Hannah Todd

Hannah Todd - Editor Tick

London, UK

A publishing professional with 5 years experience in the industry, with a passion for helping authors achieve their goals.

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Over the last 5 years of working in the publishing industry, I've worked in editorial companies and commercial publishers. I have experience commissioning bestselling authors and working with them through to publication and beyond. This includes structurally editing their novels, liaising with copyeditors and proofreaders, checking those edits, briefing the covers, writing copy, creating the metadata for their novels and ensuring it's monitored regularly. I've worked on everything from contemporary romance to action thrillers so have a broad awareness of the commercial fiction market.

I am aware that every book is different so I can offer tailored services according to what you need:

- Structural edits: I can work with you on aspects of your novel such as the characterisation, pacing, structure, and plot. I would read the manuscript in its entirety before sending back suggestions on what areas will need more work, and what areas are working well. The feedback will always be constructive. This kind of edit is important to ensure the content of your manuscript is the best it can possibly be. This is a great idea for those looking to self-publish, or those who are looking to stand out when submitting to agents or publishers.

- Submission reviews: If you are submitting your work to an agent or publisher and would like to ensure that it's the best it can be before you do so, then this is a great choice. It includes feedback on your covering letter, synopsis and first 3 chapters (the industry standard guidelines) but if you have different requirements then we can chat through alternative options.

- If you'd like advice on your copy, someone to review your cover brief, metadata advice for self-publishers or just some advice on your next steps then do get in touch. These are all services I can offer.

Get in touch, and we can work out how I can help!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Holiday
Humor & Comedy
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Introduction to Editorial Skills: Copyediting and Proofreading, the PTC.
  • BA Publishing Degree, Oxford Brookes

Awards

  • 2018 Trailblazer shortlist at the London Book Fair

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Canelo
October, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Commissioning titles across the Saga and Escape lists, briefing covers, structural edits, writing copy, reading direct and agented submissions, creating and maintaining metadata.

Publishing Assistant

Bookouture
May, 2016 – August, 2017 (over 1 year)

Ebook production and distribution, the design of marketing materials, carrying out editorial assessments, writing copy for retailers, reading direct submissions.

Agent Hunter Co-ordinator

The Writers' Workshop (now Jericho Writers)
June, 2014 – Present (almost 5 years)

Maintaining a database of all of the literary agents in the UK, including their submission requirements etc.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Cornish Village School - Breaking the Rules (Cornish Village School series Book 1)

Kitty Wilson

Rosy Winter is definitely not looking for loveFollowing heartbreak, Rosy has rebuilt her life in the beautiful Cornish village of Penmenna. Now, headmistress of the local school, she is living by The Rule: no dating anyone in the village. Easy right? But Rosy Winter has a new neighbour, handsome gardener Matt.In Penmenna for his new gardening TV show, this guy next door will do everything he c... read more

Rosy Winter is definitely not looking for loveFollowing heartbreak, Rosy has rebuilt her life in the beautiful Cornish village of Penmenna. Now, headmistress of the local school, she is living by The Rule: no dating anyone in the village. Easy right? But Rosy Winter has a new neighbour, handsome gardener Matt.In Penmenna for his new gardening TV show, this guy next door will do everything he c... read more

The Cornish Village School - Second Chances (Cornish Village School series Book 2)

Kitty Wilson

Ex-ballerina and single mum Sylvie is in trouble. Juggling her ballet classes in the nearest town, preparing shy Sam for his first day at Penmenna Village school and trying to finally move out from the farm she shares with her cantankerous Uncle Tom means life is anything but easy.Television Journalist Alex is facing challenges of his own. Seeking a calmer environment for his newly adopted dau... read more

Ex-ballerina and single mum Sylvie is in trouble. Juggling her ballet classes in the nearest town, preparing shy Sam for his first day at Penmenna Village school and trying to finally move out from the farm she shares with her cantankerous Uncle Tom means life is anything but easy.Television Journalist Alex is facing challenges of his own. Seeking a calmer environment for his newly adopted dau... read more

What Happens in France

Carol Wyer

“She stood and took her place in front of the camera... It was now or never”Bryony Masters has been looking for her long-lost sister, Hannah, for years, but when their father has a stroke her search takes on new urgency. So when primetime game show, What Happens in France, puts a call-out for new contestants, Bryony spots the ultimate public platform to find her reality TV-obsessed sister, and... read more

“She stood and took her place in front of the camera... It was now or never”Bryony Masters has been looking for her long-lost sister, Hannah, for years, but when their father has a stroke her search takes on new urgency. So when primetime game show, What Happens in France, puts a call-out for new contestants, Bryony spots the ultimate public platform to find her reality TV-obsessed sister, and... read more

Trial by Fire: A Ryan Drake Novella

Will Jordan

In a tense and action-filled novella, Ryan Drake and his team must go to Ukraine to find a compromised CIA source – but is new unit member Keira Frost up to the job? Tech specialist Keira Frost has just graduated to the big leagues. But despite numerous commendations for outstanding achievement and a tour of duty under her belt, it’s a reputation for insubordination that precedes her with Agen... read more

In a tense and action-filled novella, Ryan Drake and his team must go to Ukraine to find a compromised CIA source – but is new unit member Keira Frost up to the job? Tech specialist Keira Frost has just graduated to the big leagues. But despite numerous commendations for outstanding achievement and a tour of duty under her belt, it’s a reputation for insubordination that precedes her with Agen... read more

A Very Lucky Christmas

Lilac Mills

Things can't get worse for Daisy Jones... can they?Christmas is meant to be the happiest time of year so why is absolutely everything going wrong for Daisy? Reeling from a bad breakup, moving back in with her parents and hounded by trouble at work she really shouldn’t be surprised when things go from bad to worse..and she ends up in A&E!Her great-grandmother persuaded her to plant a silver six... read more

Things can't get worse for Daisy Jones... can they?Christmas is meant to be the happiest time of year so why is absolutely everything going wrong for Daisy? Reeling from a bad breakup, moving back in with her parents and hounded by trouble at work she really shouldn’t be surprised when things go from bad to worse..and she ends up in A&E!Her great-grandmother persuaded her to plant a silver six... read more

Love in the City by the Sea

Lilac Mills

Tess Barton is stuck in a rut. She’s working three jobs while trying to get her career as an artist off the ground... and now her sister wants her to run a marathon too?! No thank you!But it’s not just any marathon. It’s the Barcelona marathon and they’d be running in memory of their late sister. She's ready for her flight but when disaster strikes and Emma can’t make it, Tess finds herself fa... read more

Tess Barton is stuck in a rut. She’s working three jobs while trying to get her career as an artist off the ground... and now her sister wants her to run a marathon too?! No thank you!But it’s not just any marathon. It’s the Barcelona marathon and they’d be running in memory of their late sister. She's ready for her flight but when disaster strikes and Emma can’t make it, Tess finds herself fa... read more

Downfall (Ryan Drake Book 8)

Will Jordan

‘My name is Ryan Drake and this is just the beginning.’Ryan Drake and his team are in hiding, having become sworn enemies of states and agencies around the world. But when a CIA operative and former adversary is killed in a car bomb attack, Drake is shocked to hear someone claiming responsibility using his name.Forced out of hiding by this mysterious new threat, Drake embarks alone on a danger... read more

‘My name is Ryan Drake and this is just the beginning.’Ryan Drake and his team are in hiding, having become sworn enemies of states and agencies around the world. But when a CIA operative and former adversary is killed in a car bomb attack, Drake is shocked to hear someone claiming responsibility using his name.Forced out of hiding by this mysterious new threat, Drake embarks alone on a danger... read more

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Mariann Raheem
Hannah made my first experience extremely pleasant with the editorial world which was so alien to me. She finished an extremely challenging, huge amount of work within the deadline. I was afraid that it would be difficult for her to find my voice as English is my second language - not to mention my strange sense of humor spiced up with my culture background and of course my biggest enemy, THE g...
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Mariann Raheem, February 2019

Hannah Todd
Hi Mariann, Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m so glad you found the service useful. I’ve loved working with you and I hope we can continue to do so in future. You’ve been an absolute star a...
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