For a number of years I have helped an award-winning cartoonist prepare his collections for publication, including his wonderful books for children. I have also worked with clients wishing to prepare their own work, from poetry to art books: my favourite part is getting to see the world through others' eyes, and helping them to present their talents in the very best light.
It all started when... I submitted a comic strip idea to a popular gardening magazine, and - though they didn't want that - they DID want someone to create cartoons to go along with their monthly to-do list. I also did a little proofreading for them - it's a good thing I love Latin!, because most of that task involved checking on the root names, so to speak, of every plant their writers would mention....
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Experienced editor of humour and novelty, history, children's middle-grade and cookery books for major publishers in London.
24+ awards in writing and editing • 30+ books edited • Specialties include nonfiction and poetry • Ph.D. student, lit and creative writing