Lucinda Hawksley

Lucinda Hawksley - Editor

London, UK

20+ years in non-fiction book editing. I offer full editorial reports, fact-checking. copy editing and proofreading.

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I began my career as a book editor at Dorling Kindersley, after which I became Managing Editor of The Foundry Creative Media Company. When I went freelance I worked for a variety of clients, including Virgin, Quarto, Merrell, Harper Collins, and Thames and Hudson, and as a copy writer for companies including Rocco Forte and Innocent Drinks. I have also worked as a magazine editor and writer for clients including John Brown Citrus and the BBC, and as a digital editor and content producer for BSkyB, Sky Travel, Channel 5 and the BBC. My areas of expertise include history (especially art history, social history and the history of travelling), literature, the works of Charles Dickens, the 19th and early 20th centuries, natural history (I have a great love of cetaceans) and biography. As I am an author, I truly understand the need for a really reliable editor!
English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime


  • Society of Authors
  • Royal Literary Fund
  • Royal Society of Arts


  • Ed Lacy Travel Writing Award

Work experience

Editor and Writer

January, 1999 – Present (almost 24 years)

I have worked for clients including Dorling Kindersley, Thames & Hudson, Virgin Publishing, English Heritage, Quarto, Harper Collins, the BBC, BSkyB and John Brown Citrus.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Carwardine, Mark, Camm, Martin

Essential Michelangelo

Kirsten Bradbury, Lucinda Hawksley

Dickens and Christmas

Hawksley, Lucinda

When Art Really Works

Pankhurst, Andy, Hawksley, Lucinda

The Lives of Lee Miller

Penrose, Antony

March, Women, March

Hawksley, Lucinda

A Tale of Two Cities (Usborne Classics)

Hawksley, Lucinda, Harvey, Bob

Essential History of Art

Hawksley, Lucinda & Antonia Cunningham. Et al.

The Real Sherlock

Lucinda Hawksley, Audible Original

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