Alice Harman

Author and Editor

Level
Senior
Location
Brighton, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am an experienced author and editor, specialising in children's books. I have written more than forty books for children, about everything from art to outer space. I've also edited and contributed to many other books for children, young people and adults.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Content Creation
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Editing
  • Creative Editing
  • Book Editing
  • Concept Development
  • Digital Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Adobe Indesign

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    • Publishing
  • Time Out Group

    Time Out Group

    • Publishing
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    National Literacy Trust

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      Self-employed

      Work history

      Currently

      Author and Editor

      Self-employed

      Nov 2017
      • Brighton, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Since November 2017 I have moved away entirely from in-house work into freelance writing, editing and creative consultancy. I have worked with publishers including Hachette, Thames & Hudson, Quarto and Laurence King on a wide range of projects.

      2017

      Mar 2017 - Nov 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I managed large-scale active literacy projects across the UK, encouraging children to read for enjoyment. I also created printed resources, online content and development reports to support the programme.

      2017

      National Children and Young People Programme Central Support

      Victim Support

      Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I created and managed resources, websites and email campaigns to support the national Children and Young People programme and to inform other professionals and the general public.

      2015

      Children's Editor

      Thames & Hudson Ltd.

      May 2014 - Aug 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I developed a number of original children’s books, including the award-winning and highly acclaimed titles Why Is Art Full of Naked People? (Susie Hodge), The Big Book of Bugs (Yuval Zommer) and This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist (in partnership with the Science Museum). I also managed a large number of freelance writers, illustrators, designers and other contributors to create books and other projects.

      2014

      Feb 2011 - Apr 2014
      • Lewes, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I developed educational books and interactive digital projects for a number of publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Hachette and Collins, on subjects ranging from science and maths to history and language learning.

      2011

      Online Travel Intern

      Time Out Group

      Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • I produced the weekly Time Out Travel e-mail newsletter, edited features for the website and carried out fact-checking and research for travel guides.

      2009

      Editorial Intern

      ArtPress

      Feb 2009 - May 2009
      • Paris, France
      • Internship
      • I edited English translations of articles, prepared website content, carried out research, assisted with image selection and liaised with interviewees.

      Education

      Currently

      1st BA English Literature and French

      University of Sussex

      Oct 2006
      • Brighton, United Kingdom