Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones – Editor

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

Overview

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.
Services
Fiction
Fantasy Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (UK)

Work experience

Rogers, Coleridge & White

Aug, 2014 — Nov, 2018 (over 4 years)

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

Ed Victor Ltd

Jun, 2012 — Jul, 2014 (about 2 years)

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

Ed Victor Ltd

Dec, 2010 — Jun, 2012 (over 1 year)

The Wylie Agency

Jun, 2008 — Nov, 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

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 Va... read more
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 d... 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 R... 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 s... 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 powe... read more
. DI Alex Morrow returns in an atmospheric, chilling thriller (The Washington Post)....
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 f... read more
Reluctant Assassin
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 frustration... read more
Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

Rooftoppers
The Graces

Laure Eve

Rebecca has 4 reviews

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Emma D.

Emma D.

Nov, 2021

This is my third time working with Rebecca and as always she assesses my work with care as depth. I value her insight and suggestions.
Emma D.

Emma D.

May, 2020

I have worked with Rebecca twice now and each time benefited hugely from her experience and insight. Her structural reports are incredibly detailed. She picks out pages/paragraphs that work well, and also highlights those passages that aren't working as hard as they need to. I particularly appreciate her developmental edits because she is able to see the big picture much better than me. She ...
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Emma D.

Emma D.

Sep, 2019

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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James E.

James E.

Mar, 2019

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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