As a freelancer, I have had the opportunity to flex my creative muscles on a variety of different projects. I have provided editorial services for successfully funded comics projects on Kickstarter. I have also become the new Editor for Titan Comics’ popular Rivers of London series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel. I have continued lettering classic translated titles, including Michael Moorcock's Elric series, building upon my Adobe Creative Suite skillset. I am a copy editor for the Eisner nominated Women Write About Comics, as well as their sister website, Ms En Scene, where I work with contributors across the globe to ensure all new web posts are to a consistently high and accurate standard. This has allowed me to hone my editorial skills whilst keeping my finger on the pop culture pulse, working to a specific house style. I have also improved upon my copywriting skills, developing successful pitches which have been accepted for both online entertainment websites and in print, including reviews, think pieces, and interviews. Writing for different publications, I am skilled in adapting my voice appropriately. I have also been invited to speak at local comic conventions, discussing my role in comics editorial and pop culture knowledge.
As Heritage Brands Editor in DC Thomson’s comics department, I was responsible for overseeing beloved British franchises, Oor Wullie, The Broons, Wor Nicky, and Wee Harry, as well as Britain’s longest-running war comic, Commando. I was trusted with developing style guides for the five brands, as well as pitching and developing brand expansion opportunities. During this time, I was invited to speak about comics at Oxford University.
I had the responsibility of overseeing popular franchises, Oor Wullie, The Broons, Wor Nicky, and Wee Harry. I compiled giftbooks, annuals, and commissioned artwork for weekly strips. I also helped to develop brand ideas outside of the newspaper strip format to keep the brands alive in the modern comics’ climate.
As Assistant Editor at Titan Comics, I gained experience in many aspects of publishing. I was given responsibility for page design, editing artwork, providing feedback, and proofreading on various projects. I became the editor of the UK newsstand edition of Doctor Who Comic, and worked on a huge variety of titles, including Johnny Red, Death Sentence, Rivers of London, and Surface Tension.
As well as providing a junior support role to the editorial staff, I was trained to use the Adobe Creative Suite and was given the task of editing artwork, copywriting, and lettering a number of books, including The First Kingdom, Norman, and Masked.
I wrote a regular column focusing largely on the portrayal of female characters and female contributors to the comic world for this web-based magazine, and also made guest appearances on their local radio station to discuss issues raised in the comic industry.
As convention assistant for Rough Cut Comics, I worked at comic con events and meets. As well as interacting with fans and customers, I was given a basic introduction to the industry as well as marketing experience.
Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames in this new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch!When two of the less well-behaved River goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London's new queenpin of crime - the brutal and beautiful H... read more
Considered to be Scotland's longest running soap opera, The Broons have captured the hearts of the nation by combining brilliant comedy with traditional family values every week in the Sunday Post newspaper for 80 years. Champions of the Scots language, Scotland's happiest family that make Scotland happy celebrate family, friendship, and community in this annual. It's packed with comic strips ... read more
Created by the legendary Dudley D Watkins and R D Low, Oor Wullie first appeared in the Fun Section of the Sunday Post in March 1936. He has appeared in the newspaper every Sunday over the past 80 years. A mischievous young lad with a heart of gold – and a habit of finding trouble – Oor Wullie is Scotland's most loveable rogue.Packed full of comics strips, featuring classic Oor Wullie comedy a... read more
The mischievous cartoon tales of Scotland's most famous laddie. Oor Wullie, wearing his dungarees and sitting on his bucket, is as familiar a sight to Scots as Edinburgh Castle. Famously, the Oor Wullie Book and The Broons Book are released on alternati
The Broons family, Scotland's longest running soap, invite you to a feast of fun and laughter in this great collection of their legendary comic strips. Famously, The Broons Book and The Oor Wullie Book are released on alternating years, but to celebrate
CELEBRATORY 5000th ISSUE!Joe Hartley was incredibly proud when his brother, Terry, joined the prestigious British Commandos. But Terry was taken all too soon, captured and killed by a vicious S.S. regiment.Distraught, and desperate to follow in his brother's footsteps, Joe enlisted. Young and inexperienced, Joe struggled to impress the veteran soldiers in his brigade. And, as the end of the wa... read more
Deafening engines rumbled over a small farmhouse in Norfolk. It was not the hum of a healthy plane, and the listeners below knew a crash landing would be imminent. What they didn't know, and what they dreaded, was whether the aircraft was theirs... or Jerry's. But, the next morning, when the four young workers of the Women's Land Army began their morning chores, they found the downed plane and... read more
By Spring, 1945, the Reich's forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So when Sergeant Matt Geary and his squadron moved into the small village of Langhirten, he wasn't expecting much resistance. They took the village from the S.S. battalion easily and they repelled the Germans' counterattack with little issue. But after the S.S.'s third attempt to seize back th... read more
When an Australian, a Kiwi, a South African and an Englishman step into a tank -- sparks are sure to fly! Lieutenant Ranald Booker had to write an article about cooperation between the Commonwealth nations. But, despite being confronted with fighting the Germans and Italians in North Africa, some troops were more interested in scrapping with each other. So Ranald had an idea to form a tank cre... read more
For the Marshall family, the navy was in their blood. Roderick Marshall was a Rear Admiral; his son Norman was a Lieutenant... so it was only natural when his daughter Judith signed up for the WRNS. Judith wanted freedom and excitement. She wanted to do her part for her country and fight against the Germans in whatever way she could. But, one day in 1944, Judith would undergo her most dangerou... read more
Defeat after defeat. That was all the war seemed like to Private Jimmy Wilson. Defeat on the beaches of Gallipoli, defeat in the trenches at Ypres, and an endless daily game of tug of war -- gaining, then losing ground again. A crumpled, dog-eared letter made things worse. Harsh, disappointed words about the repeated ANZAC losses from his father stung Jimmy's heart worse than any bullets could... read more
Piloting a Heinkel He 111, Leutnant Jurgen Loden was only as good as his crew: cheerful dorsal gunner and radio operator, Willi Klein; quiet ventral turret gunner, Franz Weiss; boisterous side fuselage gunner, Otto Schwabel, and outspoken navigator and bomb-aimer, Martin Lutz.Jurgen wanted nothing more than to live up to his brother's reputation as a skilled fighter pilot in the First World Wa... read more
January 1968, Vietnam. While the country celebrated the New Year, the Communist North launched a relentless and unyielding Tet Offensive against the South, ignoring the unofficial ceasefire.It was bad timing for four rookie Americans to arrive at their first posting in 'Nam. Among them was Private Harry Vance, a youngster unsure why America was involved in the conflict at all. But Harry would ... read more
In 1936, when Spain erupted into a vicious civil war, the world watched through their magnifying glasses. With Hitler and Mussolini supporting the Nationalists and Stalin supporting the Republicans -- the war seemed like a practice for the cataclysmic events that were to follow. British reporters, Pete Beckford and Owen Carver were sent in to report on the tense situation. But soon the reporte... read more
By 1943, the victorious days of Operation Barbarossa were over. The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union had stalled and the Germans were barely holding out against the cold might of the Red Army.But the furious Nazi eagle still had a few tricks left in its arsenal before it would be defeated... its claw was primed to strike directly at the very heart of Russia.
Flanked by forests and a vast lake, Castle Falcone stood isolated, the prisoners inside eager for their release.The Third Reich was on its knees but an S.S. squadron was heading to Castle Falcone -- their orders to liquidate the prisoners.No one would have ever expected an unlikely alliance of Germans, Americans and Italians would band together to protect... THE CASTLE!
The men of the 45th Regiment of Foot gripped their Brown Bess muskets with sweaty hands, ready to storm the breaches at Badajoz. The 45th were the soldiers chosen to be the first part of the attack. Their fight would be the hardest with the most casualties. For this, they called them... THE FORLORN HOPE!
Spies? Dead cattle? Murder?Wilhelmina Home came to Britain to volunteer as a WAAC in the First World War but she soon found herself embroiled in a plot worthy of her favourite author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Underestimated at every turn, Wilhelmina began to piece together the clues uncovering a conspiracy which could threaten the whole of Britain! A mystery was afoot on... THE HOME FRONT!
Captain Tom Stewart was bleeding internally. Their Seahawk was downed in a sandstorm; the rotors chewed up and the radio dead. His only hope of staying alive long enough to reach the Coalition Forces was Navy Doctor Captain Jane Daly. But with Iraqi soldiers patrolling on land and in the air, that would not be an easy task -- especially when Tom was used to giving orders, not taking them.
With the scars of the Second World War still healing, it wasn't long before Britain entered another conflict. Alec Murray was serving in the Black Watch in Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising -- but it wasn't the Rebels he fought there.Injured and separated from their C.O., Alec and his friends were taken in by a native village, themselves hounded by raiders profiteering from the war.But, fighti... read more
By 1918, the end of the Great War was in sight, but even as it ground towards its bloody conclusion, the U.S. Marine Corps were shipped in, charging while others retreated, straight to the front line. Facing German machine guns, barbed wire, mortar shells and mustard gas, the Americans were fearless in battle, earning them the German nickname 'Teufel Hunde' or... DEVIL DOGS!
Charlie Dayton was no soldier... but that didn't mean he didn't know how to fight. Living in New York in 1941, Charlie was hot-tempered and ready to join the war. The only problem was America wasn't. But that didn't stop Charlie from hopping on the next cargo ship to England -- prepared to help out in any way he could.But Charlie was only halfway across the Atlantic when the war caught up with... read more
The Blitzkreig had thundered through France leaving carnage in its wake. For many men, the British Expeditionary Force's retreat ended long before the beaches at Dunkirk. But one thing was certain: Lieutenant Jack Dodd was going to get his men home.Even as they huddled, stranded in a coastal village, with no hope of the Royal Navy finding them, Jack knew that there was one boat that would chan... read more
Sergeant David Woking perched in his sniper's nest. He peered through his sights as an S.S. officer's Totenkopft glinted in the dappled sunlight. His finger tensed and the Nazi tasted lead.Despite David's immense skill as a marksman, his arrogant C.O. Major George Smith and his crony, Lieutenant Digby Clark, had a low opinion of David and snipers in general.But in the face of some mysterious d... read more
It did not always matter if your aircraft was the fastest or had the most firepower, so long as you had the highest ceiling...Thought to have been retired after the Spanish Civil War, and reaching a staggering 39,000 feet, the Junkers Ju 86P was one such plane. It dominated the skies over the North African desert in 1942, untouched by Allied planes. But if the Nazis could reach that height the... read more
The Second World War was complex in the Baltic states as Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia found themselves caught between the Soviet and Nazi war machines. Annexed by the rise of Communism, by 1941, large swathes of Latvian men enlisted in the Wehrmacht, mistakenly believing the Germans would liberate them from their Soviet invaders. Among the volunteers were Maris and Andrejs Venjonis... two bro... read more
Lieutenant Frank Temple yearned for his own command. He had already served four years aboard the frigate H.M.S. Eagleton, so he was delighted when he was assigned a boat in the Mediterranean sector.Frank had been branded a maverick because of his outlandish opinions on maritime warfare, but now armed with his new Fairmile 'C' Motor Gun Launch, he was ready to make waves and shake up the Navy. ... read more
Troubled by a past encounter early in his career, Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Alec Weston soon became a respected, if intense, skipper. He was determined that his submarine, H.M.S. Undefeated, would live up to her name - therefore he pushed his crew and the vessel hard. When ferrying a Special Boat Section assault team on a secret mission in the Mediterranean, Alec was faced with a tough d... read more
Norway fell to a German invasion in 1940, and when they did, the Nazis gained access to a factory that could manufacture a component vital to the creation of nuclear weapons. The SOE and the RAF were in agreement, the factory must be flattened at all costs.There was only one man for the job -- only she wasn't a man. Nancy Peacocke was regarded as one of the best female pilots in Britain. Her p... read more
By 1916, the Allies had taken a pounding at the battles of Verdun and the Somme. Desperate to avoid more unnecessary casualties, a decision was made to embark on one of the largest and most ambitious tunnelling works ever undertaken by the British Army in the First World War. New Zealand diggers, coal miners and quarrymen, alongside contingents from the Maori Pioneer Battalion and New Zealand ... read more
The book features all the beloved characters from The Sunday Post comic strips - Oor Wullie and The Broons. Featuring brand-new puzzles, facts, games and activities, this book is educational and fun, and suitable for all the family! Its pocket-sized format means it's ideal for rainy days and for families on the go.
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Literary agent and publishing consultant with extensive editorial experience working for Macmillan and Dorling Kindersley publishers.