I manage the editorial process at Oneworld, working on a diverse list of fiction and non-fiction. I anglicise, copyedit and proofread our titles as well as briefing and overseeing the quality of all of our editorial freelancers.
Commissioned and edited copy for a range of professional career guides.
Dead clients are bad for business, something Tom Winter, head of security for a discrete Swiss private bank, knows all too well. After a helicopter explodes, leaving behind the charred bodies of a client and a colleague, he teams up with Fatima, a mysterious Egyptian businesswoman.Together they follow the money trail around the world and back into the Swiss mountains, the NSA watching their ev... read more
Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people". A bombastic coming-of-age novel that has th... read more
"Where Anthony Burgess sought to conjure a world of abstract flair and inexplicable cruelty in A Clockwork Orange, Yi strikes a far deeper chord, delving into the mind of a youth whose lethal motivations are abundantly and undeniably troubling.World Literature TodayOn a normal day in provincial China, a bored high-school student goes about his regular business. But he’s planning the brutal mu... read more
The hotly anticipated sequel to The Pictures. Guy Bolton’s unforgettable 1930s Hollywood fixer Jonathan Craine is thrust into the dark underbelly of the LA mafia, only to discover more secrets and liesJune 1947Eight years have passed since the events of The Pictures.Jonathan Craine has left his old life in Hollywood behind him, content to live out his days on a farm in rural California with hi... read more
The threat from above casts a dark shadow. A man falls to his death from a cliff face in western Scotland. From a distance, another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man’s pocket, and leaves. When the Scottish police show visiting Detective Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognizes it as a call for help. But he also knows that answering that call cou... read more
In a world without aircraft, to believe flight might be possible required a certain kind of character. You had to be starry-eyed, a possessor of practical ingenuity, nerves of steel and a level of sanity that would be best described as deficient. In Mayday!, David Darling tells the stories of the unconventional aviators across history who have been willing to risk all to further their craft., ... read more
*Selected for Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Book Club*Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he comes across a mysterious letter containing a single haiku, he finds himself avidly caught up in the relationship between a long-distance couple who write to each other using only beautiful po... read more
In frontier America, a man lives with a pregnant woman who is not his wife. One day a stranger appears and advises the man to formally register the baby as his own at Fort James, a fabled military outpost. Setting out on a lonely journey across an arid and hostile terrain, the man leaves the woman in the care of the stranger. Soon after he departs, the stranger kills the woman and her unborn c... read more
'A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told.' (Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings)A captivating, ambitious and haunting novel of breathtaking scope, from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story PrizeThe year is 1750. As he makes his way to the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Bu... read more
This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages, detailed maps and elaborate traditions and rituals. Centring on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik's appearance sets off a violent chain of events as faith in his divinity sweep... read more
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I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.
Seasoned copyeditor/proofreader with a passion for cleaning up copy, focusing on art books, cookbooks, and memoirs as well as fiction.