Kirsty Leonard

Kirsty Leonard - Editor Tick

Bath, UK

A motivated professional, experienced Senior Project Manager with over 20 years' experience across various media.

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Overview

A motivated professional, experienced Senior Project Manager with over 20 years' experience across various media.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Publishing
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Senior Project Manager

Parragon Books Ltd
March, 2010 – March, 2018 (about 8 years)

Senior Project Manager/Editor. Parragon Books Ltd, Queen Street, Bath.
o Developing and project managing.
o Taking the lead on all new projects and brands from concept to the final product.
o Supporting and managing junior members of the publishing team.
o Managing production editors and designers in a team of 8.
o Liaising with clients and sales on schedules and budgets.
o Supervising proofreaders and copy editors and authors.
o Trained and mentored all new employees in publishing and production.
o Varied genres and formats from reference titles to children's picture books, bath toys and books, to coffee
table books to a singing carousel library.
o Liaising with licensors and commission contributors to acquire the correct materials to create products for
target markets and customer requirements.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Disney Alice in Wonderland the Story of Alice (Movie Collection Storybook)

Parragon Books Ltd

Tumble down the rabbit hole and visit Wonderland with Alice, a little girl with a huge imagination. With Mad Hatter tea parties, flamingo croquet, and all sorts of nonsense, this deluxe storybook retelling of the classic animated film is a treasure to behold.

Tumble down the rabbit hole and visit Wonderland with Alice, a little girl with a huge imagination. With Mad Hatter tea parties, flamingo croquet, and all sorts of nonsense, this deluxe storybook retelling of the classic animated film is a treasure to behold.

Disney Frozen Glittery Celebration Sticker Dress Up

Parragon Books Ltd

The friends from Frozen need your help - they need an outfit for every occasion! Join them in this special sticker book and dress Elsa and Anna for the coronation ball, make Kristoff look smart for a party and help put Olaf the snowman back together. A fun-filled Frozen activity book perfect for young fans. This paperback book has 24 pages and measures: 27.5 x 20 x 0.3cm.

The friends from Frozen need your help - they need an outfit for every occasion! Join them in this special sticker book and dress Elsa and Anna for the coronation ball, make Kristoff look smart for a party and help put Olaf the snowman back together. A fun-filled Frozen activity book perfect for young fans. This paperback book has 24 pages and measures: 27.5 x 20 x 0.3cm.

Disney Minnie Mouse Fabulous Sticker Dressing

Disney

Minnie loves to hang out with her fashion loving best friend Daisy. Join them in this extra special sticker book and dress Minnie and Daisy for a rock concert, ballet practice and much more. Grab your stickers and add some sparkle to each page. A fun filled sticker and activity book for young Minnie Mouse fans. This paperback book has 24 pages and measures: 30 x 24 x 0.5cm.

Minnie loves to hang out with her fashion loving best friend Daisy. Join them in this extra special sticker book and dress Minnie and Daisy for a rock concert, ballet practice and much more. Grab your stickers and add some sparkle to each page. A fun filled sticker and activity book for young Minnie Mouse fans. This paperback book has 24 pages and measures: 30 x 24 x 0.5cm.

Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast Magical Story (Magical Story With Tintacular)

Parragon Books Ltd

Belle dreams of leaving her small-town life, but when she goes in search of her missing father she becomes imprisoned in a castle by the mysterious Beast! What will Belle discover about the Beast and the enchanted objects that live in the castle? Enjoy a classic Disney experience with a magical storybook with an embossed tin cover image. This hardback book has 32 pages and measures: 22.5 x 18.2

Belle dreams of leaving her small-town life, but when she goes in search of her missing father she becomes imprisoned in a castle by the mysterious Beast! What will Belle discover about the Beast and the enchanted objects that live in the castle? Enjoy a classic Disney experience with a magical storybook with an embossed tin cover image. This hardback book has 32 pages and measures: 22.5 x 18.2

Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film

Parragon

Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books - until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye. Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, abo... read more

Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books - until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye. Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, abo... read more

Disney Movie Collection: Beauty and the Beast: A Special Disney Storybook Series

Parragon Books Ltd

Belle dreams of leaving the small town she lives in, but when she goes in search of her missing father she is imprisoned by a mysterious beast in a castle. What will Belle discover about the Beast and enchanted objects who live there? Find out in the classic edition.

Belle dreams of leaving the small town she lives in, but when she goes in search of her missing father she is imprisoned by a mysterious beast in a castle. What will Belle discover about the Beast and enchanted objects who live there? Find out in the classic edition.

Disney Cinderella Book of the Film

Disney

Ella's childhood is a happy one: she has loving parents, plenty of fields and meadows to explore, and lots of kind animal friends to play with. A sweet child, Ella warms the hearts of all who meet her. And her home is a wonderful place, the perfect little kingdom for a joyful family. But then tragedy strikes, and Ella makes a promise to her dying mother to forever have courage and be kind. She... read more

Ella's childhood is a happy one: she has loving parents, plenty of fields and meadows to explore, and lots of kind animal friends to play with. A sweet child, Ella warms the hearts of all who meet her. And her home is a wonderful place, the perfect little kingdom for a joyful family. But then tragedy strikes, and Ella makes a promise to her dying mother to forever have courage and be kind. She... read more

Disney Villains: The Beast Within

Serena Valentino

Published In 2016 : 1st. Edition : Parragon Books : Face Rubbing : Otherwise , As New Throughout : Overall , A Very Nice Book : Buy With Complete Confidence With Amazon's Excellent Refund & Returns Policies : 24 HR. UK & International Posting :

Published In 2016 : 1st. Edition : Parragon Books : Face Rubbing : Otherwise , As New Throughout : Overall , A Very Nice Book : Buy With Complete Confidence With Amazon's Excellent Refund & Returns Policies : 24 HR. UK & International Posting :

Disney Villains Fairest of All Novel

Serena Valentino

The tale of the young princess Snow White and her evil stepmother the Wicked Queen is widely known. Another tale far less often spoken of is the one that explains what caused the Queen to become so vile.

The tale of the young princess Snow White and her evil stepmother the Wicked Queen is widely known. Another tale far less often spoken of is the one that explains what caused the Queen to become so vile.

Disney Twisted Tales a Whole New World Novel (A Twisted Tale)

Liz Braswell

A new series of YA Novels that re-imagine classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? This dark and daring version of Aladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar had been the first one to summon the Genie?

A new series of YA Novels that re-imagine classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? This dark and daring version of Aladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar had been the first one to summon the Genie?

Disney Frozen Sweet Dreams Library Musical Carousel and 5-Book Frozen Collection

This soothing musical carousel with five bedtime stories will help your child fall asleep--every night of the week! Simply select your child's favorite story and watch the carousel gently turn as it plays a nighttime lullaby and projects a soft, colorful light show. The storybooks included are: Frozen, Across the Sea, A New Reindeer Friend, Elsa's Gift, Babysitting the Troll Tots. Requires 3 x... read more

This soothing musical carousel with five bedtime stories will help your child fall asleep--every night of the week! Simply select your child's favorite story and watch the carousel gently turn as it plays a nighttime lullaby and projects a soft, colorful light show. The storybooks included are: Frozen, Across the Sea, A New Reindeer Friend, Elsa's Gift, Babysitting the Troll Tots. Requires 3 x... read more

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