As well as being a children’s author, I have nearly 30 years’ experience as a Project Manager and Editor, successfully managing the production of educational and trade books and editing adult reference titles and children’s fiction for the international market, covering a wide range of subjects. I also edit academic reports and proofread Modern Foreign Language workbooks.
My clients have included Arcturus Publishing, Bailey Publishing, Cambridge Publishing Management, Discovery Books, David & Charles, Franklin Watts, the Georg-Eckert Institute (Germany), The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, Hachette Children’s Books, HarperCollins, Hodder Children’s Books, Institute for Development Studies, Ivy Kids, Ivy Press, Kingfisher, Marshall Cavendish, Monkey Puzzle Media, Naughton Publishing, Nutshell Media, Quantum, Quid Publishing, Raintree, RotoVision, Salariya Book Company, The Curved House and Wayland.
I can offer:
• Text: commissioning, editing, fact checking, proofreading, indexing, Americanization, Anglicization
• Consultancy: assessment of text to check suitability for the target readership
• Commissioning and editing blogs
• Design: commissioning and working closely with designers, correcting layouts and proofs
• Picture research
• Commissioning and working with illustrators
• Writing thoroughly researched non-fiction materials in a clear, accessible
way, with meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to write at an appropriate language level for the target audience and in a lively, child-friendly style for young people
• From inception of project to finished product, including budgeting, scheduling and all the administration
• Vast experience in working with overseas co-publishers, especially in the USA
• Familiarity with many Windows and Macintosh applications, especially Word, Excel, Powerpoint and InDesign
• Building and maintaining a Wordpress website
• I speak French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Arabic and Japanese. I can proofread Modern Foreign Language learning workbooks in French, Spanish and German.
• I am also a teacher – see my Teaching page
• I am a keen reader, gardener, walker, cyclist, cook and amateur musician and I can knit, crochet and sew.
Please contact me for full details of my work experience.