A publisher, copy-editor and proofreader with experience of educational, academic and adult non-fiction publishing. I can offer everything from advice on writing book proposals, advice on publishing contracts and typescript assessment to in-depth copy-editing, proofreading, production advice and help with marketing and promotion.
I have worked in mainstream publishing companies for more nearly 30 years and in that time I have worked with hundreds of authors and published hundreds (if not thousands) of books. Titles have ranged from books of old photographs, school and university textbooks, academic monographs, journals, reference books, business books and books on everything from food and drink to the paranormal. The authors I have worked with include everyone from first-time authors to Nobel prize-winners in their specialist subject areas and people from local history societies to CEOs of multinational corporations. I have also set up, run and sold my own publishing business, worked as a freelance copy-editor and proofreader, and I have lectured in publishing on the BA Degree course at Napier University. I am now the Managing Director of JLH Media Limited and its imprint - Professional Publishing Services UK (propubuk). For more details please see my LinkedIn profile.
Managing Director of a start-up publishing company that focuses on publishing content relating to wellbeing in all its forms.
Freelance copy-editing academic monographs for Taylor & Francis.
Publishing Director for a company publishing History titles.
Publisher responsible for the Creative Arts lists - Photography, Art, Design, Writing as well as the Railways, Paranormal, Weather, Nostalgia, Food and other non-Craft publishing.
I set up Reflect Press and performed all job functions in order to commission, publish, promote and sell textbooks for UK Health and Social Care students and lecturers. 27 titles published. Company sold June 2011.
Operations Director and commissioning editor for the Further Education teacher training titles.
Director responsible for the Editorial and Production departments at the Business and Management Journals publisher Emerald.
Management responsibility for 8 staff (4 direct reports).
• Strategic Planning
• Commissioning & List Management
• People Management
• Market Awareness
• Financial – 4-year publishing plan and annual sales & overhead budgets, business plans for new series and investment appraisal of new titles.
• External Relationships – managing existing joint ventures and partnerships, exploring opportunities for acquisitions, tenders, new joint ventures, sponsorship and co-development with potential partners.
Lecturer on the BA Publishing degree course.
Publisher with overall responsibility for secondary school humanities textbook publishing - Geography, History, English, RE/PSHE.
Commissioning and editorial work on academic reference titles. Also desk editorial work on business titles, and commissioning philosophy and economics titles.
Commissioning titles for the series and editorial work.
Many people have an aptitude for religious experience and spirituality but don't know how to develop this or take it further. Modern societies offer little assistance, and traditional religions are overly preoccupied with their own organizational survival. Minding the Self: Jungian meditations on contemporary spirituality offers suggestions for individual spiritual development in our modern an... read more
The fourth edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent developments in the law in criminal practice and procedure across the region. The only textbook that explores criminal practice and procedure as it relates to the Commonwealth Caribbean, the book clariﬁes the state law in each of 11 jurisdictions, at the same time making it clear when laws are ... read more
Used as a measure of quality in the ground-breaking Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, Sustained Shared Thinking is fundamental to good early years practice. It costs nothing, yet research has shown that it improves outcomes for children by supporting their holistic development. This book clearly explains what Sustained Shared Thinking is and examines the skills and ex... read more
Governance is becoming increasingly important in universities just as it is in the wider world of commerce and banking. Historically, universities were run by their academic communities but as mass higher education has taken root, as university research has become a critical element in national economies and as the demand for more accountability both financial and in academic performance has g... read more
What is success at work and why is it important? How do top workers describe their success? How can work, community, leadership, family, or home and school promote success? Success at work is often associated with career-oriented individuals who sacrifice other areas of life to achieve highly in the workplace, but success can also be defined in other ways. It can consist of feelings of knowled... read more
This is the second of two volumes collecting the key proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology, the first to be held in Africa in the 123 years of its history. The theme of the conference was "Psychology Serving Humanity", a recognition of psychology's unfulfilled mission in the majority world and a reflection of what that world requires from psychology. Mainstream Psycholog... read more
Working memory is the cognitive system in charge of the temporary maintenance of information in view of its on-going processing. Lying at the centre of cognition, it has become a key concept in psychological science. The book presents a critical review and synthesis of the working memory literature, and also presents an innovative new theory - the Time-Based Resource-Sharing (TBRS) model. Trac... read more
Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and struggles. The key role of space in enabling sp... read more
In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social life. This book shows how we can go beyond behaviour change in the pursuit of sustainability. Insp... read more
Intended for courses on leadership, practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, this approachable guide teaches readers about how to become a leader. By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne Atwater, it effectively bridges theory and practice to outline powerful leadership behaviors. Based on... read more
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