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Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson - Editor

Bristol, United Kingdom

An experienced writer, editor and proofreader specialising in children's storybooks, activity books, annuals and reference books.

Overview

Having spent 12 years working in various editorial roles at HarperCollins Children's Books, Egmont and Parragon, I have had the privilege of working with some amazing authors and illustrators, such as Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers and Michael Bond. I've also written too many books to count (hundreds!) for some high-profile brands, from Thomas the Tank Engine and Winnie-the-Pooh to Mr. Men and Frozen.

Since going freelance I have enjoyed the variety of writing and editing books for a wide range of readers, having recently written a set of pre-school storybooks, edited a recipe book about slime and written a guide to Robot Wars.

I love writing and editing books for children and take great care to ensure my work is age-appropriate, entertaining and most importantly, lots of fun to read.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Writer

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (7 months)

Creative Editorial Manager

Parragon
February, 2016 – March, 2017 (about 1 year)

Mentored a talented team of editors to develop exciting, thoughtful and imaginative books.
Planned content for storybooks, novelty books, activity books, annuals and treasuries.
Signed off layouts for up to 400 books a year to ensure the editorial was consistent, grammatically correct, on brand and age appropriate.
Worked closely with licensors such as Disney and Marvel.

Editor

Egmont Publishing
June, 2008 – June, 2014 (about 6 years)

Project-managed my own list of titles for some of the world's best-loved characters, such as Winnie-the-Pooh, the Mr. Men and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Working as part of an amazing creative team, we produced award-winning books that were read by children around the world.
Learned an adaptable writing style due to the variety of brands, enabling me to write and edit my work to suit different readers and different age groups.

Editorial Assistant

HarperCollins Children's Books
September, 2005 – June, 2008 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Big Book of Bagpuss

Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin

The World of Eric Carle My First Sticker Treasury

Parragon

This super-sized sticker treasury is also packed with over 400 fun and fascinating facts about animals and nature. Meet the animals from the beloved Eric Carle picture books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and use over 600 stickers to complete activities on every page. Plus, there are lots more animal stickers just for fun! page. Plus, there are lots more animal stickers just for fun! Perfect... read more

This super-sized sticker treasury is also packed with over 400 fun and fascinating facts about animals and nature. Meet the animals from the beloved Eric Carle picture books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and use over 600 stickers to complete activities on every page. Plus, there are lots more animal stickers just for fun! page. Plus, there are lots more animal stickers just for fun! Perfect... read more

Disney Beauty and the Beast Write, Inspire, Create: Write Stories, Create Characters, Invent Worlds and More!

Parragon

Disney Beauty and the Beast Write, Inspire, Create allows you to let your imagination come to life. Be inspired by the mysterious and magical world of Beauty and the Beast, the live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic. Create a new song for the enchanted objects to sing, imagine a brand-new beginning to the story, and write Belle's diary for a week. Do you dare enter the Beast's... read more

Disney Beauty and the Beast Write, Inspire, Create allows you to let your imagination come to life. Be inspired by the mysterious and magical world of Beauty and the Beast, the live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic. Create a new song for the enchanted objects to sing, imagine a brand-new beginning to the story, and write Belle's diary for a week. Do you dare enter the Beast's... read more

Twinkles, Arthur and Puss

Judith Kerr

Title: Twinkles, Arthur and Puss <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Judith Kerr <>Publisher: COLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Title: Twinkles, Arthur and Puss <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Judith Kerr <>Publisher: COLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS

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