Ellen Morris

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Southend-on-Sea, UK

Children's and YA fiction editor with over three years of experience in one of the largest global publishers, Hachette UK

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I am children's and YA fiction editor with over three years of experience in one of the largest global publishers, Hachette UK. I have copy-edited and proofread a range of genres for varying age groups, including early readers, picture books, middle grade and older fiction.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Dystopian
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • BA in English with Creative Writing
  • Copyediting workshop, Hachette Children's Group (2017)
  • Proofreading workshop, Hachette Children's Group (2016)
  • Copywriting workshop, Hachette Children's Group (2017)

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
September, 2018 – Present (9 months)

Editorial Assistant

Hachette Children's Group
December, 2015 – October, 2018 (almost 3 years)

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.

Marketing and Publicity Assistant

Hachette Children's Group
October, 2015 – November, 2015 (about 1 month)

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.

Copywriter

The Independent
September, 2015 – October, 2015 (about 1 month)

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.

Editorial Assistant

Penguin Random House
August, 2015 – September, 2015 (about 1 month)

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.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Cloak of Feathers

Nigel Quinlan

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

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

Early Reader: Three Little Snowmen

Georgie Adams

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

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

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island: Book 7

Liz Kessler

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Ellen has 6 reviews

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Terri Daneshyar
Ellen worked quickly and concisely. The notes given were extremely helpful and certainly improved my work. I found her very easy to communicate with. I would work with her again and have already recommended her to writing colleagues of mine.

Terri Daneshyar, April 2019


Chantel Fisher
Having Ellen as an editor was a pure joy. I admired her advice and definitely recommend working with her. Your novel will be in good hands

Chantel Fisher, March 2019


Terri Daneshyar
Working with Ellen was an extremely positive experience. The editorial notes were precise and clear and helped me to significantly improve my manuscript. Her notes were delivered within the timescale and her responses to my queries were prompt. I will definitely be recommending her services to my fellow writers.

Terri Daneshyar, December 2018


Jimmy Tillery
She did an outstanding job!

Jimmy Tillery, December 2018


Sebastian Aguilar
She has exceeded my expectations. From our first exchange, she was not only courteous and professional, but she has gone over and beyond to educate me, make herself available to me, and customize the way in which she offered her services to me. Every question I’ve had, she’s answered in a timely manner. Every concern, she’s calmed. Every tip or advice I may have needed, she made sure I got. If ...
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Sebastian Aguilar, December 2018

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