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Anna Hogarty

Anna Hogarty - Editor

London, United Kingdom

I am a literary agent, and I edit, proofread and write copy on a freelance basis for publishers, writers and brands.

Overview

Reviews (24)

I am an editor with experience both publishing and agency side. Formerly a commercial fiction editor at Atlantic Books, I am now the adult fiction editor for the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, where I also have my own list of writers. I structurally edit, proofread and write copy on a freelance basis for a variety of publishing houses, writers and brands.

I have worked at some of the UK’s top publishing houses including Penguin, John Murray, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline. During this time I’ve seen a wide variety of titles through from acquisition to print, from bestselling fiction to illustrated books. I am also a graduate of the Faber Academy’s flagship Writing a Novel course, where I was taught by such authors as Tim Lott, Liza Klaussmann and Jill Dawson.

I am passionate about words, and I enjoy helping authors make their manuscripts shine. I particularly love commercial and literary fiction and young adult, and I have some experience in children’s books too. Another big passion of mine is yoga, healthy lifestyles and wellbeing. While most of my freelance editing centres on wider structural notes, I am experienced in line editing too.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing History Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation

Certifications

  • Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre
  • Grappling with Grammar - Publishing Training Centre
  • Copywriting - Publishing Training Centre
  • Search Engine Optimisation - Publishing Training Centre
  • Copy-editing - Publishing Training Centre

Work experience

Editor and Literary Agent

Self-employed
August, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Adult fiction editor and literary agent for the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency; Structural editor for Atlantic Books; Proofreader for Pan Macmillan, Constable and Robinson, Little, Brown Book Group and Atlantic Books; Copywriter and creative strategist for various brands.

Editor

Atlantic Books
May, 2013 – July, 2014 (about 1 year)

Commissioned titles for a wide-ranging commercial fiction list; Wrote structural editorial notes for existing authors; Worked on bestselling and debut books; Devised copy for book jackets, websites and marketing material; Wrote and copy-edited reading-group guides and book-club submission synopses; Developed relationships with literary agents; received and responded to submissions for publication.

Editorial Assistant

Headline Publishing Group
February, 2012 – April, 2013 (about 1 year)

Oversaw the production process for a large number of high-profile titles, from delivery of manuscript to final files; Worked with bestselling authors including Karen Rose, Lisa Gardner and Deborah Harkness; Wrote cover copy and reading-group discussion guides.

Editorial Assistant

Hodder & Stoughton
July, 2011 – January, 2012 (7 months)

Researched and selected out-of-print classics to be published as paperback reissues and e-books; Managed, updated and created content for the Saltyard Books website; Additional tasks included reading and commenting on proposals, developing flat plans for illustrated non-fiction titles, compiling offer memos, and writing copy, marketing sheets and cover briefs.

Freelancer

Penguin Books
March, 2011 – June, 2011 (3 months)

Undertook audience research, developed targeting plans and instigated partnership activity for various titles.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Santiago Sisters

Victoria Fox

Bound by blood. Separated by scandal.Growing up on a ranch in Patagonia, twins Calida and Terisita Santiago have never known a world without each other. Introverted Calida can’t imagine life anywhere else but feisty Terisita dreams of fame and fortune.World-famous English actress Simone Geddes believes that her profile would benefit from a PR boost and has decided to adopt. A potential family ... read more

Bound by blood. Separated by scandal.Growing up on a ranch in Patagonia, twins Calida and Terisita Santiago have never known a world without each other. Introverted Calida can’t imagine life anywhere else but feisty Terisita dreams of fame and fortune.World-famous English actress Simone Geddes believes that her profile would benefit from a PR boost and has decided to adopt. A potential family ... read more

The Stolen Queen

" The year is 1199, and King Richard the Lionheart is dead, leaving his brother John to inherit both his French and English lands. Young Isabelle of Angouleme is betrothed to the son of her father's enemy, Hugh de Lusignan, and taken to his castle to be educated, where she is initiated into the 'Old Religion'. Isabelle is then told that she is to be married not to Hugh de Lusignan but to King ... read more

" The year is 1199, and King Richard the Lionheart is dead, leaving his brother John to inherit both his French and English lands. Young Isabelle of Angouleme is betrothed to the son of her father's enemy, Hugh de Lusignan, and taken to his castle to be educated, where she is initiated into the 'Old Religion'. Isabelle is then told that she is to be married not to Hugh de Lusignan but to King ... read more

Return to Fourwinds

Elisabeth Gifford

"***Shortlisted Author For Historical Writers' Association's Debut Crown For Best First Historical Novel*** One house. Two families. A lifetime of secrets. At Fourwinds they gather: Alice and Ralph, Patricia and Peter, to celebrate the marriage of their children. The marquee is on the lawn, breathing in and out in the summer heat. But the bride is nowhere to be seen. As both families are drawn... read more

"***Shortlisted Author For Historical Writers' Association's Debut Crown For Best First Historical Novel*** One house. Two families. A lifetime of secrets. At Fourwinds they gather: Alice and Ralph, Patricia and Peter, to celebrate the marriage of their children. The marquee is on the lawn, breathing in and out in the summer heat. But the bride is nowhere to be seen. As both families are drawn... read more

The Queen Alone (Chronicles of the Tempus)

K.A.S. Quinn

The final installment in the extraordinary time-traveling adventures of Katie-Berger-Jones-Burg Katie Berger-Jones-Burg is a lonely New York teenager. It's Christmas, and with her pop-star mother away on a whirlwind tour, all is not well with Katie. She is having visions, and she realized she is needed in another time. In 1860 it's Christmas too. Princess Alice is helping her father Prince Alb... read more

The final installment in the extraordinary time-traveling adventures of Katie-Berger-Jones-Burg Katie Berger-Jones-Burg is a lonely New York teenager. It's Christmas, and with her pop-star mother away on a whirlwind tour, all is not well with Katie. She is having visions, and she realized she is needed in another time. In 1860 it's Christmas too. Princess Alice is helping her father Prince Alb... read more

The Hypnotist

Laurence Anholt

Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor of Neurology at a university in the American South. He has certain skills, honed over his lifetime, that he mostly keeps hidden. Skills in hypnotism and mind control . . .Thirteen-year-old Pip is plucked out of an orphanage by a farmer, hired as a farm-hand, and as carer for the farmer's wife. But Pip is black. The farmer a... read more

Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor of Neurology at a university in the American South. He has certain skills, honed over his lifetime, that he mostly keeps hidden. Skills in hypnotism and mind control . . .Thirteen-year-old Pip is plucked out of an orphanage by a farmer, hired as a farm-hand, and as carer for the farmer's wife. But Pip is black. The farmer a... read more

The Silent Hours

Cesca Major

An epic, sweeping tale set in wartime France, The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart: Adeline, a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past; Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically; Tristin, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves fr... read more

An epic, sweeping tale set in wartime France, The Silent Hours follows three people whose lives are bound together, before war tears them apart: Adeline, a mute who takes refuge in a convent, haunted by memories of her past; Sebastian, a young Jewish banker whose love for the beautiful Isabelle will change the course of his life dramatically; Tristin, a nine-year-old boy, whose family moves fr... read more

The Widow

Fiona Barton

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'The ultimate psychological thriller' Lisa GardnerWe've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever want... read more

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'The ultimate psychological thriller' Lisa GardnerWe've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever want... read more

The Chalk Man

C. J. Tudor

The Echo Killing

Christi Daugherty

Am I Ugly?

Michelle Elman

Anna has 24 reviews

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Bianca Thomas

I was initially drawn to Anna's profile because it resonated with the themes running through my book; I thought it was a good place to start, and I'm glad I did. I'm a real newcomer when it comes to writing books, so she explained all the different kinds of editing, and which might suit best. I was also impressed with the speed and quality of the actual feedback, and her suggestions were all re...

, January 2018


Ben Thompson

This review overall is great for my writing. However, I feel that for paying over $500 that there should have been way more communication and collaboration, as well as additional feedback. At the end of this I still do not know if I am on the right track with my work, and I will have to resubmit on Reedsy to get another critique.

, January 2018


Tom Johnson

Great working with Anna again, prompt, communicative and the editorial assessment contained real golden nuggets. I particularly like how feedback is explained, I find I can build ideas of what to do through the way suggestions are worded.

, November 2017


Ellan Aldryc

Anna provided me with true insight and gave me the sense that she truly understood the story placed in her care. She was professional and kind, and I would really recommend her services to all who want a solid, honest and professional opinion.

, October 2017


Lewis Alexander

Anna was great to work with, communicated with me quickly and provided me with great insight. Highly recommend Anna.

, September 2017

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