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Joey Quince

Joey Quince - Editor

Paris, France

Editorial Director at a London/Paris publishing house, specialising in literary and fantasy; YA and thriller fiction; poetry and memoir.

Overview

Reviews (6)

From starting out in London publishing houses, editing books that have been published and distributed by large publishers including Bloomsbury, I am now a Paris-based editor and published author with experience across a range of publications: from the memoirs of notable bankers and oil men; to literary, YA, sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction; to academic texts, as well as collections of poetry and children's stories.

I like to think of what I do as 'creative auditing' - unleashing stories with snappish and rigorous editorial observations, faultless research, and an acute eye for angling for the market - be that content or copy, the macro or the micro.

The types of things I look to ensure a manuscript is brimming with are all the things the reader wants to read about. So, you've got to have a sustainable plot as a base, with 'movie picture' scene transitions, credible conflict between characters, 'fleshy' subplots, an appropriateness of setting, zippy dialogue, and all in all a well-balanced and nuanced engine of pacing.

If you decide that I might be the fellow to ensure you're doing that, what you'll also receive is a vibrant and dynamic working relationship, and a shared goal of reaching your endgame. All of my relationships with writers who I have worked with in the past have been built on a lot of energy, no lack of humour, and a great slice of passion into whatever the project entails.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Children's Picture Books Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Inspirational Literature Poetry Romance

Work experience

Editorial Director

Arcadian Lifestyle Publishing and Arcadian Library
August, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

• Promoted to the position of Editorial Director after two years in previous position as Book Editor. Entrusted with the general running of Arcadian Lifestyle Publishing; this includes leading a team of writers, editors, proofreaders and more.
• Main duties comprise liaising - and maintaining good relations - with authors, editors, designers, proofreaders, printers, typesetters, marketers, legal advisors, and distributors to chart and navigate a book along the full publication spectrum: from manuscript through to international release.
• To ensure that strict deadlines set by our publishing partners and distributors Bloomsbury and Macmillan are met for delivery to distributing warehouse. This trickles down to every element of a book's creation. Because of this, it is my duty to set - and meet - tight deadlines to maintain annual publishing schedule.
• More specific roles include the following: book editing; formatting for typesetters; contributing to, and signing off on, book cover design; scheduling administration; drafting marketing components for books such as blurbs, dedications, summaries, and introductions.

Content Editor and Ghostwriter

Arcadian Lifestyle Publishing
August, 2014 – August, 2016 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Grandmother's Stories

Reda al-Dabbagh

God's Cook Book

Jamie d'Antioc

A fascinating mixture of history, religion and recipes, God's Cook Book explores the spiritual traditions of the ancient Levant and how they influenced culinary development. It offers a unique insight into the holy books of the three Abrahamic faiths, (Christianity, Judaism and Islam), and their prescriptions for human nutrition, as well as practical guides allowing the modern-day cook to recr... read more

A fascinating mixture of history, religion and recipes, God's Cook Book explores the spiritual traditions of the ancient Levant and how they influenced culinary development. It offers a unique insight into the holy books of the three Abrahamic faiths, (Christianity, Judaism and Islam), and their prescriptions for human nutrition, as well as practical guides allowing the modern-day cook to recr... read more

The Levantine Journal

Jamie d'Antioc

The Royals in Paris

Jeremie Redevance

Neighbours' Nonsense

Bradley Jamieson

Western Women Travelling East 1716-1916 (Studies in the Arcadian Library)

Penelope Tuson

[ Western Women Travelling East 1716-1916 By ( Author ) Dec-2014 Hardcover

[ Western Women Travelling East 1716-1916 By ( Author ) Dec-2014 Hardcover

Joey has 6 reviews

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Freya Watson

Joey took on a micro and a macro edit of a manuscript for me, and managed to deliver detailed, relevant yet concise reports for me to work with. His feedback has been invaluable and he absolutely understood what I was trying to get at, even at times when I was struggling to articulate it myself. His knowledge of the publishing world also added a necessary dimension to the edits. He was a ple...

, December 2017


Bevis Lowry

I hired Joey to help me with a short story that I'd taken as far as I knew how to. It's a historical fiction with paranormal elements, you could say. This was the first time I worked with a professional editor, and I'm happy with the experience. Joey made a lot of good changes in the manuscript, things I wouldn't have thought of, and he took the time to explain his reasoning. We had some discus...

, October 2017


Ana <

Very responsive, and truly kind professional. I enjoyed working together!

, September 2017


Cyn Sinclair

Joey was the perfect editor! He will transform your novel into one that is worthy of the best authors. He really improved my prose, brought my characters to life, and truly created an enjoyable read. He has a lot of experience in editing and the publishing industry and will provide you with valuable advice. I will definitely work with Joey again and recommend him to all!

, August 2017


Amelio Nazarko

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Joey. He was incredibly insightful and provided a lot of useful feedback that greatly strengthened my writing. I would definitely work with him again!

, May 2017

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