I offer editorial services and writing coaching through my own company Publishing Uncovered and the London Writers' Salon. Recent authors I've worked with include Gemma Milne, Marti Leimbach, Kirby Peterman, MP Miles, Elizabeth Shaserre.
Author Testimonial: First, I want to say thank you! The way you maintain your editorial position while being my biggest supporter is really humbling. I finished reading your report with goosebumps and a million ideas for how to improve, motivation to keep going, and confidence to go about marketing myself. I think it is a testament to your talent at what you do.
Kirby Peterman, author of Sunflowers
Literary Scout for Random House Germany, Spain, Mondadori and other publishers around the world, helping them buy UK books for foreign rights.
Editor for a number of incredible books by talented authors including Andy Mcnab, Bali Rai, Bear Grylls, the Boy Scouts Organization, Olympian Christine Ohurugou, John Flanagan, Patricia McCormick, Michael Williams and many more.
I had the great good fortune of working with Parul on my first novel with Random House. She proved to be both professional and enthusiastic, exactly what a first-time author needs!
Michael Williams, winner of the UKLA 2014 award for 'Now is the Time for Running'
Editorial mentor for determined and inspired first-time writers.
Writer testimonial: Working with Parul has defined me as a writer. It propped a pair of external glasses on my nose that made me see my writing from a whole new perspective and gently bypassed my ego and pride as an artist. I cannot believe the difference in my talent between then and now. I can't thank you enough for your partnership and dedication on this journey Parul. So, a humble thank you.
- Gwen Dunne, writing her first novel
Editor on a range of wonderful and award-winning books by authors such as Caro King, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Cat Clarke, Gregory Huges, Tad Williams and Lil Chase.
'Stop following the news until you've read Gemma Milne's persuasive analysis of the hype and bullshit that distort our understanding of emerging science. As she shows, the starting point to grasping the genuine opportunities of AI, life sciences and climate tech is a healthy dose of critical thinking'David Rowan, founding editor of WIRED UK and author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas ... read more
Tyler and Lucinda have returned to a far-from-ordinary place for the summer. Instead of pigs and sheep, this farm is home to dragons, unicorns, flying monkeys... This summer, everything has changed - security fences are everywhere and Ordinary Farm is in no small danger. Shortly after Uncle Gideon declares he wants to leave the farm to Tyler and Lucinda, he goes missing, and the children suspe... read more
The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free. Until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her five-hour examination has just begun. The subject is close to her heart: Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. In a series of startling twists, Ana... read more
In these pages, Kevin Crossley-Holland visits the foreign land of childhood. First memories as a war-baby; starting a museum; being coached at Lord's; living above the spring line below the great chalk cross at Whiteleaf in the Chiltern Hills, and roaming in the beechwoods; holidays on the north Norfolk coast; falling under the spell of Arthurian legend...Above all, The Hidden Roads revolves a... read more
Eleven-year-old Arn is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They’re walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: the Killing Fields.Music will save him. Hope, luck and kindness will save him. This is his story.Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achingly raw and powerful novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace.
Jay is fifteen years old and a member of the Blake Street Boyz gang. With a knife in his pocket and his best friend Milk by his side, he spends his time fiercely defending their turf. He takes his lessons from the streets and thinks he knows everything about choices. Choose the right gang, and they will protect you. Choose the right clothes, the right chat, the right snacks and you will be res... read more
Being a leader is one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles we can take. Good leaders can create powerful teams that have huge impacts on companies, organisations, even the world!But it's not easy to be a leader, especially an effective one. It can be stressful and demanding, and many of us spend our time as a leader feeling like a fraud who will be soon found out.If you're struggling to... read more
Meet the Rat: A dancing, football-playing gangster-baiting ten-year-old. When she foresaw her father's death, she picked up her football and decided to head for New York. Meet her older brother Bob: Protector of the Rat, but more often her follower, he is determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for them both. On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and th... read more
Winner of the 2014 UKLA Award Deo is a great footballer, a fierce protector of his older brother, Innocent. His brother is easily nervous, easily happy but good at keeping score on the dusty fields of Zimbabwe where the boys play.Then Mugabe's soldiers come, destroying the only home the boys have known. Now, Deo has nothing but his brother, and a football stuffed with billions of worthless dol... read more
Twenty-five years ago the world changed forever. A great war, which had raged for three years ended, and the reign of the Demons began...Within the crumbling walls of Fire City, fifteen-year-old Martha is a member of the resistance, a small band of humans fighting for freedom in a lawless and horrifying new world. Amidst the chaos of battle arrives Jonah, a handsome stranger with a thirst for ... read more
South Africa is under attack from all sides when Elanza, a politically connected heiress blinded by disease and looking for love before it is too late, meets a naïve English boy. Ralph, eighteen and innocent, has accidentally stumbled upon Elanza – and South Africa’s biggest secret.When Ralph disappears into the darkest part of the Continent to walk home overland, a Swazi spy, the only black A... read more
What if your prank killed your best friend. Could you live with yourself?You try to forget and move on; you enrol in Army training, you want to make something of your life. The training is tough and it almost breaks you. But you survive; you know you’ll make a good soldier.Finally, when you’re out in Afghanistan, under enemy fire, you come face-to-face with your best friend’s brother. He still... read more
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