I'm a commissioning editor at Unbound, an award-winning publisher behind books like Letters of Note, The Wake and The Good Immigrant. We've funded over 160 books and won the Bookseller Book of the Year, the PEN Ackerley Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize and been shortlisted for the Booker, Goldsmiths and Folio Prize.
My job involves assessing manuscripts and proposals from authors and agents to find the ones I'm passionate about. I work with the author to pitch their book to potential readers on our website. Once the book is funded, I typically provide two rounds of edits - the first a bigger picture editorial review and the second a line by line edit, if required. I then manage the book through to publication while it is being copyedit, typeset and proofread to answer any queries and take in any corrections.
I worked primarily on the Faber and Faber classics list, learning the basic nuts and bolts of editing and publishing.
Worked at various branches of Waterstones selling books while I completed my MA in Publishing.
Selling books at Ireland's best bookshop. With no computer database of stock, working here is the bookselling equivalent to cab driver's 'The Knowledge'.
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