Assisting in the Editorial department of the Orchard, Orion and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers imprints. My role includes proof-reading and collating corrections on manuscripts, writing cover copy for new titles, and updating metadata for optimum sales. In addition, I assist editors in the Acquisition process with background research, sales figures and P&L reports. I read manuscripts on submission as part of the editorial team, and I am responsible checking eBooks and making corrections to titles when they reprint. I have worked with authors such as Lauren Child and Giles Andreae, and across series and licensing fiction.
I assisted the Marketing and Publicity teams in the Hachette Children’s Group by attending and facilitating publicity events, organising and sending out marketing material, and sending out review copies of our books. I was responsible for writing online content and articles for social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and the YA section of the Hachette Children’s website.
I was responsible for researching and writing several articles, which were published in the Independent newspaper in print and online. I conducted several phone interviews, transcribed an interview recorded on Dictaphone, and helped to gather quotes for the ‘Voices’ section of the paper.
Assisting the editorial department at Viking and Hamish Hamilton in non-fiction publishing. I wrote reports on new submissions, negotiated rights and permissions for copyrighted material used in some of the new titles, and aided editors with creating AI sheet information. In doing so, I worked with authors such as Ali Smith and Thomas Piketty.
Every hundred years, in the magical town of Knowmealldown, fairies known as the Good Folk join the villagers for a Great Festival. It's a raucous, beautiful, enchanted celebration.Well, it's supposed to be.Except every time Brian helps to organise the Great Festival it's a disappointment. Worse, this time the Folk Princess has been stolen., Can Brian thwart the Princess's evil captor in time t... read more
Three little snowmen, Frosty, Freezy and Boots, are on a quest to find Father Christmas! Along with their pets, Poppet the Penguin, Henry the Husky and Samba the Seal, the intrepid friends go on a journey to the North Pole. But before long they get lost in a blizzard! Can the friends get to the North Pole in time to see Father Christmas?Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to r... read more
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From the author of DEMOLITION DAD, the CBBC Book of the Month June 2017, comes the fourth and final hilarious Storey Street by Phil Earle, illustrated by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams.Kay Catt has a nickname - Scaredy Catt. And with good reason. You've never met a more timid, anxious girl in you... read more
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Crafting a work of fiction is a gloriously arduous process. With over twenty years of experience at one of the big NYC houses, I can help.
Experienced YA/MG editor, formerly of Simon & Schuster Children's Books. I offer in-depth, honest critiques.