Victoria Parrin

Victoria Parrin – Editor

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


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.
Anthologies Literary Fiction Plays & Screenplays Short Story
Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences Math & Science Writing & Publishing
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Cambridge University Press

Oct, 2019 — Present

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.

Cambridge University Press

Jan, 2018 — Oct, 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.

Cambridge University Press

Jan, 2016 — Jan, 2018 (about 2 years)

Cambridge University Press

Nov, 2015 — Jan, 2016 (2 months)


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 publi... 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 ... 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 infid... 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. Brea... 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 ... 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 w... 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 ... 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-Victo... 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... 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 concen... read more

Victoria has 1 review





Bradd S.

Bradd S.

Feb, 2021

Victoria has a very busy day job with a major press and it often meant that work on my book was slower than expected. We had to renegotiate the time frame to allow her to get through the manuscript (which was long). Her work was good to very good. She helped me shorten the manuscript considerably and her suggestions were generally helpful. They focused more on style and clarity rather than o...
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Victoria P.
Bradd's review is very honest and completely true. I do work full-time at a major Academic Press and so my timeframe to work on other manuscripts is somewhat limited. This is a learning curve for m...
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