I'm a versatile editor with 11+ years’ experience in mass-market fiction (mainly romance, women's fiction and crime)—and I'm available for all kinds of publishing projects.
I have worked as an in-house editor for an independent British romance fiction publisher for over a decade, and have also been a freelance editor for eight years, working with major publishing houses and individual authors across genres as varied as mass-market fiction, academic sourcebooks and trade non-fiction.
I have a diverse set of editorial skills, from development editing through to copy editing and proofreading, and am able to turn my hand to most editorial projects—from romantic thrillers to 500-page tomes on medieval history. I have worked on nearly 100 fiction titles in a range of genres in developmental, line, copy editing and proofreading capacities, and have worked on over 60 academic titles in copy editing and proofreading capacities. A handful of the fiction books I have edited have been nominated for (and won) UK awards.
My aim is to work alongside you to make your book the best it can be, and I believe good communication from the beginning of the editorial process is a key factor in making sure this happens. I am outstanding at replying to messages (if I do say so myself!) and am always happy to offer prompt updates on progress. I have an eye for detail and prioritise consistency and accuracy due to my years editing academic texts: a process that often requires stringent fact-checking as well as standard editorial checks. I will assess a project when I first receive it and give an honest estimate of timeline, but I will do all I can to accommodate an author's own schedule or deadline.
- Copy Editing Skills, The Publishing Training Centre
- Publishing MA, UCL, PASS (2011/12)
- English Literature and Creative Writing BA, Royal Holloway, FIRST CLASS HONOURS (2010)
Choc Lit - an independent, award-winning British romance publisher
Responsibilities included: development editing, line editing and copy editing for new books, proofreading, writing blurb copy, and author care and communications during editorial processes.
Taylor & Francis/Routledge
Responsibilities include: copy editing and proofreading academic texts on everything from medieval history to film-making (sometimes for authors who have English as a second language), liaising with authors regarding edits, preparing raw manuscripts for typesetting and also checking figures/tables.
I carried out voluntary work for UK feminist website The F-Word from 2015 to 2021. I began there as a regular content editor and was in charge of updating the events page and posting “weekly round-ups” of important feminism-related news and views. I then progressed to become non-fiction books editor and commissioned and edited book reviews. I subsequently completed a year-long stint as rotating editor and had the responsibility of ensuring the whole site retained a certain editorial standard, both in regards to consistency of style and suitability of content.
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