Rebecca Millar

Rebecca Millar - Editor Tick

Former Penguin editor with over 3 years' experience in structural edits, copy-editing and proofreading, specialising in crime and thriller.

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Overview

Freelance editor with over three years’ experience in the commercial publishing industry working for Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. Expertise in structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading, across both fiction and non-fiction, specialising in crime and thriller genres. I have worked with both high-profile established authors as well as debut writers, just starting out. One of the best parts of my job is getting to work closely with an author, coming to understand their writing and working together to make their manuscript the best it can be.

The world is full of stories, and the best part of being an editor is helping people to tell their own tales and to have their voices heard, whatever form that might take. Let me help you find your voice and get your story told.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Publishing
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Copy-editing - Publishing Training Centre
  • Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (3 months)

With over three years’ experience in the commercial publishing industry, working with household names as well as debut authors, I can’t wait to work with authors to help find their voices and create captivating writing.

I have expertise in all levels of editing including structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading, across both fiction and non-fiction. Specialising in crime and thriller, I'm always excited to hear about new projects, so whether you just have a spark of an idea or have already written your first manuscript, get in touch about how we can help you on the next stage of your writing journey.

The world is full of stories, and the best part of being an editor is helping people to tell their own tales and to have their voices heard, whatever form that might take.

Let me help you find your voice and get your story told.

Recent clients include Penguin Random House UK, HarperCollins UK and a number of independent authors and publishers.

Freelance Editor

HarperCollins
January, 2019 – Present (3 months)

Working closely with the Mills and Boon team, I work on romance titles across the list at various stages of the editorial process including editorial assessment, developmental edit, line edit and copy edit.

Editor

Penguin Random House UK
February, 2016 – Present (about 3 years)

Close editorial work across a range of titles and genres both fiction and non-fiction, namely psychological thriller and crime. Examples include but not limited to:

Sherlock: The Fire Brigade Dog – Paul Osborne (Century 2018)
The Kingfisher Secret – Anonymous (Century 2018)
Come Back for Me – Heidi Perks (Century, 2019)
My Name is Anna – Lizzy Barber (Century, 2019)
The Nanny – Gilly Macmillan (Century, 2019)
Gone By Midnight – Candice Fox (Century, 2019)
Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds – Gwenda Bond (Century, 2019)
The Fifth Girl – Georgia Fancett (Century, 2020)

Editorial Assistant - March 2016–January 2018
Assistant Editor - January 2018–May 2018
Editor - May 2018– January 2019

Editorial Assistant

Troubador Publishing Ltd
May, 2015 – February, 2016 (9 months)

· High-quality proofreading and copy-editing of manuscripts, working across a range of genres from personal memoir, crime, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, children's and picture books.
· Responsible for the smooth running of the editorial department, including management of workflow and extensive freelance database, alongside invoicing of clients and end-of-month figures.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Nanny

Gilly Macmillan

'With its buried secrets, shifting allegiances, and creeping sense of dread, The Nanny pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion. I absolutely loved it!' Shari Lapena___________________Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt loves her nanny more than her own mother.When her nanny disappears one summer night, Jo never gets over the loss.Thirty years on, now a young widow with a daughter of her own,... read more

'With its buried secrets, shifting allegiances, and creeping sense of dread, The Nanny pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion. I absolutely loved it!' Shari Lapena___________________Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt loves her nanny more than her own mother.When her nanny disappears one summer night, Jo never gets over the loss.Thirty years on, now a young widow with a daughter of her own,... read more

The Kingfisher Secret

ANONYMOUS

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

Gwenda Bond

A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of ... read more

A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of ... read more

Sherlock: The Fire Brigade Dog

Paul Osborne

***As seen in the Daily Mail and on ITV London News***____________________ The incredible true story of Sherlock, the brave dog with a nose for saving lives. Firefighter Paul Osborne works with the Fire Investigation Dog unit, where he handles Sherlock – an excitable, bright-eyed cocker spaniel.What makes Sherlock different? He’s the most talented investigative dog the Fire Brigade has ever pr... read more

***As seen in the Daily Mail and on ITV London News***____________________ The incredible true story of Sherlock, the brave dog with a nose for saving lives. Firefighter Paul Osborne works with the Fire Investigation Dog unit, where he handles Sherlock – an excitable, bright-eyed cocker spaniel.What makes Sherlock different? He’s the most talented investigative dog the Fire Brigade has ever pr... read more

My Name is Anna

Lizzy Barber

_________________________________Two women – desperate to unlock the truth.How far will they go to lay the past to rest? ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park. She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection ... read more

_________________________________Two women – desperate to unlock the truth.How far will they go to lay the past to rest? ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park. She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection ... read more

Gone by Midnight

Candice Fox

____________________They left four children safe upstairs.They came back to three.__________________On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that none of them left the... read more

____________________They left four children safe upstairs.They came back to three.__________________On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that none of them left the... read more

Come Back For Me

Heidi Perks

____________________________A shocking discovery. An island wrapped in secrets. A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body. For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking, as the body is found in the garden of her childhood home. The home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago. Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stell... read more

____________________________A shocking discovery. An island wrapped in secrets. A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body. For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking, as the body is found in the garden of her childhood home. The home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago. Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stell... read more

Now You See Her: The compulsive thriller you need to read

Heidi Perks

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShe was your responsibility. And now she's missing.‘I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning’ Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of THEN SHE WAS GONE ‘The term “unputdownable” gets bandied around quite often in the book world – but believe us when we say this novel is the real deal’ Heat ‘A gripping tale of friendship and... read more

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShe was your responsibility. And now she's missing.‘I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning’ Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of THEN SHE WAS GONE ‘The term “unputdownable” gets bandied around quite often in the book world – but believe us when we say this novel is the real deal’ Heat ‘A gripping tale of friendship and... read more

The Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame

David Squires

‘A fresh look at the beautiful game’ - NMEWelcome back to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires.Most football fans can only dream of pulling on the shirt of their favourite team and running out in front of thousands of adoring fans. Pitch invaders aside, few of us get to experience that adrenalin rush. Of those who do make it as a professional footballer, even fewer realise the gidd... read more

‘A fresh look at the beautiful game’ - NMEWelcome back to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires.Most football fans can only dream of pulling on the shirt of their favourite team and running out in front of thousands of adoring fans. Pitch invaders aside, few of us get to experience that adrenalin rush. Of those who do make it as a professional footballer, even fewer realise the gidd... read more

Keep Smiling Through: My Wartime Story

Dame Vera Lynn, Virginia Lewis-Jones

In the year of her 100th birthday, Dame Vera Lynn's fascinating and life-affirming wartime memoir from the forces' sweetheart's of her adventures entertaining the troops in far-flung Burma.'I was just twenty-seven years old when I went to Burma. It was an experience that changed my life for ever. Up until that time I had not really travelled anywhere at all, apart from one touring visit to Hol... read more

In the year of her 100th birthday, Dame Vera Lynn's fascinating and life-affirming wartime memoir from the forces' sweetheart's of her adventures entertaining the troops in far-flung Burma.'I was just twenty-seven years old when I went to Burma. It was an experience that changed my life for ever. Up until that time I had not really travelled anywhere at all, apart from one touring visit to Hol... read more

Around the World in Cut-Outs

Paperboyo

See the world differently...'Paperboyo sees things other people don’t see, in places they wouldn’t dream to look … He’s ace!' – Rankin, British portrait and fashion photographer'Fabulous little book' – Daily MailAround the World in Cut Outs is a bright, fun and beautiful collection of the talents of the Instagram star, Rich McCor or Paperboyo as he is better known. Setting out one day to photo... read more

See the world differently...'Paperboyo sees things other people don’t see, in places they wouldn’t dream to look … He’s ace!' – Rankin, British portrait and fashion photographer'Fabulous little book' – Daily MailAround the World in Cut Outs is a bright, fun and beautiful collection of the talents of the Instagram star, Rich McCor or Paperboyo as he is better known. Setting out one day to photo... read more

Love Your Plot: Gardens Inspired by Nature

Harry Rich, David Rich

Fusing conceptual architectural design with the beauty of the natural landscape, twice Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners and stars of BBC's Garden Rescue Harry and David Rich are here to show you how you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful Eden, no matter what plot you have.As the youngest ever gold-medal winners for a main show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show and co-stars... read more

Fusing conceptual architectural design with the beauty of the natural landscape, twice Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners and stars of BBC's Garden Rescue Harry and David Rich are here to show you how you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful Eden, no matter what plot you have.As the youngest ever gold-medal winners for a main show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show and co-stars... read more

Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

Timothy Zahn

______________________________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERGrand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.“I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.” Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the E... read more

______________________________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERGrand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.“I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.” Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the E... read more

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