Lynsey McCulloch

Lynsey McCulloch – Editor

Freelance editor, proof-reader and indexer, with over ten years' experience of working across non-fiction for major publishers.


I am an experienced editor and author. I have written and edited works of non-fiction for major publishers, with a particular focus on history, art, literature, dance and performance. These works include Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance (2013, Palgrave Macmillan), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance (2019, Oxford University Press) and Dance and the Static Image (forthcoming from Bloomsbury).

With over ten years' experience in academia and publishing, I am currently the editor of two journals: The Journal of the Northern Renaissance, which publishes a range of historical writing, and Reinvention, the University of Warwick's undergraduate and interdisciplinary research journal. As a professor of English Literature and a PhD-qualified researcher, I have reviewed book proposals and journal articles for Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis and SAGE amongst others.

I am friendly, approachable and sensitive to authors’ needs. I understand how it feels to receive editorial advice and enjoy working collaboratively. I am excited to discover new writing and support writers at every stage of the process. Do get in touch. I'd love to help!

Art Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference History Music
English (UK) English (US)
  • Coventry University Teaching Awards in 2013, 2020 and 2021
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice (2013)
  • PhD in English Literature (2010)
  • MA In Literary Studies (2004)
  • BA (Hons) in English and History (2001)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Work experience

Coventry University

Aug, 2012 — Present

I have taught Creative Writing and English Literature at BA, MA and PhD level. I've worked with students on writing projects across diverse genres, including literary criticism, children's and YA fiction, poetry, environmental writing, fantasy literature, crime fiction and historical fiction. I am also a successful editor and researcher, publishing journal articles and critical studies for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Bloomsbury.


The Routledge International Handbook of Charisma provides an unprecedented multidimensional and multidisciplinary comparative analysis of the phenomenon of charisma – first defined by Max Weber as the irrational bond between deified leader and submissive follo... read more
Considered a notorious subset of horror in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a massive revitalization and diversification of rape-revenge in recent years. This book analyzes the politics, ethics, and affects at play in the filmic construction of rape and its... read more
A familiar compound ghost

Sarah Annes Brown

A Familiar Compound Ghost explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious double, the reanimation of a corpse, or the disc... read more
This book analyzes the consequences of the accession of James I in 1603 for English and British history, politics, literature and culture. Questioning the extent to which 1603 marked a radical break with the past, the book explores the Scottish, Welsh, and wid... read more

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