Victoria Parrin

Victoria Parrin - Editor

Cambridge, UK

Development Editor at Cambridge University Press, specialising in Literature titles. Experience with humanities and STEM academic content.

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Overview

I am a Development Editor for academic textbooks across STEM and Social Sciences subjects, working with academic authors to fine-tune their textbook content ready for the market. Conducting market research is a part of my job, so I know academic audiences well and the type of key features needed for textbooks that will make your content appeal to the student market.

My previous role was Senior Content Manager, specialising in Literature and in particular scholarly textual editions. A key part of my job was to evaluate and prepare manuscripts for production, which I continue to do now in my role as Development Editor. I have worked on both humanities and scientific titles and so am happy to work on a range of subjects in the academic/non-fiction field.


I have previously edited an entire novel, short stories and a script for an author who's first language was not English. With a meticulous eye for detail, I will spot the tiniest of errors such as an additional space and no job is too small! I am happy to be a second pair of eyes on your content and enjoy reading a range of genres.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Literary Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Math & Science
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Development Editor

Cambridge University Press
October, 2019 – Present (10 months)

Provide editorial assessments to Academic authors on sample chapters of their content, focusing on key pedagogical features and a style of language that is appropriate for the market.

Senior Content Manager

Cambridge University Press
January, 2018 – October, 2019 (over 1 year)

• Manage a list of approximately 25-30 complex literature titles, including scholarly editions and multi-volume sets from submission through to publication.
• Assess early sample material for key new scholarly editions and supply feedback to the volume/series editors. Prepare early text design samples to set up the series of editions.

Content Manager, HSS Complex

Cambridge University Press
January, 2016 – January, 2018 (about 2 years)

Assistant Editor

Cambridge University Press
November, 2015 – January, 2016 (2 months)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 4, 1966-1989

Samuel Beckett

This fourth and final volume, which completes the Cambridge edition of The Letters of Samuel Beckett, covers the final twenty-four years of what was, as Beckett saw it, a surprisingly long life. During these years he produced many of his finest and most concentrated works for theatre, plays that included Not I, Ohio Impromptu, and Catastrophe; for television he wrote Eh Joe and Ghost Trio; whi... read more

This fourth and final volume, which completes the Cambridge edition of The Letters of Samuel Beckett, covers the final twenty-four years of what was, as Beckett saw it, a surprisingly long life. During these years he produced many of his finest and most concentrated works for theatre, plays that included Not I, Ohio Impromptu, and Catastrophe; for television he wrote Eh Joe and Ghost Trio; whi... read more

The Cause of Humanity and Other Stories: Rudyard Kipling's Uncollected Prose Fictions

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling's (1865-1936) work is known and loved the world over by children and adults alike; it has been translated into many languages, and onto the cinema screen. This volume brings together for the first time some 86 uncollected short fictions. Almost all of them will be unfamiliar to readers; some are unrecorded in any bibliography; some are here published for the first time. Most of... read more

Rudyard Kipling's (1865-1936) work is known and loved the world over by children and adults alike; it has been translated into many languages, and onto the cinema screen. This volume brings together for the first time some 86 uncollected short fictions. Almost all of them will be unfamiliar to readers; some are unrecorded in any bibliography; some are here published for the first time. Most of... read more

The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in history, with a popularity that has never waned since catching the imagination of his late-Victorian readership. This Companion explores Holmes' popularity and his complex relationship to the late-Victorian and modernist periods; on one hand bearing the imprint of a range of Victorian anxieties and preoccupations, while on the other sha... read more

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in history, with a popularity that has never waned since catching the imagination of his late-Victorian readership. This Companion explores Holmes' popularity and his complex relationship to the late-Victorian and modernist periods; on one hand bearing the imprint of a range of Victorian anxieties and preoccupations, while on the other sha... read more

The Great Gatsby: An Edition of the Manuscript (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This edition presents the manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the earliest full version of the novel that survives. Study of this manuscript reveals much about the composition of the novel - about the development of its characters and themes and the revision of its language. Fitzgerald reworked the manuscript, putting it through several drafts and continuing to edit until a f... read more

This edition presents the manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the earliest full version of the novel that survives. Study of this manuscript reveals much about the composition of the novel - about the development of its characters and themes and the revision of its language. Fitzgerald reworked the manuscript, putting it through several drafts and continuing to edit until a f... read more

Desperate Remedies (The Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy)

Thomas Hardy

Hardy's first published novel, Desperate Remedies (1871), a piece of sensation fiction that encompasses illegitimacy, murder, blackmail, impersonation, and bigamy, was originally published anonymously. Written while, in Hardy's own words, he was 'feeling his way to a method', it nonetheless contains early examples of the kinds of extreme situations and emotions that continued to play a signifi... read more

Hardy's first published novel, Desperate Remedies (1871), a piece of sensation fiction that encompasses illegitimacy, murder, blackmail, impersonation, and bigamy, was originally published anonymously. Written while, in Hardy's own words, he was 'feeling his way to a method', it nonetheless contains early examples of the kinds of extreme situations and emotions that continued to play a signifi... read more

The Bostonians (The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James)

Henry James

The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. The Bostonians is an extraordinary political and psychological drama narrating the struggle between Northern feminist Olive Chancellor and her cousin, former slaveholder and radical conservative Basil Rans... read more

The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. The Bostonians is an extraordinary political and psychological drama narrating the struggle between Northern feminist Olive Chancellor and her cousin, former slaveholder and radical conservative Basil Rans... read more

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway : Volume 4, 1929-1931 (The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway)

Ernest Hemingway

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 4, spanning April 1929 through 1931, featuring many previously unpublished letters, records the establishment of Ernest Hemingway as an author of international renown following the publication of A Farewell to Arms. Breaking new artistic ground in 1930, Hemingway embarks upon his first and greatest non-fiction work, his treatise on bullfighting, Death in... read more

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 4, spanning April 1929 through 1931, featuring many previously unpublished letters, records the establishment of Ernest Hemingway as an author of international renown following the publication of A Farewell to Arms. Breaking new artistic ground in 1930, Hemingway embarks upon his first and greatest non-fiction work, his treatise on bullfighting, Death in... read more

Hamlet: Prince of Denmark (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, O... read more

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, O... read more

The Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship

This Handbook surveys the state of the art in literary authorship studies. Its 27 original contributions by eminent scholars offer a multi-layered account of authorship as a defining element of literature and culture. Covering a vast chronological range, Part I considers the history of authorship from cuneiform writing to contemporary digital publishing; it discusses authorship in ancient Egyp... read more

This Handbook surveys the state of the art in literary authorship studies. Its 27 original contributions by eminent scholars offer a multi-layered account of authorship as a defining element of literature and culture. Covering a vast chronological range, Part I considers the history of authorship from cuneiform writing to contemporary digital publishing; it discusses authorship in ancient Egyp... read more

The Poems: Volume 3, Uncollected Poems and Early Versions (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)

D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence composed and revised poems from 1905 to 1930, and had collections of poems published from 1913 to 1932. Volume 3 includes his uncollected poems and many early versions; versions in his first two collections, Love Poems and Others and Amores, are published in full. The chronological ordering of uncollected poems and early versions in this volume makes developments in theme and style re... read more

Lawrence composed and revised poems from 1905 to 1930, and had collections of poems published from 1913 to 1932. Volume 3 includes his uncollected poems and many early versions; versions in his first two collections, Love Poems and Others and Amores, are published in full. The chronological ordering of uncollected poems and early versions in this volume makes developments in theme and style re... read more

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