Tolly Maggs

Tolly Maggs – Editor

Over 7 years of professional experience as editor, proofreader, writer and narrative consultant, specialising in fiction and graphics novels

Overview

It's a pleasure to meet you! My name is Tolly, and I'm a professional editor, proofreader, writer and narrative consultant, with a strong background in fiction novels, comics, graphic novels and magazines.

I have over 4 years of experience as an Editor for comics and magazines at Titan Publishing, the UK's leading sci-fi publisher, working for prestigious licensors such as Square Enix, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco and many more. During this time I was heavily involved with plot writing, character arcs, artistic direction and every other aspect of managing and editing books.

Just to list out the books I have worked on, I have been Editor for: Life is Strange, Sea of Thieves, Horizon Zero Dawn, Assassin's Creed, Dark Souls, Hard Case Crime Graphic Novels and many more. The genres I am most familiar with are Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance-based narratives.

I'm here to help you realise your vision: storytelling is a very delicate but wonderful creative pursuit, and I have experience working with some of the best stories in the industry. My speciality comes down to narrative structure and character arcs, the backbone for any good story. More than anything, storytelling is a team effort and I have the experience to make your dreams a reality!
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree
  • SEO Certificate

Work experience

Titan Publishing Group

Jan, 2016 — Jul, 2020 (over 4 years)

Editor for a wide range of comics and graphic novels, with a particular passion for Video Game based comics adaptations. Excellent skills in proof reading, character arcs and plot management. Plenty of experience pitching and briefing art work used for comic covers.

Portfolio

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Salvation Taverns

E.M. Goldsmith

The dragons are stirring. Only the hope of one man can keep them at bay.Nearly half a century after the methodical slaughter of the rookes who wandered the land of Aerda, weaving stories and i... read more
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Minions Paella!

Lapuss', Stephane

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Chloe introduced Rachel to their new mode of transport, and home when they’re touring – Gladys. Tristan showed Max a newspaper that revealed Max had arrived in this timeline the day that Trist... read more
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For one fleeting moment, Max was together with her original Chloe again. Holding onto the memory tightly, Max pleaded to Chloe to wait for her… until she was woken in her new reality. The luci... read more
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After seeing Tristan’s powers in action before their eyes, Max used the opportunity to tell them the truth about everything, from the storm, to Chloe’, to Max’s time travel powers. Max was hon... read more
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After being torn away from her world, time traveller Max found a reality where Rachel Amber was still alive, and with Chloe Price. As time passed, Max continued to struggle to adjust. Chloe ha... read more
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Tristan told his tory to Max – during a drug deal gone bad, his powers kicked in, and he phased away, just when his friend needed him the most. In the chaos, the cops closed in and Tristan’s f... read more
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Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the murderers of Chloe’s confi... read more
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Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the murderers of Chloe’s close... read more
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Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring justice to the murderers of Chloe’s close... read more
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Life is Strange #3

Emma Viecelli

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The Illuminati Ball

Buhler, Cynthia von

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Tolly has 8 reviews

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Elise M G.

Elise M G.

Oct, 2023

Tolly is amazing. His insights in developing my project to the next level were astute and on point. He really understands narrative and the pieces needed to build a great story. He is also flexible and understands writers extremely well. This has been a fantastic experience. I recommend him for anyone who is trying to get their book to the next level. I hope to acquire his services for all my b...
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Tolly M.
Thank you very much, Elise! It was thrilling to work with you, especially on such an exciting project. I'm excited to see the distances you cover in your future publishing endeavours!
Sheila E.

Sheila E.

Oct, 2021

Tolly is amazing! Insightful, professional and responsive. I recommend him highly!
Tolly M.
Sheila it was such a pleasure to work with you! Thank you for the kind feedback, and I do really hope I get to work with you again in the future!
Gregory B.

Gregory B.

Sep, 2021

he was very kind, and very helpful.
Tolly M.
Thank you Gregory! It was a pleasure to work with you!
James M.

James M.

Jul, 2021

Superb. Excellent advice. Will definitely use again.
Tolly M.
Thank you James, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you too! Looking forward to working with you again!
Mike G.

Mike G.

Apr, 2021

A thorough professional. A pleasure to work with.

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