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Amy Christian

Amy Christian - Editor

London

Freelance book editor specialising in lifestyle non-fiction titles: craft, design, interiors, health and cookery.

Overview

I am a Commissioning Editor with over ten years' in-house experience working in illustrated book publishing. Now freelance, with an office in South London, I provide editorial services to book publishers, packagers, brands and authors. Specialist subject areas include craft, design, fashion, interiors, health and cookery.

With experience of planning and directing photoshoots, commissioning illustrations and negotiating contracts, I have access to a network of talented designers, photographers, illustrators and editorial freelancers.

I have worked with large brands such as Good Housekeeping, Mollie Makes and the Simplicity Sewing Group, as well as small businesses like Merchant & Mills, Lucy Bee and Toft, producing books that works within existing brand requirements. I also enjoy building relationships with individual authors, and am able to guide them through the publishing process from start to finish. Clients include Elwin Street, Pavilion Books, Quadrille and Thames & Hudson.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden Photography

Work experience

Senior Commissioning Editor, Craft & Lifestyle

Pavilion Books
October, 2010 – March, 2016 (over 5 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Modern Calligraphy Workshop: The Creative Art of Pen, Brush and Chalk Lettering

Imogen Owen

Learn how to create beautiful, handlettered stationery, art, and other decorations with sophisticate....

Learn how to create beautiful, handlettered stationery, art, and other decorations with sophisticate....

Paper Home: Beautifully unique origami projects

Esther Thorpe

With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe’s first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than ... read more

With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe’s first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than ... read more

Merchant & Mills Workbook: A Collection of Versatile Sewing Patterns for an Elegant All Season Wardrobe

Merchant Mills

Make six classic garments and create a stylish multi-layered wardrobe from scratch. Full-size patterns are provided for a neat vest with a boxer back detail, an elegant bias-cut long-sleeved dress, a simple long gathered skirt with a drawstring waist, a batwing wrap top, an oversized drop-shoulder jacket and a pair of classic wide leg trousers. By choosing seasonal cloth, the versatility of th... read more

Make six classic garments and create a stylish multi-layered wardrobe from scratch. Full-size patterns are provided for a neat vest with a boxer back detail, an elegant bias-cut long-sleeved dress, a simple long gathered skirt with a drawstring waist, a batwing wrap top, an oversized drop-shoulder jacket and a pair of classic wide leg trousers. By choosing seasonal cloth, the versatility of th... read more

Edward's Crochet Imaginarium: Flip the Pages to Make Over a Million Mix-and-Match Creatures

Kerry Lord

Make more than a million monsters with this mix-and-match crochet collection. Crocheting....

Make more than a million monsters with this mix-and-match crochet collection. Crocheting....

Natural Beauty With Coconut Oil

Lucy Bee

Coconut oil, as we know, is nature's perfect Ingredient. It has earned that accolade through not just its versatility in cooking but also its application as an effective and economic beauty treatment for skin, hair and oral health. Tapping into the current trend for making your own beauty treatments as an alternative to shop-bought products that can be pricey and often are packed with chemical... read more

Coconut oil, as we know, is nature's perfect Ingredient. It has earned that accolade through not just its versatility in cooking but also its application as an effective and economic beauty treatment for skin, hair and oral health. Tapping into the current trend for making your own beauty treatments as an alternative to shop-bought products that can be pricey and often are packed with chemical... read more

Mollie Makes: Crochet: Techniques, Tricks & Tips with 15 Exclusive Projects

Mollie Makes

Crochet is big fashion news, and is becoming more and more popular among young crafters. This gorgeous new book from the team at Mollie Makes is the ultimate guide, aimed at complete beginners, and also perfect for those who have completed their first projects and are looking to move on. Each stitch is explained clearly, with step-by-step illustrations. A selection of 15 contemporary projects ... read more

Crochet is big fashion news, and is becoming more and more popular among young crafters. This gorgeous new book from the team at Mollie Makes is the ultimate guide, aimed at complete beginners, and also perfect for those who have completed their first projects and are looking to move on. Each stitch is explained clearly, with step-by-step illustrations. A selection of 15 contemporary projects ... read more

Freehand Fashion: Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required!

Chinelo Bally

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative te... read more

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative te... read more

The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook: A practical reference

Alex Law

The Upholsterer's Step-by-step Handbook reveals the techniques and tips of the upholstery trade in an easy to understand format. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create a statement piece of furniture for your home. Learn how to follow a technique-based approach to upholstery, from assessing the work ... read more

The Upholsterer's Step-by-step Handbook reveals the techniques and tips of the upholstery trade in an easy to understand format. Fully illustrated throughout with informative illustrations and inspiring photography, this book will enable you to confidently create a statement piece of furniture for your home. Learn how to follow a technique-based approach to upholstery, from assessing the work ... read more

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