Since 2000, I’ve worked on a huge range of books for the children's/ YA market, from young colour projects to middle-grade fiction to YA that reaches into the adult market. I've been in senior roles at major publishers including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic, editing high profile literary and commercial authors for markets in the UK and US, as well as working on creative development and IP generation projects.
I’ve edited books that have achieved great UK sales, international rights sales, and gone on to win significant awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Waterstone’s Book Award and the Marsh Award for Literature in Translation.
Authors find me creative, supportive and thorough, and I love working with people to help them write the best book they possibly can.
Books including Demon Headmaster relaunch by Gillian Cross, Isadora Moon series by Harriet Muncaster, The Accidental series by Tom McLaughlin, Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan.
Book including the Changeling series with Philippa Gregory, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick, Zom-B series by Darren Shan, One Wish by Michelle Harrison.
Books including Four Children and It by Jacqueline Wilson, God and Warriors series by Michelle Paver, There Is No Dog and Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean and Tightrope Walkers by David Almond, Roald Dahl Estate projects with Quentin Blake.
Books including The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.
Books including A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo, The Flowing Queen by Kai Meyer (translated from German), War Horse by Michael Morpurgo in colour (in collaboration with Gallimard Jeunesse), as well as Classic Winnie-the-Pooh projects.
Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've stumbled on the city's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting. Darkside is ruled by Jack the Ripper's children. You think you're in trouble now, but your problems have just begun.
Four Children and It
Picture Me Gone
From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away....
When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in lovewith her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extra... read more
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Children's / YA specialist experienced in commissioning & editing. Ex-Penguin and S&S, now director @RoaldDahlHQ by day.
There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to editing, so I am here to develop a unique strategy that makes your book stand out.