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Frances Moloney

Frances Moloney - Editor

Stockholm, Sweden

Editor, writer & literary consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Overview

I'm a freelance editor, writer and literary consultant with a background in trade fiction publishing. I have previously worked at Simon and Schuster and Hachette and love working with new authors.

My skills include proofreading, structural and copy editing, copy writing and literary consultancy.

My main areas of expertise are children's, commercial and literary fiction.

I have previously worked on major brands such as Rainbow Magic, My Little Pony and Beast Quest, with authors Leo Hunt, Holly Webb and Jonathan Meres, and on beautiful colour-fiction titles.

My strengths lie in being an excellent structural editor who can really get into the heart of a story and work out how to bring out the best in each novel I work on.

During my freelance career I have worked with a variety of new authors and small businesses on new ventures, and am an experienced mentor for new authors.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Literature Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • English with Creative Writing (BA) Hons
  • Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre
  • Copywriting - Publishing Training Centre
  • Copyediting - Publishing Training Centre

Work experience

Head of Editorial & Sales: International Markets

Novellix

July, 2016 – Present (5 months)

Overseeing the English language publishing programme on a range of short stories.
Responsible for the English language market; expanding sales into these markets and building relationships with key customers and accounts.

Freelance Editor, Writer & Literary Consultant

Various

January, 2016 – Present (11 months)

Working with a variety of clients such as Hodder, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and smaller start ups.
Offer a range of services including consultancy and editorial services including structural and copy editing, proofreading, manuscript review and copywriting.

Editorial Assistant

Orchard Books

September, 2012 – December, 2015 (about 3 years)

Looking after a range of titles from picture books to YA fiction including brands such as My Little Pony and Beast Quest and authors Leo Hunt, James Mayhew and Holly Webb.
Duties included proofreading, copy and structural editing, copywriting and briefing jacket design.

Inter Group & Client Publishing Executive

Simon and Schuster

May, 2010 – September, 2012 (over 2 years)

Responsible for the US distributed and Australian publishing programmes.
Duties included deciding which titles to distribute into the UK market and presenting to the UK sales team.

Bookseller

Waterstones

December, 2009 – May, 2010 (5 months)

Children's bookseller at Waterstones.
Duties included managing the children's section and customer recommendations.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Littlest Pet Shop: 1: Terriers and Tiaras On Stage

Ellie O'Ryan

Former dog model Zoe once appeared on the reality show Terriers and Tiaras. Now they've asked her to come back! It didn't go too well the first time she was on the show - will the doggy diva make a better impression this time around?

Former dog model Zoe once appeared on the reality show Terriers and Tiaras. Now they've asked her to come back! It didn't go too well the first time she was on the show - will the doggy diva make a better impression this time around?

Stargirl: Pink

Jerry Spinelli

She's as magical as the desert sky. As mysterious as her own name. Nobody knows who she is or where she's from. But everyone loves her for being different. And she captures Leo's heart with just one smile. STARGIRL is a classic of our time that celebrates being true to ourselves and the thrill of first love. A life-changing read that touches souls of all ages.

She's as magical as the desert sky. As mysterious as her own name. Nobody knows who she is or where she's from. But everyone loves her for being different. And she captures Leo's heart with just one smile. STARGIRL is a classic of our time that celebrates being true to ourselves and the thrill of first love. A life-changing read that touches souls of all ages.

A Pocket Full of Murder

R J Anderson

A magical murder mystery set in a fantastical city fuelled by spell power. Isaveth Breck is brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice, especially after her father is wrongfully arrested. Quiz, the eccentric eye patch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can't resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton's most influential citi... read more

A magical murder mystery set in a fantastical city fuelled by spell power. Isaveth Breck is brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice, especially after her father is wrongfully arrested. Quiz, the eccentric eye patch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can't resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton's most influential citi... read more

Eight Rivers of Shadow

Leo Hunt

A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. The sequel to Thirteen Days of Midnight, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016.Luke Manchett used to be one of the most popular boys at school.That was before his necromancer father died and left him a host of vengeful ghosts that wanted him dead.Now everyone thinks he's a freak.To make matters worse, t... read more

A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. The sequel to Thirteen Days of Midnight, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016.Luke Manchett used to be one of the most popular boys at school.That was before his necromancer father died and left him a host of vengeful ghosts that wanted him dead.Now everyone thinks he's a freak.To make matters worse, t... read more

My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell

G M Berrow

Meet Twilight Sparkle and her pony pals in the sparkling My Little Pony fiction series.Twilight Sparkle has been crowned Princess of the Crystal Empire, and now she wants to learn how to be a good leader. Inspired by her friend, Princess Cadance, she sets off on a quest to discover the Crystal Heart Spell - a magical spell that will help Twilight Sparkle follow her heart, no matter what.

Meet Twilight Sparkle and her pony pals in the sparkling My Little Pony fiction series.Twilight Sparkle has been crowned Princess of the Crystal Empire, and now she wants to learn how to be a good leader. Inspired by her friend, Princess Cadance, she sets off on a quest to discover the Crystal Heart Spell - a magical spell that will help Twilight Sparkle follow her heart, no matter what.

The World of Norm: 9: May Still Be Charged

Jonathan Meres

The NINTH hilarious title in this award-winning, laugh-out-loud series. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was grounded before he'd even got up...But that's what happens when you run up a phone bill the size of a flipping bus. The trouble is Norm has no idea how it happened! All he knows is that he has to somehow pay it of... read more

The NINTH hilarious title in this award-winning, laugh-out-loud series. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he was grounded before he'd even got up...But that's what happens when you run up a phone bill the size of a flipping bus. The trouble is Norm has no idea how it happened! All he knows is that he has to somehow pay it of... read more

The Mermaid's Sister (A Magical Venice story)

Holly Webb

Mia is cousin to Olivia, the duchess of Venice; a ruler loved by her subjects for her command of magic and for saving the city from the flood. But Mia harbors a secret hatred of Olivia - her brother and mother were banished by the princess years before, and Mia has never forgiven her. Determined to ignore the powerful magic that is part of Olivia's reign, Mia finds herself lonely and isolated ... read more

Mia is cousin to Olivia, the duchess of Venice; a ruler loved by her subjects for her command of magic and for saving the city from the flood. But Mia harbors a secret hatred of Olivia - her brother and mother were banished by the princess years before, and Mia has never forgiven her. Determined to ignore the powerful magic that is part of Olivia's reign, Mia finds herself lonely and isolated ... read more

Katie and the British Artists

James Mayhew

Make art an adventure for your child with classic picture book character, Katie! For over 25 years, Katie has stepped into the most famous and familiar paintings in the world for an exciting adventure. This latest edition of a classic really is the best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings by favourite British artists! Why... read more

Make art an adventure for your child with classic picture book character, Katie! For over 25 years, Katie has stepped into the most famous and familiar paintings in the world for an exciting adventure. This latest edition of a classic really is the best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings by favourite British artists! Why... read more

The Magical Crafts Fairies: 141: Kayla the Pottery Fairy (Rainbow Magic)

Daisy Meadows

Rachel and Kirsty are very excited to be going to Rainspell Island for Crafts Week. But when Kayla the Pottery Fairy loses her magical object, the girls suspect that Jack Frost is close by. Can they trick him into giving them Kayla's magic vase?

Rachel and Kirsty are very excited to be going to Rainspell Island for Crafts Week. But when Kayla the Pottery Fairy loses her magical object, the girls suspect that Jack Frost is close by. Can they trick him into giving them Kayla's magic vase?

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