Dan Shutt

Dan Shutt - Editor

London, UK

History, politics and economics specialist with a long list of titles for the world's best publishers.

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Overview

Obscure history and nuanced political theory are my bread and butter. My editing always aims to preserve the author's voice, for nobody is better at telling the story than the storyteller – I just make sure that spelling, grammar, punctuation and rhythm are perfect along the way.

It's very easy to work with me and I'm happy to guide you through the whole self-publishing process if that's what you're after. I'm the editor you need!

Current and past clients include Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis, Thomson Reuters, Goldsmiths Press, Zed Books and many academic journals and independent publishers.

Get in touch – I'd love to hear about your project.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Economics
History
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Philosophy
Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Classics
Poetry

Certifications

  • Law (LLB)

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
April, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

A long list of big, small, corporate and individual clients has seen me editing everything from medieval poetry collections and graphic novels to intricate economic analysis and epic histories of Eastern political philosophy.

Most of my titles go on to become key texts in their field.

Production Editor

IB Tauris
September, 2015 – July, 2016 (10 months)

Project management and production co-ordination for titles covering history, politics, economics and current affairs.

IB Tauris is a highly respected publisher of niche history and cultural studies.

Editorial Assistant

Thomson Reuters
July, 2014 – September, 2015 (about 1 year)

The editorial workhorse and writing expert for materials published by Thomson Reuters' Practical Law service, aimed at practising lawyers and legal academics.

Commissioning Editor

Bradshaw Books
January, 2014 – June, 2014 (5 months)

The commissioning of poetry collections, project management, editing and launch parties.

Portfolio (40 selected works)

Speech and Society in Turbulent Times: Freedom of Expression in Comparative Perspective

This volume explores how societies are addressing challenging questions about the relationship between expression, traditional and societal values, and the transformations introduced by new information communications technologies. It seeks to identify alternative approaches to the role of speech and expression in the organization of societies as well as efforts to shape the broader global info... read more

This volume explores how societies are addressing challenging questions about the relationship between expression, traditional and societal values, and the transformations introduced by new information communications technologies. It seeks to identify alternative approaches to the role of speech and expression in the organization of societies as well as efforts to shape the broader global info... read more

The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression presents the current state of knowledge related to the study of violent behaviors and aggression. An important extension of the first Handbook published ten years ago, the second edition maintains a distinctly cross-disciplinary focus by representing the newest scholarship and insights from behavior genetics, cross-cultural comparative ... read more

The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression presents the current state of knowledge related to the study of violent behaviors and aggression. An important extension of the first Handbook published ten years ago, the second edition maintains a distinctly cross-disciplinary focus by representing the newest scholarship and insights from behavior genetics, cross-cultural comparative ... read more

Courts and Democracies in Asia (Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy)

Po Jen Yap

What is the relationship between the strength of a country's democracy and the ability of its courts to address deficiencies in the electoral process? Drawing a distinction between democracies that can be characterised as 'dominant-party' (for example Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), 'dynamic' (for example India, South Korea, and Taiwan), and 'fragile' (for example Thailand, Pakistan ,and ... read more

What is the relationship between the strength of a country's democracy and the ability of its courts to address deficiencies in the electoral process? Drawing a distinction between democracies that can be characterised as 'dominant-party' (for example Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), 'dynamic' (for example India, South Korea, and Taiwan), and 'fragile' (for example Thailand, Pakistan ,and ... read more

The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History

Anne C. Bailey

In 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale. Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, ... read more

In 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale. Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, ... read more

Redefining European Economic Integration (Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy)

Dariusz Adamski

European economic integration has relied on policies intended to make the European Union strong and resilient economically, socially and politically. The Eurozone crisis and Brexit have demonstrated, however, how fragile this hope was and how contested reforms to the major European economic policies have become. Dariusz Adamski explains the evolution of these policies - from the Economic and M... read more

European economic integration has relied on policies intended to make the European Union strong and resilient economically, socially and politically. The Eurozone crisis and Brexit have demonstrated, however, how fragile this hope was and how contested reforms to the major European economic policies have become. Dariusz Adamski explains the evolution of these policies - from the Economic and M... read more

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Language: The Legacy of the Philosophical Investigations

Thomas McNally

Throughout his philosophical development, Wittgenstein was more concerned with language than with any other topic. No other philosopher has been as influential on our understanding of the deep problems surrounding language, and yet the true significance of his writing on the subject is difficult to assess, since most of the current debates regarding language tend to overlook his work. In this ... read more

Throughout his philosophical development, Wittgenstein was more concerned with language than with any other topic. No other philosopher has been as influential on our understanding of the deep problems surrounding language, and yet the true significance of his writing on the subject is difficult to assess, since most of the current debates regarding language tend to overlook his work. In this ... read more

Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes: Stories from a Silver Age

Michael Meylac

The Ballets Russes was perhaps the most iconic, yet at the same time mysterious, ballet company of the twentieth century. Inspired by the unique vision of their founder Sergei Diaghilev, the company gained a large international following. In the mid-twentieth century – during the tumultuous years of World War II and the Cold War – the Ballets Russes companies kept the spirit and traditions of ... read more

The Ballets Russes was perhaps the most iconic, yet at the same time mysterious, ballet company of the twentieth century. Inspired by the unique vision of their founder Sergei Diaghilev, the company gained a large international following. In the mid-twentieth century – during the tumultuous years of World War II and the Cold War – the Ballets Russes companies kept the spirit and traditions of ... read more

The Design of Urban Manufacturing

Nina Rappaport, Robert N. Lane

American cities are rediscovering the economic and social value of urban manufacturing. However, urban manufacturing is often invisible and poorly understood in terms of urban design, architecture, and policy. The Design of Urban Manufacturing brings a multidisciplinary approach to a new complex reality that urban manufacturing now sits squarely at the intersection of research, education, and ... read more

American cities are rediscovering the economic and social value of urban manufacturing. However, urban manufacturing is often invisible and poorly understood in terms of urban design, architecture, and policy. The Design of Urban Manufacturing brings a multidisciplinary approach to a new complex reality that urban manufacturing now sits squarely at the intersection of research, education, and ... read more

Music, Language and Identity in Greece: Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London Book 21)

The national element in music has been the subject of important studies, yet the scholarly framework has remained restricted almost exclusively to the field of music studies. This volume brings together experts from different fields (musicology, literary theory and modern Greek studies), who investi- gate the links that connect music, language and national identity, focusing on the Greek paradigm... read more

The national element in music has been the subject of important studies, yet the scholarly framework has remained restricted almost exclusively to the field of music studies. This volume brings together experts from different fields (musicology, literary theory and modern Greek studies), who investi- gate the links that connect music, language and national identity, focusing on the Greek paradigm... read more

The Essentials of Instructional Design

Abbie Brown, Timothy D. Green

The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition introduces the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID. The key procedures within the ID process―learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement and evaluating the success of the in... read more

The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition introduces the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID. The key procedures within the ID process―learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement and evaluating the success of the in... read more

The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society (Earthscan Water Text)

Arjen Y. Hoekstra

Using the water footprint concept, this impactful book aids our understanding of how we can reduce water consumption and pollution to sustainable levels. Since the publication of the first edition, the question of how to reduce our water footprint has become even more urgent. Freshwater scarcity is increasingly perceived as a global systemic risk and overconsumption of water is widespread. The... read more

Using the water footprint concept, this impactful book aids our understanding of how we can reduce water consumption and pollution to sustainable levels. Since the publication of the first edition, the question of how to reduce our water footprint has become even more urgent. Freshwater scarcity is increasingly perceived as a global systemic risk and overconsumption of water is widespread. The... read more

Rethinking Research in the Art Museum

Emily Pringle

Rethinking Research in the Art Museum presents an original and radical perspective on how research can function as an agent of change in art museums today. The book analyses a range of art organisations and draws on numerous interviews with museum professionals to outline the limitations of existing models of museum research.Arguing for a more democratic formulation in tune with the current ne... read more

Rethinking Research in the Art Museum presents an original and radical perspective on how research can function as an agent of change in art museums today. The book analyses a range of art organisations and draws on numerous interviews with museum professionals to outline the limitations of existing models of museum research.Arguing for a more democratic formulation in tune with the current ne... read more

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America: 2014

Kant Patel

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality th... read more

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality th... read more

The Politics of Military Families: State, Work Organizations, and the Rise of the Negotiation Household (Cass Military Studies)

This book examines the politics of military families in relation to the tensions between the state, military organization, and private life.It elaborates on the tensions between the advent of challenging worldwide deployment for the military and the prominence of the home front. The volume aims to understand the dynamics of conflict and change within triad figurations at the macro (society), m... read more

This book examines the politics of military families in relation to the tensions between the state, military organization, and private life.It elaborates on the tensions between the advent of challenging worldwide deployment for the military and the prominence of the home front. The volume aims to understand the dynamics of conflict and change within triad figurations at the macro (society), m... read more

Materialism

Robin Brown

The doctrine of materialism is one of the most controversial in the history of ideas. For much of its history it has been aligned with toleration and enlightened thinking, but it has also aroused strong, often violent, passions amongst both its opponents and proponents. This book explores the development of materialism in an engaging and thought-provoking way and defends the form it takes in t... read more

The doctrine of materialism is one of the most controversial in the history of ideas. For much of its history it has been aligned with toleration and enlightened thinking, but it has also aroused strong, often violent, passions amongst both its opponents and proponents. This book explores the development of materialism in an engaging and thought-provoking way and defends the form it takes in t... read more

Postdevelopment in Practice (Routledge Critical Development Studies)

Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas where it has failed in its objectives, whilst also pushing beyond theory to uncover alternatives in practice. This book reflects a rich and diverse range of experience in postdevel... read more

Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas where it has failed in its objectives, whilst also pushing beyond theory to uncover alternatives in practice. This book reflects a rich and diverse range of experience in postdevel... read more

The Soviet Colossus

Michael G. Kort

The Soviet Colossus revisits the turning points in Russia’s modern history, from the fall of the tsarist regime to the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship and Stalinist totalitarianism; the reforms and counter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev to the reform program of Mikhail Gorbachev and the resultant collapse of the Soviet Union; and from the effort to build a democratic and free-m... read more

The Soviet Colossus revisits the turning points in Russia’s modern history, from the fall of the tsarist regime to the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship and Stalinist totalitarianism; the reforms and counter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev to the reform program of Mikhail Gorbachev and the resultant collapse of the Soviet Union; and from the effort to build a democratic and free-m... read more

Quagmire in Civil War

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Our understanding of civil war is shot through with the spectre of quagmire, a situation that traps belligerents, compounding and entrenching war's dangers. Despite the subject's importance, its causes are obscure. A pervasive "folk" notion that quagmire is intrinsic to certain countries or wars has foreclosed inquiry, and scholarship has failed to identify quagmire as an object of study in it... read more

Our understanding of civil war is shot through with the spectre of quagmire, a situation that traps belligerents, compounding and entrenching war's dangers. Despite the subject's importance, its causes are obscure. A pervasive "folk" notion that quagmire is intrinsic to certain countries or wars has foreclosed inquiry, and scholarship has failed to identify quagmire as an object of study in it... read more

Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi

Sungmoon Kim

Surprisingly little is known about what ancient Confucian thinkers struggled with in their own social and political contexts and how these struggles contributed to the establishment and further development of classical Confucian political theory. Leading scholar of comparative political theory, Sungmoon Kim offers a systematic philosophical account of the political theories of Mencius and Xunz... read more

Surprisingly little is known about what ancient Confucian thinkers struggled with in their own social and political contexts and how these struggles contributed to the establishment and further development of classical Confucian political theory. Leading scholar of comparative political theory, Sungmoon Kim offers a systematic philosophical account of the political theories of Mencius and Xunz... read more

The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics

Davin L. Phoenix

Anger is a powerful mobilizing force in American politics on both sides of the political aisle, but does it motivate all groups equally? This book offers a new conceptualization of anger as a political resource that mobilizes black and white Americans differentially to exacerbate political inequality. Drawing on survey data from the last forty years, experiments, and rhetoric analysis, Phoenix... read more

Anger is a powerful mobilizing force in American politics on both sides of the political aisle, but does it motivate all groups equally? This book offers a new conceptualization of anger as a political resource that mobilizes black and white Americans differentially to exacerbate political inequality. Drawing on survey data from the last forty years, experiments, and rhetoric analysis, Phoenix... read more

Brexit: Its Necessity and Challenge

Tony Kosuge

With the arrival of the 21st century, many in the City of London believed a new Golden Age of Capitalism was finally approaching. All the ambitious projects of the Big Bang were remarkably progressing across the globe. As pay scales in the financial sector continued to climb, there seemed little to worry about...until one dreadful day in 2008. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, things we... read more

With the arrival of the 21st century, many in the City of London believed a new Golden Age of Capitalism was finally approaching. All the ambitious projects of the Big Bang were remarkably progressing across the globe. As pay scales in the financial sector continued to climb, there seemed little to worry about...until one dreadful day in 2008. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, things we... read more

The Political Economy of Housing Financialization (Comparative Political Economy)

Gregory W. Fuller

The US subprime mortgage crisis that nearly brought the global financial system to its knees clearly showed that household debt management, particularly of mortgage debt, in the chain of promises to repay borrowed money, is critical for the stability of the national and international macroeconomy.Greg Fuller explores the growing role of mortgage markets in the macroeconomy and provides a compa... read more

The US subprime mortgage crisis that nearly brought the global financial system to its knees clearly showed that household debt management, particularly of mortgage debt, in the chain of promises to repay borrowed money, is critical for the stability of the national and international macroeconomy.Greg Fuller explores the growing role of mortgage markets in the macroeconomy and provides a compa... read more

Atomic Junction: Nuclear Power in Africa after Independence

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

After Atomic Junction, along the Haatso-Atomic Road there lies the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, home to Africa's first nuclear programme after independence. Travelling along this road, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare gathers together stories of conflict and compromise on an African nuclear frontier. She speaks with a generation of African scientists who became captivated with 'the atom' and studied ... read more

After Atomic Junction, along the Haatso-Atomic Road there lies the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, home to Africa's first nuclear programme after independence. Travelling along this road, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare gathers together stories of conflict and compromise on an African nuclear frontier. She speaks with a generation of African scientists who became captivated with 'the atom' and studied ... read more

Phone & Spear: A Yuta Anthropology (Goldsmiths Press)

Miyarrka Media

A visually striking intercultural exploration of the use of mobile phones in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Yuta is the Yolngu word for new. Phone & Spear: A Yuta Anthropology is a project inspired by the gloriously cheeky and deeply meaningful audiovisual media made with and circulated by mobile phones by an extended Aboriginal family in northern Australia. Building on a ten-year collab... read more

A visually striking intercultural exploration of the use of mobile phones in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Yuta is the Yolngu word for new. Phone & Spear: A Yuta Anthropology is a project inspired by the gloriously cheeky and deeply meaningful audiovisual media made with and circulated by mobile phones by an extended Aboriginal family in northern Australia. Building on a ten-year collab... read more

Exhibitions for Social Justice (Museum Meanings)

Elena Gonzales

Exhibitions for Social Justice assesses the state of curatorial work for social justice in the Americas and Europe today. Analyzing best practices and new curatorial work to support all those working on exhibitions, Gonzales expounds curatorial practices that lie at the nexus of contemporary museology and neurology. From sharing authority, to inspiring action and building solidarity, the book ... read more

Exhibitions for Social Justice assesses the state of curatorial work for social justice in the Americas and Europe today. Analyzing best practices and new curatorial work to support all those working on exhibitions, Gonzales expounds curatorial practices that lie at the nexus of contemporary museology and neurology. From sharing authority, to inspiring action and building solidarity, the book ... read more

International and Transnational Crime and Justice

International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers crime and justice from a global perspective. This book introduces the nature of international and transnational crimes, theoretical foundations to understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunity structure, globalization, migration, culture conflicts, and the emerging legal f... read more

International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers crime and justice from a global perspective. This book introduces the nature of international and transnational crimes, theoretical foundations to understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunity structure, globalization, migration, culture conflicts, and the emerging legal f... read more

Primary Elections in the United States

Shigeo Hirano

The direct primary stands as one of the most significant and distinctive political reforms of the Progressive era in American history. In this book, the authors provide the most comprehensive treatment available on the topic and utilize new data on election outcomes, candidate backgrounds, incumbent performance and behavior, newspaper endorsements, and voters' preferences. They begin by studyi... read more

The direct primary stands as one of the most significant and distinctive political reforms of the Progressive era in American history. In this book, the authors provide the most comprehensive treatment available on the topic and utilize new data on election outcomes, candidate backgrounds, incumbent performance and behavior, newspaper endorsements, and voters' preferences. They begin by studyi... read more

Children in the Bible and the Ancient World: Comparative and Historical Methods in Reading Ancient Children (Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East)

The topic of children in the Bible has long been under-represented, but this has recently changed with the development of childhood studies in broader fields, and the work of several dedicated scholars. While many reading methods are employed in this emerging field, comparative work with children in the ancient world has been an important tool to understand the function of children in biblical... read more

The topic of children in the Bible has long been under-represented, but this has recently changed with the development of childhood studies in broader fields, and the work of several dedicated scholars. While many reading methods are employed in this emerging field, comparative work with children in the ancient world has been an important tool to understand the function of children in biblical... read more

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Hrishue Mahalaha
It is my sincere pleasure to write this review for Dan Shutt. This is the first time that I have authored a book and was feeling very apprehensive about the process of hiring an editor. Dan was exactly who I needed to get my project over the finish line. Dan was a wonderful guide. He was incredibly patient, flexible, and nimble. He listened, provided pointed feedback, and really helped my book ...
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Hrishue Mahalaha, July 2020


Doyle Chesterfield
Dan is a tremendous editor. He is thorough, thoughtful, and professional to work with. He is also knowledgeable about a range of subjects. I would happily recommend him to other publishers and will work with him again myself.

Doyle Chesterfield, June 2020


Sven Ljungholm
The finest and highest professionalisms one would wish - truly moved my book (my 4th) up 2 notches thanks to geNeral edits, but most especially throuhj creating gripping narratives in many chapters - you'll share my high opimion if you collaborate with Dan - thourough and cohesive narratives throughout - 400+pps. Dr SEL

Sven Ljungholm, November 2019

Dan Shutt
Thanks Sven, it's been a pleasure to work on such a fascinating book, and our personal comms have been very enjoyable too.

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