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Julia Kellaway

Julia Kellaway - Editor

London, UK

Experienced and meticulous non-fiction editor with a keen eye. Passionate about great books.

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I have over 15years’ 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.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Editorial Consultant

Freelance

May, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

- Project management, structural editing, copy-editing, proofreading
- Author coaching, shaping proposals, making sound introductions to publishers
- Commissioning for major publishing houses and literary agents

Senior Commissioning Editor

Ebury Publishing, Random House UK

November, 2001 – May, 2011 (over 9 years)

- 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

Editorial Assistant

Anubis Literary Agency

November, 2000 – August, 2001 (9 months)

- Responsibilities included proofreading, liaising with authors and making recommendations as appropriate to the agent

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Change Your Thinking with CBT

Dr Sarah Edelman

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

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

How To Have A Beautiful Mind

Edward de Bono

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

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

Top Tips from the Baby Whisperer

Melinda Blau, Tracy Hogg

Tracy Hogg's incredible sensitivity and ability to read infants' cries, coos and assorted baby noises quickly earned her the admiration and gratitude of high-profile couples, including a host of celebrities. In her bestselling book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy demystified the magic she performed with some 5,000 babies. This handbag-sized, easy-to-use edition distils her wisdom enabling... read more

Tracy Hogg's incredible sensitivity and ability to read infants' cries, coos and assorted baby noises quickly earned her the admiration and gratitude of high-profile couples, including a host of celebrities. In her bestselling book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy demystified the magic she performed with some 5,000 babies. This handbag-sized, easy-to-use edition distils her wisdom enabling... read more

New Atkins For a New You

Eric C Westman, Jeff S Volek, Stephen D Phinney

New Atkins For A New You is an alternative to the original Atkins diet, which allows you to lose weight successfully and emerge with a healthier, firmer body. This new diet offers all the benefits of the original diet, including the freedom to eat luxuriously and feel completely satisfied, a metabolic boost giving you more energy and weight loss that never comes back, but it also has these enh... read more

New Atkins For A New You is an alternative to the original Atkins diet, which allows you to lose weight successfully and emerge with a healthier, firmer body. This new diet offers all the benefits of the original diet, including the freedom to eat luxuriously and feel completely satisfied, a metabolic boost giving you more energy and weight loss that never comes back, but it also has these enh... read more

Mindful Hypnobirthing: Hypnosis and mindfulness techniques for a calm and confident birth

Sophie Fletcher

A practical guide to using mindfulness and hypnosis for a better birth--includes extensive audio dow....

A practical guide to using mindfulness and hypnosis for a better birth--includes extensive audio dow....

Victoria: A Life

A. N. Wilson

The Calm and Happy Toddler: Gentle Solutions to Tantrums, Night Waking, Potty Training and More

Dr Dr Rebecca Chicot

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

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: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home

John Torode

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

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

Live Fast, Lose Weight: Fat to Fit: 80 recipes for a healthy lifestyle

Charlotte Crosby

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

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

The Money Diet - revised and updated

Martin Lewis

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

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

Zita West's Guide to Fertility and Assisted Conception

Zita West

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

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

Contented Dementia

Oliver James

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

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

Baby-led Weaning

Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett

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

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

Letters to My Twenty-Year-Old Self: Advice, Wisdom and Cautionary Tales on Career, Money and Business

J. Edwards

WARNING: You may disagree with some of the advice in this book – it may even enrage you – but it will definitely change your mindset for the better. Do you feel trapped in your current role? Have you made decisions that you now regret? Are you unsure what your next move should be? Providing a long-overdue wake-up call to today’s generation and packed full of no-nonsense advice, this book will ... read more

WARNING: You may disagree with some of the advice in this book – it may even enrage you – but it will definitely change your mindset for the better. Do you feel trapped in your current role? Have you made decisions that you now regret? Are you unsure what your next move should be? Providing a long-overdue wake-up call to today’s generation and packed full of no-nonsense advice, this book will ... read more

New Toddler Taming

Christopher Green

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

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

The New High Protein Diet Cookbook

Charles Clark, Maureen Clark

'We've all heard of Jen and Madonna using high-protein diets to lose weight. It's a tricky one to follow safely, but with Dr Clark's sensible approach us mere mortals can do it too.' New WomanThe New High Protein Diet works. It is medically based and scientifically proven, and once you've tried the diet you'll want this brilliant recipe book to help you keep to your healthy new lifestyle. This... read more

'We've all heard of Jen and Madonna using high-protein diets to lose weight. It's a tricky one to follow safely, but with Dr Clark's sensible approach us mere mortals can do it too.' New WomanThe New High Protein Diet works. It is medically based and scientifically proven, and once you've tried the diet you'll want this brilliant recipe book to help you keep to your healthy new lifestyle. This... read more

How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too)

Phil Spencer

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

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

Nail That Interview: Answer tough questions, make the best impression, and get the job

Tim Vincent

With the jobs market more competitive than ever, how do you make sure you stand out from the crowd?....

With the jobs market more competitive than ever, how do you make sure you stand out from the crowd?....

Julia has 1 review

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Seb Giroux

It has been a pleasure working with Julia. She is clearly a professional with great experience editing manuscripts. Leveraging her own experience as well as her skills she has provided very valuable insights that have helped the author clarify her thoughts. As a publisher, I know I can rely on Julia to deliver high quality editing job in the time I need.

Seb Giroux, November 2016

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