I specialise in non-fiction publications including popular interest non-fiction as well as books designed for the academic and professional market and NGO policy papers, guidelines, and other documents. My clients include: Bloomsbury Publishing plc, Karnac Books, Pluto Press, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Practical Action Publishing.
- Pan Macmillan Editorial Prize
- AHRC Studentship
- MA Publishing, Oxford Brookes University
- ALPSP Effective Journal Editorial Management
- ALPSP Fundamentals of e-publishing
- Publishing Training Centre: Rewriting and Substantive Editing
Amnesty International UK
In this role I coordinate the production of Amnesty International UK through the editorial and production processes, working with a team of editors and designers. Content is varied and includes human rights reports, briefing papers, official documents, placards, and materials for stunts. I work with clients across the organisation to ensure the quality of our output and the maintenance of a strong brand identity.
Practical Action Publishing
I coordinated all aspects of content development work including books, journals, and other publications, both in print and in digital. I managed the publishing schedule and ensured that content is delivered on time and within budget. I maintained relationships with authors, reviewers, copy editors, proofreaders, designers, typesetters, printers, and other suppliers, in order to see content through the editorial and production workflow. I also undertook some of this work in-house, including copyediting and proofreading, and so gained a thorough understanding of all aspects of seeing a project from its initial manuscript through to the completed final product.
I was assistant editor to the journals programme. I reviewed manuscripts for relevance and compliance to editorial policies, managed the peer review system, liaised with authors, and worked with the editorial board in order to ensure content is delivered for the production of each issue.
Duties included: producing and scheduling e-newsletters, creating and scheduling social media postings, research into conference selection, preparation of materials for conferences, research into associations/societies re: co-marketing opportunities, writing marketing copy.
Responsibilities were varied and included: copyediting, proofreading, indexing, writing back cover copy, blog posts, research for new lists, organising reviewers, liaising with authors, image permissions.