■ I currently take on editing projects on a remote, freelance basis, primarily providing developmental edits for new fiction writers. I have also continued to work closely with DK, both writing and editing travel content. I was based in Toronto, Canada, prior to returning to the UK in December 2020, so I am comfortable working across a number of time zones.
■ I was a member of the DK Travel editorial team, where I looked after over titles across their bestselling Eyewitness list, including acting as a lead editor on initial titles for their relaunched series. I was responsible for coordinating the editorial update from beginning to end – from commissioning new content to carrying out final proofreading checks before print, as well as ensuring that all aspects of the update remained within budget.
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■ I worked within the PRH Children’s licensing team, looking after both fiction and non-fiction for brands across a range of age groups. As the primary editorial contact, I would put together a programme of what I suggested that we publish annually and then guide the proposed projects through to development – from costing formats with our production team to commissioning manuscripts, as well as editing and proofing the final text.
■ At Immediate I worked across five monthly titles, including the award-winning CBeebies Special magazine, which focuses on a different CBeebies brand every month. I was involved with all aspects of the editorial development, from contributing ideas at a flat plan to proofing the magazines before going to press.
■ I worked on the busy Disney magazines and annuals team, with my main editorial duties including writing original copy and subbing externally supplied pages to the in-house standard.