I have over 15 years’ publishing experience and my specialities include: health, parenting, diet, personal development, soft business and personal finance.
I am accurate and thorough with a keen eye for detail and will work with you to hone your ideas and create a manuscript that is both unique and inspiring.
'Julia is a sympathetic, shrewd and supportive editor who, as a literary midwife, helped me enormously to give birth to some quite controversial books.' Oliver James, world-renowned psychologist and bestselling author of Affluenza and Contented Dementia
'Julia is a first-rate editor and I would highly recommend her. As a busy acquiring editor, I completely trust her to get to grips with any manuscript I send her and to hone it to make it the best it can possibly be, working in tandem with the author.' Liz Gough, Publisher, Yellow Kite
'Julia is a pleasure to work with and challenges ideas where necessary to bring out the best in a manuscript. She is reliable, organised and quick!' Zita West, leading fertility and pregnancy expert and author of Zita West's Guide to Fertility and Assisted Conception
- Project management, structural editing, copy-editing, proofreading
- Author coaching, shaping proposals, making sound introductions to publishers
- Commissioning for major publishing houses and literary agents
- Started as an Editorial Assistant, working up to Senior Commissioning Editor
- Responsible not only for commissioning health, parenting, soft business and personal development titles, but also list management and managing projects from contract to print
- Involved copy-editing and proofreading in-house, author liaison and extensive copywriting
- Responsibilities included proofreading, liaising with authors and making recommendations as appropriate to the agent
Child development expert Dr Rebecca Chicot shares with you the secrets to calm and stress-free toddler parenting. Based on her unique parent-toddler approach, she reveals that by understanding how your toddler thinks and what changes he is going through, you can respond with confidence and stop sweating the small stuff. Whether you need help with tantrums, night waking, potty training or fussy... read more
My Kind of Food is a very personal book from John, full of the food that he loves to cook and eat, recipes that he makes away from the cameras and professional kitchens. In John's words: 'My world as I know it started with my Nanna's roasting tin, a chicken and a wooden spoon. The food she cooked was always simple, but delicious. Her cauliflower cheese was awesome, her caramel slice wonderful ... read more
Charlotte Crosby's healthy lifestyle guide is bursting with all her favourite tips and tricks for what to eat when you're out and about, that can fit into even the busiest of schedules. Charlotte shares 80 simple and delicious recipes, including cocktails and hangover cures that don't contain thousands of calories, proving that you can eat healthily to look great while still having loads of fu... read more
He was our abusive father.We were just children.No one could know.Heidi was 18 when she read her little sister Chloe’s diary, and discovered that they shared a terrible secret: they had both been abused by their father. After years of fear and isolation, Heidi knew she had to go to the police. For a long time, Chloe resented Heidi for forcing her to disclose what had happened when she wasn’t r... read more
The Contented Little Baby Book, based on Gina Ford's personal experience of caring for over 300 babies, was first published in 1999. It quickly established Gina as an influential new authority on baby and childcare issues and has remained one of the bestselling parenting books in the UK.This completely revised edition of The New Contented Little Baby Book contains the most up-to-date advice av... read more
Get Fit, Get Happy isn't about just transforming the way you look.It's about transforming the way you feel. Harry Judd is a member of the hugely successful bands McFly and McBusted who have headlined Hyde Park, notched up 19 hit singles - of which 7 went to number one - and 2 number-one albums. He is a much-loved former Strictly Come Dancing champion and has been crowned the nation's favourite... read more
The revolutionary plan for healthy eating - practical, easy to follow advice on how to feed your baby in those all-important first thousand days.Drawing on the very latest scientific research, Baby Food Matters outlines the best diet for your child, from pregnancy through to weaning and the first two years.Combatting obesity and preventing diabetes later in life can be as simple as knowing the... read more
Help your baby sleep through the night without any tears.The early months with a new baby are exciting and magical, but can be very emotional and exhausting if sleep is disturbed night after night. Baby sleep guru Charmian Mead's flexible plan, developed from work with hundreds of families, is designed to encourage baby to sleep a full twelve hours a night, naturally, by as early as six weeks ... read more
With the jobs market more competitive than ever, how do you make sure you stand out from the crowd?....
Do you want to cut your bills without cutting back?Are you fed up with being ripped off?Do you want more money in your pocket without changing your lifestyle? What we all need is detailed, no-nonsense Money Saving advice about organising credit cards, finding the cheapest deals for utilities, getting the best mortgage deals and how to haggle with every shopkeeper - in other words, how to make ... read more
Embarking on IVF - or any assisted fertility treatment - can be a very demanding and stressful experience, but the right physical, nutritional and emotional support can lessen these stresses and strains and increase your chances of success. In Zita West's Guide to Fertility and Assisted Conception leading fertility and pregnancy expert, Zita West, offers an in-depth explanation of all aspects ... read more
Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, thro... read more
People spend a fortune on their bodies, their faces, their hair, their clothes. Cosmetics, plastic surgery, diets, gym membership - everyone's trying to be more attractive. But there's an easier way to become a beautiful person. It doesn't have to be physical. No matter how you look, if you have a mind that's fascinating, creative, exciting - if you're a good thinker - you can be beautiful.And... read more
Contrary to popular belief, there is no research that supports the current mainstream view that babies should be weaned by being spoon-fed purées. Self-feeding allows babies to use their natural abilities to explore taste, texture, colour and smell. It encourages independence and confidence by allowing them to experiment with foods at their own pace and helps to develop hand-eye coordination a... read more
Many parents wonder how the sweet, chubby baby which gurgles happily at them for the first twelve months changes so suddenly into a bellowing, tantrum prone, heel drumming, carpet biting toddler. What's gone wrong? Whose fault is it? What can be done about it? Dr Christopher Green's classic bestselling parenting guide has been revised and updated to answer these questions and others like them ... read more
All of us experience complicated thoughts and feelings as we negotiate the day and these feelings can be difficult to manage. Sometimes we are aware that the way we think contributes to our difficulties, but don't know what to do about it.Change Your Thinking is soundly based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the standard psychological tool used by therapists. The aim of ... read more
Phil Spencer, property expert and co-presenter of hit series Location, Location, Location, provides everything you need to know to help you buy (and sell) your first homeWant to own your own home, but not sure where to start? Need some friendly advice from a property professional?In How to Buy Your First Home, property expert Phil Spencer takes the worry out of the property market. Breaking ev... read more
A practical guide to using mindfulness and hypnosis for a better birth--includes extensive audio dow....
More than 40 years ago, Carole Bamford began a journey towards a more conscious way of life. What began as a desire to make a small difference to the health and future of our planet has grown into an organic business that has won over 100 national and international awards for sustainability and excellence. From a small herd of cows and a farm shop, Daylesford has blossomed into a hugely succes... read more
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I work on nutrition, personal development, mind, body, spirit - everything health and lifestyle related. I'm also a qualified nutritionist.
Sandy is a seasoned editor of non-fiction and fiction titles, and has been helping authors 'give birth' to their books for 20 years.