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
  • National Literacy Trust

    National Literacy Trust

    • Social Enterprise
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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