Amy Feldman

Amy Feldman - Editor

Bath, UK

Editor with seven years' experience specialising in UK travel and social history, currently working at the National Trust.

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Overview

I am an experienced editor of non-fiction illustrated books and guidebooks. I have been involved in the Publishing industry since 2009, working in marketing (Polity Press, Bloomsbury Publishing) before becoming an Editor for the National Trust in 2013.

I particularly love social history and travel, but can work with most genres. Not at my desk? I'm probably rollerskating - a roller derby player when contact sports are allowed, my attitude to editing is quite similar to my sport: hard work and training always pays off, keep going til it's as good as you can get it, teamwork makes the dream work*, and you do your best when you're having fun too. *Sorry for the cliché - I promise I try to avoid those normally...

I'm also the author of several books and guidebooks and so understand what it's like to have your work edited from the other side. I am always mindful of this when I'm editing, and aim to always treat authors and their manuscripts as I would want mine to be.

As well as industry experience, I have also completed the Publishing Training Centre Copy-editing course, passing with merit. I also have an MA in Publishing from City University, London (Distinction, including winning the Macmillan award for Best Student Work).

Looking forward to working with you!
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
History
Nature
Sports & Outdoors
Travel

Certifications

  • Publishing Training Centre: Copyediting by Distance Learning (Merit)
  • MA Publishing - City University London (Distinction)

Work experience

Editor

National Trust
September, 2014 – Present (almost 8 years)

- Work closely with our publishing partner to develop new books for National Trust Books imprint and provide editorial feedback throughout. Subjects covered include cookery, outdoors, history and gardening. I ensure the National Trust brand is consistently and accurately represented
- Work closely with some authors to help them access the National Trust and key information
- Responsible for originating and developing the ideas some of National Trust Books' bestselling titles, including The National Trust Book of Scones and The Great British Bucket List
- Project Editor for the creation of new National Trust guidebooks, including commissioning authors and artists, copy-editing, and working closely with designers and picture researchers, as well as properties, on the look and feel of the overall product
- Write text for guidebooks

Assistant Editor

National Trust
August, 2013 – August, 2014 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Cats of the National Trust

Amy Feldman

From Sir Winston Churchill to Ellen Terry; Beatrix Potter to Vita Sackville-West: many of the National Trust’s former residents were cat-lovers. Cats of the National Trust explores these feline fanatics and the animals (or animal objects) with which they filled their homes. Each entry includes gorgeous photos and accompanying text describing the collection item, person or animal in the photo a... read more

From Sir Winston Churchill to Ellen Terry; Beatrix Potter to Vita Sackville-West: many of the National Trust’s former residents were cat-lovers. Cats of the National Trust explores these feline fanatics and the animals (or animal objects) with which they filled their homes. Each entry includes gorgeous photos and accompanying text describing the collection item, person or animal in the photo a... read more

National Trust Book of Scones

Sarah Clelland

Sarah Clelland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust. History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who’s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 – yes 50 – scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she’s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and... read more

Sarah Clelland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust. History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who’s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 – yes 50 – scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she’s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and... read more

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