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.
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 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 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 -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 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
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!
Discover amazing and fascinating sea creatures in the hole in the bottom of the sea Based on the tr....
[( By Lupton, Hugh( Author )The Adventures of Odysseus Paperback Aug- 01-2010 )]
Listen carefully to all the wonderful sounds of the different seasons, from summer's sizzling sun to....
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Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. From critiques to copy-editing, my skills are here to help your story shine.
YA and MG editor who's worked with HarperCollins, Marvel, and bestsellers. Let's geek out over your story and make it even better!