Between 2002 and 2005, I worked as the editor of two volumes of journals by the novelist John Fowles, which involved not only distilling 400,000 words from an original diary of more than 2 million words but also writing an introduction and notes for each volume.
As an author, I have written several highly praised books of film biography and history, including In Search of The Third Man (1999), Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul (2002) and The Faber Book of French Cinema (2011). Most recently (2020) I wrote and oversaw the editing, design and production of Making Hollywood Happen, a book that celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the completion guarantor Film Finances.
In addition to my experience as an editor and writer in general publishing, I have a doctorate from the University of London and have published many articles in academic journals.
My first book, The Finest Years: British Cinema of the 1940s, was published in 1998. Since then I have continued to work as a freelance writer and editor. I have also lectured on film history at Queen Mary, University of London and I am historical consultant to the completion guarantor Film Finances.
Copy-editing and developmental editing as well as assisting the managing editor in the supervision of Hamish Hamilton's team of freelance editors and proofreaders.
Copy-editing Penguin Classics translations and paperback originals as well as titles for the Penguin hardback imprints Viking, Allen Lane and Michael Joseph.
Copy-editing and proofreading legal forms and textbooks.
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Friendly, experienced editor who loves a great story. I've edited numerous bestsellers, including memoir, humour, lifestyle and fiction.
Writer, editor, and proofreader with experience in the comic industry, particularly DC Comics. Other genres include poetry and fiction.