I have been Managing Editor of a small press for 5+ years and have experience working with internationally bestselling authors and prize-winning translators. Books I've edited include THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE NEW WORLD by Maryse Conde (tr. Richard Philcox - shortlisted for the INternational Booker Prize 2023), COCOON by Zhang Yueran (tr. Jeremy Tiang), SUMMER BROTHER by Jaap Robben (tr. David Doherty - longlisted for Man Booker International and winner of Vondel Prize for Dutch Literature in Translation), THE BITCH by Pilar Quintana (tr. Lisa Dillman - finalist for NBA), and PLANET OF CLAY by Samar Yazbek (tr. Leri Price - shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation).
I have experience with stylistic and developmental editing, copy editing, formatting, proofreading, input into cover design, coming up with new book titles, grant-writing, writing flap copy, press releases, newsletters, working to style guides.
Attention to detail / nuance: each book comes with its own set of rules meaning that my editorial approach is an adaptive one and my skills are continually being revised and challenged. I enjoy every part of the editorial process, whether a light edit or a more heavy and involved collaboration. I like discussions, I'm curious, and I love to be surprised.
Experience working in both UK and US English.
Books worked on have been short-/longlisted for the National Book Awards, Man Booker International, DUBLIN Literary, PEN Translates, Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, etc.
Prose poet by night (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, Osmosis Press, Beir Bua Press, Red Ceilings Press). Poetry is my passion, meaning I have a keen eye for rhythm and repetition and a real love of language at the sentence level, which aids me greatly in my editing work.
- MA Creative Writing, University of Salford
- MA Contemporary Fine Art, University of Salford
See overview above.
Full catalogue here:
Selecting and editing poetry for the journal
Clients included, World Press Photo, Eurail,
Producing creative and topical non-fiction for the web
Inspirational microcopy, travel blog writing, fact-checking, keywords, SEO
Proofreading/formatting Ph.D. theses and academic articles according to specific style guides
Private lessons in academic written English/essay writing/poetry
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