Katy Hamilton

Katy Hamilton – Editor

A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.

Overview

I have ten years of experience working in professional, academic and trade publishing, both in commissioning and content development roles. My most recent role was Senior Commissioning Editor for an independent trade publisher of business books where I helped authors to shape publishing proposals in the areas of data analytics, neuroscience for business, coaching, change management, and learning and development. Two of these titles were shortlisted for the 2017 CMI Management Book of the Year. I take great satisfaction in helping both new and experienced authors to turn ideas – even those in their earliest stages – into viable publishing opportunities.

I have worked across a variety of subjects from film, philosophy and history to economics, psychology and even soil mechanics! As a content developer, I have worked across all non-fiction subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, mostly at undergraduate and Masters level. I am skilled in providing authors with objective feedback that helps them to shape their content to meet the needs of their audience, advising on structure, tone, level and consistency. I recognise that not all authors have the same needs or expectations about what they would like to achieve and so the author-editor relationship is always tailored.
Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Education & Reference History Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Kogan Page

Mar, 2014 — Jan, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Commissioning of all titles in the areas of human resource management, change management, project management, organization development, and learning and development.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Aug, 2011 — Mar, 2014 (over 2 years)

Commissioning and overseeing development of all titles in areas of management, coaching, and learning and development.

Hodder Education

Jan, 2011 — Aug, 2011 (7 months)

Commissioning and development of all secondary school science educational resources including digital assets such as video and test banks.

Routledge/ Taylor and Francis

Dec, 2008 — Dec, 2010 (about 2 years)

Developing manuscripts and online resources in all humanities and social sciences subjects including philosophy, history, film, economics, geography, architecture and law.

Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

Oct, 2006 — Dec, 2008 (about 2 years)

Market research and project management of all books in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.

Portfolio

Social Media Recruitment
Reviews of the previous editions: 'John Oakland is the doyen of civilization studies.' British Studies Now 'This is a first rate, lucidly written text.' G.E.C. Paton, Aston University 'Suitable above all because it covers so many areas of contemporary institut... read more
Neuroscience for Learning and Development is about the psychology and neuroscience that underpins effective and successful training and learning. It introduces the latest research and concepts and suggests practical tools, techniques and ideas to improve how t... read more
AS Critical Thinking for AQA is the definitive textbook for students of the current AQA Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabus. Structured very closely around the AQA specification, it covers the two units of the AS level in an exceptionally clear and student-frie... read more
Studying Human Resource Management
Understanding how employees' brains work enables organizations to build cultures, design structures and processes that help people to be more innovative, productive and engaged. This has lasting impact in terms of meeting business objectives and becoming an em... read more
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Tom M.

Tom M.

May, 2018

Katy was superb, in hindsight, as a first author it wasn't actually ready to be edited when I gave it to her - she was very patient. Her input was highly valuable in the developmental editing and I learnt a huge amount through that process. I completely underestimated just how much value a good editor ads - it's vastly, vastly improved as a result. Thank you Katy
Solomon A.

Solomon A.

Apr, 2018

Katy proved to be a fantastic editor on my project through her attention to detail and dedication to getting the work done on time. She got to grips with the concepts and the main thematic areas of the book very quickly and subsequently offered very useful suggestions, including ideas for an additional chapter, all of which are a hallmark of a dependable, experienced and professional editor. I...
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Lee B.

Lee B.

Oct, 2017

Thanks for your fast, insightful, through, and accurate work. The Wikiversity course "Seeking Real Good" is much improved as a result of your work.
Peter S.

Peter S.

Jun, 2017

Katy was very helpful in taking the time to understand my editing needs. She asked very thoughtful questions before providing an estimate about where I was with the book, what my goals were and what I hoped to achieve with the edit. Her comments were very helpful and gave me a clear direction on the changes I needed to make.
Claire B.

Claire B.

Jun, 2017

Katy was professional and easy to work with.

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