Gurdeep Mattu

Gurdeep Mattu – Editor

Experienced publisher and content specialist


Experienced Publisher and content expert with experience across fiction, academic and non-fiction publishing.

I can help you write your book proposal. I can help edit your precis, or summary. I can provide manuscript feedback.

I have a deep knowledge the book proposal process, editorial review and manuscript editing/shaping.

I have 15+ years experience as a commissioning editor in the humanities and social sciences at SAGE, Continuum, Bloomsbury and Rowman and Littlefield.

My passion is to commission clear and cogent academic work that changes the world in a positive manner. I have worked across many different lists and areas and am very keen to hear from you and help you on your own journey to publication.

Here are some of my hits. My commission "Linguistics: An Introduction" by William B. McGregor was published in 2008 and that year became one of the leading HSS textbooks at Continuum. It continues to be the lynchpin of the linguistics list. Mario Saraceni's "World Englishes: A Critical Introduction" won the BAAL Book Prize and Josh Berson's "Computable Bodies" won a PROSE award, the first such award win for Bloomsbury Academic. My commission "Wordcrime: Solving Crime Through Forensic Linguistics" was serialized nationally and sold thousands of copies, a first for the linguistics list at Continuum.

Business & Management Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences
Cultural & Ethnic Literary Fiction Poetry Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
English (UK)
  • APMG Change Management Foundation
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Work experience

Rowman and Littlefield

Apr, 2018 — Aug, 2020 (over 2 years)


May, 2007 — Nov, 2018 (over 11 years)

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