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Paul Martin

Paul Martin - Editor

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

Experienced editor of educational publishing materials, history specialist but with cross-subject experience, formerly of Pearson Education.

Overview

An experienced development editor, with a strong background in educational publishing. I am a history specialist but have experience across a range of subjects and resource types, including text books, teaching materials and digital resources at Key Stages 2-5, and books (fiction and non-fiction) for reluctant readers aged 8-14. Most recently of Pearson Education, I have worked on Edexcel's KS3, KS4 and KS5 History resources, other Humanities titles, Exploring Science, A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies, English Progress and Longman School Shakespeare. Before that, I worked for Badger Learning, helping to build up their publishing list from scratch, including series such as Full Flight, Under the Skin, Between the Lines, Class Act Plays, and Primary RE and Geography, as well as a wealth of teaching materials.

I can offer editorial management, development, copy-editing, proof-reading, fact-checking, permissions guidance and clearance, photography and photo research. I can also assist with market research and trialling.

When I went freelance, a number of my authors were very glad to have me back working with them: "A superb editor... painstaking approach to getting books right for the classroom is not something you often come across any more." (Author) "I was very pleased to hear that you would be my development editor." (Author)

I am also an avid reader of historical fiction and fantasy novels.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference History

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

History specialist, but with 15 years’ experience across a range of subjects at Key Stages 1-5, able to offer:
• Content development and editorial/author management
• Market and competitor research, trialling
• Copy-editing, proof-reading, fact-checking
• Picture research, photography, text clearance

Senior Content and Learning Specialist

Pearson Education
March, 2008 – December, 2016 (almost 9 years)

I led a team of up to 6 internal editors plus external freelancers, developing History resources for UK schools. I also worked previously in the Science and English teams, as well as Humanities.

• Responsible for project planning: schedules, budgets and allocation of resources.
• Conduct market research and trial products, develop relations with stakeholders.
• Assist with commissioning, assessing quality of draft delivery, and efficacy reviews.
• Lead History editorial team to deliver projects to quality, time and budget.
• Responsible for projects from manuscript development (key focus) to delivery.
• Manage and brief contributors / freelancers, develop and support junior editors.

Editor

Badger Learning
January, 2002 – March, 2008 (about 6 years)

I oversaw the growth of the publishing list from practically nothing to around 450 titles, establishing Badger’s excellent name in educational publishing. I was the sole editor, responsible for developing each project from manuscript to delivery, alongside the publisher (across a wide range of subjects). This included clearing permissions, photo research, briefing artists and designers, and also working on marketing materials and attending conferences and BETT. I worked very closely with the publisher, and often with our less experienced authors, and – as a new role – had to create processes and ways of working as I developed into the role.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Communist states in the 20th century Student Book (Edexcel GCE History 2015)

Steve Phillips, Ben Gregory, Nigel Bushnell

This book covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities

This book covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Warfare through time, c1250Ðpresent Student Book (EDEXCEL GCSE HISTORY (9-1))

Paul Shuter, John Child

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: GCSESubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: Summer 2018 Series Editor: Angela LeonardThis Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop c... read more

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: GCSESubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: Summer 2018 Series Editor: Angela LeonardThis Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop c... read more

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060Ð1088 Student Book (EDEXCEL GCSE HISTORY (9-1))

Rob Bircher

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: GCSESubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: Summer 2018Series Editor:Angela LeonardThis Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop con... read more

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: GCSESubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: Summer 2018Series Editor:Angela LeonardThis Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop con... read more

Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the 20th century Student Book (Edexcel GCE History 2015)

Derrick Murphy, Stuart Clayton

This book covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities

This book covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities

Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Revolutions in early modern and modern Europe Student Book (Edexcel GCE History 2015)

Allan White, Daniel Nuttall, Oliver Bullock

This book covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities

This book covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Spain and the ‘New World’, c1490–1555 Student Book (EDEXCEL GCSE HISTORY (9-1))

Rosemary Rees

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: GCSESubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: Summer 2018 Series Editor: Angela LeonardThis Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop c... read more

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: GCSESubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2016First exams: Summer 2018 Series Editor: Angela LeonardThis Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop c... read more

Edexcel A2 Drama and Theatre Studies Student Book

John Davey, Stephen Lewis, Carolyn Carnaghan, Alan Evans

Edexcel's own resources for the GCE 2008 specifications.

Edexcel's own resources for the GCE 2008 specifications.

English Progress: Teacher's File Levels 4-6 Bk. 2: Teacher's File Bk. 2

Geoff Barton, Ms Clare Constant, Ms Emma Lee, Ms Claire Austin-Macrae, Mrs Bernadette Carroll, Mrs Elizabeth Lockwood

Christian Beliefs and Issues (Badger KS3 Religious Studies)

Mike Keene

What do Christians believe? What are the major issues of today for Christians? "Christian Beliefs and Issues" contains 60 units, including: worship, life after death, religion and science, attitudes to animals, HIV and AIDS, wealth and poverty, war, environmental issues, and euthanasia.

What do Christians believe? What are the major issues of today for Christians? "Christian Beliefs and Issues" contains 60 units, including: worship, life after death, religion and science, attitudes to animals, HIV and AIDS, wealth and poverty, war, environmental issues, and euthanasia.

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