Rosemonde Stuart

Rosemonde Stuart - Editor

Bristol, UK

Ex Editor at HarperCollins Publishers and Senior Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books, now freelance.

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Overview

Experienced editor and children's publishing specialist, currently taking on desk editorial projects in a freelance capacity, including structural edits,copy editing, proofreading and copy writing.
I also work as a literary scout, reading and reporting on manuscripts on submission, liaising with publishers and agents to find potential new authors and books for publication.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Music
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult

Certifications

  • PGCE

Work experience

Senior Editor

HarperCollins Publishers
January, 2006 – January, 2012 (about 6 years)

Senior Editor, working across the children's fiction and picture books lists, collaborating with a wide variety of debut and established authors and illustrators and working on all aspects of publication including:
➢ Structural editing, copy editing and proof reading and liaising with authors on all elements of the text
➢ High levels of author and agent care
➢ Generating strategic ideas on how we should publish new acquisitions in terms of the market and competition and reading all submissions
➢ Guiding each book towards publication, and beyond, liaising with Art, Design, Production, Contracts, Sales, Marketing, Publicity and Rights
➢ Briefing covers, writing cover copy and selling copy, creating titles and shoutlines

Editor, Non-Fiction

HarperCollins Publishers
January, 2006 – January, 2008 (about 2 years)

Editor working across the celebrity memoir and lifestyle lists.
➢ Structural editing, copy editing and proof reading and liaising with authors and ghostwriters on all elements of the text and images
➢ Attending photoshoots and working with designers on visual contents of each publication
➢ Recruiting ghostwriters
➢ High levels of author and agent care
➢ Generating strategic ideas on how we should publish new acquisitions in terms of the market and competition and reading all submissions
➢ Guiding each book towards publication, and beyond, liaising with Art, Design, Production, Contracts, Sales, Marketing, Publicity and Rights
➢ Briefing covers, writing cover copy and selling copy, creating titles and shoutlines

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Gordon Ramsay's Playing with Fire

Gordon Ramsay

Not a sausage. That is what Gordon Ramsay had when he started out as a chef, working 16-hour days, six days a week. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, he didn't think he'd one day be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire.

Not a sausage. That is what Gordon Ramsay had when he started out as a chef, working 16-hour days, six days a week. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, he didn't think he'd one day be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire.

The Way We Were: Remembering Diana

Paul Burrell

Paul Burrell served Diana, Princess of Wales, as her faithful butler from 1987 until her death in 1997. He was much more than an employee: he was her right-hand man, confidant and friend. She described him as 'the only man she ever trusted.'As the world prepares for the official inquest into her death, The Way We Were marks an intense period of reflection by ensuring the spirit, warmth and cha... read more

Paul Burrell served Diana, Princess of Wales, as her faithful butler from 1987 until her death in 1997. He was much more than an employee: he was her right-hand man, confidant and friend. She described him as 'the only man she ever trusted.'As the world prepares for the official inquest into her death, The Way We Were marks an intense period of reflection by ensuring the spirit, warmth and cha... read more

I Heart School (Martha and the Bunny Brothers)

Clara Vulliamy

It's Martha's first day of school! It's all so exciting! She needs to choose the perfect first-day-at-school outfit and decide what to pack in her new school bag, which is proving quite tricky. Trouble is, she may be able to take her snowdome and her fairy wings, but she has to leave behind her little bunny brothers.

It's Martha's first day of school! It's all so exciting! She needs to choose the perfect first-day-at-school outfit and decide what to pack in her new school bag, which is proving quite tricky. Trouble is, she may be able to take her snowdome and her fairy wings, but she has to leave behind her little bunny brothers.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Buggy Book

Judith Kerr

Bringing this perennial children's classic to a younger audience with this wonderful portable edition, while out and about or relaxing at home. The perfect way to introduce Judith Kerr to the youngest generation. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! No... read more

Bringing this perennial children's classic to a younger audience with this wonderful portable edition, while out and about or relaxing at home. The perfect way to introduce Judith Kerr to the youngest generation. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! No... read more

Shine

Kate Maryon

A wonderful novel from a major new voice in tween girl fiction, with a stunning new cover look.Tiff's mum is a thief and she's about to get caught…Twelve-year-old Tiff loves her mum, Carla, who is glitzy and fun and always coming home with shiny new amazing stuff. The trouble is, Tiff's mum doesn't buy things, she takes them. The fact is, Tiff's mum is a thief…When Carla gets caught, Tiff’s sh... read more

A wonderful novel from a major new voice in tween girl fiction, with a stunning new cover look.Tiff's mum is a thief and she's about to get caught…Twelve-year-old Tiff loves her mum, Carla, who is glitzy and fun and always coming home with shiny new amazing stuff. The trouble is, Tiff's mum doesn't buy things, she takes them. The fact is, Tiff's mum is a thief…When Carla gets caught, Tiff’s sh... read more

Broken Soup

Jenny Valentine

When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

Iggy & Me on Holiday (Iggy and Me)

Jenny Valentine, Joe Berger

From the author of Me, the Missing, and the Dead, adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo This is the third outing for these endearing siblings, and this time they’re full of plans for the school holidays. Will they go camping, or to the seaside? Or have Mum and Dad got something entirely different up their sleeves? Whatever they do, readers can be sure of plenty of laug... read more

From the author of Me, the Missing, and the Dead, adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo This is the third outing for these endearing siblings, and this time they’re full of plans for the school holidays. Will they go camping, or to the seaside? Or have Mum and Dad got something entirely different up their sleeves? Whatever they do, readers can be sure of plenty of laug... read more

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