Eve Hall

Eve Hall - Editor

London, UK

As a Senior Commissioning Editor at a major publishing house, I've worked with big brands and debuts authors

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Overview

I'm a senior commissioning fiction editor who has worked for the two largest publishing houses in the UK – Penguin Random House and Hachette. I've worked with internationally bestselling authors and edited some of the biggest names in fiction today, as well as working with breakout debut writers. My experience is in commercial fiction – those novels that hit the bestseller charts. I’m not snobby, there can be brilliant novels in any genre and there are books that I love across the spectrum.

My day job means that I see hundreds of unpublished manuscripts from hopeful authors. I know what a book needs to stand out. I take great pleasure in helping authors to pull out what makes their book unique, to work on characters until they feel wholly real to the reader, to make sure that the pace zips along and that the book starts with a bang and has an ending that leaves you reeling.

Editing is a partnership. It is about trust, honesty and respect. Everything from me will be a suggestion and, hopefully, restart your own creative flow. I will offer as much constructive criticism and suggestions for how to improve as I can, but, at the end of the day, I know it is your novel and will never push for something that you don’t agree with. It’s a brilliant job, I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Reading is important to me – as it probably is to you if you are looking at my profile – and helping someone create art is a privilege.

I can help you polish a pitch for your book, discuss your long plot synopsis or work with you to do a developmental or structural edit, which often includes a little bit of line editing as well.

If you would like to talk more before sending your work then just send me a message, I’m happy to chat it all through!
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Dystopian
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Copy-Editing, The Publishing Training Centre
  • Creative Copywriting, Penguin Random House
  • Proofreading, The Publishing Training Centre
  • Creative Copywriting, The Publishing Training Centre

Work experience

Senior Commissioning Editor

Hodder & Stoughton
January, 2018 – Present (over 2 years)

Editor

Penguin Random House
September, 2016 – December, 2017 (about 1 year)

Assistant Editor

Penguin Random House
May, 2016 – September, 2016 (4 months)

Editorial Assistant

Penguin Random House
January, 2015 – May, 2016 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Burning Men

Will Shindler

'AN UNMISSABLE DEBUT' - Sunday Express Magazine'A GRIPPING DEBUT (...) YOU WON'T WANT IT TO END' - HeatTHE FIRST IN A PHENOMENAL NEW SERIES FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DC MATTIE PAULSEN.Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson.When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the windo... read more

'AN UNMISSABLE DEBUT' - Sunday Express Magazine'A GRIPPING DEBUT (...) YOU WON'T WANT IT TO END' - HeatTHE FIRST IN A PHENOMENAL NEW SERIES FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DC MATTIE PAULSEN.Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson.When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the windo... read more

Anything You Do Say: THE ADDICTIVE psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author

Gillian McAllister

Would you run, or stay and call an ambulance, if it was you that pushed him?'A terrific premise, delivered with panache' CLARE MACKINTOSH'Dark and intense . . . an exhilarating, hold-your-breath read!' PrimaIt's the end of the night. You're walking home on your own.Then you hear the sound every woman dreads. Footsteps. Behind you. Getting faster.You're sure it's him - the man from the bar who ... read more

Would you run, or stay and call an ambulance, if it was you that pushed him?'A terrific premise, delivered with panache' CLARE MACKINTOSH'Dark and intense . . . an exhilarating, hold-your-breath read!' PrimaIt's the end of the night. You're walking home on your own.Then you hear the sound every woman dreads. Footsteps. Behind you. Getting faster.You're sure it's him - the man from the bar who ... read more

Eve of Man: Eve of Man Trilogy, Book 1

Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher

This is the electrifying dystopian love story, the first in the trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.'. . . ONE OF THE BIG BOOKS OF THE YEAR. YOU'D BE A FOOL TO MISS IT' HEAT______________ Eve is like any other teenage girl . . .Except that the fate of the entire world lies on her shoulders.She's the first girl born in fifty years.She's the answer to their prayers.She's the... read more

This is the electrifying dystopian love story, the first in the trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.'. . . ONE OF THE BIG BOOKS OF THE YEAR. YOU'D BE A FOOL TO MISS IT' HEAT______________ Eve is like any other teenage girl . . .Except that the fate of the entire world lies on her shoulders.She's the first girl born in fifty years.She's the answer to their prayers.She's the... read more

The Woman in the Wood: A missing teenager. An outcast woman in the woods. And a girl determined to find the truth. From The Sunday Times bestselling author

Lesley Pearse

'A gripping new novel' HELLO! Magazine_______________London, 1960The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned.And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmothe... read more

'A gripping new novel' HELLO! Magazine_______________London, 1960The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned.And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmothe... read more

Last Seen Alive

Claire Douglas

'IF YOU LOVED CLARE MACKINTOSH . . . YOU WILL LOVE CLAIRE DOUGLAS' Woman & Home 'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors_______________ She can run Libby Hall needs to hide, to escape from everything for a while. Which is why the house swap is a godsend. The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to exchange their tiny Bath flat for a be... read more

'IF YOU LOVED CLARE MACKINTOSH . . . YOU WILL LOVE CLAIRE DOUGLAS' Woman & Home 'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors_______________ She can run Libby Hall needs to hide, to escape from everything for a while. Which is why the house swap is a godsend. The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to exchange their tiny Bath flat for a be... read more

Cold Christmas (Detective Inspector Antonia Hawkins)

Alastair Gunn

In the small village of Cold Christmas there's a church that faces the wrong way . . . What has it to do with the three dead men found in a London flat? DCI Antonia Hawkins has a killer to catch. Only she can't predict what is waiting for her at the end of the chase. Nobody remembers the young men entering the abandoned London flat a few weeks ago. Nobody cares if they left.Until the unbearabl... read more

In the small village of Cold Christmas there's a church that faces the wrong way . . . What has it to do with the three dead men found in a London flat? DCI Antonia Hawkins has a killer to catch. Only she can't predict what is waiting for her at the end of the chase. Nobody remembers the young men entering the abandoned London flat a few weeks ago. Nobody cares if they left.Until the unbearabl... read more

Angel in the Shadows: The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Walter Lucius

'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De LimburgerAngel in the Shadows is an irresistible read for fans of the BBC's McMafia and David Lagercrantz's The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye . . . -----------------------------Farah Hafez raised her head and stared into the camcorder's reflective black hole.'Now say what I want you to say. And do it convincingly. You can save this girl's l... read more

'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De LimburgerAngel in the Shadows is an irresistible read for fans of the BBC's McMafia and David Lagercrantz's The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye . . . -----------------------------Farah Hafez raised her head and stared into the camcorder's reflective black hole.'Now say what I want you to say. And do it convincingly. You can save this girl's l... read more

The Place We Met

Isabelle Broom

Lake Como, Italy, New Year's Eve. The perfect place to fall in love? Or the perfect place for everything to fall apart?'Utterly romantic' Adele ParksLucy may have suffered her fair share of bad men, but now she has Pete. Finally, a man worth sharing her favourite place with, Lake Como. That's if she can put mysterious phone calls and glamorous ex-girlfriends out of her mind.Taggie is rushed of... read more

Lake Como, Italy, New Year's Eve. The perfect place to fall in love? Or the perfect place for everything to fall apart?'Utterly romantic' Adele ParksLucy may have suffered her fair share of bad men, but now she has Pete. Finally, a man worth sharing her favourite place with, Lake Como. That's if she can put mysterious phone calls and glamorous ex-girlfriends out of her mind.Taggie is rushed of... read more

The Bomb Girls’ Secrets (Bomb Girls 2)

Daisy Styles

In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets . . . As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a munitions factory. She hadn't wanted to leave Ireland, but the money sounded too good to resist. And money is what she really needs right now, what with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin without a father. In Lancashire Kitty... read more

In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets . . . As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a munitions factory. She hadn't wanted to leave Ireland, but the money sounded too good to resist. And money is what she really needs right now, what with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin without a father. In Lancashire Kitty... read more

Sins As Scarlet

Nicolás Obregón

'In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window_____________Former homicide detective Kosuke Iwata is on the run from his past . . . Five years ago, he lost his family. Now he may have found his redemption.Living in LA and working as a private detective, he spends his days spying on unfaithful spouses and his nights wi... read more

'In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window_____________Former homicide detective Kosuke Iwata is on the run from his past . . . Five years ago, he lost his family. Now he may have found his redemption.Living in LA and working as a private detective, he spends his days spying on unfaithful spouses and his nights wi... read more

The Understudy

Sophie Hannah, Claire Mackintosh, B A Paris, Holly Brown

Written By Sophie Hannah, BA Paris, Clare Mackintosh, and Holly Brown, this psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Louise CandlishHOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER?Carolyn, Bronnie, Elise, and Kendall are bound together by one thing - their four daughters are best friends at the highly competitive Orla Flynn Academy for the Performing Arts.Imogen Curwood i... read more

Written By Sophie Hannah, BA Paris, Clare Mackintosh, and Holly Brown, this psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Louise CandlishHOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER?Carolyn, Bronnie, Elise, and Kendall are bound together by one thing - their four daughters are best friends at the highly competitive Orla Flynn Academy for the Performing Arts.Imogen Curwood i... read more

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