I'm now a freelance editor and literary agent, helping writers develop their voices and tell their most powerful stories. I'm particularly interested in marginalised voices and innovative forms, but happy to assist across a broad spectrum of genres and age-ranges. At the moment I'm only proofreading and copyediting around agenting, though I can take on shorter developmental edits and query letter reviews.
- Branford Boase shortlist 2016
- FutureBook 40 2018
Jo Unwin Literary Agency
Having spent ten years commissioning and editing books for young people, I’m now actively growing a list of writers in fiction and non-fiction, with a particular focus on children’s and YA but also extending into adult work across many styles and genres. My clients include Eliza Clark, Caleb Femi, Lucy Cuthew, Jack Meggitt-Phillips and Bethany Rutter.
Roald Dahl Story Company UK Ltd
I had full financial and strategic responsibility for global publishing activity across 47 territories and in 62 languages, with a focus on English Language publishing. In close collaboration with the estate's literary agents, I was responsible for the evolution, protection and development of global publishing identity and income across print and digital, for both adult and children’s titles.
Egmont UK Ltd
Co-running department strategy; commissioning, editing and project-managing authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Laura Ellen Anderson, Kevin & Katie Tsang and Katy Birchall, as well as a number of debut authors and project publications. I also ran editorial and brand strategy on Egmont's Enid Blyton list.
Simon & Schuster UK
Commissioning, editing and project-managing authors such as Adam Silvera, Darren Shan, Becca Fitzpatrick, Gayle Forman, Michelle Harrison, Amy Alward, Laura Bates, Michelle Harrison and C. J. Flood, as well as a number of debut authors and project publications.
Random House Children's Books
Editing and project-managing authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Steve Cole, Chris Ryan, Richard Hammond and Bear Grylls.
Editorial, publishing strategy and project management across a broad spectrum of publications, with a focus on fiction for children and young adults. All stages of development and delivery, from creative conception to structural development, through to copy editing and proofreading. Working with self-publishing authors, as well as Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Faber, Egmont, Scholastic, Stripes, Walker Books and Knights Of.
Puffin Books, Penguin Children's
Co-editing work by authors such as Rick Riordan, Melvin Burgess and Steven Butler.
Scholastic Clubs & Fairs
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