Initially a maternity cover position, I was required to adapt quickly and help out as needed with on-going projects. In December 2014 I secured the position permanently and was given my own projects to manage. This involved organising reviews, commissioning new content for both print and digital resources, preparing manuscripts for production, checking proofs and proofing and editing online content. Following my promotion in March 2015, I took on greater responsibility across more projects including commissioning a new author for a first edition adaptation, which required an overseas visit and negotiation of the contract terms.
As Production Editor I learnt how to carry a title through from handover to publication, managing a high number of projects simultaneously. I briefed each title for project managers, checked proofs and final files, organised covers and the printing and binding of the final product. I worked on both UK and US titles with separate styles, spelling and grammar.
In this role I quickly learnt how to build relationships with authors and reviewers, conduct market research and prepare manuscripts for handover. The biggest challenge of the role was working across two very different lists and having to balance sometimes conflicting deadlines, but this developed my organisation and prioritisation skills to an extremely high level.
Michael Forester’s award winning short stories and flash fiction range from fantasy to young love and old fear, Gay & Lesbian to spirituality & religion, metaphor to morals to literary fiction. Always these powerful, highly original tales are gripping and readable, stories that surprise, illuminate engage and enrich. • A man who remembers his birth in terrifying detail • A woman who is certain... read more
The SEND Code of Practice (2015) reinforced the requirement that all teachers must meet the needs of all learners. This topical book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making maths lessons accessible and interesting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The author draws on a wealth of experience to share his understanding o... read more
Field Theory is a powerful and growing paradigm within psychoanalysis, but has previously been split between various schools of thought with little overlap. In this book, a distinguished group of contributors from across all perspectives on Field Theory examine its uniting factors and set out future developments and directions for the paradigm within psychoanalysis. Advances in Contemporary Ps... read more
The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. While it is widely understood that there is a positive relationship between education and other dimensions of development, and populations around the world show a clear ... read more
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Veteran, still-passionate editor/proofreader of nonfiction and scholarly works. Emphasis on the social sciences and allied fields.
Freelance editor with over 13 years of experience in publishing, primarily with Penguin Random House, specializing in all genres of fiction