Rachael Harrison

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London, UK

A dedicated commissioning, project manager and editor with over a decades' worth of experience in-house at HarperCollins and Pearson.

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An experienced publishing professional with over a decades’ worth of experience commissioning, managing and editing high-quality resources. I've worked in house as both an editor and commissioning editor at major international publishing houses - including Elsevier, Pearson and HarperCollins. As well as commissioning I'm an excellent proofreader and copy-editor.

Over the years, I have worked across a variety of different subjects. For editorial work I specialise in the humanities, business and general subjects. For commissioning and project management, I'm happy to work across any sector. My background is in education and STM, but with substantial experience working on full-colour, illustrated textbooks I'm also very comfortable working on non-fiction and academic titles - after so many years working on education I'm actively seeking the opportunity to work on titles in different subject areas.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Entertainment
History
Publishing
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Travel
True Crime

Work experience

Freelance publishing profressional

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (10 months)

Offering publishing services. Current clients include Pearson and Hodder Education.

Commissioning Editor

Collins Learning
February, 2017 – August, 2018 (over 1 year)

Managed and maintained the Secondary Science list. Also managed various international resources, and some resources from the Secondary Maths list. I created high-quality proposals for new products and services in line with market requirements. This included proposals for areas where there was no current list publishing.

Checked and developed all manuscript, working with the author to ensure content was of the appropriate quality and suitable for publication.

Commissioning Editor

Pearson
January, 2015 – February, 2017 (about 2 years)

Managed and maintained lists for the vocational team, including business, economics and ICT. Produced new proposals for new products and services that met the market, and the qualification business', needs.

Project managed and delivered 400 high-quality free resources for the launch of a new BTEC qualification.

Senior Project Editor

Pearson
November, 2012 – December, 2015 (about 3 years)

Managed numerous titles for various subjects. Developed and checked content at every stage of the process, including proofreading every stage of each title. Approved thousands of pages for press and produced many high-quality print and digital products.

Development Editor

Elsevier
May, 2010 – November, 2012 (over 2 years)

Managed titles across dermatology, plastic surgery, immunology and infectious disease lists.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Edexcel AS/A level Business 5th edition Student Book and ActiveBook

Dave Hall, Carlo Raffo, Mr Dave Gray, Mr Alain Anderton, Rob Jones

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS and A levelSubject: BusinessFirst teaching: September 2015First exams: June 2017 This Student Book is accompanied by an ActiveBook (digital version of the Student Book) and covers both the AS and A level courses for the Edexcel Business specification from 2015. The Student Book contains clear signposted links and support for quantitative skills, synoptical, evaluat... read more

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS and A levelSubject: BusinessFirst teaching: September 2015First exams: June 2017 This Student Book is accompanied by an ActiveBook (digital version of the Student Book) and covers both the AS and A level courses for the Edexcel Business specification from 2015. The Student Book contains clear signposted links and support for quantitative skills, synoptical, evaluat... read more

Edexcel AS/A Level Economics Student book + Active Book (Edexcel GCE Economics 2015)

Mr Alain Anderton, Mr Dave Gray

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS and A levelSubject: EconomicsFirst teaching: September 2015First exams: June 2017 This Student Book + ActiveBook covers both the AS and A level courses for the Edexcel Economics 2015 specification. Written by Alain Anderton, it takes you through the essential content of the course and supports the development of quantitative skills, synopticity, evaluative and anal... read more

Exam Board: EdexcelLevel: AS and A levelSubject: EconomicsFirst teaching: September 2015First exams: June 2017 This Student Book + ActiveBook covers both the AS and A level courses for the Edexcel Economics 2015 specification. Written by Alain Anderton, it takes you through the essential content of the course and supports the development of quantitative skills, synopticity, evaluative and anal... read more

BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 + Activebook: For the 2016 specifications (BTEC Nationals Business 2016)

Ms Jenny Phillips, Ms Helen Coupland-Smith, Catherine Richards, Julie Smith, Ann Summerscales

Updates to BTEC National Set Tasks for external assessment - April 2017As a result of feedback from the Department for Education Pearson have made updates to the Set Tasks for some BTEC National qualifications. Therefore subsequent changes have been made to this product. If you have purchased this book before 13th April 2017, details of these changes can be found here., [link to www.pearsonfe.... read more

Updates to BTEC National Set Tasks for external assessment - April 2017As a result of feedback from the Department for Education Pearson have made updates to the Set Tasks for some BTEC National qualifications. Therefore subsequent changes have been made to this product. If you have purchased this book before 13th April 2017, details of these changes can be found here., [link to www.pearsonfe.... read more

Collins Cambridge AS & A Level – Cambridge International AS & A Level Digital Media and Design Student’s Book (Cambridge International Examinations)

Philip Veal, Steven Forsyth, Richard Brennan, Mike Acosta, Lesley Ann Davis, Natalie Procter, Mike Wyeld

BTEC First in Travel & Tourism Student Book (BTEC First Travel & Tourism)

Rachael Aston, Nicola Appleyard, Ms Gillian Dale, Mr Malcolm Jefferies, Andrew Kerr, Christine King, Mr Tom Rock, Ms Carol Spencer

Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Travel & Tourism specification*. Covers all core and mandatory units and a wide selection of optional units. (Units 1-10 in the Student Book and Units 11-13 on the Pearson website.) Each unit of the Student Book is presented in topics to ensure the content is accessible and engaging for learners., Covers of all the... read more

Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Travel & Tourism specification*. Covers all core and mandatory units and a wide selection of optional units. (Units 1-10 in the Student Book and Units 11-13 on the Pearson website.) Each unit of the Student Book is presented in topics to ensure the content is accessible and engaging for learners., Covers of all the... read more

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