I acquire and publish commercial and book club fiction for Trapeze, an imprint that specialises in books that start conversations. Trapeze was shortlisted for imprint of the year at the British Book Awards 2019. My role includes:
- Working with authors on developing their manuscript, providing detailed editorial notes and line edits to help them make their book the best version of itself it possibly can be
- Developing and leading the fiction strategy for Trapeze, working towards turnover targets
- Building our fiction output by bringing in established talent and developing new authors
- Developing brand partnerships, IP and collaborative projects
- Working with the digital teams on eBook and audio strategy for the imprint
- Negotiating, pitching and making prospective approaches
- Copy-writing, metadata and blurb optimisation
I worked across all of our imprints on individual campaigns while being involved with the overall strategy for our more literary imprint, Tinder Press. I managed brand authors including Neil Gaiman, Sarah Winman, Jill Mansell and Mary Berry. I spearheaded an award-winning campaign for One Pound Meals, one of the bestselling cookery debuts of 2017, and my campaign for Sarah Winman’s Tin Man came highly commended at the annual PPC Awards.
My role included:
- Developing traditional and digital campaign strategies
- Writing publicity plans, press releases, campaign updates, internal updates, digital strategies and evaluations
- Selling in news stories and feature ideas to the media
I managed five legal titles while working within the legal and academic publishing branch of Thomson Reuters; I was responsible for copyediting and proofreading three of the titles, while project managing the freelancers on the other two. My role also involved liaising with the authors, publishing editors and production controllers to ensure deadlines were met, high standards were maintained, and projects were delivered within budget.
I also spent some time within the marketing team: I created, edited and proofread collateral for both digital and print titles.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION'Hilarious, compelling, painful, enlightening, honest. I loved it' - Dolly Alderton'Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking' - Jojo Moyes'A deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times' - Bernardine Evaristo, WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEMeet Queenie... read more
'A wonderfully written, funny and moving debut with an intriguing mystery at its heart... Unforgettable.' - Sunday Times bestselling author, Claire DouglasLizzie James is happy. She has a steady office job (with a steady stream of snacks), has had the same best friend since school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take-away and trashy TV. Lizzie likes her uncomplicated life. Th... read more
FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR A dramatic new saga series, set during World War II, from the author of THE NIGHTINGALE GIRLSYorkshire, 1940. Edie Copeland has just arrived on Jubilee Row, carrying a suitcase and a secret.She left York and her job at the Rowntrees Factory after tragedy struck to make a fresh start, but she's a stranger to this street, and her fellow tenant doesn't hes... read more
'Original and stylish... will keep you guessing to the last page' - SHARON BOLTON'A meticulously plotted exploration of friendship, foe-ship and the lies that bind, which builds to a gripping and powerful conclusion' - CARA HUNTERFive Women.They meet at their NCT Group. The only thing they have in common is they're all pregnant.Five Secrets. Three years later, they are all good friends. Aren't... read more
A wonderful Christmas gift for fans of ITV's Emmerdale and readers who love heartwarming and heartbreaking stories set in wartime.August 1914, and a terrible war begins, one that will affect the lives of everyone in the village of Beckindale. For Maggie Sugden, left to run Emmerdale Farm on her own while her husband, Joe, is at the front, it will bring grief and loss but also independence and ... read more
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A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.
Passionate book editor who's worked with bestselling authors at Penguin Random House on thrillers, historical fiction, and book club reads.