I'm a former literary agent & comedy agent with 6+ years working in the publishing industry. I've worked primarily in non-fiction on a range of literary memoir and entertainment titles with authors including Chris & Rosie Ramsey, Jenny Eclair, Phil Wang, Frank Skinner, Alex Horne, Marise Gaughan, Rob Auton and Matt Forde.
I pride myself in working closely with authors to develop their ideas, making sure they are sellable and well thought through and providing in depth editorial feedback at all stages of the editing process.
While this can be adapted on a project-by-project basis, I break down my services as:
- Developmental Proposal Edit: intended for earlier stages of book proposal development. I'll give feedback on your initial proposal and help you craft it into something that can be submitted to agents or publishers. I'll provide feedback and input into the idea itself or help you brainstorm your idea, propose structural elements and help craft your proposal so that it looks like one publishers are used to seeing
- Editorial Edit: intended for later stages with sample writing. I'll still do the work of the developmental proposal edit as needed as well as a line edit of your sample writing (not to be confused with a proofread - while I'll correct any grammatical/spelling errors as I see them, it will mainly be a redline markup focused on inconsistencies, areas that need improvement or clarity or suggested structural changes)
- Consultation: phone call or Zoom consultation to discuss the process of getting a book deal, including what the work of an agent is, what your contract terms mean, and what the process of writing the book will be from start to finish
I like to work closely with authors, having face-to-face meetings, Zoom calls or phone calls to discuss feedback rather than working exclusively in writing as I believe that garners the best results and ensures we are on the same page at each step.
My expertise is in memoir and non-fiction, though I'm happy to provide editorial support for some literary fiction as well.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch, looking forward to working with you on your next project!
Represented a roster of clients in all aspects of their entertainment careers and provided profile-shaping career advice for a range of high-profile and up-and-coming talent.
Served as the company's literary agent, worked on range of Sunday Times bestsellers such as Chris & Rosie Ramsey's Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed., Jenny Eclair's Older & Wider and the two Taskmaster tie-in books and memoir books such as Phil Wang's Sidesplitter, Matt Forde's Politically Homeless and Marise Gaughan's Trouble.
Provide editorial services for authors
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