I am an experienced, creative and reliable editor and writer, specialising in trade publishing. I manage projects from concept development through to final checks and I support ongoing projects with creative consultancy, structural editing, content creation, copy editing and proofreading.Locked Pro Plan feature
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, Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Laurence King on a wide range of books and projects. The Silver Comma is the name under which I work in flexible partnership with a fellow writer and editor, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw. We take on projects separately and collaborate on new series and titles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I edited English translations of articles, prepared website content, carried out research, assisted with image selection and liaised with interviewees.