Tom Huddleston

Tom Huddleston – Editor

Published author, editor and journalist with years of experience and an eye for detail. Franchise and pop culture writing a speciality.

Overview

I'm a published author, editor and freelance journalist. I've written SFF fiction for two major franchises - STAR WARS and WARHAMMER - alongside original works including the acclaimed FLOODWORLD trilogy. My latest book is THE WORLDS OF DUNE, an in-depth exploration of the diverse inspirations behind Frank Herbert's classic novel.


I spent 9 years as Assistant UK Film Editor at Time Out magazine, which entailed extensive editing and proofreading as well as writing reviews, features and online content. I also have a Masters degree in Screenwriting with a specialisation in Script Editing.


I have an in-depth understanding of how to tell a story, from mapping out plots and character arcs to polishing the final manuscript. I'm a considerate and sympathetic editor - after all, I've been there myself. From fantasy fiction and sci-fi to books or articles on film, literature, music and TV, I'm here to help make your work as good as it can be.

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Dystopian Fantasy Middle Grade Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2016 — Present

I currently work as a freelance author, editor, proofreader, journalist, copywriter and all-round content provider. Alongside original fiction like my acclaimed FloodWorld trilogy, I've also write non-fiction like the upcoming The Worlds of Dune, and franchise fiction for younger readers including the Warhammer Adventures and Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series. I also work as a freelance film and TV journalist for The Guardian, Sight and Sound, Little White Lies and Time Out, among others. I've written and edited all kinds of content including for the Royal Mail stamp collections and DVD booklet essays.

Time Out London

Apr, 2008 — Jun, 2017 (about 9 years)

I was the Assistant UK Film Editor at Time Out magazine in London, writing film reviews, features, interviews and extensive online copy. My reviews were published worldwide, including in Time Out's New York edition.

I also edited and proofread extensively, and regularly prepared the film pages for publication. I commissioned and edited reviews from freelance writers, and posted reviews to the magazine's online platform. I developed a keen eye for spelling and grammatical errors in both American and British English.

Electric Sheep Magazine

Jun, 2006 — Mar, 2008 (over 1 year)

I wrote reviews, features and interviews for a London-based film magazine and website, as well as proofreading and editing other writers' reviews and features. I also wrote and designed the monthly film crossword.

Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Jun, 2005 — Mar, 2008 (over 2 years)

I wrote film and TV reviews, features and interviews for a highly regarded US-based film website. I also proofread and edited the work of other writers, learning the differences between US and UK English.

Portfolio

Floodworld

Tom Huddleston

Floodworld is a gripping, action-packed story for 10+ readers. Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves ... read more
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire, the children must undertake a perilous journey across the unknown reaches of wild space to rescue them - and to discover hope for the... read more
Star Wars: The Dark

Tom Huddleston

An original Star Wars fiction series for children, The Adventures in Wild Space takes place in the period between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. Star Wars fans can meet a whole host of new characters, including a new droid, CR-8R, an... read more
Star Wars: The Rescue (Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space)

David M. Buisán (illustrator), Lucasfilm Tom Huddleston

An original Star Wars fiction series for children, Adventures in Wild Space takes place in the period between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. Star Wars fans can meet a whole host of new characters, including a new droid, CR-8R, and a ... read more
Epic heroes, mighty armies and terrifying monsters clash against the backdrop of magical landscapes.Raised as a slave in the Darkoath camps of Aqshy, Kiri dreams of a better life. Of a city of wonders, the place of her birth… Lifestone! She despairs of ever re... read more
Epic heroes, mighty armies and terrifying monsters clash against the backdrop of magical landscapes.When their master, Vertigan, is kidnapped, Elio and his friends are determined to try and rescue him. Using a powerful artefact, they forge a magical doorway in... read more

Tom has 2 reviews

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Arthur B.

Arthur B.

Oct, 2023

Was a pleasure to work with!
DANIEL T.

DANIEL T.

Mar, 2021

Tom was very thorough in his review of my work. There was plenty of work to be done, but I'm not here to have my work sugar-coated. Tom came in, read my work and told me what I needed to know so that I could improve upon it. (A second pair of eyes always helps.) Tom was also vocal about things he like in the work. This addition helps to separate the fatigue of having your scrutinized. Will be...
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