I work part-time as an Associate Tutor on the MA Publishing (Distance Learning) course at Oxford Brookes University.
As Editorial Director of Plurus Books, my role involved commissioning books, editing manuscripts and overseeing buy-ins.
I work as a freelance editor for this literary agency which is based in Singapore. I have most recently edited a beautiful picture book, 'Tiny Shoes, Tiny Feet', by best-selling author Adeline Foo. I also prepare reader reports on manuscript submissions.
I have worked as a freelance proofreader and copy editor for Oxford University Press for several years. I have worked on both children's trade fiction and educational material, including digital. My portfolio below shows some of the OUP books that I have proofread over the past year.
Four short bedtime stories also Ideal for early readers. Orse, a playful polar bear has a kind heart and a habit of getting into trouble, especially with the Lord Mayor of Snowville, Sir Stanley Walrus. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 drawings in full colour, the first in a series of books from Lollipop Publishing. Other stories in this book, The swimming race, Happy Birthday Orse and th... read more
Family! Friendship! Mountains! Mishaps! When Heidi is sent away to live in the town she gains a wonderful new friendship, but longs to return to her happy life in the mountains. Is there any way she can have both? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Heidi in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with ... read more
Oxford Children's Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles
In the middle of the countryside, there are three farms, all in a row, where Lisa, her two brothers and their friends live. Some days they pretend to be shipwrecked pirates. Others they explore the caves across the lake, sell the cherries they've picked, or sleep under the stars after a fishing trip. One day, Lisa even takes her lamb to school! There's never a quiet day for the children of Noi... read more
Family! Friendship! Adventure! Mystery! Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away. The railway becomes the centre of their new life, but little do they know what wonders and changes it will bring to them - maybe even the answer to Father's disappearance ...Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged... read more
Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. E... read more
Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy
First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, beloved, but unpredictable brother, Ash. At the start of the book Ash tricks Gabble into going out with him on a 'name raid', a dangerous mission to earn a True Name, normally reserved for older rats. Gabble finds himself drawn into a perilous adventure, crossing boundaries, fighti... read more
Adventure! Drama! Danger! Loyalty! Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, Buck faces a harsh fight for survival. But as his primal instincts reawaken, how long can he resist the call of the wild? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Call of the Wild but also help you to discover a whole world of new ad... read more
Jake's class is going to Wilf's Wild Adventure Theme Park. But things get MUCH too wild when Mr. Hyde gets spooked on the ghost train and transforms into the naughty Creature! Will Jake and his friends be able to work together to track down the creature and get him to change back into Mr. Hyde before the truth gets out?
Forbidden love. A wartime mystery. A lifelong search for the truth.Wartime love is always difficult – but for Jewish airman Ben and married Catholic Olive, it’s even harder. Especially as – unusually for the times – they have two children. To stay together, they must defy the expectations of society, religion and Ben’s family.When Ben goes missing in action, everything changes. Olive faces pov... read more
Looking at the Stars
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Experienced editor (12+ years at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic). Focus: kids' books, especially middle grade and YA fiction.