I relish working with authors to hone their books, making the most of every opportunity to inform, entertain and inspire readers with compelling voices and narratives. But on the technical side, too, I am adept at spotting a typo, spelling mistake or the tiny tweak required to turn a good sentence into a great one, and make a manuscript shine.
In my role at Little, Brown I was lucky enough to work with countless wonderful writers – from debut novelists and first-time memoirists to established Booker and Pulitzer Prize-winners, public figures and beloved entertainers. So whether you're a seasoned professional writer looking for some finishing touches, someone with a fascinating life story who isn't quite sure how to tell it, or a budding literary voice that needs amplifying, I'd love to help you with the next step of your writing career.
I'm available for editorial assessments, reviews, developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading
on full-length books, non-fiction proposals and query letters, so please do get in touch to let me know what you're writing, and to discuss how we might collaborate on your work.
- Hachette UK Staff Award
- The Publishing Training Centre/Hachette copy editing course
- The Publishing Training Centre/Hachette proofreading course
Little, Brown Book Group (UK)
My career in publishing to date has primarily been in the editorial department at Little, Brown Book Group, where I worked across the literary fiction and non-fiction imprints, including Abacus, Virago, Fleet and Little, Brown itself. I was also responsible for all project management and desk editing for Dialogue Books, an imprint dedicated to amplifying voices often excluded from the mainstream.
My job involved structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading, as well as copy writing both for covers and marketing material. I also acquired literary non-fiction for the Little, Brown/Abacus list, and was responsible for the publication of books by – among others – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, Gerald Scarfe, Maryn McKenna, Alyssa Mastromonaco and Jeevan Vasagar.
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