Charlotte Holloway

Charlotte Holloway - Editor

Oxford, UK

A detailed editor with over a decade’s worth of experience. Someone who puts your goal first, helping you achieve your publishing dream.

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Overview

Whatever you want to achieve with your writing, I can help you get there. Whether it be to pitch a self help guide to a publishing house, put together a collection of service user narratives and accounts, or write an autobiography for family and friends I can help you achieve that dream.

With over a decade's worth of experience in-house and working as a freelance editor, I have a wealth of knowledge and understanding that I can bring to your manuscript. My expertise lies in performing manuscript assessments, and developmental edits, looking in particular at the structure of your manuscript and the style of your writing. I will always give you a detailed report and be available if you have any questions before, during, or after.

I can also provide direction and advice on how to proceed once your manuscript is ready, including putting together a synopsis for agents, developing an elevator pitch, and writing a covering letter that will get you noticed.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
History
Music
Parenting & Families
Philosophy
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • 2010-2012, Diploma in Creative Writing, The Open University
  • 2003-2007, BA German Literature, Birmingham University, UK

Awards

  • Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2016

Work experience

Senior Assistant Commissioning Editor

Oxford University Press
April, 2009 – Present (over 10 years)

I help authors at various stages during the writing process. Together we structure and plan out the manuscript they want to write, then I read through and comment on drafts until a manuscript is ready for submission. Once complete, I work with designers and typesetters to create the perfect book.

Reader

Eve White Literary Agency
May, 2016 – June, 2016 (about 1 month)

I read and gave feedback on submissions.

Production Editor

Oxford University Press
September, 2007 – April, 2009 (over 1 year)

I worked with authors during the production phase of the publishing process. I took the typescript through copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, indexing, and printing stages.

Portfolio (28 selected works)

Manage Your Mind: The Mental fitness Guide

Gillian Butler, Nick Grey, Tony Hope

Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult... read more

Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult... read more

Oxford Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy (Oxford Clinical Psychology Online)

Ann Hackmann, James Bennett-Levy, Emily A. Holmes

Imagery is one of the new, exciting frontiers in cognitive therapy. From the outset of cognitive therapy, its founder Dr. Aaron T. Beck recognised the importance of imagery in the understanding and treatment of patient's problems. However, despite Beck's prescience, clinical research on imagery, and the integration of imagery interventions into clinical practice, developed slowly. It is only i... read more

Imagery is one of the new, exciting frontiers in cognitive therapy. From the outset of cognitive therapy, its founder Dr. Aaron T. Beck recognised the importance of imagery in the understanding and treatment of patient's problems. However, despite Beck's prescience, clinical research on imagery, and the integration of imagery interventions into clinical practice, developed slowly. It is only i... read more

Working with Goals in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Recent evidence has shown that the successful setting of goals brings about positive outcomes in psychological therapy. Goals help to focus and direct clients' and therapists' attention in therapeutic work. They also engender hope and help energise clients. No longer are clients victims of their circumstances, but through goal setting they become people who have the potential to act towards an... read more

Recent evidence has shown that the successful setting of goals brings about positive outcomes in psychological therapy. Goals help to focus and direct clients' and therapists' attention in therapeutic work. They also engender hope and help energise clients. No longer are clients victims of their circumstances, but through goal setting they become people who have the potential to act towards an... read more

Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Christopher Eccleston

We grow up thinking there are five senses, but we forget about the ten neglected senses of the body that both enable and limit our experience. Embodied explores the psychology of physical sensation in ten chapters: balance, movement, pressure (acting in gravity), breathing, fatigue, pain, itch, temperature, appetite, and expulsion (the senses of physical matter leaving the body). For each sens... read more

We grow up thinking there are five senses, but we forget about the ten neglected senses of the body that both enable and limit our experience. Embodied explores the psychology of physical sensation in ten chapters: balance, movement, pressure (acting in gravity), breathing, fatigue, pain, itch, temperature, appetite, and expulsion (the senses of physical matter leaving the body). For each sens... read more

Prospection, well-being, and mental health

Andrew MacLeod

This book is about how we think about the future. It is about how we think about our own personal futures and how such prospection is connected to our well-being and mental health.The ability to think about the future is essential for functioning, and is also central to individual well-being and mental health. This book reviews the growing evidence for the link between prospection and well-bei... read more

This book is about how we think about the future. It is about how we think about our own personal futures and how such prospection is connected to our well-being and mental health.The ability to think about the future is essential for functioning, and is also central to individual well-being and mental health. This book reviews the growing evidence for the link between prospection and well-bei... read more

Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Child prodigies have been observed in a range of disciplines - particularly music, mathematics, chess, and art. The question of what makes a prodigy has long been controversial. Some have dismissed the notion of giftedness, arguing that most famous prodigies had strong parental, cultural, and environmental influences that helped them develop their extraordinary abilities. One recent theory sug... read more

Child prodigies have been observed in a range of disciplines - particularly music, mathematics, chess, and art. The question of what makes a prodigy has long been controversial. Some have dismissed the notion of giftedness, arguing that most famous prodigies had strong parental, cultural, and environmental influences that helped them develop their extraordinary abilities. One recent theory sug... read more

Collaborative Remembering: Theories, Research, and Applications

We remember in social contexts. We reminisce about the past together, collaborate to remember shared experiences, and, even when we are alone, we remember in the context of our communities and cultures.Taking an interdisciplinary approach throughout, this text comprehensively covers collaborative remembering across the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology... read more

We remember in social contexts. We reminisce about the past together, collaborate to remember shared experiences, and, even when we are alone, we remember in the context of our communities and cultures.Taking an interdisciplinary approach throughout, this text comprehensively covers collaborative remembering across the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology... read more

A mind of her own: The Evolutionary Psychology Of Women

Anne Campbell

A Mind of Her Own In the new edition of a successful book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. Full description

A Mind of Her Own In the new edition of a successful book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. Full description

Mental Health and Human Rights: Vision, praxis, and courage

Mental disorders are ubiquitous, profoundly disabling and people suffering from them frequently endure the worst conditions of life. In recent decades both mental health and human rights have emerged as areas of practice, inquiry, national policy-making and shared international concern. Human-rights monitoring and reporting are core features of public administration in most countries, and huma... read more

Mental disorders are ubiquitous, profoundly disabling and people suffering from them frequently endure the worst conditions of life. In recent decades both mental health and human rights have emerged as areas of practice, inquiry, national policy-making and shared international concern. Human-rights monitoring and reporting are core features of public administration in most countries, and huma... read more

Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Title: Applied Evolutionary Psychology <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: S Craig Roberts <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Title: Applied Evolutionary Psychology <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: S Craig Roberts <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Playing with Fire: The controversial career of Hans J. Eysenck

Roderick D. Buchanan

Probably no other psychologist has aroused such contrary reactions from the public and from the scientific community as Hans Eysenck. To the public, he was some kind of noble "IQ warrior" or that disgraceful "race and IQ guy." However, Britain's most prominent post-war psychologist had a different but equally divisive reputation amongst his scientific peers. Here was an intellectual leader in ... read more

Probably no other psychologist has aroused such contrary reactions from the public and from the scientific community as Hans Eysenck. To the public, he was some kind of noble "IQ warrior" or that disgraceful "race and IQ guy." However, Britain's most prominent post-war psychologist had a different but equally divisive reputation amongst his scientific peers. Here was an intellectual leader in ... read more

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Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary perspectives on human behaviour

Kevin N. Laland

Title: Sense and Nonsense <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Kevin N Laland <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Title: Sense and Nonsense <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Kevin N Laland <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

A History of Psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomskyan Era

Willem Levelt

How do we manage to speak and understand language? How do children acquire these skills and how does the brain support them?These psycholinguistic issues have been studied for more than two centuries. Though many Psycholinguists tend to consider their history as beginning with the Chomskyan "cognitive revolution" of the late 1950s/1960s, the history of empirical psycholinguistics actually goes... read more

How do we manage to speak and understand language? How do children acquire these skills and how does the brain support them?These psycholinguistic issues have been studied for more than two centuries. Though many Psycholinguists tend to consider their history as beginning with the Chomskyan "cognitive revolution" of the late 1950s/1960s, the history of empirical psycholinguistics actually goes... read more

Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Title: Understanding Other Minds <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Simon Baron Cohen <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Title: Understanding Other Minds <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Simon Baron Cohen <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

A Blueprint for Affective Computing: A sourcebook and manual (Series in Affective Science)

Title: Blueprint for Affective Computing <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: Klaus R Scherer <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

Title: Blueprint for Affective Computing <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: Klaus R Scherer <>Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM

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