This role involved proofreading, typesetting, ebook creation, print costing and sending children's books to print to UK, European and Far East printers.
Established in 2012, my company provides copy-editing, proofreading, typesetting and ebook creation for a variety of UK publishers, authors and other organisations, with the majority of work coming from repeat clients or through word-of-mouth recommendations.
I have worked both as an editor and in print and digital production for over a decade, as a freelancer and through employment with publishers, and this varied range of skills and experience perfectly positions me to guide authors through the whole self-publishing process.
Clients include: BackPage Press, Black & White Publishing, Bookouture, Cactus Communications, Canongate Books, Edinburgh University, Fountainbridge Press, Historic Environment Scotland, Kohl Books, Scottish Book Trust, West Lothian Council and Zuleika. I have also worked directly with self-publishing authors including Jeff Connor, Cara Ellison, Eliza Langland, Peter Ritchie, James Stephen and David Videcette.
This was a many-layered and versatile role at one of the UK's leading independent publishing houses. On top of managing ebook and print production, I was also tasked with proofreading, typesetting, cover artworking and ebook production, and managing reprints.
Imagine waking up in the dead of night to find your hot new neighbour dangling out of your window. What’s more, he's clutching your tattiest bra in his hand. What. The. Actual. Fudge. When bad boy Alec Wilde moves in next door to Riley, sparks fly. After their 'unconventional' introduction, Riley is determined to get her own back. A nemesis is just the distraction she needs: inside, she's bare... read more
Could Joy have been a different kind of girl, another woman, if her mother hadn't given her up? "From the arid desert of eighties Arizona to swinging sixties London, Noëlle Harrison connects her beautifully drawn characters and weaves them into a story that entangled, enchanted and entranced this reader."– LIZ NUGENT, author of Lying in Wait "So rich in love, loss, blame, misunderstanding, sec... read more
TYLER’S STORY FROM THE SENSATIONAL DIMILY SERIES "And all that’s left is me. The Tyler who doesn’t know who he really is." At seventeen, Tyler Bruce is hot – a hot mess. His girlfriend is a knockout, his reputation untouchable, parties are nothing without him. Even his car is unreal. But inside Tyler is in ruins – and he'll stop at nothing to keep that a secret. Then one summer Eden comes to s... read more
"I wasn't sure I liked the sound of it. Even my vivid imagination could hardly fathom a place as tight, or dense, or narrow as Shanghai." It's April 1939 and, with their lives in Berlin and Vienna under threat, Esther and Kitty – two very different women – are forced to make the same brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration, death. Shanghai, they've heard, Shanghai is a ha... read more
At a dark place in Edinburgh's heart, secrets refues to lie dormant.At Police Scotland HQ, Grace Macallan has pitched up in Counter Corruption. But the demons of her past are never far behind.Meanwhile, Edinburgh's gangland is in turmoil. As a new breed of upstarts challenges the old criminal order, their battle for territory causes serious havoc.Into the war steps DI Janet Hadden. Ambitious, ... read more
DCI Grace Macallan’s career has hit a serious roadblock. When a covert police operation in Northern Ireland goes badly wrong, she’s faced with a painful decision – lie to save a young officer's career or tell the truth and ruin her own reputation. For Grace, there can be only one answer.Reassigned to the newly formed Lothian & Borders Major Crime Team, Grace Macallan is forced to rebuild her c... read more
Billy Nelson is back home in battle-scarred Belfast. But the Troubles have cut this ex-Army Loyalist hard man deep – and now that his city’s allegiances have shifted, nothing is quite the same.An outbreak of gang violence forces Billy to move on. This time to Edinburgh, where he muscles in on the capital’s drug trade and the family who run it. As the balance of power tips, underworld rivalries... read more
Grace Macallan is at breaking point. All around her, events threaten to run out of control – and a new investigation is testing her to the limit. An undercover officer is missing and a woman is washed up, traumatised and barely alive, on the shores of Berwickshire. She has witnessed horror on the dark waters of the North Sea, but survival turns her life from a bad dream into a nightmare. As sh... read more
Expose the truth or let the dead lie still?Grace Macallan's life is on an even keel – at last. But a 9-to-5 career away from the frontline isn't all it's cracked up to be.So when she's sent to investigate a suicide at Glasgow's notorious Barlinnie prison, Grace gladly escapes her desk. The dead inmate is Tommy McMartin, heir to a ferocious criminal family. His murder conviction saw Tommy's fal... read more
Up in the Alps, Cara's old life feels a million miles away. Nobody at Hope Hall knows her past. With secrets to keep, can Cara allow herself this chance to live again? New Year's Eve, San Francisco.The most promising party of the year ends in tragedy.Georgina is gone and nothing will bring her back. Nine months later, Cara's mother decides a Swiss boarding school will be the fresh start Cara n... read more
You have to fight for the ones you love. ‘An ideal book for fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Mandasue Heller, Jessie Keane and Casey Kelleher.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars Anna Davis has spent years terrified of her sadistic gangster boyfriend. Right up until she runs away in the dead of night, she’s frightened he will kill her. And she knows he still will, if he ever finds her… As Anna... read more
Fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane will be hooked by Fierce Girl.When loyalty is everything, betrayal hits harder.Anna Davis has grown up. She’s not the naive runaway who escaped her vicious gangland boyfriend anymore. She’s tougher than ever and she won’t let anyone take advantage of her – or the people she loves.Anna’s devoted boyfriend, East End baron Freddie Tyler, i... read more
If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you’ll love Boss Girl.You’ll do anything to save your family, even kill for them…Anna Davis is under pressure. With her West End nightclub packed full every night and the opening of another club just around the corner, she knows she can’t take her eye off the ball.Her devoted boyfriend Freddie Tyler practically owns... read more
If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you’ll be gripped by Dangerous Girl.Sometimes your enemies are closer than you thinkAnna is finally happy. She’s rid of her abusive ex and she’s co-owner of London’s hottest new club, with her best friend Tanya. But she is worried about her boyfriend, Freddie. He’s keeping things from her. And he won’t tell her wher... read more
The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t? When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determin... read more
Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who’s staying in the villa next door… Ashley got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter, Molly.Too heartbroken and proud to ever contact the father, Ashley made ... read more
Sun, spaghetti and sparkling prosecco. When it comes to finding love, there’s no place like Rome… Kate is living the dream with her gorgeous boyfriend Alessandro in his native city, but the reality is sometimes a little less romantic than she’d hoped. Every day in her new home is a fight against leaking pipes, her cantankerous landlord and her less-than-perfect grasp of the Italian lingo. All ... read more
Escape to the daisy-strewn windswept Dorset cliffs, to the donkey sanctuary at Sweet Briar Farm, where Hattie Rose is about to find, that in this world, the most unlikely opposites can sometimes attract …Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurr... read more
Sunshine, crisp white wine, and a sizzling Italian. Nothing could go wrong with some holiday fun… could it?When thirty-year-old Kate’s childhood sweetheart dumps her without a goodbye, she almost hits rock bottom. But she’s determined to have a fresh start, and goes to Italy’s stunning capital city in search of healing.Hot sun, fresh coffee and white marble piazzas; here, Kate might be able to... read more
‘Literally couldn’t put it down!… makes you laugh and tugs at the heartstrings, all in one go!... absolutely perfect!... breath-taking… made me cry and it made me laugh… filled me with festive warm feelings… Love love LOVED it!!.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 starsChristmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme. Jilted by her cheating fiancée Warren and mourning the death of her beloved ... read more
‘I just want to say how fantastic this book is … If you’ve not read any books by this author, why the heck not?! Do it now… you won’t regret it! I just love love loved it.’ StefLoz Book Reviews, 5 starsCan new love grow when you dig up old secrets? Fall in love with this heart-warming romantic comedy from Amazon chart bestseller Tilly Tennant.Harper Woods wakes up every morning on Silver Hill ... read more
All singleton Isla wants for Christmas is to be left in peace, but a surprise trip to the Alps means there’s a chance for romance in every snowflake that falls…It’s the week before Christmas and Isla McCoy has just received an unexpected gift: a letter announcing she is due a life-changing inheritance, but only if she’s willing to make amends with the father who abandoned her. She has absolute... read more
The fairy lights are up and shoppers are flooding the snowy seaside promenade. It’s going to be a busy month at Forget-Me-Not Vintage, a magical shop with a warm heart where every item has a story to be told.With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop. When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of a... read more
‘I am struggling to put into words exactly how good this book is… downright chilling… I truly can't wait for her next one!! I have no doubt that this will be in my top reads of 2017! 5 MASSIVE stars.’ Goodreads reviewer‘Gave me goosebumps, made my heart race and my blood run cold… it is pure genius… A very easy five stars from me, I'd give it more if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer‘Wow! What a bo... read more
You made a promise to your sister. It could destroy your daughter. The Daughter 15-year-old Rosie lies in hospital fighting for her life. She’s trying to tell her mother what happened to her, but she can’t speak the words out loud. The Mother Toni is a doting and over-protective mother, terrified for her daughter’s life. Having lost her husband in a tragic accident, Toni has dedicated her life... read more
‘Best book of 2018!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was totally blown away’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Couldn't turn the pages quick enough’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Omg!... my heart was pounding’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘All the stars! Every single one!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars The first thing you should know, dear reader, is that I am dead… Teacher Pippa wants a second chance. ... read more
‘Seriously I can not recommend it enough… From the end of the very first sentence I was entranced… will certainly make my top ten… I was gripped, I endured, I didn't have a clue and I survived it all. This book is something else.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars When city girl Shona moves with her partner Mikey and their baby to an idyllic cottage in rural Scotland, she believes that all that lies... read more
‘Wow, just wow.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer‘Blew me away and I'm still gasping for air.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer‘Totally jaw-dropping.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer‘Had me on the edge of my seat.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer‘One of the must-read books of the year. I could not put this book down.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewerThe night she moves in with Peter, she’s so happy, so exhilarated, so in love... read more
‘Laugh-out-loud funny, emotional and festive… This is THE Christmas read of the year without a doubt. Absolutely loved it from beginning to end.’ Mum Reinvented A dream family Christmas or a total nightmare? Katy and Ben are about to find out...Katy’s been stuck in the office away from her family so she wants it all: snow (fake or real), the Michael Bublé Christmas album, whatever it takes. Th... read more
‘Started this morning and didn’t stop until I finished! A beauty of a book!… Made me tear up on many occasions yet the book still had this amazing uplifting presence about it. Heart-warming and beautiful! Fabulous story and definitely worthy of more than 5 stars.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer You’ve seen me on the street. You’ve walked past my house, and pointed, and wondered. The cat lady. All o... read more
"I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story..."How much is real and how much is fiction, only YOU can decide! July 2005: in the midst of Operation Theseus, the largest police investigation that the UK has ever known, Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult questions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and his sudden suspension from the Met... read more
"I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story..." ®How much is real and how much is fiction, only YOU can decide!A cold, dead body stares skyward from a rose garden in the grounds of a luxury London apartment. What secrets does the dead man hold? Is it suicide, or did someone want him silenced?Hours later, an attack on a nearby nightclub sparks a massive manhunt which ends as a blazi... read more
In 2014 Hibernian were in a wretched state; weighed down by a 112-year curse in the Scottish Cup and relegated for only the fourth time in their long history. Never had glory seemed further away.Yet against all odds and expectations, Hibernian turned disaster into triumph.A remarkable story of perseverance, guts, arrests, wild celebrations, a media storm, the redemption of one of Scottish foot... read more
Two dismembered bodies discarded in the borderlands of Scotland, hideously mutilated to avoid identification. Forty-three pieces of rotten flesh and bone wrapped in rags and newspaper. A jigsaw puzzle of decomposing human remains.A glamorous young wife and her dutiful nursemaid missing. A handsome, mild-mannered town doctor insanely jealous of his wife’s friendships with other men.It is 1935 a... read more
Love can be heaven. Or it can hurt like hell. For exiled angel Jessie, falling for Eden Reece has been her salvation. When she discovers that her angel tears, used to heal Eden, are actually poisoning him the burden of guilt is crushing. Jessie is determined to make things right and, with Eden by her side, they are a formidable team. But with Blackthorn surrounded by an impenetrable barrier an... read more
‘This series just went through the roof. Ms. Pryor has kept her Blackthorn series dark, gritty and romantic, only now it’s also an action packed thriller. Big Little Sister Blog ‘I think what is inside of you triggers the worst of me’ Sophia McKay has always had a reckless streak, but falling for lycan leader, Jask Tao, gave her something to live for. Now, cursed with a serryn bloodline, a dar... read more
Brighton 1969: Dottie Perks steps off the train and breathes in the sea air, the smell of fish and chips, and the precious childhood memories of a friend and place she’ll never forget. Dottie Perks has forged a new life for herself in London, a new job and sweet boyfriend Joe to keep her warm at night. She’s safe, happy and loved. What more could she ask for? But when Dottie returns home to Br... read more
What if you discovered that everything you knew about yourself was a lie?When pregnant Jaya loses her mother, then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to search for answers – to the enigma of her lonely, distant mother, and her mysterious past in India. Looking through her mother’s belongings, she finds two diaries and old ph... read more
She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet. The investigation lead... read more
It’s Evie’s birthday and the start of a year she’ll never forget. An emotional story of love, friendship and grabbing life by the horns.Evie’s job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books - after all it’s far easier to read about other people’s problems than set about solving her own.Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside d... read more
‘An utterly gorgeous story, with an utterly gorgeous plot that kept me turning the pages ... left me feeling full of happiness and hope.’ Becca’s BooksNew home. New life. New beginning. Love affairs can blossom in the most unlikely places . . .When Kitty inherits Bluebell Lodge from her grandmother, a farm in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, it’s time for fresh air and a fresh start. U... read more
A gorgeous country house hotel, a liberal dusting of snow, a cosy weekend away…what more could Lizzie ask for at Christmas? Every Christmas Lizzie promises herself that things will change and she will leap into the new year a new woman. And yet here she is again, at the beginning of December and nothing is different. Her girls have grown up and left home, her husband Henry is slumped in front ... read more
Heart-warming and hilarious, a story that will make you laugh, cry and bring a smile to your face. Get ready for another deliciously amazing Christmas treat from Sue Watson…. As the Prosecco chills and Bing Crosby croons, Jen Barker just knows that her long-term boyfriend is about to propose. But instead of a diamond ring nestled in her champagne flute, Jen finds cold flat rejection. Her once ... read more
‘I laughed, I laughed a lot … you will be guaranteed to remember it … my feel good book of 2016 so far!’ The Writing GarnetShe wanted a new life and true love. But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side…All Polly has to her name is a string of failed relationships and a mountain of debt. She sees herself as a hopeless case and would do anything to change her luck. So when she’s given... read more
One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive.Six months after the stabbing of sixteen-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more? Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted indivi... read more
‘Wow. What a book … a roller coaster ride of emotions ...’ Goodreads Reviewer Two childhoods destroyed. One story they will never tell. Until now. Beth ran away from her family when she was a teenager. She left behind a terrible evil that took her innocence. She also left behind her sister, Sara. When Beth returns home, she is shocked to discover her terrible secret is not just hers alone…she ... read more
The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen. The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her te... read more
The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes… Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win... read more
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Bestselling, award-winning publisher, editor, and author of 6 books, for Harper, Penguin, Little Brown, etc. Handle fiction and non-fiction.
Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan