Vicky Blunden

Vicky Blunden – Editor

Editor with ten years' experience in literary and commercial fiction, memoir and non-fiction, working for authors, agents and publishers.

Overview

I'm an experienced fiction and non-fiction editor with over ten years' experience and editorial consultant freelancing for authors, publishers, agents and editorial agencies.

I work closely with authors on all aspects of finishing and publishing their book, including structural editing and story development, line editing and advising on publishing strategy.

I support and guide authors through every part of the process, from initial concept through to finished book, offering in-depth assessment of their work and encouragement, helping to make every book the best it can be.

For agents, scouts and an editorial agency I read and produce manuscript reports on new fiction and non-fiction in order to seek out new talent. I also edit books under contract for publishers, from major development edits – guiding an author through complex structural revisions and sorting out story and character issues – through to the fine-tuning of line editing.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Short Story Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year Award 2013
Certifications
  • PhD Creative and Critical Writing, University of Sussex
  • MA Creative and Critical Writing, University of Sussex
  • BA English and American Studies, University of Manchester

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2016 — Present

Available for development editing, manuscript assessment, scouting, consulting, proofreading and copywriting.

Myriad Editions

Jan, 2009 — Jun, 2016 (over 7 years)

Commissioning editor discovering new talent and supporting writers through the launch and development of their literary careers.

I worked with bestselling authors including Elizabeth Haynes (INTO THE DARKEST CORNER – Amazon's Best Book of the Year, New York Times Bestseller), Tom Connolly (THE SPIDER TRUCES – shortlisted for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award), Isabel Ashdown (GLASSHOPPER – Mail on Sunday Novel Competition winner), Jonathan Kemp (LONDON TRIPTYCH – Authors' Club Best First Novel Award) and Lisa Cutts (NEVER FORGET).

Portfolio

Invisibles

SIEGLE ED

Joel Burns has always believed his father is still alive. His mother Jackie has long been glad to know Gilberto is dead.When a sighting on a news report from Rio de Janeiro suggests Joel might be right, he travels to Brazil determined to find his long-lost fat... read more
Voiced by Donna and her streetwise god-daughter Aurora, this thrillingly original crime novel unfolds at breakneck speed – at once furious, tender and heartbreaking.Lesbian gangster and street poet Donna runs the all-female Bronte Close Gang. Carla, single par... read more
Genie and Paul

Natasha Soobramanien

One morning in May 2003, on the cyclone-ravaged island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean, the body of a man washes up on the beach. Six weeks previously, the night Tropical Cyclone Kalunde first gathered force, destruction of another kind hit twenty-six-year-ol... read more
Belonging

Umi Sinha

Set during the years of the British Raj, Umi Sinha's unforgettable debut novel is a compelling and finely wrought epic of love and loss, race and ethnicity, homeland - and belonging. Lila Langdon is twelve years old when she witnesses a family tragedy after he... read more
Few kidnap victims grow up to become police officers – but this is exactly what Nina Foster did.With former rescuer DCI Stan McGuire as her mentor and John (‘Wingsy’) Wing as her partner, she thrives on the pace and banter that goes with the job – until a fren... read more
London Triptych

Jonathan Kemp

"London itself is as powerful a presence here as the three gay men whose lives it absorbs." —The Times Literary Supplement"Vivid and visceral, London Triptych cuts deep to reveal the hidden layers of a secret history." —Jake Arnott, author of The Long FirmRent... read more
Glasshopper

Isabel Ashdown

Portsmouth, 1984. Thirteen-year-old Jake’s world is unravelling as his father and older brother leave home, and his mother plunges into alcoholic freefall.Despite his turbulent home life, Jake is an irrepressible teenager and his troubled mother is not the onl... read more
The Spider Truces

Tom Connolly

Ellis is obsessed by the spiders that inhabit the crumbling house where he lives with his dad, his older sister and Great-aunt Mafi – and also by a need to find out more about his mother, whose death overshadows the family’s otherwise happy existence. He is a ... read more
Into the Darkest Corner

Elizabeth Haynes

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell.But there is ... read more

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