Fiona Brown

Fiona Brown - Editor

Sevenoaks, UK

I am a freelance editor with 30 years' experience in copyediting and proofreading for major publishers, including Penguin and HarperCollins.

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I'm a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. I currently work for various divisions of Penguin and have 30 years' experience in the trade.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Romance
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
September, 1994 – Present (almost 25 years)

Freelance copyediting and proofreading for major publishers - HarperCollins, Penguin, Watkins. Most of my work these days comes from Penguin (Vintage, Michael Joseph).

Desk Editor/Commissioning Editor

HarperCollins
September, 1990 – June, 1994 (over 3 years)

Relocated to HarperCollins, Hammersmith - one of very few to be taken on from Unwin Hyman. Started out as Desk Editor on Mandala, Thorsons and Aquarian, then moved on to commissioning work after a year, whilst retaining editing aspect of the job. Took voluntary redundancy in June 1994, as I was pregnant with my daughter.

Desk Editor

Unwin Hyman
January, 1990 – September, 1990 (8 months)

Desk Editor for Mandala Books - an imprint of Unwin Hyman. Entered into discussions re taking on commissioning work, but Unwin Hyman was taken over by HarperCollins.

Desk Editor

Hodder & Stoughton
August, 1985 – January, 1990 (over 4 years)

Started with secretarial duties in Modern Languages and English Educational, then became Desk Editor for Modern Languages department after one year.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Billy and Me: A Novel

Giovanna Fletcher

In this utterly sweet and moving women's fiction novel, a celebrity comes to town and sweeps a young woman - who is used to being overlooked - off her feet. Sophie May is content with her life in her small English village, working in the local coffee shop and living with her mom. But when famous actor Billy comes to town to play Mr. Darcy in a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sophie... read more

In this utterly sweet and moving women's fiction novel, a celebrity comes to town and sweeps a young woman - who is used to being overlooked - off her feet. Sophie May is content with her life in her small English village, working in the local coffee shop and living with her mom. But when famous actor Billy comes to town to play Mr. Darcy in a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sophie... read more

Cravings

Chrissy Teigen

Dead Men's Trousers

Irvine Welsh

Oh Dear Silvia

Dawn French

Everyone knows the real Silvia, don't they? Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma. Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed. Again, and again and again... Product Information:• ISBN: 9780141046358• Author: Dawn F... read more

Everyone knows the real Silvia, don't they? Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma. Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed. Again, and again and again... Product Information:• ISBN: 9780141046358• Author: Dawn F... read more

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I am Zlatan - is the explosive, critically-acclaimed memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers. 'Why be a Fiat when you can be a Ferrari?' Welcome to planet Zlatan. This is the story of how a Swedish outsider rose from poverty to become a football genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every struggle, every goal, and every training... read more

I am Zlatan - is the explosive, critically-acclaimed memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers. 'Why be a Fiat when you can be a Ferrari?' Welcome to planet Zlatan. This is the story of how a Swedish outsider rose from poverty to become a football genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every struggle, every goal, and every training... read more

Beginners Get . . . Sorted: Over 140 Simple, Tasty Recipes That Take the Fuss out of Food

Ben Ebbrell, Barry Taylor

Suitable for those who want simple, fun and seriously tasty meal ideas, this book can help to solve your kitchen dilemmas.

Suitable for those who want simple, fun and seriously tasty meal ideas, this book can help to solve your kitchen dilemmas.

The Inner Beauty Bible

Laurey Simmons

We all have inner beauty. This is your one-stop handbook to nurturing beauty and wellbeing from the inside out. Combining ancient wisdom with modern-day mindfulness, this book shows you how to polish your heart and nourish your soul with a collection of simple rituals that can be easily woven into busy modern lives. In The Inner Beauty Bible, you will learn to:• Introduce accessible rituals in... read more

We all have inner beauty. This is your one-stop handbook to nurturing beauty and wellbeing from the inside out. Combining ancient wisdom with modern-day mindfulness, this book shows you how to polish your heart and nourish your soul with a collection of simple rituals that can be easily woven into busy modern lives. In The Inner Beauty Bible, you will learn to:• Introduce accessible rituals in... read more

Kick Ass Angels

Claire Nahmad

Poll after poll reveals that substantial numbers of people in the Western world are convinced of the existence of angels. More Americans believe in angels than believe in global warming. However, these angels of the popular imagination tend to be docile and blandly gentle, rather than being genuine forces for change. Wake up! The kick-ass angels are coming! When we find ourselves suffering fro... read more

Poll after poll reveals that substantial numbers of people in the Western world are convinced of the existence of angels. More Americans believe in angels than believe in global warming. However, these angels of the popular imagination tend to be docile and blandly gentle, rather than being genuine forces for change. Wake up! The kick-ass angels are coming! When we find ourselves suffering fro... read more

The Miracle of Olive Oil

Penny Stanway

Written by an experienced doctor who is also a trained cook, "The Miracle of Olive Oil" is packed with helpful information on everything from food preparation to health and beauty. With an A-Z section of ailments against which olive oil has proved effective, a collection of 32 delicious recipes, and tips on how to use this wondrous oil to enhance hair, nails, and skin, this is an essential gui... read more

Written by an experienced doctor who is also a trained cook, "The Miracle of Olive Oil" is packed with helpful information on everything from food preparation to health and beauty. With an A-Z section of ailments against which olive oil has proved effective, a collection of 32 delicious recipes, and tips on how to use this wondrous oil to enhance hair, nails, and skin, this is an essential gui... read more

Lunar and Biodynamic Gardening

Habeas Corpus (Guillermo Downes Thriller)

James Marrison

An e-novella by bestselling James Marrison that delves into Guillermo Downes' Argentinian background.***1981, Buenos AiresA young Guillermo Downes finds himself pursued by the brutal Argentinian military police. Out of his depth, but with people to protect, Guillermo discovers there's more violence than he ever realized behind the facade of his beloved Buenos Aires . . .Praise for James Marris... read more

An e-novella by bestselling James Marrison that delves into Guillermo Downes' Argentinian background.***1981, Buenos AiresA young Guillermo Downes finds himself pursued by the brutal Argentinian military police. Out of his depth, but with people to protect, Guillermo discovers there's more violence than he ever realized behind the facade of his beloved Buenos Aires . . .Praise for James Marris... read more

Some Kind of Wonderful

Giovanna Fletcher

Always With Love

Giovanna Fletcher

You're the One That I Want

Giovanna Fletcher

This is a new novel from the author of Billy and Me about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that's the problem. Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong... read more

This is a new novel from the author of Billy and Me about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that's the problem. Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong... read more

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Andrew Craft
Fiona did great work for me on this project. No fuss, entirely professional, helpful and I'll hire her again for my next.

Andrew Craft, June 2019

Fiona Brown
Thank you Andrew. It was a pleasure to work with you, and I look forward to our next collaboration.

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