Recent clients have included The Golden Egg Academy, Little Tiger Press, Barefoot Books, Artemis & Bear Ltd., The Entertainment Department
I offer a range of freelance editorial services, and work with agents, publishers, writers, and as a mentor at The Golden Egg Academy.
As picture book editor and mentor for The Golden Egg Academy, I co-run their popular Picture Book Programme alongside Barefoot Books co-founder, Tessa Strickland. This is a 12-month course for aspiring picture book writers. We mentor students through one-to-one editorials and a series of workshops, helping them build a portfolio of manuscripts ready to submit to publishers and agents. We have a First Look Deal for our graduates with Andersen Press, and Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Agency.
I also take on writing commissions and am currently writing a series of picture books for The Entertainment Department.
Previous writing credits:
'Sleeping Beauty' illustrated by Kirsti Davidson, Little Tiger Press, UK and Tiger Tales, US, 2019
'Hansel and Gretel' illustrated by Marisa Morea, Little Tiger Press, UK and Tiger Tales, US, 2018
'From Bump to Baby: a Pregnancy Journal', Little Tiger Press, 2017
Original stories in 'Favourite Animal Stories', 'Favourite Bedtime Stories' and 'Favourite Fairy Stories', Little Tiger Press, 2016
'Thank you, Teacher', Thunder Bay Press, US, 2015
Editor of more than 40 new picture books.
Commissioning and working with many acclaimed authors, including amongst others, Sue Mongredien, Claire Freedman, Steve Smallman, and Tracey Corderoy.
Working closely with authors, nurturing texts from initial ideas to finished manuscript.
Project management and scheduling of books.
Concept and development work.
Finding and developing potential authors and new texts.
Writing novelty picture book titles.
Writing adult gift book titles.
Editorial management of all new titles and backlist reissues for both the UK and the US.
Managing the in-house editorial team and all external freelance designers and copy-editors.
Briefing artists and giving art direction.
Costing all books, and ensuring they kept on schedule and in budget.
Commissioning and producing all audio books and songs.
Attending the Bologna and Frankfurt Book Fairs to assist the foreign rights team and look for new artists.
Thank your teachers for everything they do by giving them this adorable gift book Thank You, Teacher! Cute and compact, this book expresses appreciation for the knowledge and encouragement teachers offer their students, and also recognizes all the tasks they perform outside the classroom. With charming illustrations and sweet words, this book acknowledges instructors with a special note of gra... read more
Five bored Vikings went out hiking, looking for adventure, something daring, bold and new. So they thought they'd hunt a dragon, and then tie it to their wagon, take it home and chop it up and make a dragon stew! But when the Vikings set off to find their dragon they get a big surprise!
A wicked fairy puts a curse on the king's daughter, Aurora, that sends everyone at the palace to sleep. Thorns grow like a forest around the castle. Can anyone break the spell?
When Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost in the forest, their discovery of a cottage made of sweet treats is a welcome surprise. But the owner is not so sweet! How will they escape? Part of the beloved Fairytale Classics series.
It's Arthur's first day apart from his mummy and he really misses her. Even his fantastic dragon costume and favourite toy dragon don't cheer him up. 'Raaagh!' he roars grumpily. But luckily Granny knows just what to do.
One night, Harry has a dream about a scary monster. The next evening, he doesn't want to go to bed. His Mom suggests that he try imagining him with a pair of pink pants on his head! You'll laugh so much that it won't be scary. But no matter what Harry does, the monster keeps coming back! Then, one night, Dad has an idea that just might be silly enough to work.
Ahoy Matey! Jump aboard and set sail with an adventurous group of pirates. With fun facts about ships and notorious pirates from around the world, along with a catchy singalong, this vibrantly illustrated story will become a beloved treasure of your child!
A joyful and exuberant celebration of the unconditional love between parent and child from exciting new illustrator Ada Grey (Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby!) and author Tammi Salzano. This touching story follows a mother and son from morning to bedtime. Little ones will recognise familiar activities such as dressing-up, reading, painting, having a bath and saying goodnight. I Love You Just t... read more
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