Laure Gysemans

Writer/Editor/Project Editor

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
Locked Pro Plan feature



  • Editorial Commissioning
  • Editorial Content
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Project Management
  • Copyediting
  • Picture Research
  • Editorial Copy
  • Book Editing
  • Travel Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • Pearson


    • Education & Research

Work history


Oct 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Project manage the entire editorial process for the DK Eyewitness travel guide series, from draft through to publication. Identify title updates and commission fact checkers, editors and proofreaders, as well as managing writers and contributors to supply new content. Research, write and edit live files in-house using InDesign.


Project Editor


Oct 2017 - Sep 2019
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managed and updated over 100 international print and digital titles – including GCSE and A-level student books, illustrated children’s resources, title reprints and online learning – from manuscript handover to publication. Commissioned, briefed and managed freelance editors, proofreaders and authors. Edited and proofread content in-house, oversaw all proof stages. Ensured projects were delivered on time and to extremely high standards, with careful budgeting and scheduling, saving costs and maximising revenue where possible.   Briefed and managed permissions workflows and artwork for design and typesetting teams. Managed the entire reprints process, working with archive, manufacturing and inventory teams across the US and Asia to update the current editions.


Media Researcher and Rights Acquisition Support


Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Researched, edited and produced visual media for educational digital and print products. Worked with image libraries to source and clear all assets (photo, video, audio). Managed department invoices, licenses and vendor costs. Recorded and edited audio and video projects in-house and arranged audio and photo shoots at studios. Commissioned and managed freelance photographers and videographers. Designed and produced the department marketing video using After Effects. Oversaw the entire contracts database – raised all freelance and illustrator contracts.



BA Hons English with Media Arts (2:1)

Plymouth University

Sep 2007 - Sep 2011
  • Plymouth, United Kingdom