with authors, freelance designers, indexers, proofreaders and in-house editorial and production staff, as well as chairing weekly production and editorial meetings.
Michelle Collins has played iconic roles in the two most watched soap operas on British television. In the 1990s she played the backstabbing blonde, Cindy Beale, in EastEnders, and in 2011 she joined the cast of Coronation Street and now plays much-loved Rovers Return landlady, Stella Price.But what about the rest? Much of Michelle's remarkable story has never been told before. From growing up... read more
Autobiography of the Rugby League's No. 1 bad boy. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good condition.
When news filtered through the media that Stuart Cable, the drummer with a larger-than-life personality and an even larger head of curly hair, had been unceremoniously sacked from one of the biggest rock bands in the UK by his best mates, the music world was stunned. Packed full of witty anecdotes, all told in Stuart's usual upbeat and humorous tone, this remarkable book will leave you gasping... read more
Move over granola, these bite-sized balls of balanced nutrition are the new super snack that everyone can benefit from. Looking for a post workout refuel? Intense immunity boost? Or just a healthy snack to keep the bounce in your step? There are 15 high-protein recipes with a core of protein-rich ingredients, combined with low-GI carbs and healthy fats - and no compromise on flavour - each bal... read more
Jade A fitting tribute to one of Britain's best loved celebrities. Read her amazing story, in her own words. Full description
Sir Walter Winterbottom was arguably the most influential man in modern English football. He is known as the first England team manager, but more than that he was an innovator of modern coaching, sports administrator and a man ahead of his time; a man who had a profound effect on English football and who laid the foundations for England's success in 1966. Walter managed them all, from Lawton t... read more
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I try to help authors achieve the books they want by careful professional editing, looking at the details – and the bigger stuff if needed.
I provide copyediting and writing services to clients in the nonfiction world, with a focus on health, diet, nutrition, and fitness.