I have gained skills in the management of a global brand imprint, creating publishing strategies, acquiring competitive copyrights, launching a community website, growing profit margins and overseeing campaigns to achieve bestseller status for titles. I am a structural editor with a broad depth of experience and good working knowledge of the current market.
After leaving traditional publishing I set up as a literary agent / freelance editor. As a freelance editor I have taken on a number of projects from traditional publishers and from authors contacting me directly. I work closely with them to structurally edit their script and help develop their novels.
As a literary agent, I have taken on three clients to date and am actively looking for exciting new novels in science fiction and fantasy, crossover, crime/thrillers, book club fiction and young adult fiction.
If you would like to submit your novel for my consideration then please email me on sending me the first three chapters in a word document, double-spaced, including a short synopsis.
I managed the Tor UK imprint for the fiction department in a fast-growing and commercially- successful publishing company.
Oversaw publication of some of the most reputable, award-winning and best-selling brands within genre
Coordinated all aspects of the publishing process from structural editing, cover briefs, sales pitches, marketing and PR consultations
Motivated in-house support for an area not traditionally read as widely
Researched market trends and responding to the data with revised publishing strategy
Acquired some of the most highly-contested copyrights through the creation of winning pitches
Instigated a rollout of social media for digital marketing and pre-awareness campaigns
Worked closely with global team in the US to ensure a shared vision and understanding
Managed a team of editors and assistants to ensure efficient and cost-effective running of the department
Investigated new ways to break novels into the mainstream and reach a wider readership
Grew the imprint to become one of the most respected lists within the UK SFF community
Facilitated the creation of a website/blogging platform for direct engagement with the readership
Initiated and organised the creation of the James Herbert Award for Horror
Pan Macmillan Australia
Project managed a large, diverse list of titles across commercial/literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s’ fiction for this well-established Australian publishing company.
Coordinated list of titles with reduced critical path deadlines to ensure they made publication deadlines
Managed the structural editing and publishing processes for key titles
Commissioned designers, copyeditors and typesetters and then oversaw the title through the entire production process
Researched for picture use, copyright permissions, a database of freelancers and agents
Read submissions and advised on publishing potential
Gained in-depth experience and knowledge of the Australian publishing industry and marketplace
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