I am nothing if not versatile! I can handle proofreading, copy-editing, rewriting and project-editing jobs for publishers and self-publishing authors. I can also carry out picture research and write publicity material, if required. I have written a few non-fiction children's books myself. I also write poetry and have had some of my work published in anthologies.
I started my publishing career in Australia in the 1980s, working for Heinemann and then Penguin Books in Melbourne. When I returned to the UK, I worked in-house for Longman Publishers and later BBC Books. At BBC Books, I worked on several TV tie-in titles, including illustrated books on cookery, history and travel. I have been freelance since 1990 and have worked for many different publishers, including Bloomsbury, Piatkus Books, Hachette, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. In recent years, I have worked with self-publishing authors on memoirs.
Most of my current work comes from M and K Publishing in Keswick, Cumbria, UK. M and K publish medical books for a wide range of healthcare professionals - everything from specialist textbooks on podiatry and pharmacology to more general books on autism and palliative care. I also take on ELT projects for Harper Collins and previously edited many children's non-fiction titles that were published by Wayland (Hachette Books).
Written for the 2009 AQA GCSE Geography A specification and featuring an array of engaging and thought-provoking activities, this Student Book equips students with the core skills and understanding they need to reach their full potential at GCSE.
Many people occasionally suffer from a negative body self-image but, for an increasing number of people, this can turn into a more serious preoccupation. One per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Body image problems can cause significant distress and can lead to further problem... read more
Finally, the diet vegetarians have been waiting for. Have you been feeling left out lately? Many is the vegetarian or vegan who has watched their meat-eating friends with envy as they followed the Atkins diet and the pounds dropped off. There's no doubt about it: a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet really does work. But what about vegetarians and vegans? Is it possible to follow a high-prote... read more
Quentin Tarantino is a film director whose movies contain a stark violence and black humour that have turned him into a major influence for millions of movie fans. This is a biography of the youth-culture hero charting his rise from poverty to superstardom and exploring his films.
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An award-winning editor and writer who collaborates daily with the world's biggest book and magazine publishers.
I'm a NY-based editor specializing in memoir, humor, and fiction, with experience ranging from Penguin Random House to WME Entertainment.