Isabelle Everington

Isabelle Everington - Editor

London, UK

A passionate editor keen to help your work become the best version of itself.

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Editor with experience in the commercial and literary publishing industry working for Penguin Random House. Expertise in editorial assessments, developmental editing and publishing consultation across both fiction and non-fiction, having worked closely with a variety of authors from well-established to debut authors, I am a passionate editor keen to help your work become the best version of itself.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Science Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Physics & Chemistry

Certifications

  • Copy-editing - Publishing Training Centre
  • Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
November, 2018 – Present (10 months)

- Working closely with authors and their books with developmental and structural edits
- Freelance reader for publishing houses
- Freelance copy-editing and proofreading

Editor

Penguin Random House
May, 2016 – November, 2018 (over 2 years)

- Close editorial work across a range of titles and genres both fiction and non-fiction ranging from the highly commercial to the literary
- Working closely with marketing and publicity teams to put together material for pre- and post-publication PR
- Writing copy, synopses, reports and extra material for books

Books Intern

Curtis Brown
January, 2016 – May, 2016 (4 months)

- First port of call for manuscript submissions; responsible for reading submissions and writing manuscript reports, and recommending authors for representation
- Providing developmental notes for new authors

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Swan Song

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (author)

Paris Echo

Sebastian Faulks

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

Taylor Jenkins Reid

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute heig... read more

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. “I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute heig... read more

Everything but the Truth

Gillian McAllister

**The Sunday Times top ten bestseller**Do you ever check your partner's phone? Should you? Are you prepared for the consequences?Everything but the Truth is Gillian McAllister's stunning breakthrough thriller about deceit, betrayal and one woman's compulsive need to uncover the truthIt all started with the email.Rachel didn't even mean to look. She loves Jack and she's pregnant with their chil... read more

**The Sunday Times top ten bestseller**Do you ever check your partner's phone? Should you? Are you prepared for the consequences?Everything but the Truth is Gillian McAllister's stunning breakthrough thriller about deceit, betrayal and one woman's compulsive need to uncover the truthIt all started with the email.Rachel didn't even mean to look. She loves Jack and she's pregnant with their chil... read more

You Don't Know Me: 'A startlingly confident and deft debut' Tana French

Imran Mahmood

At the end of the day, only one question matters: did he do it?'A daring concept executed to perfection' LEE CHILD A young man stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming.But at his trial, this man tells an extraordinary story.It is about the woman he loves, who got into terrible trouble. It's about how he risked everything to save her.He swears he's innocent. But in the end, all th... read more

At the end of the day, only one question matters: did he do it?'A daring concept executed to perfection' LEE CHILD A young man stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming.But at his trial, this man tells an extraordinary story.It is about the woman he loves, who got into terrible trouble. It's about how he risked everything to save her.He swears he's innocent. But in the end, all th... read more

A Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics

Jon Butterworth

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian Cox What is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out... Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, a... read more

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian Cox What is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out... Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, a... read more

My Map of You

Isabelle Broom

A holiday on the stunning Greek island of Zakynthos, with its perfect blue skies, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, should be a dream come true.But for Holly it feels more like a nightmare. Arriving on the island to clear out a house she's just inherited, Holly has no idea what to expect. And she's certainly not prepared for the family secrets she uncovers inside.With the help of A... read more

A holiday on the stunning Greek island of Zakynthos, with its perfect blue skies, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, should be a dream come true.But for Holly it feels more like a nightmare. Arriving on the island to clear out a house she's just inherited, Holly has no idea what to expect. And she's certainly not prepared for the family secrets she uncovers inside.With the help of A... read more

Blue Light Yokohama (Inspector Iwata Book 1)

Nicolás Obregón

Inspired by a blistering real-life murder, Blue Light Yokohama's INSPECTOR IWATA is perfect for FANS OF JO NESBO'S HARRY HOLE.THE MURDERER'S IN YOUR HOUSE . . . A family of four are found murdered in their own home. A painted black sun is left dripping, as the killer walks away in broad daylight.THE FIRST DETECTIVE DIED TRYING TO SOLVE IT . . . He was said to have committed suicide by throwing... read more

Inspired by a blistering real-life murder, Blue Light Yokohama's INSPECTOR IWATA is perfect for FANS OF JO NESBO'S HARRY HOLE.THE MURDERER'S IN YOUR HOUSE . . . A family of four are found murdered in their own home. A painted black sun is left dripping, as the killer walks away in broad daylight.THE FIRST DETECTIVE DIED TRYING TO SOLVE IT . . . He was said to have committed suicide by throwing... read more

Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) (The Ladybird Expert Series Book 2)

Jim Al-Khalili

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small.Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, it explores all the key players, breakthroughs, controversies and unanswered questions of the quantum world. You'll discover how the sun shines, why light is both a wave... read more

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small.Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, it explores all the key players, breakthroughs, controversies and unanswered questions of the quantum world. You'll discover how the sun shines, why light is both a wave... read more

How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

Esther Wojcicki

The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids... read more

The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers—is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids... read more

Isabelle has 2 reviews

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Kathy Trevelyan
Isabelle was amazing. She is perceptive, helpful and encouraging. She has helped me make my book into something I can be proud of, and to believe in myself as a writer.

Kathy Trevelyan, May 2019


Shannon C
Isabelle provided much-needed feedback on my first novel. She wasn’t shy with praise for what worked well, but nor did she pull any punches for what didn’t. She asked great questions that helped me sort out in my own mind what I needed from her as well as what I was trying to achieve with the story.

Shannon C, March 2019

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