I freelance as a Core Editor for Cornerstones, a wonderful literary agency. I read through an author's full manuscript and assess the plot, characterisation, style and language, world-building and overall publishing potential – basically, the full works. I love deep-diving into a manuscript in this way and offer an author a detailed report that will help them shape their book into a publishable project.
My role as editor is really varied, taking me from writing book blurbs (my favourite part!) to adapting healthy cookery books to British English and preparing book files for print. I have the privilege of working on lots of different titles ranging from self-help to health, from the esoteric to the latest science. I also read submissions and assess them for publication. When we have author events on, I love to work in our pop-up bookshop.
As the publisher at Thomson Reuters' legal publishing arm in Scotland, I commissioned all new frontlist titles, acting as the first point of contact between our authors and TR. Titles spanned a wide spectrum of markets, from university study-guides to reference titles and annotated acts.
I freelanced as a proofreader and editor (and sometimes content writer) for several independent presses and websites, including Lumphanan Press, Freight Books, Cargo Publishing, Endeavour Press and TripAdvisor. I worked on a wide variety of material, including a manual on Qigong, an award-winning contemporary novel, historical novels and, you guessed it, some travel pieces!
Now in tradepaper: New York Times best-selling author shares her journey to find a new life in Paris after a devastating divorce.Devastated by the end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette undertook an unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in the after... read more
A new translation of a forgotten masterpiece of German World War I literature, based on the author's own first-hand experiences of combatThe war, an operation instigated by men, still felt to him like a storm decreed by fate, an unleashing of powerful elements, unaccountable and beyond criticism.Arnold Zweig's novel was first published in 1933 and is based on his own experiences in the German ... read more
Shortlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker Award<>A gripping and ultimately deeply effecting literary debut, First Time Solo is more than a war story, it is a beautifully rendered portrait of men preparing for conflict and a society on the brink of seismic social change. It's 1943 and Jack Devine, a farmer's son, is finally called up to the RAF. Jack dreams of becoming a pilot, breaking hea... read more
One Parisian night, English teacher Philip Kovacs comes home to find his apartment disturbed… A strange scent lingers in the air, his typewriter has been stolen, his personal belongings stirred. In the Père Lachaise cemetery, a woman leaves a letter in a black hat by the gravestone of the legendary 19th century journalist, Victor Noir. The letter bears Kovacs’s name. Little does she know she i... read more
A classic pre Regency romance with a dramatic twist! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Jane Aiken Hodge and Jane Austen. Nothing is as it seems when spies are in your midst…1804, EnglandAttractive heiress, Joanna Feniton, has been betrothed to the Honourable Algernon Cholcombe, a wealthy nobleman, since childhood.But when a chance encounter leads her to an attractive stranger her heart... read more
Stalingrad, 1942. The German troops have reached the gates of Stalingrad, and they intend to bring it down. Little do they know, this is the campaign that will finally bring down the Third Reich. Max Eckhardt is the SS Officer leading the attack on Stalingrad; his faith in Hitler’s reign has been unshakeable—until now. Kurt, his brother, and a tank commander, is pounding a bloody trail into th... read more
The British Intelligence outfit SR(2) have lost too many agents already trying to stop the European cocaine trade. Now they need someone unknown to succeed where they have failed — they need Philis.Smuggler turned secret agent, whether he’s courting danger or women, he’s as villainous as he is seductive. Philis has no interest in helping the authorities—until a long-time friend is brutally tor... read more
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