Tatiana Wilde

Tatiana Wilde - Editor

London, UK

Book editor with 20 years' experience in literary fiction and non-fiction, autobiography, history, travel, current affairs and biography.

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A book editor with over 20 years' experience in the industry, I specialise in literary fiction and non-fiction, memoir, biography, current affairs, travel and history. Having worked with highly successful, established authors as well as rising stars and first-time authors I am passionate about helping writers attain their best work in a collaborative, creative and authentic way.

I work with writers at all stages of their projects – from initial concept to printed book. The comprehensive editing and consulting services I offer include editorial assessments, tailored advice on how to submit proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers, direction on profile enhancement, as well as intensive line-editing, restructuring, plot development, copy-editing and proofreading.

As the author of four books, I am lucky to have experience from 'the other side', which I find invaluable in being able to connect with and support writers starting out on their own paths to becoming published authors.

I know how daunting the process of handing your book over to an editor can be and I am very mindful of the concerns you may have. I take great care to approach your work in a respectful and honest way and to ensure the whole experience is as pain-free, positive and fun as possible.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
Political Science & Current Affairs
Travel
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • London School of Publishing - copy-editing and proofreading

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
February, 2020 – Present (almost 3 years)

Freelance editor and consultant offering a range of services for writers: from editing to advice on how to get published and everything in between.

Senior Travel Editor

Rough Guides
September, 2018 – October, 2020 (about 2 years)

Editing guidebooks across the Rough Guides brand, including Insight Guides and Berlitz.
Working on flagship titles from The Rough Guide to India and The Rough Guide to Namibia to Berlitz Pocket Guides to Barcelona and Paris.

Senior Editor

I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd
September, 2001 – June, 2018 (over 16 years)

Senior Editor responsible for commissioning dozens of trade books a year.
Managing the trade paperback imprint.
Working with authors to develop and prepare their manuscripts for publication. Working on the structure, style and content, as well as developmental editing, intensive line-editing, copy-editing, proofreading and occasionally re-writing.
Evaluating and re-shaping projects in line with readership and market expectations.
Advising authors on personal brand and profile enhancement.
Cover design research, blurb-writing.
Producing content and copy for sales, marketing and promotion.

Portfolio (32 selected works)

The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco

Richard Hamilton

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The co... read more

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The co... read more

Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City

Philip Mansel

'Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them,Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.' Al-Mutanabbi Aleppo lies in ruins. Its streets are plunged in darkness, most of its population has fled. But this was once a vibrant world city, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and traded together in peace. Few places are as ancient and diverse as Aleppo - one of the oldest, continuously ... read more

'Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them,Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.' Al-Mutanabbi Aleppo lies in ruins. Its streets are plunged in darkness, most of its population has fled. But this was once a vibrant world city, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and traded together in peace. Few places are as ancient and diverse as Aleppo - one of the oldest, continuously ... read more

A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony

Julia Boyd

With its fossil hunters and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries and refugees, Peking's foreign community in the early 20th century was as exotic as the city itself. Always a magnet for larger than life individuals, Peking attracted characters as diverse as Reginald Johnston (tutor to the last emperor), Bertrand Russell, Pierre Loti, Rabrindranath Tagore, Sven... read more

With its fossil hunters and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries and refugees, Peking's foreign community in the early 20th century was as exotic as the city itself. Always a magnet for larger than life individuals, Peking attracted characters as diverse as Reginald Johnston (tutor to the last emperor), Bertrand Russell, Pierre Loti, Rabrindranath Tagore, Sven... read more

By John Freely - Strolling through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) (New Revised and Updated Edition) (10/31/12)

John Freely

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiry. Money back guarantee for every item in our inventory. Your order will be delivered in 2-10 business days. We will provide tracking information. If you order a used book, it may or may not have companion materials. Thank you for your interest.

Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers (The I.B.Tauris Literary Guides for Travellers)

Andrew Edwards, Suzanne Edwards

Sicilys violently beautiful landscapes are haunted by a vibrant mix of cultures and her soil has always been fertile ground for the literary and artistic imagination This guide uncovers the islands multifaceted personality through the experiences of those literary figures who have managed to get under her skin including Pindar Cicero Aeschylus Shakespeare Cervantes D H Lawrence Coleridge Oscar... read more

Sicilys violently beautiful landscapes are haunted by a vibrant mix of cultures and her soil has always been fertile ground for the literary and artistic imagination This guide uncovers the islands multifaceted personality through the experiences of those literary figures who have managed to get under her skin including Pindar Cicero Aeschylus Shakespeare Cervantes D H Lawrence Coleridge Oscar... read more

The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Ted Jones

The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers is a reader's journey along the fabled coast which has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hyères and St. Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, Ted Jones introduces the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel la... read more

The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers is a reader's journey along the fabled coast which has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hyères and St. Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, Ted Jones introduces the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel la... read more

The Secret of Laughter: Magical Tales from Classical Persia (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Shusha Guppy

This magical collection of stories, gathered from the rich treasury of Persian folk and fairytales, tells of love and longing, fate and human ingenuity, loss and grace. Although sources of these tales have been lost over the ages, their memory runs through the collective psyche of the Iranian people. Handed down through generations, told by professional storytellers in bazaars and gatherings, ... read more

This magical collection of stories, gathered from the rich treasury of Persian folk and fairytales, tells of love and longing, fate and human ingenuity, loss and grace. Although sources of these tales have been lost over the ages, their memory runs through the collective psyche of the Iranian people. Handed down through generations, told by professional storytellers in bazaars and gatherings, ... read more

Vanessa Bell: Portrait of the Bloomsbury Artist (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Frances Spalding

Vanessa Bell is central to the history of the Bloomsbury Group, yet until this authorised biography was written, she largely remained a silent and inscrutable figure. Tantalising glimpses of her life appeared mainly in her sister, Virginia Woolf's, letters, diaries and biography. Frances Spalding here draws upon a mass of unpublished documents to reveal Bell's extraordinary achievements in bot... read more

Vanessa Bell is central to the history of the Bloomsbury Group, yet until this authorised biography was written, she largely remained a silent and inscrutable figure. Tantalising glimpses of her life appeared mainly in her sister, Virginia Woolf's, letters, diaries and biography. Frances Spalding here draws upon a mass of unpublished documents to reveal Bell's extraordinary achievements in bot... read more

Riviera Dreaming

Maureen Emerson

Finding Eden

Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Scattered Ghosts: One Family's Survival through War, Holocaust and Revolution

Nick Barlay

When two Hungarian Jewish refugees landed by accident in Britain in the winter of 1956, they had little idea what the future would hold. But they carried with them the traces of their turbulent past, just enough to provide the clues to their past. Scattered Ghosts combines memoir, investigation and travel to resurrect 200 years of wars and revolutions, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire via two ... read more

When two Hungarian Jewish refugees landed by accident in Britain in the winter of 1956, they had little idea what the future would hold. But they carried with them the traces of their turbulent past, just enough to provide the clues to their past. Scattered Ghosts combines memoir, investigation and travel to resurrect 200 years of wars and revolutions, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire via two ... read more

Babushka's Journey: The Dark Road to Stalin's Wartime Camps

Marcel Krueger

Babushka's Journey is the record of Marcel Krueger's grandmother Cilly's journey from the snow-covered battlefields of East Prussia in January 1945 to the Soviet labor camps in the Urals, where she spent five years before returning to Germany. Chasing the sights, sounds, and voices of past and present along this route, Krueger describes two different journeys that follow the same path. As he s... read more

Babushka's Journey is the record of Marcel Krueger's grandmother Cilly's journey from the snow-covered battlefields of East Prussia in January 1945 to the Soviet labor camps in the Urals, where she spent five years before returning to Germany. Chasing the sights, sounds, and voices of past and present along this route, Krueger describes two different journeys that follow the same path. As he s... read more

Under the Dragon: A Journey through Burma

Rory Maclean

After the brutal suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives, Rory MacLean seized the chance to visit Burma. Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he heard stories of freedom fighters, government censors, basket weavers, farmers and lovers -- ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and rep... read more

After the brutal suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives, Rory MacLean seized the chance to visit Burma. Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he heard stories of freedom fighters, government censors, basket weavers, farmers and lovers -- ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and rep... read more

Confessions of an Ethical Drug Dealer

Jimi Fritz

Jimi Fritz takes us on a journey both geographical and philosophical, while sharing a half-century of adventures in buying, selling and consuming psychedelic drugs. Along the way we learn the difference between smart drugs and dumb drugs, the truth about religion, and how to make a perfect cup of tea.

Jimi Fritz takes us on a journey both geographical and philosophical, while sharing a half-century of adventures in buying, selling and consuming psychedelic drugs. Along the way we learn the difference between smart drugs and dumb drugs, the truth about religion, and how to make a perfect cup of tea.

And Breathe

Meriel, Leonora

Things We Cannot Forgive

McCane, Jaime A

Tatiana has 47 reviews

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Darren Edwards
I couldn’t recommend Tatiana any higher to other prospective authors. Working with Tatiana has not only been incredibly professional and responsive, it has also brought my writing to a higher standard that will better connect with its intended audience. 5* ratings across the board from me. Darren

Darren Edwards, November 2022


Walter Willett
Tatiana is a complete pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her. Prompt response times, high quality and attention to detail.

Walter Willett, November 2022


Adrian Barbu
Tatiana has a high sense of precision when copy editing the text. She performed her contract in a shorter time span than originally set. I am to subjective to judge how the text is now red from the outside but I do hope that her contribution put it on a right track for unfamiliar readers. In that perspective I recommend Tatian.

Adrian Barbu, November 2022


Werner Schomburg
I worked with Tatiana on two books. Each time she was very helpful, understanding and professional. I am looking forward to work with her on my future book projects. Dr. W. Schomburg

Werner Schomburg, October 2022


Tracey Parris
I received a thorough editorial assessment within the specified time frame.

Tracey Parris, September 2022

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