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
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
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
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
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
This edited volume groups research on the significance of ancient feet and footwear, much of which was presented, discussed and reviewed at the conference: Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity, held at Newcastle University and the Great North Museum from 29 June–1 July 2015.Ancient dress and adornment have received significant consideration in recent scholarship, though,... read more
The chronicle of Arnold, Abbot of the monastery of St John of Lübeck, is one of the most important sources for the history of Germany in the central Middle Ages, and is also probably the major source for German involvement in the Crusades. The work was intended as a continuation of the earlier chronicle of Helmold of Bosau, and covers the years 1172–1209, in seven books. It was completed soon ... read more
The Game Changer powerfully demonstrates how some organisations in business and sport have done more than raise their performance; they have also changed the rules of the game or the game itself within their industry. It gives examples of the strategies and governance programmes that have emerged to accomplish this, and the challenges of executing them.This book brings to life strategic manage... read more
Landlord villages dominated Iranian land tenure for hundreds of years, whereby one powerful landlord owned the village structures, surrounding farmland, and to all intents and purposes, the village occupants themselves, a system that in some cases remained in place up to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In Oman, mud-brick oases were home to most of the rural population right up until Sultan Qaboos... read more
Development is a large and central part of the American TV industry, and yet the details of how it works – who makes development decisions and why, where ideas for new shows come from, even basics like the differences between what TV studios and TV networks do – remain elusive to many.In this book, lecturer and acclaimed television producer Bob Levy offers a detailed introduction to television... read more
Economics for an Information Age examines the central role of information within economics and society. The neoclassical economic model, taught as ‘mainstream economics’ in universities around the world, relies on a mathematical model of ‘resource allocation’ in which private advantage gives rise to public advantage in the shape of an optimal allocation of resources. However, this model assume... read more
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A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.
10+ years editing content across the arts, humanities and social sciences for publishers including Bloomsbury, Thames & Hudson and SAGE.