Crystal Mahey-Morgan

Crystal Mahey-Morgan - Editor

London, UK

Editor. 10+ years publishing industry experience including at Penguin Random House. Loves working with all authors across genres and styles

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I'm a publisher, editor and literary agent and have worked with both internationally bestselling authors and talented debut novelists and non-fiction writers.

I specialise in literary fiction, crime, narrative non-fiction, smart thinking and memoir and have a particular interest and sensibility for editing talented and diverse voices which have traditionally struggled to break through.

I'm a hands on editor and keen to get the best out of you and help you write the best version of your book. I focus on; structural and developmental changes, character and voice, plot and pacing. I'm able to consult on every stage of the publishing process from editorial to bound book but am a firm believer that the most important part of the process is getting the edit right.
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Literature
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
True Crime

Work experience

Director and Commissioning Editor

Independent Publisher
June, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

After 10 years of experience working at the top level in mainstream publishing including at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agency and Penguin Random House, I decided to launch my own company to focus on working with and developing debut authors.

I work in the capacity of literary agent, publisher, editor and commissioning editor

UK Publicist/Tour Manager for NY bestselling author Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Canongate Publishers
March, 2018 – March, 2018 (less than a minute)

Was publicist for New York Times bestselling Black Lives Matter author Patrisse Khan-Cullors which involved:
- Accompanying her on the UK nationwide tour
- Dealing with UK and international press enquiries and confirmed interviews
- Liaising with literary festivals, venues and event organisers
- Co-ordinating travel
- Keeping in close contact with her US based agent and publicist

University Lecturer - BA Publishing Degree Module

Kingston University
February, 2018 – April, 2018 (about 2 months)

Development Consultant

The Literary Consultancy
January, 2018 – December, 2018 (11 months)

Director

ZED Books
March, 2015 – September, 2015 (6 months)

Creative Strategy and Book Tour Manager for digital bestselling author Jamal Edwards

Penguin Random House
April, 2013 – December, 2013 (8 months)

Group Online/Digital Account Manager

Penguin Random House
February, 2012 – October, 2012 (8 months)

Group Digital Rights Negotiation/Strategy

Penguin Random House
January, 2011 – January, 2012 (about 1 year)

Literary Assistant

Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary, Film and TV Agency
January, 2008 – September, 2008 (8 months)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Reflections Of Me

Kirsty Latoya

Self Belief: The Vision, Level 1: Take Control

Jamal Edwards

Foreword by pioneering international entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signe... read more

Foreword by pioneering international entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signe... read more

Self Belief: The Vision, Level 2: The Knowledge

Jamal Edwards

Foreword by multi-platinum-selling recording artist, Emeli SandéAt the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a dea... read more

Foreword by multi-platinum-selling recording artist, Emeli SandéAt the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a dea... read more

Self Belief: The Vision, Level 3: Building the Foundations

Jamal Edwards

Foreword by YouTube stars Finn and Jack Harries of JacksGap.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a deal wi... read more

Foreword by YouTube stars Finn and Jack Harries of JacksGap.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a deal wi... read more

Self Belief: The Vision, Level 4: Launch Time

Jamal Edwards

Foreword by chart-topping singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a deal with So... read more

Foreword by chart-topping singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a deal with So... read more

Self Belief: The Vision, Level 5: Going Large

Jamal Edwards

Foreword by popstar and one of the coaches on The Voice UK, Jessie J.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed ... read more

Foreword by popstar and one of the coaches on The Voice UK, Jessie J.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed ... read more

Self Belief: The Vision, Level 6: Keep It Fresh

Jamal Edwards

Foreword by British TV and film actor, Idris Elba.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a deal with Sony RC... read more

Foreword by British TV and film actor, Idris Elba.At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards was starting to build a social media empire. Using a hand-held camera, he filmed his mates rapping, giving them a platform to showcase their skills. The response the videos received was phenomenal. With so much demand for his videos, Jamal quit his part-time job and by the age of 20 had signed a deal with Sony RC... read more

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Communication & Punctuality

Debra Williams
Crystal Mahey-Morgan showed me a talent that was beyond my abilities. It deals with the dreaded submission letter; there's no simplifying this. You can create an eighty thousand word novel and make it sparkle with research, proper editing the whole enchilada. You're an all-star—no dirt on you! Then reality sets in— a single page document that has to catch the eye of a literary agent (the gatek...
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Debra Williams, August 2019

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