Hello. I'm Rich, and I’d love to work with you and your writing. My background is as a Commissioning Editor of non-fiction/memoir, crime/thriller and literary fiction at Quercus Books: an award-winning division of Hachette UK, Britain’s second-largest corporate trade publisher.
I have edited Booker-longlisted and Booker-shortlisted authors, Richard & Judy Book Club crime writers, and have commissioned Waterstones Thriller of the Month selections, BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks and
Sunday Times bestsellers. I have edited first-timers, old-hands and translations.
Although I value professional integrity above all else, I favour a personable approach over a formal or fusty one, and pride myself on bringing a sense of purpose and a sense of humour to everything I do. Moreover, all of my work is scrupulously monitored by my round-the-clock supervisor: a British Blue cat named Colin.
So . . . whether you wish to capture a literary agent’s imagination, scale an editor's towering to-read pile, polish up or trim down your manuscript ahead of submission or self-publication – or if you’re simply hankering for an honest opinion from an objective viewpoint – I'd love to hear from you.
- BA (1st Class Hons) Medieval and Modern History
Commissioning narrative non-fiction, literary fiction and crime/thriller for riverrun imprint.
Janklow & Nesbit UK
Working in the boutique UK outpost of America’s most prestigious literary agency.
Trainee at the UK’s most successful independent publisher of non-fiction.
Penguin Random House UK
Two internships at the heritage Viking imprint, within the UK’s largest corporate publishing house.
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