Grace O'Byrne

Production Editor

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Events
  • Editing
  • Administration
  • Assistant
  • Budgeting
  • Customer Support
  • Design
  • Email Handling
  • Office Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Reception

Work history


Freelance Music


Aug 2003
  • Working within the London music scene in a freelance capacity as Box Office Agent, Production Assistant, Promoter Representative and Resident DJ. Currently working for Rockfeedback, One Inch Badge, Baba Yaga’s Hut and Soundcrash music promoters with seasonal work at Barclaycard Summertime and Everyman Cinema at Battersea Power Station, Steward co-ordinator at Visions Festival, Production Assistant and Front of House Manager at Raw Power Festival.



Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Working as a temporary bookseller during the busy Christmas period. Duties ranged from day-to-day replenishment and merchandising to serving at the tills, managing the Information Desk and helping customers to find books that they have been searching for, or recommending books they might not have discovered.


Residential Teacher

Regent Young Learners

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • ESL Teacher and Activities Leader at Regent Summer School for 7-12 year olds. Preparing, adapting and creating classroom material at three different learning levels, regular progress assessment and report writing. Activity participation in sports, entertainment, arts and crafts.


Production Editor

John Wiley Sons

Jan 2002 - Dec 2013
  • • Complete project management from receipt of accepted manuscript from author to warehouse delivery of books in print, EBook and XML for online distribution • Produced upward of 30 professional and trade book titles in print and electronic format annually, 1-4 colour within received timescales, budgets and agreed design guidelines while ensuring an acceptable profit • Preparation of copyediting, design and manufacturing specifications • Central information point for books progress pre- and post-press for entire company • Redesigned and reorganised the handover process and related paperwork which was adopted throughout the company • Full responsibility for managing permissions, sourced all necessary artwork, managed and directed cover designers, image libraries, illustrators and created a brand design internally and eternally for a successful book series, Capstone Reference • Winner of The Brand / Series Identity Award, BPIF Awards 2010



Politics and Publishing

Oxford Brookes University

Aug 1997 - May 2000
  • Hons BA Joint in Politics and Publishing