ABOUT ME

I'm as passionate about your book idea as you are, and I want to help you get it off the ground.

My love of books and writing started at a young age. In 2002, I graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Linguistics, French and Russian, and went straight into a career in non-fiction publishing.

In my 15 years in publishing I have worked on all kinds of non-fiction and have edited and advised on everything from historical texts and business books to cookery and self-help. I have been a professional editor, proofreader, ghost writer, indexer and commissioning editor, but have also worked at a senior management level in an independent UK publishing house.

 

As a commissioning editor, I found that I was turning away authors because their manuscripts needed too much work. Books that could have been great were left on the slush pile because there wasn’t enough one-on-one time in-house to make them better.

 

In 2017 I launched my writing consultancy as a way of helping aspiring authors to get their book idea off the ground. I wanted to take someone’s passion and work with them to turn it into a finished book, no matter what point they were starting from.

 

Now, I work with new authors all over the world to make their books happen. It’s always mattered to me that I work with the author as well as the manuscript, so I take time to get to know my coaching clients before I help them. That way I’m more able to understand their vision for their book and what they want to achieve.

 

I live in the Cotswolds, UK, with my three children, who love books almost as much as I do.