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.
Senior Editor responsible for commissioning dozens of trade books a year.
Managing the trade paperback imprint.
Establishing and managing flagship series.
Working with authors to develop and prepare their manuscripts for publication. This involves 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.
Developing saleable and original ideas for new books.
Financial negotiations with authors and agents, execution of contracts.
Set in Alexandria, this classic and much-loved memoir chronicles the exploits of Andre Aciman's colourful Sephardic Jewish family from its arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its forced departure three generations later. Aciman tells a story of childhood innocence, of intricate family life and the pain of exile from a place one loves. His memories are adorned with eccentric characte... 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
'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
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
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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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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I'm a bibliophile who has spent over thirty years in the field of book production, including design, copy editing, and manufacturing work.
Editor/writer with 20 years' experience editing art, history, memoir and fiction, including Why Running Matters and The Bad Dream Notebook.