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.
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.
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
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.