A highly literate and experienced editor and writer, seeing books through from concept to publication.
Senior Commissioning Editor, Sheldon Press 2004-2018
Responsible for formulating and implementing the publishing strategy at Sheldon Press, a leading publisher of health and self-help books. Commissioning a portfolio of medical and psychological books, with around 200 titles, this involved day-to-day management of all aspects of the publishing business, working with sales and marketing, rights, design, and finance department to ensure targets are met for turnover, and to maintain Sheldon's identity as a comprehensive health and medical list within the book trade.
Freelance journalist and writer, Guardian, Sun, Sunday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Woman, Practical Parenting, Parents, Top Santé, Here’s Health, Best, Bella, The Lady, Channel 4, BBC Woman’s Hour.
Author of 10 non-fiction books:
Coping Successfully with Your Second Child, Sheldon Press
Coping with Postnatal Depression, Sheldon Press
Losing a Parent, Sheldon Press, Perseus Book Group, USA
Your Child: Epilepsy, Harper Collins
Epilepsy the Natural Way, Harper Collins
Coping with Epilepsy, with Prof. Pamela Crawford, Sheldon Press
Your Man’s Health, Sheldon Press
Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sheldon Press, Positive Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder Hunter House, USA
Living with Autism, Sheldon Press
Living with Down’s Syndrome, Sheldon Press,
Overcoming Tiredness and Exhaustion Sheldon Press
This book has helped many thousands of those who have depression. This new edition, written by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains that depression tests the strongest of us. Dr Cantopher guides the reader through the nature of depression, its history, symptoms, causes and treatments. He covers the latest information on medications, new guidelines as to the management of depression, and... read more
Some people are so stressful, they can actually make us ill. Gameplayers, bullies, users and abusers – all pose a risk to our health and welfare if we don’t take action. This book presents the tools we need to deal with the toxic people in our lives who drain our energy. It explains how to make healthy relationship choices, set proper boundaries and recognize the red flags that should alert us... read more
Estimated to affect just over 1 per cent of the adult population in the UK - some 700,000 individuals – autism is still persistently viewed as a disorder or impairment – but, this concept needs to be challenged. Written by a university lecturer with several years’ experience in the field, this book presents an up-to-date overview of autism and Asperger syndrome, and comments on the realities o... read more
Most people are aware of Guide Dogs for the Blind and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Over the last 50 years there has been an increasing realisation among health and therapy professionals that close contact with other living creatures can be therapeutic. All kinds of people can benefit - the young, the old, those with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, those with dementia, stro... read more
This book explores how memory may be affected by stress, anxiety and depression, and suggests practical ways of coping, as well as what to do if you are really concerned. Topics include: Different types of memory such as prospective , autobiographical, and procedural memory How does memory go wrong? - with checklist Why memory may go wrong - normal age related decline, physical illness, medica... read more
Foreword by Stephen FryControversy and confusion surround personality disorder (PD). Long dismissed as impossible to treat, PD has become a catch-all for various conditions, abounding with negative stereotypes and incorrect information.Now, revised and simpler classifications devised for the World Health Organization (WHO) should make diagnosis and treatment more straightforward. This book, by... read more
‘I’m worried that my child is depressed and anxious.’ ‘I’m worried that my child has an eating disorder.’ ‘I’m worried about drugs.’ Mental health difficulties affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, ranging from fears, phobias and panic attacks to obsessions, compulsions and even psychosis. Written by a specialist psychiatrist and packed with expert advice, this comprehensive book hig... read more
Sheldon Short Guide to Phobias and Panic
Sudden, severe ill health comes as a shock and presents several challenges, most notably, loss of confidence. Suddenly people are afraid to take exercise, have sex or even go to the shops. Their entire self-image takes a battering, and this roller-coaster of uncertainty often leads to anxiety and depression. This book looks at the learning curve involved in sudden and chronic illness, and expl... read more
First book in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor. This book covers key areas of women's health, notably breast and reproductive health, from the fertile years through to menopause. In addition to the normal menstrual cycle, it also looks at medical problems specific to women. Topics include: breast cancer - screening, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, genetics benign bre... read more
Whether from a sudden accident or a slow, terminal illness, the death of a parent is devastating to adults and children alike. In "Losing a Parent," Fiona Marshall helps readers understand the process of coping with a parent's death, from preparing for death to recognizing the different stages of grief, from nurturing the relationship with the surviving parent to harnessing new strength to car... read more
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I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.
Past Simon & Schuster editor, NEA Literature Grant Panelist, clients include bestsellers Daniel Jose Older and Dora Levy Mossanen.