Tim Thornborough

Tim Thornborough – Editor

Experienced publishing professional, with over 500 titles produced. Full skillset covering concept, editing, design and production.


Experienced Publisher, Editor, Writer and general all-round good bloke. Happy to advise you on the best way forward with your idea, project or writing. I have worked in professional publishing all my life in one capacity or another. Starting in technical and professional publishing, magazine and newspaper writing and editing, and for the last 30 year sin book publishing. I've picked up a few things along the way, and have been delighted to help mentor small international publishers as they find their feet. I've also written and contributed to more than 20 books, including books for children. I love language, and I love working out how to hone a book's appeal to the end audience. If I had to say what I am best at, I would say Developmental editing - the process of helping an author refine the direction, level and content of their work in a way that will properly connect with an audience. In many ways this is the fundamental skill that a publisher brings to an author. I'm interested in everything.
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Christian Non-Fiction
Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Picture Books Plays & Screenplays Short Story
English (UK) English (US)
  • Christian Book Industry Lifetime Achievement award 2021

Work experience

The Good Book Company

Mar, 1990 — Present

Started The Good Book Company in 1990, and built it into one of the largest UK based Christian Publishers. I have contributed at all levels of the publishing process. I am a regular writer in Explore devotionals, and the author of many booklets. I authored 10 children's books in the Very Best Bible Stories series. Each has sold over 10k copies. I have also done extensive training and business development mentoring for other publishers around the globe.

The Narrowgate Press

Jan, 1987 — May, 1992 (over 5 years)

Wide ranging freelance publishing work on magazines, books and other printed media.

Reed International

May, 1983 — Nov, 1987 (over 4 years)

Working journalist specialising in Middle East coverage of Trade, Energy and Healthcare.

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