Skills: copy-editing, proofreading, anglicising, line editing, collating, light indexing and book planning. I also take on project-management roles and writing, and work with unpublished authors when my schedule allows.
Subjects: I mostly work on fiction for children, but happily turn my hand to adult books and non-fiction too (see below).
Types of publication: all genres of children’s publishing, from picture and activity books to non-fiction, education, licensing, ebooks and audio books, plus fiction for all ages, from children’s to YA and adult. My experience of adult titles is mostly mass-market fiction, biography and cookery.
About me: After 12 years’ in-house experience of children’s publishing, including seven years at Puffin Books as editorial manager, I am now a freelance book editor in York, fitting the job I love around family life. I am passionate about editing both children’s and adult titles and proud to have regular work from top UK publishers, including Puffin, Penguin, Ladybird, OUP, Quercus, Chicken House, Egmont, Carlton and Parragon. My super power is never missing a deadline.
Location: York, England