Emma Parkin

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Ready to champion creativity in publishing, from concept development, through meticulous editorial attention, to author representation

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With ten years of experience in the publishing industry, I offer a wide range of freelance skills, from developmental editing of early manuscripts to proof-reading final pages. My expertise includes art briefing, portfolio development and design direction. I also have experience in digital development as well as book-related puzzles and games. I can work on individual tasks or take on project management of books, series, lists or apps.

Based on a shared passion for words and books, I co-founded Conker House Publishing Consultancy in 2015 with my business partner, Jo de Vries. The consultancy grew from authors seeking us out for friendly, professional advice about potential publishing projects. Having worked for years in editorial and senior management roles within children’s and general trade publishing, we pride ourselves on being able to give an honest and impartial assessment, as well as a fresh perspective.

Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Work experience

Director and Co-Founder

Conker House Publishing Consultancy
December, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

Group Publishing Manager

Barefoot Books
July, 2004 – May, 2012 (almost 8 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Blue Bird's Palace 2016

Orianne Lallemand

Barefoot Books World Atlas

Nick Crane

Barefoot Books World Atlas Embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet. Your guide is earth enthusiast and TV presenter Nick Crane. Your map-maker is artist David Dean. Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot Books World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which a... read more

Barefoot Books World Atlas Embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet. Your guide is earth enthusiast and TV presenter Nick Crane. Your map-maker is artist David Dean. Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot Books World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which a... read more

Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya

Mary Chamberlin, Richard Chamberlin

Mama Panya's Pancakes On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone they see to a pancake dinner! How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? With informative endnotes, this clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life will teach children the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give. Full description

Mama Panya's Pancakes On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone they see to a pancake dinner! How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? With informative endnotes, this clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life will teach children the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give. Full description

The Tortoise's Gift: A Story from Zambia (Animal Stories)

The Tortoise's Gift One hot dry summer in Africa, the animals try to figure out how to get fruit from a magical tree. Full description

The Tortoise's Gift One hot dry summer in Africa, the animals try to figure out how to get fruit from a magical tree. Full description

The Tear Thief

Carol Ann Duffy

The Tear Thief -A new edition of a Barefoot bestseller with sales to date of over 10,000 copies. -Shortlisted for the 2008 Red House Children's Book Award. Full description

The Tear Thief -A new edition of a Barefoot bestseller with sales to date of over 10,000 copies. -Shortlisted for the 2008 Red House Children's Book Award. Full description

Bear Takes a Trip BB

Stella Blackstone

Bear Takes a Trip Bear and his friend are taking a trip to the mountains. Tell the time with them as they make their way to their destination on many different types of transport and have lots of fun when they get there! Full description

Bear Takes a Trip Bear and his friend are taking a trip to the mountains. Tell the time with them as they make their way to their destination on many different types of transport and have lots of fun when they get there! Full description

Hidden Hippo

Joan Gannij

Told from the perspective of a child on safari, Hidden Hippo takes the reader on a journey through the grasslands of Africa to meet elephants, giraffes, zebras and many other creatures. But the animal to look out for is the hippo and finally, with a loud splash, you find him!

Told from the perspective of a child on safari, Hidden Hippo takes the reader on a journey through the grasslands of Africa to meet elephants, giraffes, zebras and many other creatures. But the animal to look out for is the hippo and finally, with a loud splash, you find him!

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

Jessica Law

Discover amazing and fascinating sea creatures in the hole in the bottom of the sea Based on the tr....

Discover amazing and fascinating sea creatures in the hole in the bottom of the sea Based on the tr....

The Adventures of Odysseus

Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden

[( By Lupton, Hugh( Author )The Adventures of Odysseus Paperback Aug- 01-2010 )]

[( By Lupton, Hugh( Author )The Adventures of Odysseus Paperback Aug- 01-2010 )]

Listen, Listen

Phillis Gershator

Listen carefully to all the wonderful sounds of the different seasons, from summer's sizzling sun to....

Listen carefully to all the wonderful sounds of the different seasons, from summer's sizzling sun to....

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Isla Lou

Very helpful and encouraging. Emma’s editing has been excellent! I feel more positive. Many thanks from Isla and Blue!

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Isla Lou, July 2018

Emma Parkin

It was a pleasure to collaborate with you - best of luck with Blue!

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Evelyn Bookless

Emma has been truly excellent to work with. She was able to pick up on things that had never occurred to me. Her attention to detail is excellent and she explains her view points in detail. She made the time to respond to the queries I had after getting the feedback too. I would high recommend her and will take my next project to her.

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Evelyn Bookless, January 2018

Emma Parkin

Many thanks for your review, Evelyn. It was a joy to work with you - thank you for your efficiency and appreciation!

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Olusegun Adebayo

Very efficient, on-time service rendered. Attentive to detail and professional feedback received, and most importantly, even when we try to un-prioritise it, she's reasonably affordable.

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Olusegun Adebayo, March 2017

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