Clare Christian

Clare Christian – Editor

I edit fiction and commercial non-fiction and work closely with my authors. I'm publisher at RedDoor and winner of Publisher of the Year.

Overview


I copy-edit and proofread fiction and non-fiction. I particularly enjoy structural editing and generally making a book the best it can possibly be. I'm a creative editor and a careful and accurate proofreader, and I will improve your book!

I have a broad range of experience in publishing and am really passionate about helping authors make good choices in their publishing journey. I've worked for the big 5 publishers, and started two of my own, including RedDoor Press.

I can:

* help you write your book
* edit your book
* proofread your book
* advise on the best publishing options for you
* help you with a submission pack
* help you prepare your pitch
* help you publish your book
* help you market your book

In short, I can help you. Please get in touch!


Testimonials:

Clare is tremendous: insightful, knowledgeable and innovative. She pulled me out of a trough when despite great representation and good published track record, I could not get a book deal. She gave me a most incisive overview of what I could do and then went on to edit a project spectacularly well and helpfully. She is worth many times over her reasonable fees... I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. Ace. Philippa Davies

Clare pulled me out of the fetid corner of the internet I was wallowing in, gently coaxed me into trusting my ability to put one word after the other and has, as a consequence, had a profound and long-lasting (positive!) effect on my life and career choices. Clare is furnished with unfailing integrity and is a great communicator. She is patient, soft-spoken and capable. I am blessed to have had her in my life. If you get the chance to work with her, take it. Your life will improve. Matthew Kimberly

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • UK Young Publisher of the Year (British Council/London Book Fair)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2014 — Present

I'm an experienced book publishing professional with a wide range of experience across many publishing disciplines. After creating and developing successful lists for several major UK publishing houses, I set up and ran an independent publisher in 2005, which focused on developing books from websites and blogs.

In 2009 I set up services to help authors make the right choices in their publishing journey, whether that be from a traditional or self-publishing perspective.

In 2014, I set up a publishing company to provide a middle way for talented authors who are slipping through the net in the traditional publishing industry.

In 2007, I was named UK Young Publisher of the Year in the inaugural award sponsored by The British Council and The London Book Fair. I was a trustee of creative arts organisation, New Writing South between May 2010 and October 2014 and a founder member of the newly launched Guild of Creative Entrepreneurs. In 2008, I was made a Fellow of the RSA Specialties: publishing, publishing strategy, books, editing, fundraising, management, marketing, strategic, strategic development, project management

Portfolio

Four lonely peopleTwo unhappy marriagesOne dangerous but inevitable climax'A cleverly woven and endlessly engaging story' Isabelle Broom heatMeet Rachel. She is caught in a spiral of endless crying, dirty nappies, and sleepless nights. She fears for her sanity... read more
A Christmas Carol meets a very Northern Stranger Things in this funny, sweary and moving festive story'Funny and touching and utterly brilliant - Rachael Lucas'A remarkable, funny, truly redemptive read' - Miranda DickinsonWhen 19-year old Theodora Quirke head... read more
In The Six Conversations of a Brilliant Manager, Alan J. Sears distils over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant and coach into six simple conversational structures that cover every management situation. A natural storyteller with a great narrative ... read more
This is the inspiring autobiography of James Dyson, Britain's leading entrepreneur and inventor, founder of Dyson Appliances and inventor of the Dual Cyclone, England's biggest-selling vacuum cleaner.
The true story of an A&E doctor that became a huge word-of-mouth hit - now revised and updated.FROM THE PUBLISHER THAT BROUGHT YOU CONFESSIONS OF A GP.Forget what you have seen on Casualty or Holby City, this is what it is really like to be working in A&E.Dr N... read more
An alluring mix of humor, bravery, cynicism, and compassion." --London Daily Telegraph It's the stuff of Grey's Anatomy, House, and ER--only these events aren't unfolding on a Hollywood soundstage. Have you ever wondered what's going on inside the ambulance sc... read more
Confessions of a GP

Benjamin Daniels

Dave Weinstein is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled, and quite frequently, very funny. He is also a general practitioner. These are his confessions. A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80 year-old man who can't remember why he'... read more
In Search of Adam

Caroline Smailes

Motherless, rootless, and unprotected, Jude Williams childhood is fractured by the horror and experience of sexual abuse, forcing her to exist somewhere and nowhere in between childhood and adulthood. Caught within the limitations of her own language and trapp... read more
A memoir of love, loss and recovery When talented horsewoman Kathryn Bull died in a freak accident aged just 39, her husband, Steve was devastated and completely lost. Kathryn had been his rock, helping him through his battles with depression and giving him a ... read more
The Fell

Robert Jenkins

In an unspecified time and location,an unnamed boy is living what he feels to be an idyllic life in the faded and peeling Lido where his father is a lifeguard. He idolises his father–never more so than when he saves the life of a suicidal man –and he comes to ... read more
The Claim

David Briggs

When his father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan Cadwallader is doubtful that the derelict cottage in the foothills of New Zealand’s Southern Alps will provide a solution but decides to visit anyway. He falls in love with the s... read more

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Melanie A.

Melanie A.

May, 2021

I am so pleased that I chose Clare for editing services for my book. She has really helped tidy up my manuscript and given it a professional and high quality finish. I dread to think what the reader reviews would be like had I not used her and just blindly self published my first book without an editing service! Eagle eyed readers would have spotted the grammatical errors that my friends and ...
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