Over the years, I’ve helped novelists, journalists, actors, singers, cooks, comedians, entrepreneurs, innovators, musicians and historians (among many others) to share their stories with the wider world.
Whether you're an experienced writer or a ‘beginner’ with an extraordinary tale to tell, I can help you. I can help you get the words out of your head and onto the page, I can help you craft those words and sentences into the best possible shape, and I can help you figure out the best way to get those words of yours into the hands of readers. I am passionate about storytelling – fiction and non-fiction – and I have years of experience working with writers, as well as those who have never dared think of themselves as such, in a creative and collaborative partnership.
I’m a non-fiction specialist, but I’ve published fiction too and am an avid reader across (nearly) all genres. I worked for Little, Brown Book Group’s Sphere imprint for a decade, with four years before that at then-independent publisher Constable and Robinson. I graduated from City University’s MA in Publishing Studies in 2005, with distinction. I’ve published big, loud books and small, quiet ones; beautiful illustrated coffee-table books and weighty, wordy tomes. Humour, memoir, lifestyle, biography, current affairs and history are all favourites, but the joy of non-fiction is that you get to be a bit of a magpie – each new project, each new subject, is something new to learn and enjoy. There are very few subjects that I’m not willing to have a go at.
The editorial relationship is a partnership; a collaboration. I will work with you to shape your book into what you want it to be. It's your story; they're your ideas, your words – I'm there to support and give them a little spit and polish where necessary. If you think I can might be able to help you, let’s talk.
I was an editor at Little, Brown for just over ten years, specialising in non-fiction but occasionally dabbling in fiction too. I commissioned widely across the scope of commercial non-fiction, and was very proud to publish numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, including two numbers ones.
I began my career at Constable and Robinson, then a medium-sized independent publisher. I began as an Editorial Assitant, and progressed through the desk-editing team to the Managing Editor position, where I was responsible for editorial quality control and schedules.
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