• Commissioning and editing books high-quality, illustrated non-fiction books on food and drink, craft, health and wellbeing.
• Working closely with authors on manuscript development.
• Copy editing, flat planning, art directing photoshoots and proofreading.
• Writing and editing content for the Adult Social Care website.
An honest guide to depression and anxiety, from rock bottom to recovery, from someone who has been through it and come out the other side. Everything Begins with Asking for Help is a frank, insightful and thought-provoking book on mental health, drawing on the author's own experience of a severe mental breakdown and sharing the recovery tools he has developed in partnership with various medica... read more
'Their combined passion for fragrance is infectious, and they love teaching.' TelegraphNot only is candle making and scent development a wonderfully relaxing craft, it is also a unique way to create personalised gifts or to create a signature scent for your own home or special event. Earl of East LondonPaul and Niko of Earl of East London share the secrets behind the gorgeously scented candles... read more
'Serious about tea yet refreshingly unpretentious, Good & Proper Tea will make you want to rediscover the glorious possibilities of the humble cup of tea.' Caffeine magazineEmilie Holmes started Good & Proper Tea with the intention of changing the tea market one cup at a time. Now, in this gorgeously presented book, she shares her passion for tea with tips, techniques and recipes. Discover how... read more
'Simple, creative ideas on what to drink when you are not drinking, from the queen of drinks.' - Anna Jones 'Exciting alternatives for alcohol-free drinking.' - Tom Kerridge Whether you're on the wagon for good or just looking to take a couple of alcohol-free days a week, avoiding alcohol doesn't have to mean missing out on flavour or fun.This beautiful and inspiring book includes tips and rec... read more
In this fascinating book, beer expert Mark Dredge dives into the history of lager, from how it was first brewed to what role was played by German monks and kings in the creation of the drink we know so well today. From the importance of 500-year-old purity laws to a scrupulously researched exploration of modern beer gardens (it's a hard life), Mark has delved deep into the story of the world's... read more
From the vibrant souks of Tripoli and Beirut to the quiet calm of the Chouf Mountains and Qadisha Valley, Lebanon is a land of bold colours, exquisite flavours and hidden beauty. For this gorgeous book, John Gregory-Smith travelled the length and breadth of the country to bring back the very best of Lebanese cuisine. Classic streetfood, delicate pastries and little known Druze recipes are give... read more
From sofas to shelving to a stylish home bar, Pallet Style shows you how to create your own furniture using reclaimed wooden pallets. Whether you want to make something in a weekend or are embarking on a more complex bespoke piece for your home, each of Nikkita and Billy's projects are stylish design solutions, perfect for Scandi-influenced urban apartments or rustic retreats.An introductory s... read more
From the bestselling author of Vegan in 7. Rita Serano is a hugely popular food blogger known for her irresistible vegan recipes. A perfect companion for busy lives, Vegan for Good contains a range of multi-functional dishes to ensure vegan meals are easy to make every day. Whether it's cooking a hassle-free weeknight supper, preparing a quick work lunch for the day ahead or treating yourself ... read more
In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, you will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your ... read more
Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself! Alcohol-free drinks have never been more glamorous thanks to this stunning new book by Andrea Waters and Catherine Salway, founders of the hugely popular Redemption Bar. Learn how to make delicious, alcohol-free cocktails and tasty canapés that will dazzle your guests and delight your taste buds.Packed with nutritious recipes, Redemption Bar has someth... read more
In a world of screens and smartphones, there is something beautifully tangible and tactile about taking a piece of paper and cutting into it with a pair of scissors. With just a few folds and snips, an old shopping list can be transformed into a fluttering butterfly or a shooting star. Let your imagination run wild and bring fairy tales to life as you turn old books into hot air balloons and a... read more
This book is perfect for those interested in sustainability, natural products and mindfulness. It's all about taking the time to create your own homemade products, from facemasks to floor polish and from medicinal honey to massage oil. Taking inspiration from her grandmother's generation, Rebecca Sullivan has put together this thoughtful and appealing manual to caring for yourself and your hom... read more
This handy little guide is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to keep their home sparklingly clean without resorting to chemical products. Rebecca draws on traditional cleaning techniques, bringing them up to date to suit the modern home. Taking the time to create your own cleaning products, from floor polish to washing up liquid, creates a more mindful approach to the home and encoura... read more
From Avocado and Rose Face Oil to Salt and Macadamia Hair Spritz, this handy little guide is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to save money (and the planet) by ditching chemical-filled, mass-produced beauty products and making their own natural ones at home. Rebecca Sullivan has researched and tested a whole range of treats and treatments for your face, body and hair, and even your t... read more
Herbal medicine has been used for centuries, and in this thoughtful and inspiring guide, Rebecca Sullivan shares a combination of traditional wisdom and modern ideas for anyone who wants to improve their health with herbs. The Treatment section includes Ginger and Pepperment Travel Sickness Pastilles and Herby Chest Rub, while the Drinks & Tonics chapter offers Sage and Lavender Kefir and Tarr... read more
This gorgeous little book is a joyful exploration of the many ways in which flowers can be used in a range of delicious recipes. From Rose and Lavender Cocktail Syrup to Jasmine and Green Tea Ice Cream, the ideas and flavours are subtly, deliciously floral. Savoury options include Courgette Carpaccio with Wood Sorrel Flowers and Artichokes with Roasted Garlic and Chive Flowers, while the drink... read more
Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple a... read more
Named one of the top 20 new cookbooks of 2018 by the Independent An exciting collection of recipes from the founders of the hugely respected Gunpowder restaurant. In this beautiful book, complete with stunning photography, Harneet, Devina and Nirmal have managed to capture the bustle and flavours of their childhoods in Kolkata, and the intricacy of true homestyle dishes from across India. From... read more
'I need this book.' - Nigella Lawson 'A chummy guide to clearing your home and head.' - Jack Monroe Bursting with practical and relatable advice, this book injects enthusiasm, energy and some much-needed humour into the essential task of de-cluttering. Forget the holier-than-thou approach promising a whole new you if you alphabetise your sock drawer - this is decluttering for real people, with... read more
'Holly makes exercise seem effortless and fun.' - Sadie FrostWe all want to feel fit, healthy and strong, but with today's fast-paced lifestyles it can be hard to find the time or motivation to work out. Holly Davidson is a top personal trainer who has used her years of experience to devise an exercise programme that is varied, flexible, fun and easy to fit into your day to day life.Holly is u... read more
'Packed with original ideas.' - the Telegraph on 101 Things for Kids To Do on a Rainy Day'A quarter of the price of a theme-park ticket and delivers significantly better value for money.' - the Independent on 101 Things for Kids To Do Outside From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative, fun and occasionally silly ideas for games and activit... read more
From the author of 101 Things for Kids to do Outside, which has fast become a go-to book for children and parents alike, comes this excellent new volume full of creative (and occasionally crazy) ideas for things to do when the weather is bad and you're stuck inside - without having to go any where near a TV or computer screen! Why not grow a windowsill herb garden, make your own jigsaw, or lea... read more
Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated ... read more
From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative (and occasionally outrageous) ideas for budding young scientists. Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's face it, just likes making a mess), this book is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science - and all... read more
Orange Blossom & Honey is a culinary journey across Morocco, from the souks of Marrakesh, through the Sahara, and onto the blustery shores of the Atlantic coast. In researching this book, John travelled into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains to learn the secrets of traditional lamb barbecue, then journeyed north, through the city of Fes, where the rich dishes of the Imperial Courts are sti... read more
As seen on BBC2's Dragon's Den For more than 20 years, Hanna Sillitoe suffered from severe psoriasis, eczema and acne. They dominated her life and shattered her confidence. At times she even resorted to wrapping her skin in clingfilm to stop her clothes rubbing against her raw skin. When her doctor told her the only remaining treatment was chemotherapy, she started researching diet and skin, a... read more
They say you should never trust a skinny chef - but what if that skinny chef held the secret to losing weight without compromising on foodie pleasure? In her new book, executive chef Sophie Michell reveals the recipes she herself has used to lose weight despite spending all day, every day, surrounded by food. Sophie has developed this diet with an emphasis on flavour, so you'll never feel like... read more
Going vegan can be a daunting prospect. Many familiar foods and products are out of bounds, and it can be hard to know how to enjoy a healthy, tasty diet. In her new book, top vegan author Aine Carlin guides you through the process of adopting a vegan lifestyle, with tips on what to tell people about your new diet, what you can eat at a restaurant, dealing with cravings and her take on vegan-f... read more
'Kitchen staples and basic recipes are the nuts and bolts of every cook's kitchen. They are what I like to call the toolbox recipes. They are the flavoursome, nourishing base components and little extras that can finish a dish to make it sing.' Rid your cupboards of readymade, processed 'staples' and change the way you cook with this essential collection of healthy recipes for stocks, sauces, ... read more
Like your dinner with a side of Madonna? Your cuisine with a pinch of Queen? Killing Me Souffle is an epic festival for your mouth that celebrates the infusion of two of life's grooviest ingredients, music and food. The greatest ever acts in music inspire 90 delectable duets, written by a professional chef, across the 3 stages of Rock 'n' Roll, Pop and Hip Hop. Choose from Crowd Warmers (start... read more
The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your ... read more
'John Gregory-Smith has a passion for Turkish food - and it shows. This is a rich and inviting introduction to the authentic flavours of Turkey, presenting regional dishes and traditional food.' The Bookseller'A gorgeous mix of modern, regional and traditional Turkish Dishes - I want to cook them all.' Diana HenryIn Turkish Delights John Gregory-Smith brings his passion for Turkey and its food... read more
Think you know vegan cooking? Lengthy, complicated recipe lists, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients, flavourless food? Think again! Let Aine Carlin, creator of popular vegan lifestyle blog Pea Soup Eats, enlighten you with her delicious recipes and straightforward tips. Keep it simple with easy-to-follow recipes, using a sensible number of ingredients that can be found in your local supermark... read more
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I am known for tightening up writing to create compelling copy as well achieving realistic dialogue that truly speaks to readers.
I've been a freelance proofreader for close to 20 years. I've proofread everything from cookbooks to business books for major publishers.