I have more than twenty years’ freelance experience, and can offer help with all stages of the writing and editorial process, from developing an idea to editing a final manuscript. If you think that I might be able to help you, please contact me.
I received my core training during the 1990s as an in-house editor for Penguin Books and its hardback imprints Hamish Hamilton and Viking, where I worked on an extremely diverse range of titles that included both fiction and non-fiction.
As a freelancer, I have taken on a wide variety of writing and editorial assignments. The following examples give an idea of the breadth of my work. In 2001, I was a co-writer of Boo Hoo: A Dot.Com Story from Concept to Catastrophe, Ernst Malmsten’s account of the pioneering internet retailer, boo.com, which was nominated for a W.H. Smith prize. Between 2002 and 2005, I worked as the editor of the journals of the novelist John Fowles, which involved not only distilling 400,000 words from an original diary of more than 2 million words but also writing an introduction and notes for each of the two published volumes. Most recently, I have written and overseen the editing and design of Making Hollywood Happen, a book that celebrates the seventy-year history of the completion guarantor Film Finances. It will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in spring 2022.