Experienced professional editor in all fiction genres other than religious. Have written for middle grade and young adult. Authors have gone on to be shortlisted for major awards, have Amazon bestsellers and been picked up by agents and/or big-5 publishers.
All editing undertaken, from coaching, developmental or line editing, copy-editing and proofreading. Manuscript assessments, synopsis, blurb and query letter assessment.
Please see the attached portfolio for a broad spread of fiction genres.
In-house editor for Amazon's Writeon online platform, giving author critiques on contributors' submissions to the platform. Formed the inspiration for the popular OpeningLines writing website that started in 2018.
The secrets that bind a family can also destroy a family. The absorbing story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier'An intense tale of a family's heart-rending search for belonging' The Australian Women's Weekly'One of the best books I've read this year. I am still thinking about it' MELISSA ASHLEY, The Birdman's Wif... read more
The young adult comedy about love, lies and lists.“. . .this delightful, quirky book . . . A zany and satisfying story for fans of YA tales that pack as much humor as they do heart.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) When Sophy’s backpack is turtled, Russ finds a plus-minus list on a napkin stuck to the bottom of a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. He knows with certainty Sophy wrote it about hi... read more
In the aftermath of his chaotic ninety-nine-day administration, the ex-president escapes a blizzard of House committee hearings and grand jury investigations in Washington for a vacation in Moscow. While he arm-wrestles President Putin for world domination, his successor struggles to repair America’s shattered international relations and reunite a country riven by political, religious and ethn... read more
Edinburgh is meant to be a new start for the Gillespie family. Rachel has enrolled as a mature student at the university, while Andrew is spending more time with the kids. But Rachel's 'new start' morphs into 'new affair' with fellow student Ryan. Or is it Stevie? Either way, her lover is not what he seems. When his past surfaces in the guise of a name on a library ticket, the affair turns nas... read more
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONES YOU LOVE?A web of deceit. A life built on a lie. And a woman trying to atone for the wrongs of her past. Jez was only trying to protect his family.He didn’t mean to kill the intruder who broke in late one night.Maybe he should have called someone – but Alice didn’t want the police prying into their lives.Now she’s disappeared. Maybe with good reason.But... read more
Introduction to a nail-biting new thriller series which will have you on the edge of your seat! Perfect for fans of Lee Child, J. B. Turner, Mark Dawson and David Baldacci.Manchester, England 1996Ex-Royal Marine and Firefighter, Adam Sterling, rescues Kim from an inferno. She reminds him of someone in his past.Kim is being targeted by a violent arsonist, but why? She’s in witness protection, b... read more
Introduction to a nail-biting new thriller series which will have you on the edge of your seat! Perfect for fans of Lee Child, J. B. Turner, Mark Dawson and David Baldacci.London, England 1996Ex-Royal Marine Byron Mason is used to fighting for survival, but when he comes up against Gideon Metzler, a ruthless financier, he’s out of his comfort zone. He’s building a successful business to suppor... read more
June 1887. As the climax of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, Queen Victoria will join more than fifty foreign monarchs and heads of state, her peers of the realm and her ministers in a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. Spymasters in the newly created Special (Irish) Branch of Scotland Yard inform the Prime Minister that blood-oath Irish Republican fanatics vow to wipe out the Queen... read more
In the spring of 1887, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson find a cuckoo in their comfortable nest at 221b Baker Street when, after a chance encounter in Hyde Park, 12-year-old Winston Spencer-Churchill is dumped on them by his far from doting mother, Lady Randolph. Winston blossoms under the affectionate, if occasionally wary care of Watson. His developing detective skills and connections in So... read more
Mikey Cleary is a bright boy from a working class, Anglo-Irish family who lives in a confusion of worlds, each with its own senseless rules and bizarre inhabitants.Why does police sergeant 'Killer' Wells chase Jim the Bookie and never catch him? Why won't Mikey's father talk about the War? The streets around Mikey's house were flattened by the German bombers just twenty years before and everyo... read more
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Editorial Director at Wild Hunt Books. More than ten years' experience specialising in literary and commercial fiction.
Literary Agent and Freelance Editor with a decade of experience in traditional publishing, specializing in manuscript development.