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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsAgent & Talent Manager - Salesperson - Publicist


  • Events
  • Drafting
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Proof Reading Documents
  • Negociation
  • Communication

Work history


Contracts Manager

The Bright Group

Jun 2015
  • Full Time
  • Review, negotiate, draft and distribute artist and client contracts across fiction and licencing Review standard contract and renegotiate with Publishers in light of The Bright Emporium Contractually manage all new incoming and exiting artists Keep internal Rights management systems up to date Process and record royalty statements for accounts dept Support agents and wider Bright teams Met with Publishers and agencies at Book Fairs to develop new partnerships Helped co-ordinate and run Storytime Sunday and the Bright Emporium


PR Assistant

A. N Publishing

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
  • San Francisco, United States
  • Internship
  • Daily posting of company content across their media brands and social media channels (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn Drafting of Press releases and announcements First point of call for media enquiries Research, reporting and drafting of documents and emails as and when required, including helping develop Man of The Hour's Media Pack


Events Coordinatior


Aug 2016 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked with publishing houses and Waterstones Head Office to organise in store and external events as well as Private Hires Specialism in Children's, YA and YouTuber events Project managed all events from planning to execution Kept accurate records of events and promote through our databases Responsible for the ordering and return of stock Prepared and managed the day to day in store events Developed effective copy for promotion of events in store and through social media General first point of call for events enquiries




Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
  • Freelance
  • Attending plays, performances and gigs for review Communicating with theatres and Publicists Promoting my reviews across social media Interviewing cast and creative teams for feature pieces


Rights & Contracts Coordinator

The Follett Office

May 2014 - May 2015
  • Full Time
  • Drafting, reviewing and distribution of literary and multimedia contracts both internally and to publishing houses/agents internationally Maintaining records of licences on Bradbury Philips Undertaking Research and providing reports as and when required Assisting the Rights management team in negotiations as well as meeting new clients at Book fairs. Assisting the PR team during publicity tours and book fairs Drafting of letters and emails for the CEO and COO Minute taking of Rights meetings Organising of Double Taxation forms



Dark Readers

Mar 2014 - Aug 2017
  • Freelance
  • Developing engaging content, for different social media channels and specific audiences, including book reviews, interviews and interest pieces Main provider of content on the blog, Twitter and Facebook Communicating with a range of people from bloggers, to authors and publicists. Developing and running promotional campaigns for books


Rights Assistant

Spineless Classics

Dec 2012 - May 2014
  • Full Time
  • Contacting Publishers, Agents and licence holders in order to acquire content Negotiating terms of licences, both individually and as part of a wider team Drafting, reviewing and sending of contracts for acquired licences Maintaining records of licences and payments due Issuing Invoices for royalties due Proof reading of texts to be used




Nov 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Full Time
  • Advising and assisting customers, I provided them with their requirements or more often creative suggestions Responsible for working across all divisions of the shop, including adult fiction, non-fiction, related product and the children’s section Kindle demonstrator Specifically maintained Children’s reference, to make it appealing and increase sales I ran a weekend Story time and children’s Saturday events Managed author signings



MA Publishing

Kingston University

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
  • Editorial and Product development, Rights, Marketing, Magazine Publishing


BA History

University of Reading

Oct 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Specific focus on England in the Middle Ages and Early Modern History


A Level

St James’ Catholic High School

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
  • Law, history, English (Lit/Lang)