Zakirah Alam

Zakirah Alam - Editor

London, UK

Editor at a UK Big 5 publishing company, working across trade fiction and non-fiction titles.

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I work at a large publishing company, Hodder & Stoughton, part of Hachette UK. I edit both fiction and non-fiction titles, and have training in proofreading, copyediting and copywriting.
I have worked on books by authors such as Paris Fury, Anne Glenconner, Norman Scott, Hugo Vickers and many more.
In my personal time, I love reading fiction, especially fantasy, sci-fi, thriller and romance (basically anything!).
I specialise in proofreading and would love to work with you to help shape your book into the best version.
English (UK)
Chick Lit
Contemporary Romance
Magical Realism
Psychological Thriller
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • Publishing Training Centre certified copy-editing and proofreading
  • Publishing Training Centre certified copy-writing for Publishers

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Hodder & Stoughton
June, 2021 – Present (almost 2 years)

Senior Editorial Coordinator

John Murray Press
January, 2018 – May, 2021 (over 3 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Sociopath Next Door

Stout Ph.D., Martha

Factory Girls

Gallen, Michelle

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