Patrick Hetherington
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Patrick Hetherington

Senior Editorial AssistantReading, United Kingdom
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Patrick Hetherington

Senior Editorial AssistantReading, United Kingdom
About me
I am a nimble, creative editorial strategist with a passion for international collaboration and team coordination. My enthusiasm for storytelling led me towards a career in Publishing (both digital and print), where I have spent years bringing content to life from concept through to launch. In my spare time, I write about culture - predominantly film - and host & edit a podcast focused on entertainment commentary and positivity
Work history
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    Senior Editorial AssistantTaylor & Francis Group
     - Reading, United KingdomFull Time
    Leading international publisher for books, ebooks, and journals across both academic and professional markets. Its CRC Press and Routledge imprints are similarly market leaders for STEM and Humanities publications, respectively. Led an international team of 13 Editorial Assistants for the CRC Press Engineering division of Books Editorial, chairing multiple weekly meetings, advising on new and updated processes, engaging with both individual and collective issues, coordinating workflow, and ensuring weekly quotas for deliverables were met. Reported directly to senior divisional management on weekly deliverables. Composed guidelines for new processes and tasks tailored to the needs of the team, as well as reworked existing guidelines for improved user experience. Organized and facilitated training for several new hires to the team. Took over management of the Routledge Focus on Environmental Health book series, successfully doubling its size and achieving my first commissioning target. Series management activities included: - Conducting market research for new commissioning leads and subject trends - Systematic outreach to prospective authors - Peer review management for book proposals received - Contract negotiation - Presenting final proposals to internal publishing committees - Shepherding book projects from contract through to final publication Represented the Routledge brand at both in-person and virtual conference events. Contributing member of multiple working groups: - Production & Editorial Focus Group - Professional Development Champions - Editorial Diversity and Inclusion - Stream App Testing Editorial Assistant duties (as detailed below) were maintained in addition to the above. Surpassed both 2020 and 2021 performance targets for the Construction & Property list, as well as personal performance targets.
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    Editorial AssistantTaylor & Francis Group
     - Park Dr, Milton, Abingdon, UKFull Time
    Provided editorial and administrative support to the Routledge Construction & Property list, as well as various lists across the Engineering Books division under the CRC Press imprint. Responsibilities included: - Peer review management and compensation - Contract preparation and processing - Author correspondence and management - Editorial manuscript review - Profitability checks - Cover design coordination - Copywriting, including author biographies and back cover copy for print and digital marketing - Data management and record-keeping for book projects and business partners. - Liaising with Production, Sales, and Marketing departments on specific needs, opportunities, and challenges for individual book projects as needed Surpassed both 2018 and 2019 performance targets for the Construction & Property list. Composed and improved guidelines and templates pertaining to various processes for more efficient colleague use. Represented both Routledge and CRC Press imprints at UK and US-based conferences, respectively.
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Skills
  • Team Coordination
  • People Person
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Editorial Commissioning
  • Networking
  • Communication
Education
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    Master of ArtsLondon College of Communication, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    Graduated with First Class Distinction honours (3.67 GPA equivalent).
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    Study AbroadTemple University
     - Philadelphia, United States
    Participated in a year-long study abroad program at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.
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Awards
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    Silver AwardThe Duke of Edinburgh Award
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    Bronze AwardThe Duke of Edinburgh Award