Hannah Dolan

Hannah Dolan - Editor

London, England, UK

Creative, collaborative and experienced writer, editor and editorial project manager. I specialise in licensed and educational publishing

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Overview

I’m a proactive self-starter with more than 15 years publishing industry experience and a real passion for what I do. I worked on illustrated non-fiction for DK for 10 years, writing and editing many bestselling books for them. I specialised in licensed publishing for high-profile licensors including LEGO and Disney. I recently moved over to Penguin, into educational publishing, to launch a brand new series of ELT graded readers (launching this September!). I love to create and shape text into something accessible and brilliant, and to collaborate with designers to bring a thoughtful and engaging visual aspect to my work. I am a clear-headed editorial project manager, driving books forward to bring high quality content to print on time. With a deadline and a budget, I’ll do everything in my power to bring a project to life - and I’ll always aim to have fun doing it!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction

Work experience

Commissioning Editor

Ladybird Education (Penguin)
July, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

I commission new titles for and project manage a series of ELT graded readers called Penguin Readers. I consider trends, film and TV releases, and market requirements to select titles for my list, work with original authors and agents to get sign-off for inclusion in it and then oversee the development of each title from commissioning stage through to print. I communicate across the business, with sales and marketing teams, in and out of house editorial staff, and production colleagues to bring the best titles to the series.

Senior Editor

DK
November, 2008 – July, 2018 (over 9 years)

I managed the development of frontlist titles for the Licensing team at DK, working alongside high-profile licensors to create high-quality, bestselling books. I wrote and copy edited many of the books I worked on, or oversaw teams of editorial staff in those tasks. I liaised with colleagues across the business, including Production, Pre-Production and Sales and Marketing to bring books to life.

Project Manager

Wearset
September, 2005 – October, 2008 (about 3 years)

I project managed the development of manuscripts through to printed books for a packager that specialised in educational titles. I managed around 30 titles a year. I was account manager for the publisher Nelson Thornes.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia [With Lego Han Solo Minifigure] [LEGO SW CHARACTER ENCY W/TOY] [Hardcover]

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Title: Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia [With Lego Han Solo Minifigure] <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: HannahDolan <>Publisher: DKPublishing(DorlingKindersley)

Title: Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia [With Lego Han Solo Minifigure] <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: HannahDolan <>Publisher: DKPublishing(DorlingKindersley)

LEGO NINJAGO: The Visual Dictionary (Masters of Spinjitzu)

Hannah Dolan

Meet the Masters of the Spinjitzu as they prepare to do battle and learn about great heroes and the ninjas' mortal enemies while discovering little-known facts about their weapons and vehicles. Discover everything there is to know about the world of LEGO® Ninjago with DK's all-new LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary. Go behind the scenes to explore the creation and stories of LEGO Ninjago with... read more

Meet the Masters of the Spinjitzu as they prepare to do battle and learn about great heroes and the ninjas' mortal enemies while discovering little-known facts about their weapons and vehicles. Discover everything there is to know about the world of LEGO® Ninjago with DK's all-new LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary. Go behind the scenes to explore the creation and stories of LEGO Ninjago with... read more

The LEGO® Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie

DK, Tracey Miller-Zarneke

Journey beyond the on-screen world of The LEGO® Batman™ Movie and get an inside look at how the animated movie was created with The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Making of the Movie.Packed with stunning concept art, sketches, artwork, inspiration, and LEGO builds, the book tells the fascinating story of how The LEGO Batman Movie was made. Find out how your favorite heroes, villains, vehicles, and l... read more

Journey beyond the on-screen world of The LEGO® Batman™ Movie and get an inside look at how the animated movie was created with The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Making of the Movie.Packed with stunning concept art, sketches, artwork, inspiration, and LEGO builds, the book tells the fascinating story of how The LEGO Batman Movie was made. Find out how your favorite heroes, villains, vehicles, and l... read more

LEGO® Awesome Ideas

Daniel Lipkowitz

Explore an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO® building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination.Beautiful clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately s... read more

Explore an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO® building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination.Beautiful clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately s... read more

LEGO FRIENDS: Build Your Own Adventure: With Lisa Mini-Doll and Exclusive Touring Car (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

DK

A book with bricks that inspires kids to build, play, and learn all about the fascinating world of LEGO® Friends. LEGO Friends: Build Your Own Adventure combines fan built inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters. Get inspired to build with creative building ideas, then play out your own adventures using your own LEGO collection. The book comes with bricks to build one ... read more

A book with bricks that inspires kids to build, play, and learn all about the fascinating world of LEGO® Friends. LEGO Friends: Build Your Own Adventure combines fan built inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters. Get inspired to build with creative building ideas, then play out your own adventures using your own LEGO collection. The book comes with bricks to build one ... read more

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