Tom Langshaw

Tom Langshaw – Editor

Commissioning editor with 10 years of publishing experience, working across a range of non-fiction and fiction genres


I've been in trade publishing for over a decade in various editorial roles at a range of Australian publishing houses. I'm now a commissioning editor working across a range of genres including memoir, narrative non-fiction, personal development, and novels for adult readers. A big part of my job is looking for and developing original storytelling from compelling voices, and I love seeing authors realise their vision for a book on the page.

I'm available for work with your book project at any stage. Many of the authors I've worked with are first-time authors new to the publishing process, so my editorial approach prioritises collaboration, flexibility and transparency.
Biographies & Memoirs History LGBTQ Non-Fiction Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance
English (AUS) English (NZ) English (UK)

Work experience

Pantera Press

Jan, 2021 — Present

Since 2021 I've been working as a commissioning editor primarily for non-fiction, including memoir, narrative non-fiction and personal development, and a selected fiction list of novels for adult readers.

Penguin Random House Australia

Feb, 2013 — Dec, 2020 (almost 8 years)

I worked in various editorial roles, including editor and senior editor, at PRH Australia for a number of years. I developed my editorial skills on critically acclaimed and bestselling titles in a range of genres.

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Catherine R.

Catherine R.

Sep, 2023

Tom was excellent to work with and helped greatly in polishing up my manuscript to be ready for publishing.

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