Dr Robert Mallett

Dr Robert Mallett - Editor

Donzdorf, Germany

A supportive and experienced book editor who can help authors produce high quality, readable books.

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As an editor and published author I have worked extensively with a large number of experts, organizations and publishers for over twenty-five years. During my career I have been fortunate enough to have edited works by a number of major scholarly figures, from whom I leaned much both about writing elegant prose, and the process of taking a basic manuscript and seeing it successfully published. My own books in the field of academic history have focused on Italian Fascism and the question of its role in the origins of the Second World War, My edited works have examined the ideological themes that underpinned both Fascism and other forms of revolutionary ideas that have left such a dark, indelible footprint in their wake . For me this has been an enriching and rewarding experience that has greatly helped my approach to editorial work, and highlights include a commemorative volume in honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne published by Palgrave Macmillan and my own study of the Italo-Ethiopian war for Cambridge University Press.

I provide developmental, copy editing and proof reading services with the aim of producing high quality, informed and readable books. Being aware of the problems that face book authors, such as writing blocks, uncertainty about prose quality or even all round fatigue, I am able to provide encouragement combined with realistic feedback designed to get any book over the final hurdles and into publication. I am by nature easy going and a problem solver, which combined with a range of experience spanning academic history, politics and beyond will provide potential clients with a competent calm and goal focused source of support as they work to deliver their published book. I am able to work comfortably on both history and historical fiction, biography, politics and current affairs as well as philosophy in its many forms. My objective is to achieve the highest standard of quality through patience and focused hard work.

English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Political Science & Current Affairs
Historical Fiction


  • PhD
  • BA (Hons) History with English

Work experience

Senior Editor and Content Manager

RICS, London
March, 2013 – March, 2018 (about 5 years)

Responsible for a wide range of authoring and editorial projects, up to and including industry standards.
Managed and edited the Construction Journal, the Building Conservation Journal, the Student Construction Journal, the Insight series papers on infrastructure supply chain management and a series of industry standards on the commercial management of infrastructure.

Senior Lecturer and Editorial Consultant

Department of Political Science, University of Rome 'La Sapienza'
September, 2010 – March, 2013 (over 2 years)

Responsible for teaching and supervision of doctoral program students in the Department of Political Science.
Undertook major research project on the Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1936) leading to major publication with Cambridge University Press (2015)

Editorial Consultant

George Mosse Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
January, 2003 – September, 2007 (over 4 years)

Organized a series of academic conferences for the Center on political religion and authoritarian regimes during the Second World War. Edited the conference proceedings for publication.

Chief Editor - Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (Now Politics Religion and Society)

Taylor and Francis
September, 1999 – June, 2009 (over 9 years)

Founding and managing editor for the Taylor and Francis journal and book series Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions later renamed Politics Religion and Society, Four issues per year of peer reviewed journal investigating how revolutionary political ideologies such as National Socialism, Marxism-Leninism, and Jihadism adopt political religious forms in order to radicalise and refashion society. A number of the journal issues were converted by me and the editorial team into edited book format, and I was also chief editor for the book series of the same name.

Political and Historical Consultant

Royal Navy (UK)
July, 1999 – September, 2000 (about 1 year)

Advised Royal Naval attache in Rome on current political events in Italy and the Mediterranean region in general.
Researched, authored and edited major and confidential investigations into Royal Navy losses during the 1940-1943 conflict.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Charisma and Fascism (Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions Book 2)

Pinto, Antonio Costa, Eatwell, Roger, Larsen, Stein Ugelvik

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