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Anselm Audley

Anselm Audley - Editor

England

Editor and fourth-generation author who knows books from the inside out, bringing your story the rigour and insight of an Oxford tutorial.

Overview

A fourth-generation author as well as an editor, I grew up in a publishing family where structure, conflict and the use of language were everyday topics of conversation. I've been reading manuscripts, fixing plot holes, and brainstorming new books since I was in school. I studied history at Oxford, where an array of formidable tutors introduced me to the equivalent processes for non-fiction. I've had four novels published and been translated into six languages, so I know what it's like to be on the receiving end of editorial advice both constructive and otherwise. I later gained a degree in planetary science, and currently write non-fiction for Amazon's Kindle Singles program.

As a freelancer (and in the past for a small press) I've edited writing including novels (in genres ranging from crime to romance), novellas, theses, academic papers and even a secondary school curriculum. My chief joy is in working with plot, structure and characterization, in finding the knots, holes and problems in a book and helping the author to fix them. At its best, editing can be like an Oxford tutorial, and just as stimulating for both sides. It's hugely important to have the right editor for a book; I work best with stories containing some action, suspense, or mystery, in whatever genre.


Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
History

Work experience

Editorial Director

Attica Books
August, 2010 – December, 2012 (over 2 years)

Editorial director and development editor for a small (and now sadly defunct) print and e-press, working principally with new crime authors.

Freelance editor

Freelance
June, 2010 – Present (about 7 years)

Freelance editor working with authors on both sides of the Atlantic, in genres including mystery, romantic suspense, and contemporary fiction.

Author

Freelance
June, 2000 – Present (about 17 years)

Fantasy novelist and historical non-fiction writer. Published titles:
The Aquasilva Trilogy (Heresy, Inquisition, Crusade) - Simon and Schuster US and UK; editions in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Russian.
Vespera (standalone) - Minotauro, Barcelona.
Envoy (Amazon Kindle Worlds launch title).
The Day Democracy Died (Amazon Kindle Singles, historical non-fiction, coming October 2014).

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