Nicholas Herrmann

Nicholas Herrmann – Editor

Editor specialising in memoir, travel and speculative fiction. Over a decade's experience working with world-renowned publishers and brands.


I am a writer and editor based in Scotland. I have over a decade of editorial and copywriting experience, working with companies such as Hodder & Stoughton, HarperCollins, Faber & Faber, Juilliard and Ericsson. For the past six years, I have worked as an editor for a prominent literary consultancy, providing creative editorial feedback, mentoring, proofreading, and copy-editing.

My fiction won the New Voices Award in the 2022 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award. My non-fiction – featured in Places Journal, Ernest Journal and Little White Lies, among other publications – focuses on place, identity and culture. I graduated with Distinction from the Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University in 2017 and I am currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews.

Biographies & Memoirs Nature Photography Travel
Dystopian Literary Fiction
English (UK) English (US)
  • Bath Novel Award 2017 (Shortlisted)
  • Janklow and Nesbit Prize 2017 (Shortlisted)
  • Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing New Voices Award 2022
  • MA in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University
  • PhD in Creative Writing, University of St Andrews (current)

Work experience

Literary Consultancy

Oct, 2017 — Present

Editing both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, specialising in memoir, travel writing and nature writing, plus speculative fiction and literary fiction; providing detailed fifteen-page creative editorial reports on story, plot, pacing, setting, characters and style; one-to-one year-long mentoring with regular feedback and tutorials; in-depth proofreading and copyediting on book-length manuscripts.

Harleys Global

Jun, 2017 — Oct, 2017 (4 months)

Designing and project managing a variety of marketing and publicity campaigns, and writing creative copy for world-renowned brands such as Ericsson and Saab.


Oct, 2013 — Aug, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Writing user-experience and editorial copy for the developer’s award-winning iOS apps, such as The Waste Land with Faber & Faber, Collins Bird Guide (FutureBook Award winner 2014), Molecules by Theodore Gray (App Store Editors’ Choice, Apple’s Best of 2014), Steve Reich’s Clapping Music (nominated for RPS Music Award 2015), Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Apple’s Best of 2014), Juilliard String Quartet (App Store Editors’ Choice), and Juilliard Open Studios (Apple’s Best of 2015); producing copy and other marketing material for email newsletters, websites, social media, App Store descriptions, print and online adverts, and press releases; responsible for crafting and maintaining the company voice in all external sales, marketing and business-to-business communications.



Theodore Gray

In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they ... read more
Collins Bird Guide

Svensson, Lars

“False Conviction puts the criminal justice system under the microscope and reveals its flaws in shocking detail.” John GrishamFrom Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Jim Dwyer comes False Conviction, a collection of gripping true stories about i... read more
Nadinium Sky

George, R.A.

Luck is my Shadow

Terry Adcock

As a very young boy in the Second World War the seeds were sown to fly in the blue sky. Terry made up his young mind with great determination to reach for that sky in a 'Spitfire'. He joined the RAF as a pilot but twists of fate caused him to become a nuclear ... read more

Nicholas has 3 reviews





lesley O.

lesley O.

Aug, 2023

Nicholas helped me see my story from a readers point of view, in a way that allowed me to go back the drawing board and tackle the now obvious weaknesses and inconsistencies that needed to be reworked.
Martina M.

Martina M.

Dec, 2022

It was great working with Nicholas. He was flexible, extremely thorough and clear in his review. He made some really helpful suggestions for improving my stories and I would be happy to work with him again in the future.
Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Apr, 2021

Working with Nicholas was a pleasure. He was proactive in communication and setting timeline expectations. He delivered an incredibly thorough and clear review with numerous helpful comments. I feel both motivated and ready to tackle further edits on the manuscript.

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