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Laure Deprez

Laure Deprez - Editor

London

A trade publishing editor, my job involves commissioning, editing, copy-editing, typesetting and proofreading new titles.

Overview

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Communications (2012) and Master's Degree in book publishing (2014) from the University of Liege, Belgium. After my internships in a local publishing house and large-chain bookshop, I moved to Scotland to work for Ringwood, a small independent publishing house dedicated to Scottish interests, where I helped commission new titles and managed projects (editing, copy-editing, typesetting and proofreading manuscripts). Early last year, I was hired as an editor by Jacaranda Books, an independent publishing house whose mission is to create a space for unheard voices. I am efficient, open to suggestions and always on the lookout for opportunities to sharpen my skills. In terms of editing, I specialise in commercial fiction (crime, romance, sci-fi, etc). I am open to all projects when it comes to copy-editing and typesetting. If you choose me as your editor, I will also advise you on how to best approach a publisher or an agent.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Music

Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Liege, Belgium
  • Master's Degree in Communications, with a focus in publishing from the University of Liege, Belgium

Work experience

Editor

Jacaranda Books
February, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Commissioning editor, in-line and structural editor, copy-editor, typesetter and production editor.

Editor

Ringwood Publishing
October, 2014 – January, 2016 (over 1 year)

Commissioning editor, in-line and structural editor, copy-editor, typesetter and event organiser.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Activist

Alec Connon

When Thomas Durand embarks on a cycling trip around Britain with two fellow students, his life changes forever. A chance encounter inspires Thomas to leave home and drop out of university. As he roams, his eyes are opened to the harm inflicted by humans on the natural world. Driven by an increasingly passionate interest in marine conservation, what begins as a typical gap-year turns into a dec... read more

When Thomas Durand embarks on a cycling trip around Britain with two fellow students, his life changes forever. A chance encounter inspires Thomas to leave home and drop out of university. As he roams, his eyes are opened to the harm inflicted by humans on the natural world. Driven by an increasingly passionate interest in marine conservation, what begins as a typical gap-year turns into a dec... read more

Morbid Relations

Jonathan Whitelaw

The Herbal Detective

Charles Gray

Strange things have started to happen in the small town of Holy Cross. Black cats, sneaking suspicions and wine-powered ecstasy lay their grip on the clueless inhabitants and local news strongly suspects witches are behind it all. Meanwhile, poor Rosie McLeod is simply trying to deal with day to day catastrophes including lapsang souchong tea, carpet slippers and the impending doom of old age.... read more

Strange things have started to happen in the small town of Holy Cross. Black cats, sneaking suspicions and wine-powered ecstasy lay their grip on the clueless inhabitants and local news strongly suspects witches are behind it all. Meanwhile, poor Rosie McLeod is simply trying to deal with day to day catastrophes including lapsang souchong tea, carpet slippers and the impending doom of old age.... read more

Speak Gigantular

Irenosen Okojie

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu

Alex Gordon

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu is a rollicking, often hilarious, trip through the crazy world of Scottish newspapers. It’s a journey that takes the reader behind the headlines of the biggest, most sensational stories of our national press. Meet the madcap characters who bring you your daily news. Prepare to be bewildered by their antics as they chase front and back page exclusives. You’ll be amazed a... read more

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu is a rollicking, often hilarious, trip through the crazy world of Scottish newspapers. It’s a journey that takes the reader behind the headlines of the biggest, most sensational stories of our national press. Meet the madcap characters who bring you your daily news. Prepare to be bewildered by their antics as they chase front and back page exclusives. You’ll be amazed a... read more

Cold Shot

Steve Christie

Cold Shot is the second in a Scottish detective series, following the career of Detective Inspector Ronnie Buchanan as he uncovers the secrets and stories behind gruesome homicides in Scotland. This book, set in and around present day Aberdeen, is a fast paced roar through a twisting and dramatic serial murder plot that constantly challenges the reader's perception of hero and villain. Cold Sh... read more

Cold Shot is the second in a Scottish detective series, following the career of Detective Inspector Ronnie Buchanan as he uncovers the secrets and stories behind gruesome homicides in Scotland. This book, set in and around present day Aberdeen, is a fast paced roar through a twisting and dramatic serial murder plot that constantly challenges the reader's perception of hero and villain. Cold Sh... read more

Cold Roses

Gordon Johnston

DI Adam Ralston is no stranger to the dark side of human nature, but when a young art gallery worker is discovered in her South Side flat, brutally raped, her throat slit, and a single red rose laid upon her corpse, he is thrown into a bloody maelstrom of violence and suspicion unlike anything he has known before. Haunted by the death of a prison officer on a previous case, Ralston must also b... read more

DI Adam Ralston is no stranger to the dark side of human nature, but when a young art gallery worker is discovered in her South Side flat, brutally raped, her throat slit, and a single red rose laid upon her corpse, he is thrown into a bloody maelstrom of violence and suspicion unlike anything he has known before. Haunted by the death of a prison officer on a previous case, Ralston must also b... read more

The Elephant and the Bee

Jess de Boer

As a child, young Kenyan Jess de Boer knew that one day she would save the world. Leaving behind the comfort of home she sets out to make her dream a reality. Many continents, adventures and a few hilarious mishaps later, Jess returns to Africa to dedicate herself to a new passion – beekeeping. Follow the beautifully illustrated misadventures of a young, modern-day explorer as she tackles the ... read more

As a child, young Kenyan Jess de Boer knew that one day she would save the world. Leaving behind the comfort of home she sets out to make her dream a reality. Many continents, adventures and a few hilarious mishaps later, Jess returns to Africa to dedicate herself to a new passion – beekeeping. Follow the beautifully illustrated misadventures of a young, modern-day explorer as she tackles the ... read more

Swimming with Fishes

Rasheda Ashanti Malcom

Set in rural Jamaica, Swimming With Fishes evokes the pain of a loveaffair between a London-born businessman and a native Jamaican andhow that affair grows beyond either of their expectations.Sickle Cell Anaemia sufferer, Kat wants a baby more than life itself.When the town herbalist foretells of a man from across the ocean whowill father her child, Kat’s hopes intensify into a dream that must... read more

Set in rural Jamaica, Swimming With Fishes evokes the pain of a loveaffair between a London-born businessman and a native Jamaican andhow that affair grows beyond either of their expectations.Sickle Cell Anaemia sufferer, Kat wants a baby more than life itself.When the town herbalist foretells of a man from across the ocean whowill father her child, Kat’s hopes intensify into a dream that must... read more

Radio Sunrise

Anietie Isong

‘NEVER COVER AN ASSIGNMENT WITHOUT COLLECTING A BROWN ENVELOPE,’ BONIFACE HAD SAID. ‘IT IS A REAL LIFE SAVER FOR ALL JOURNALISTS IN THIS COUNTRY.’Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, aspires to always do the right thing but the odds seem to be stacked against him. The government cuts the funding to his weekly radio drama, he stumbles into an affair with ... read more

‘NEVER COVER AN ASSIGNMENT WITHOUT COLLECTING A BROWN ENVELOPE,’ BONIFACE HAD SAID. ‘IT IS A REAL LIFE SAVER FOR ALL JOURNALISTS IN THIS COUNTRY.’Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, aspires to always do the right thing but the odds seem to be stacked against him. The government cuts the funding to his weekly radio drama, he stumbles into an affair with ... read more

The Writers' Retreat

Indu Balachandran

As young Amby Balan comes across an advertisement for a writers' workshop in Greece, she cannot pack her bags soon enough. In this laugh-out-loud work of chick-lit, Amby embarks on an unforgettable adventure to finally discover her true self and possibly find love on a romantic Greek island.

As young Amby Balan comes across an advertisement for a writers' workshop in Greece, she cannot pack her bags soon enough. In this laugh-out-loud work of chick-lit, Amby embarks on an unforgettable adventure to finally discover her true self and possibly find love on a romantic Greek island.

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