Humphrey Price

Humphrey Price - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Freelance editor and ghost writer with over thirty years experience of general book publishing

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Overview

I'm a freelance ghost writer and editor, with over thirty years experience in the publishing business. I have written bestsellers published here in the UK and abroad. I like to work closely with my authors and aim to produce, with them, the best book they could hope for. I have worked in the fields of history: memoir: biography & autobiography: music, both popular & classical: travel: true crime: sport, specifically football, cricket & boxing: and I work as often with first-time authors as with repeat authors. Some of the books I've worked on are displayed below.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Music
Politics & Current Affairs
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel
True Crime

Work experience

Editor

Hodder & Stoughton; Victor Gollancz Ltd; Virgin Books
October, 1984 – March, 2016 (over 31 years)

I worked as an editor in major London publishing houses for twenty years, before become a freelance editor: since then I have worked with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Penguin, Transworld, Quercus, Headline, Orion, Little,Brown, John Murray, among others, as either an editor or writer.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Amy, My Daughter

Mitch Winehouse

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-05-23 Pages: 320 Language:. English As an artist. she had few peers Her lyrical prowess and timeless contralto vocals made her an instant revelation when her debut album Frank was released in 2003 And as her. star continued to rise it became evident that this seemingly delicate girl from north London was much more than just a precocious talent.Genius. inspiration. ico... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-05-23 Pages: 320 Language:. English As an artist. she had few peers Her lyrical prowess and timeless contralto vocals made her an instant revelation when her debut album Frank was released in 2003 And as her. star continued to rise it became evident that this seemingly delicate girl from north London was much more than just a precocious talent.Genius. inspiration. ico... read more

Rescue 194

Jay O'Donnell, P.O. Aircrewman Jay , QGM Humphrey Price

'The sky had gone: in its place was a wall of water, white horses on the top, readying itself to fall on me.'What kind of man throws himself out of a helicopter in a storm?Or dangles by a thread over mountainous waves?Or strikes a panicking sailor to save his life?Aircrewman Jay O'Donnell, a former Royal Navy Search and Rescue diver, has seen - and lived - it all. Scrambled at a moment's notic... read more

'The sky had gone: in its place was a wall of water, white horses on the top, readying itself to fall on me.'What kind of man throws himself out of a helicopter in a storm?Or dangles by a thread over mountainous waves?Or strikes a panicking sailor to save his life?Aircrewman Jay O'Donnell, a former Royal Navy Search and Rescue diver, has seen - and lived - it all. Scrambled at a moment's notic... read more

Belonging

Sameem Ali

I was abused and forced to marry I was pregnant at thirteen When I escaped my brother tried to kidnap me ...

I was abused and forced to marry I was pregnant at thirteen When I escaped my brother tried to kidnap me ...

The Damage Done

Peter Woolf

Presents gritty portrayal of a man ensconced in an endless cycle of drugs, violence, prison and depravity who, one Tuesday afternoon in a glass room at Pentonville prison, was forced to confront all that he had destroyed.

Presents gritty portrayal of a man ensconced in an endless cycle of drugs, violence, prison and depravity who, one Tuesday afternoon in a glass room at Pentonville prison, was forced to confront all that he had destroyed.

Knuckle

James Quinn McDonagh

Pakistan: A Personal History

Imran Khan

Pakistan Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, the author has lived his country's history. This title provides an insider's view of a country unfamiliar to a western audience. Full description

Pakistan Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, the author has lived his country's history. This title provides an insider's view of a country unfamiliar to a western audience. Full description

A Price to Pay: The Inside Story of the NatWest Three

David Bermingham

In 2002, three English bankers became involved in the Enron fall-out when they heard on television that the US government would seek their extradition under laws designed for terrorists. The US government only needed to identify them but not provide evidence of the crime committed. In a very public battle supported by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail - with incidental support from Ton... read more

In 2002, three English bankers became involved in the Enron fall-out when they heard on television that the US government would seek their extradition under laws designed for terrorists. The US government only needed to identify them but not provide evidence of the crime committed. In a very public battle supported by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail - with incidental support from Ton... read more

The Gaffer By Neil Warnock

Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer

Chris Salewicz

"Redemption Song" The definitive biography of Joe Strummer, released with a new epilogue to mark the 60th anniversary of his birth. Chris Salewicz was an intimate friend of Strummer's for over 25 years. Drawing on more than 300 interviews with family, friends and associates, this is a comprehensive, compelling insight into the man behind The Clash. Full description

"Redemption Song" The definitive biography of Joe Strummer, released with a new epilogue to mark the 60th anniversary of his birth. Chris Salewicz was an intimate friend of Strummer's for over 25 years. Drawing on more than 300 interviews with family, friends and associates, this is a comprehensive, compelling insight into the man behind The Clash. Full description

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