Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones - Editor

York, United Kingdom

Nine years' experience in publishing industry across three major literary agencies, I specialize in commercial fiction, children's and YA.

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I provide in-depth editorial consultancy reports, manuscript assessments and submission advice for writers preparing to approach agents. With a career spanning three major literary agencies and including UK, US and international territories, I have up-to-date knowledge of the current market and experience evaluating and developing numerous manuscripts. I have held senior positions at Rogers, Coleridge and White and Ed Victor Ltd, and I specialize in commercial fiction (women's fiction, historical, fantasy, crime and thrillers), as well as children's and YA fiction.

I was Junior Agent at the literary agency The Wylie Agency for two years, reviewing literary and general fiction and non-fiction and managing a list of authors. I moved to the agency Ed Victor Ltd, where I handled international translation rights across their adult and children’s lists and spent a year running the rights department. I joined Rogers, Coleridge and White as Foreign Rights Manager in 2014, developing their commercial fiction and children’s and YA sales and working with authors including Ian Rankin, Jenny Colgan, Joanne Harris and the children’s writer Katherine Rundell. I have a First class degree in English from the University of Cambridge.

I can provide structural and developmental editing, manuscript assessments, and query letter and submission to agent reviews.
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Children's
Middle Grade
Fantasy
Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Foreign Rights Manager

Rogers, Coleridge & White
August, 2014 – November, 2018 (over 4 years)

A leading UK agency whose clients include Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Ian Rankin among others.

Foreign Rights Manager

Ed Victor Ltd
June, 2012 – July, 2014 (about 2 years)

Ed Victor Ltd is a boutique London agency, with clients including Keith Richards, Pete Townshend and Nigella Lawson.

Foreign Rights Executive

Ed Victor Ltd
December, 2010 – June, 2012 (over 1 year)

Junior Agent

The Wylie Agency
June, 2008 – November, 2010 (over 2 years)

The Wylie Agency has UK and US offices and represents hundreds of clients including Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, and Philip Roth.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Graces

Laure Eve

Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

Rooftoppers

Rooftoppers

Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her... read more

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her... read more

The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. Book 1)

Eoin Colfer

Reluctant Assassin

Reluctant Assassin

Fated: An Alex Verus Novel

Benedict Jacka

Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, h... read more

Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, h... read more

Blood, Salt, Water (Alex Morrow Novels)

Denise Mina

. DI Alex Morrow returns in an atmospheric, chilling thriller (The Washington Post)....

. DI Alex Morrow returns in an atmospheric, chilling thriller (The Washington Post)....

Every Night I Dream of Hell

Malcolm Mackay

From the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, comes Every Night I Dream of Hell, a dark and thrilling Glaswegian crime drama. Nate Colgan: a violent man; 'smart muscle' for the Jamieson organization. Someone to be afraid of. But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organization are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on ... read more

From the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, comes Every Night I Dream of Hell, a dark and thrilling Glaswegian crime drama. Nate Colgan: a violent man; 'smart muscle' for the Jamieson organization. Someone to be afraid of. But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organization are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on ... read more

Vigilante

Shelley Harris

For Jenny Pepper, housewife, charity bookshop worker and mum to a stroppy teen, life has become a little boring. She was once an actress, but now spends every day tidying up after other people. Then, on her way to a party one night, Jenny bravely steps in to save a woman in trouble. Suddenly her world is exciting again - and she's a hero. As she starts patrolling the streets of her small town,... read more

For Jenny Pepper, housewife, charity bookshop worker and mum to a stroppy teen, life has become a little boring. She was once an actress, but now spends every day tidying up after other people. Then, on her way to a party one night, Jenny bravely steps in to save a woman in trouble. Suddenly her world is exciting again - and she's a hero. As she starts patrolling the streets of her small town,... read more

De graces (Dutch Edition)

Laure Eve

Wanneer River Page met haar moeder naar een klein dorpje verhuist, valt ze als een blok voor de knappe en ongrijpbare zeventienjarige Fenrin Grace. Het gerucht gaat dat de Graces – Fenrin, zijn tweelingzus Thalia en hun jongere zusje Summer – heksen zijn, en River gelooft dat maar al te graag. Ze wil niets liever dan in hun nabijheid zijn en hun geheimen ontdekken. Zorgvuldig plant ze elke sta... read more

Wanneer River Page met haar moeder naar een klein dorpje verhuist, valt ze als een blok voor de knappe en ongrijpbare zeventienjarige Fenrin Grace. Het gerucht gaat dat de Graces – Fenrin, zijn tweelingzus Thalia en hun jongere zusje Summer – heksen zijn, en River gelooft dat maar al te graag. Ze wil niets liever dan in hun nabijheid zijn en hun geheimen ontdekken. Zorgvuldig plant ze elke sta... read more

Vendetta (Blood for Blood Book 1)

Catherine Doyle

Sophie's life changes the moment five brothers move into the house next door. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy, Nic, she finds herself caught between two warring underworld families: her own and the one she is falling in love with. Whichever side she chooses, a debt of blood will spill and hearts will break.

Sophie's life changes the moment five brothers move into the house next door. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy, Nic, she finds herself caught between two warring underworld families: her own and the one she is falling in love with. Whichever side she chooses, a debt of blood will spill and hearts will break.

Valentine Vendetta - Triff mich um Mitternacht (Die Valentine Vendetta-Reihe 1) (German Edition)

Catherine Doyle

Heiße Liebe und eiskalte SpannungDie 16-jährige Sophie lebt mit ihrer Mutter in Chicago. Als der attraktive Nic mit seiner Familie in die Nachbarschaft zieht, fühlen sich beide sofort unwiderstehlich voneinander angezogen. Doch dann erfährt Sophie, dass ihr Vater, der im Gefängnis sitzt, ausgerechnet Nics Vater getötet hat. Und dass Nics Familie, die zu einem gefährlichen Zweig der sizilianisc... read more

Heiße Liebe und eiskalte SpannungDie 16-jährige Sophie lebt mit ihrer Mutter in Chicago. Als der attraktive Nic mit seiner Familie in die Nachbarschaft zieht, fühlen sich beide sofort unwiderstehlich voneinander angezogen. Doch dann erfährt Sophie, dass ihr Vater, der im Gefängnis sitzt, ausgerechnet Nics Vater getötet hat. Und dass Nics Familie, die zu einem gefährlichen Zweig der sizilianisc... read more

Rebecca has 2 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Emma Dhesi
From the very beginning Rebecca was friendly and professional. She gave me clear timelines she could work to, and what feedback she would provide. I asked for a developmental edit and I received inline comments on mym/s, as well as a detailed report on what she felt was working, and what she felt needed improvement, and made great suggestions for the improvements. What really impressed me was...
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Emma Dhesi, September 2019


James Erith
Constructing stories is hard. But it's a great deal easier with a mentor / editor who can step in and guide with a clarity, calmness and wisdom. Rebecca has these traits in spades. She has taken me by the hand and taught me, goaded me and flattered me when necessary to keep me pushing on to negotiate the necessary changes to my MS to reach, I hope, the next level. Rebecca is not exactly ine...
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James Erith, March 2019

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