Madeleine Woodfield

Madeleine Woodfield – Editor

Assistant Editor (fiction) at Penguin Michael Joseph. I have experience in structural editing, proofreading and reviewing submissions.


I work as an Assistant Editor on the fiction team at Penguin Michael Joseph. I have been in the publishing industry for more than three years, and have experience with structural editing, proofreading and feeding back on submissions. The list I work on encompasses bookclub fiction, literary fiction and commercial fiction - authors include but are not limited to Fredrik Backman and Emma Straub, in addition to lots of exciting upcoming debuts! Prior to being at MJ I was an Editorial Assistant at Hodder & Stoughton, where I worked on authors including David Nicholls, Holly Bourne and Mike Gayle.

I am, of course an avid reader, and feel like editing fiction was always my calling. I can offer editorial advice on full manuscripts and partials, both structural and at a line level. I can also proofread an author's work, and feedback to authors concerning suitability for publication.
Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Historical Fiction Romantic Comedy Short Story
English (UK)

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Nov, 2019 — Present

Hodder & Stoughton

Apr, 2017 — Nov, 2019 (over 2 years)


The perfect Christmas romance for 2019 - featuring the original characters in the much loved Animal Ark series!**Summer Days at Sunrise Farm, the new book in the Animal Ark revisited series, is currently available!**Although Christmas should be the most wonder... read more
**Christmas at Silver Dale, the new book in the Animal Ark revisited series, is currently available for pre-order!**A romantic and charming holiday read from the Animal Ark Revisited series, featuring the series' original characters. The perfect summer read fo... read more
**Summer Days at Sunrise Farm, the new book in the Animal Ark revisited series, is currently available!**The perfect cosy winter romance featuring the characters from the globally bestselling Animal Ark series. Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Martin a... read more
*Previously published as Her Forget-Me-Not Ex* The cosy and charming second novel from Sophie Claire, author of The Christmas Holiday. A perfect read for fans of Trisha Ashley and Cathy Bramley!It's taken years, but Natasha Brown's life is finally on track. Ru... read more
'A sumptuous Christmas romance' Woman & Home magazine'A cosy and heart-warming Christmas read - the perfect festive treat' Heidi Swain'A fun and festive read' Trisha Ashley***Can a trip away lead you home?After a bad break-up, eternal optimist Evie Miller has ... read more