I’ve worked as a freelance proofreader and editor since 2010, and as an agent since January 2014. I run a children’s reading and writing scheme called kidsreadwritereview and previously worked as editorial assistant for Myrmidon Books in Newcastle.
Editing is my passion and there’s no greater pleasure than to see an author’s work develop and improve over time. It’s my love of children’s books, and editing, that led me to agency work.
Alongside my editorial and agency work I also run two adult book groups and review books for a crime fiction website called Mean Streets. So, when I’ve had enough of fairies, underpants and magical pyjamas, I turn my hand to murders, Chinese warlords and the occasional non-fiction title.
Working with libraries, publishers, schools, teachers, authors and agents is my life so I’d like to think that I can help out with any other queries or questions that may arise in regards to the publishing industry.
I’m also writing my first children’s novel, so I fully understand what it is to be a writer and appreciate the hard work, dedication and time it takes to complete a novel.
Attending literary conferences, festivals and fairs is a passion of mine and I do spend a lot of the summer chasing down some of the authors I work with on my scheme. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the most successful children’s authors to grace our pages (one of the many perks of the job) and I’ve also had the opportunity to meet some of the most successful crime writers in the UK too.
Working with the real cogs of the publishing world is an honour. Meeting some of the most successful publishers, agents and editors has been a real privilege and I just hope that my knowledge and experiences can be beneficial for you writers as well.
With hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears you can achieve your literary goal and I hope I can guide you on your journey with editorial feedback, or take you on a magical journey as your agent.
If you would like to learn more about my reading and writing scheme I run for children, then please visit my website here: www.kidsreadwritereview.co.uk.