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Lisa Magloff

Lisa Magloff - Editor

London, England

Science, technology and education specialist with 20+ years experience in editing, writing, journalism, B2B, digital, and kit design.

Overview

I'm a crackerjack wordsmith and senior editor specializing in communication that connects science and technology with society. I have a wide and eclectic skills base that includes degrees in law and science, experience in teaching and business, and a wealth of experience in book, magazine, digital and news publishing. I am particularly passionate about craetivity, learning and meeting new challenges.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Historical Fiction Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference History Law Life Sciences Physics & Chemistry

Work experience

Managing Editor

Institute for Ismaili Studies
January, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

As the senior member of the editorial team in the Department of Curriculum Studies, I manage complex educational content development projects for primary and secondary education.
Key roles include:
Developing and managing primary and secondary education projects from the conception stage through to printing, including commissioning, author management, and research.
Leading the editorial team and overseeing performance management and career development for team members.
Developing content, commissioning authors, artwork and images, coordinating design and printing, budgeting, and structural editing.
Development of pedagogy and teaching tools and materials.
New project research and innovation.

Managing Editor

Caterer UAE
March, 2007 – May, 2008 (about 1 year)

Head of editorial production of a monthly B2B magazine for the hospitality industry Responsibilities included issue planning, investigating and writing news stories, features and general editorial content, supervising staff, developing marketing opportunities and developing business relationships within the hospitality community.
Key achievements included:
Developing novel opportunities to link content and advertising, such as devising a series of articles following the construction of a new hotel complex.
Upgrading content to a high standard, and positioning the publication as a partner with industry stakeholders in the region.

Managing Editor

Self-employed
January, 2006 – January, 2013 (about 7 years)

Worked on short-term contracts and freelance basis, developing a wide variety of editorial projects. I was responsible for commissioning, editing, writing, photoshoots and some design elements. I specialised in development of new products in education, science, business, and history projects for publishers including Grolier, Gale, Penguin and Little Red Ant.
Key achievements included:
Designing and writing materials, and conducting photo shoots for several science kits.
Contributing to science, social science and business encyclopedias for the US primary and secondary school market.
Concept design, editing, writing and managing photo shoots for a 30+ book series on religion for UK schools.

Managing Editor

Dorling Kindersley
January, 2006 – June, 2012 (over 6 years)

Contract and freelance project manager and researcher in the children’s division, in charge of new product development. Responsibilities included researching, concept development and pitching new titles and projects, project managing and editing multi-book series, writing, commissioning, managing photoshoots, and developing kits.
Key achievements included:
Concept development, project managing, writing and editing the fabulously successful Watch Me Grow series, which was translated into 20 languages.
Project managing, writing, editing, and developing and creating all activities for the Cool Stuff science kit, including managing and organizing a complex series of photo shoots and equipment lists for the kit.

Editor-in-Chief

Atlantic Europe Publishing
January, 2000 – Present (almost 18 years)

Senior member of an editorial team at a dynamic educational publisher providing curriculum materials to teachers, schools and parents across a range of channels and platforms.
Key roles include:
Managing complex web-based, digital and print projects and developing written material, videos, and digital media to very specific pedagogical standards.
Developing new publishing projects to a high standard, including commissioning artwork and images, social media, SEO, copywriting, co-ordinating with stakeholders, research and concept design.
Developing sales and marketing strategies, championing the brand at public events, and developing customer surveys.

Managing Editor

Snowmass Sun
January, 1999 – September, 1999 (8 months)

(Maternity Cover)
Head of editorial production for a busy weekly newspaper. Responsibilities included investigating and writing lead stories, features and special sections, developing marketing opportunities, commissioning writers and photographers, and developing working relationships with community, political and business leaders.
Key achievements included:
Breaking a lead story on underage employment which was picked up by national news outlets and eventually influenced state employment policy.
Building a strong relationship with the local business community and developing an enhanced revenue base.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Volcano (Eye Wonder)

Lisa Magloff

Apes (Watch Me Grow)

I start life as a baby, but how do I become a full-grown ape? This title helps you discover how apes grow, through an animal's eye view and learn about the circle of life in the natural world. It is suitable for first readers and National Curriculum Foundation Stage.

I start life as a baby, but how do I become a full-grown ape? This title helps you discover how apes grow, through an animal's eye view and learn about the circle of life in the natural world. It is suitable for first readers and National Curriculum Foundation Stage.

Muslim Holy Days

Brian Knapp

Cool Stuff Science Kit

DK

A hands-on complement to DK's hit title Cool Stuff and How it Works, this kit is packed with wires, lights, tubes, chemicals, and more than 20 cool experiments that give kids a hands-on look at the forces that power our world.

A hands-on complement to DK's hit title Cool Stuff and How it Works, this kit is packed with wires, lights, tubes, chemicals, and more than 20 cool experiments that give kids a hands-on look at the forces that power our world.

Rabbit (Watch Me Grow)

DK

Baby rabbits are born in a burrow and they depend on their mother for nourishment and warmth. Follow the life of a rabbit from birth until it's time to go out on its own. Watch Me Grow, a groundbreaking series from DK, brings readers ages 5 and up into the fascinating world of animal development. Close-up photographs give children an animal's eye-view of growing up, while simple, first-person ... read more

Baby rabbits are born in a burrow and they depend on their mother for nourishment and warmth. Follow the life of a rabbit from birth until it's time to go out on its own. Watch Me Grow, a groundbreaking series from DK, brings readers ages 5 and up into the fascinating world of animal development. Close-up photographs give children an animal's eye-view of growing up, while simple, first-person ... read more

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