Miranda Vaughan Jones

Miranda Vaughan Jones – Editor

Former Bloomsbury editor with 18 years' experience working on award-winning and bestselling titles.

Overview

With over 17 years' experience working with top publishers including Bloomsbury, Penguin and Mensch, I have amassed a wealth of industry knowledge as well as an eye for detail, a passion for language and a key network of professional contacts. I have worked on award-winning books, and with award-winning and bestselling authors both in the UK and US, so I know how to adapt to regional and house styles, and how best to communicate with diverse audiences using a global approach.

I have a particular fondness for literary, book club, crime, rom-com, quirky and dystopian fiction, as well as memoirs, narrative non-fiction and investigative journalism.

My entire education and career have been dedicated to literature, starting with a BA in English through to the prestigious MA in Creative writing from Goldsmiths. While I have years of experience working with professional authors, I love the process of uncovering new talent and helping writers find their voice.



Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Humor & Comedy Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Romantic Comedy Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • MA in creative writing, Goldsmiths University, London
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
  • Copyediting levels 1-3 (CIEP)
  • Proofreading levels 1-3 (CIEP)

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2019 — Present

I offer a range of services to help authors develop, fine-tune and publish their work

Bloomsbury Publishing

Mar, 2009 — Mar, 2019 (about 10 years)

Lead editor for two imprints responsible for commissioning, developmental editing, copy editing and marketing campaigns

Portfolio

Developmental Editing
Good Scammer

Kennaway, Guy

Madwoman

Treger, Louisa

The Dragon Lady

Louisa Treger

'A daring blend of romance, crime and history, and an intelligent exposé of the inherent injustice and consequences of all forms of oppression' Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous ConditionsOpening with the shooting of Lady Virginia 'Ginie' Courtauld in her tranquil g... read more
Bite The Bullet

Cruz, Adrian A.

NeoText

The Trauma Chronicles

Westaby, Stephen

Dear Mum and Dad

Gwynne, Dennis H

With Scotland Yard in the dock, now more than ever the public needs to know why the police cannot be trusted to investigate their own corruption.Untouchables, a five year investigation which the Yard tried to stop, provides the essential context to the phone h... read more
'Victor Gregg is the most remarkable spokesman for the war generation' Dan SnowIn Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut fictionalised his time as a prisoner of war in Dresden in 1945. Vonnegut was imprisoned in a cellar while the firestorm raged through the city,... read more
Tikkipala

Sara Banerji

Above them the great rock bulged out like a too clever forehead, too clever for anything to grow upon, too smooth for anyone to climb… It might be the only place on earth which is so high and difficult to get to, that people can't reach it.When Sangita the Ran... read more
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for best biography 2016Book of the Year 2015 Sunday TimesBook of the Year 2015 Times Literary SupplementBook of the Year 2015 Evening StandardBook of the Year 2015 New Zealand ListenerShortlisted for the Slightly Foxe... read more
A modern gangster cashes in on the London Olympics; business, politics and police corruption undermine the operation to stop him. When billions poured into the neglected east London borough hosting the 2012 Olympics, a turf war broke out between crime families... read more
Unfinished Business

Conrad Williams

Unfinished Business is to the Publishing Industry what The Player is to the Movie Business: an entertaining novel about life, love and revenge in Publishing by an industry insider.Mike is a literary agent with high standards and a passion for great writing. He... read more
Churchill's Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Allies in 1945, Churchill went on to preserve the freedom of th... read more
Twenty years ago, they were the best of friends. When Connie invites her university gang on the holiday of a lifetime - a safari in the Kalahari - they have little in common anymore. Is getting them back together a terrible mistake? Despite the undercurrent of... read more
In For Queen & Currency, investigative journalist Michael Gillard exposes a massive fraud and security scandal at Buckingham Palace which Scotland Yard and the Royal Household tried to suppress. Drawing on thousands of leaked documents and police sources, Gill... read more

Miranda has 11 reviews

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Brian R.

Brian R.

Apr, 2024

It was an inspired choice to work with Miranda. I was only looking for a copy editor/proof reader yet she came up with numerous plot, character and dialogue suggestions which took my novel to another level. She's a total pro. I thoroughly recommend her.
Eva A.

Eva A.

Jan, 2024

Working with Miranda has been a pleasure. She is deeply considered in her feedback, and always responsive to messages - even over Christmas, in my case. With her help, I have pruned back bits of overwriting that left my novel razor-sharp at key moments. She is punctual, insightful, and genuine in her love for the craft of storytelling. I recommend her highly.
nicola F.

nicola F.

Jun, 2023

Miranda was the right person for my project. She was thorough, knowledgable and she had the right approach for a somebody writing a first book. I felt that I was in good hands.
Paul M.

Paul M.

Mar, 2023

Miranda responded to my initial submission with incisive comments, and her work copy editing my full novel displayed the same care and attention. The whole experience was very professional. Miranda delivered on time and her work fulfilled my expectations.
Steve B.

Steve B.

Feb, 2023

Miranda's assessment of my (literary suspense) manuscript was careful and thoughtful. I felt she really "got" the book. Her feedback was insightful and actionable, and she delivered the assessment on schedule. Many thanks and I strongly recommend her editorial services.

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