What I Do
I provide a range of creative editorial services:
From initial concept to finished book
From concept development and project management to copywriting, editing and proofreading, I provide a creative and meticulous eye to any book project.
From inclusivity to international development
I provide consultancy and project management for the development of picture books and non-fiction titles to ensure representations of class, familial structure, language, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, sexuality, culture, and gender are as diverse as the world around us.
I have been a member of IBBY UK’s committee since 2014 and was elected to IBBY International’s Executive Committee in 2018. A worldwide organisation, IBBY represents a network of over 80 national sections and my work includes international project coordination to promote children’s rights through children’s literature.
I work with international publishers to develop titles for UK and North American audiences.
From concept development through to final delivery
From concept development through to final delivery, I work with experienced designers to produce books to the highest standard. I specialise in children’s non-fiction and picture books working with authors and illustrators from around the world.
For any new title or series, I work closely with publishers to develop project concepts, and have a wide range of contacts to commission new authors or illustrators, if required. I develop a close working relationship with authors to develop their manuscript and brief illustrators supporting their development from storyboards to print-ready publications. I am able to provide a critical but creative eye to work alongside publishers to develop their list.
Back list and international markets
I can refresh a backlist working with existing titles to ensure they speak to new audiences. I also work with international publishers providing consultancy and editorial advice on adapting books for UK and North American audiences.
From books in translation to multidisciplinary projects
My grant application service covers consultation and/or the writing of the funding proposal on your behalf or evaluation of your application.
I have successfully applied for grants from Arts Council England, AMAL Foundation and PEN Translates.
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