Developed and presented to potential investors a five year publishing strategy, including projected P&L statements, for a new publishing venture spearheaded by a noted public figure.
I was brought in to commission a specialist list for the Unbound platform, focusing on illustrated titles and graphic novels. I’ve built and maintained excellent relationships with authors in the process of pitching the platform to them, and then presenting their titles in the best possible way on the Unbound website for crowdfunding. I have also established excellent and ongoing working relationships with various specialist press outlets, festivals, and funding bodies, and am interested and experienced in finding new and innovative ways for authors to reach their readership. I have a black book of freelance creatives to call on for projects and pride myself on creating long-lasting and positive working relationships.
Titles published under my banner there include: Grafity's Wall, by Ram V & Anand Radhakrishnan; Reel Love by Owen Michael Johnson; Life Drawing by Jessica Martin; The Carpet Merchant of Konstantinyaa by Reimena Yee; and Barking, by Lucy Sullivan.
I also commissioned and managed the campaign for The Unwinding, by Jackie Morris, working closely with her on the development of the book.
On the examining board for the graduating class of the Milan and Palermo comics and illustration programmes at the Scuola del Fumetto. Provide final degree grade as a member of the board.
As Editor of three separate lists, I was responsible for project managing the full editorial process, including creating narrative outlines and publishing strategies for the initial pitching of licensed properties. I commissioned covers, artists and writers, and was responsible for full layouts of both comics and books. I ensured that titles were delivered to a high standard, on or before deadline, and within budget. I built and managed teams of freelance creatives – often working across several time zones – and worked on multiple projects at various stages of completion, with up to three print deadlines per week.
I managed the production schedule and delivery of final print files for the entire list. This included getting quotes from printers, negotiating delivery timelines, and arranging shipping. I also handled the in-house editorial and production process, designing, proof-reading and type-setting manuscripts and liaising with freelance copy editors, designers, and translators. I worked alongside the Managing Director to design the publishing programme and closely with Marketing to produce AI and TI sheets, as well as the publisher catalogue and all promotional materials.
Previous role at this Employer: Editorial and Production Assistant, Aug 2010 – Aug 2012.
When an aspiring street artist by the name of Grafity watches the tenements outside his home being razed, he finds an unlikely canvas at the one wall still left standing in the debris. Over the next weeks, he begins creating a mural on the wall, one that chronicles the lives of his friends: a local low-level fixer named Jay who harbours dreams of being a rapper. A brilliant and awkward boy nam... read more
In a quiet corner of England, a young boy visits the cinema for the first time. Overwhelmed by the experience, he returns to see a movie which will ignite his imagination, fill his head with fantasy and change the course of his life.That enthusiasm carries him though to his adolescence, when he gets a part-time job as an usher at his local cinema. Falling in with the motley crew of cinephile s... read more
The lure of the spotlight can be intoxicating, and Jessica Martin was captured by it early on. The daughter of a bandleader, she came of age in the jazz clubs of London’s Soho before going on to forge a career as a West End regular, Spitting Image impressionist and Doctor Who actor. Now entering a new phase of her performing life, Jessica Martin looks back on the parts and people that contribu... read more
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The year is 2025, and Herakles Nikopol has returned to Earth following a 30 year exile in cryostasis. The Paris he lands in, however, is not the one he left. In his absence, the Gods of Egypt have returned to reassert their dominance over the human race.One God in particular, the renegade Horus, has great plans he can only carry out with the help, unwilling though it may be, of Nikopol himself... read more
The world of Akbar is in grave danger; Ramor, the cursed god, is about to be set free and spread unending chaos! The witch Mara can bind him to his prison, a conch shell, but she needs something special¡ the legendary Time Bird. She charges her daughter, Pelisse, with enlisting the help of the ageing warrior Bragon, and together they set out on a quest to save the world! But all is not as it ... read more
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Accomplished developmental editor with 13+ years of progressive publishing experience in graphic novels and illustrated/gift books
An experienced editor who has worked on bestselling fiction and memoir at Penguin and HarperCollins is excited to shape your manuscript.