I'm an experienced editor of non-fiction and reference for both children and adults. For over twenty years, I have worked with major publishers including SpringerNature, Pan Macmillan, Palgrave Macmillan, Michael O’Mara, Quercus, Quarto, Icon Books, Carlton Books, Head of Zeus and Thames & Hudson. I am also the author of over thirty non-fiction books of my own, in genres as disparate as biography, education, history, humour, language, trivia and true crime (twice nominated for the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for Non-Friction). On top of that, I am a scriptwriter on the British Podcast Award-winning 'Real Dictators' and 'Short History of... ' podcast series.
I love getting a book over the line and ready for publication and there is no subject that I am afraid of! If you have a text that needs a final polish or a more fundamental overhaul, or perhaps an idea for a project that needs some flesh on its bones, I am happy to help. I have developed numerous titles from initial concept to finished product and I am comfortable working at all stages of the editorial process – whether it’s preparing a presentation to take to Frankfurt to making sure all of those double quotes are changed to singles!
- Qualified to degree level.
With twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, I have undertaken projects of varying types from proofing and copy-editing to project development. I have worked on everything from major reference works and educational texts to long-form narrative non-fiction, for both the print and online markets. I also bring extensive experience as an author, having sold somewhere in the region of a million books in international markets.
For over twenty years I was a contributing editor to The Statesman's Yearbook, a geo-political guide to the world published annually since 1865. I have worked extensively on both the print and online editions of the book.
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