Aimee Longos

Editor

Level
Mid Level
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I'm an experienced editor and writer with a passion for discovering the latest trends in psychology, lifestyle and wellbeing. I also have a background in Psychology so am especially interested to hear about non-fiction projects covering mental health and wellness. As an experienced commissioner I work closely with authors to generate ideas, formulate proposals and to shape the content of their books. I provide structural editing as well as guidance on writing style, suggestions for content, and also work right through to supporting post-publication with ideas for marketing and metadata. I really like to get to know my authors to understand the story they wish to tell, their vision for their work and how I can best help them reach their goals. As a writer I work hard to get to know the ethos of a brand in order to successfully produce high-quality and fresh content that is consistent in house style and tone. I am a skilled researcher and have a keen eye for emerging trends and showcasing content in dynamic and creative ways.

Skills

  • Editing Copy
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Editiorial
  • Editorial Publishing
  • Editorial Direction
  • Editorial Content
  • Assistant Editor
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Copyediting

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Freelance

    • Penguin Random House UK

      Penguin Random House UK

      • Publishing
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      Penguin Books

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        FertiliBox

        Work history

        Currently

        Consulting Editor

        FertiliBox

        May 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Consulting editor, written content creator, and copy editor for FertiliBox, the first fertility lifestyle subscription box service: • Substantiative editing and copy editing all print and digital (website based) content from product information sheets to recipes and long-form articles. • Creative copywriting. • Written content creation – website content and features. • Commissioning contributor pieces and editing articles for website blog. • Liaising with expert contributors for website content. • General research.

        Currently

        Freelance Editor

        Freelance

        Jul 2018
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Freelance editor, copy editor, project manager and writer for non-fiction health, psychology, lifestyle and well being titles and content: Editing books from experts and writers across a broad range of lifestyle, health, science, psychological and wellbeing fields. • Project managing all editorial, creative and budget aspects on titles from commissioning stages through to publication. • Full rewrites and ghost writing; structural editing and copy-editing. • Commissioning illustrators, artists and designers for projects. • Picture research and permission clearing. • Trend-led project research and writing. • Writing project proposals and pitches for submission to agents and publishers

        2018

        Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Commissioning, buying and editing non-fiction lifestyle, health and wellbeing titles from experts in their field publishing on the Penguin Life imprint: Commissioning books from experts and writers across a broad range of health, science, psychological and wellbeing fields for publication on the Penguin Life imprint. • Project managing all editorial and creative aspects on full colour titles from commissioning stages through to acquisition, contract agreement, publication, marketing and publicity. • Structurally editing manuscripts, producing cover copy, online content, Amazon blurbs and social media content. • Briefing designers, art department, production and photographers for photo shoots. • Project managing redesign and reissue of backlist titles, amending content, copy, layout, and cover design. • Managing database records, completing sales points and Amazon category coding. • Contributing to acquisitions and brand building strategy. • Direct author care and agent liaison, attending book launches and publicity events.

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