Mireille Harper

Assistant Editor | Editor, Writer, Translator + PR

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I'm an assistant editor at Square Peg, a non-fiction imprint at Penguin Vintage where I work on illustrated and non-fiction titles. Alongside my full-time role, I'm a music editor at Wordplay Magazine and I freelance as a writer, translator and PR/comms consultant, specialising in arts and cultural events. I also provide sensitivity reading services for publishers such as Dorling Kindersley (DK). Current and former clients include Dorling Kindersley (DK), BYP Network App, Catalyst Collective, BASS Festival 2019, ShoutOut Festival 2019, and spoken word poets Suli Breaks and Julian Knox. Past collaborative projects include working Girls, Let's Talk for their Black History Month 2019 event, the University of Birmingham on their Book to the Future 2018 festival, with photographers Delroy Matty and Ellie Ramsden, music platform un:Hurd on its first birthday event, and an exclusive collaborative project with Wordplay's WordplayTV and rapper, Shay D. Writing credits include Nataal, Digital Spy, ERIC Mag, LAPP The Brand, Guap, Clash Magazine, Push Magazine, Wordplay Magazine, Somewhere Soul, Nation of Billions, Sagely, A Small World, Global Graduates, Girls Talk London and The Tab. Proficient and experienced in writing lifestyle content, opinion pieces, and travel/food content.

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  • Copywriting
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Editorial
  • Communications
  • Content Translation
  • Feature Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • PR

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • Hachette


    • Publishing
  • Octopus Books

    Octopus Books

    • Publishing

Work history


Assistant Editor

Penguin Random House UK

Nov 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I currently work as an assistant editor at Square Peg, a non-fiction imprint at Penguin Vintage UK.


Editorial Assistant

Octopus Books

Oct 2018 - Nov 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Following the Fresh Chapters traineeship at Hachette UK (working for six months at Trapeze Books, and another six in Hodder Education), and another week of working at Headline within Hachette UK, I was taken on as an Editorial Assistant at Octopus Books, which publishes illustrated non-fiction books.


Publishing Trainee


Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I am currently on the Fresh Chapters traineeship at Hachette UK, which involves two six-month periods as an intern at Trapeze Books, and Hodder Education, respectively. September 2017 - March 2018: Editorial Intern, Trapeze Books Roles include: editorial responsibilities, creating copy, proof collating, shadow editing, social media, liaising with publicity, marketing, authors, agents and readers, arranging editor schedules, preparing manuscripts for production, managing Trapeze's 1 in 4 New Writer Competition, arranging travel and bookings, arranging meetings and taking minutes, research projects, writing blurbs for books and catalogues and general administration. March 2018 - September 2018: Marketing Intern, Hodder Education



2:1 Modern Languages BA (French, Spanish and Italian)

University of Birmingham

Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Activities and Societies: Italian Student Representative at The University of Birmingham (1st and 4th year) | Oxfam Society Member | BUDS (Dance) Society Member | Guest Speaker at 'Get into Publishing'​ event at The University of Birmingham in 2017 and 2018 1st Year: 2:1 (60) | 2nd Year: 2:1 (64) 3rd Year: 2:1 (68.5) Université de Toulouse: Jean-Jaurès (Semester 1 of Year Abroad): 73 Università degli studi di Padova (Semester 2 of Year Abroad): 64 Universidad de Alcalá (Grammar-intensive vacation course): Passed B1.2 course 4th Year: 2:1 Dissertation Module (Redefining the western through hostility: A comparative study of Sergio Leone’s Trilogia del dollaro (1964-1966) and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015) (72)



Harry Barker Award


  • The Harry Barker Award is given in honour of Harry Barker, who worked at Hachette Children's and was himself the winner of a staff award in 2013. Harry died suddenly and unexpectedly and in 2014, and this award is given each year in his memory.