Dorling Kindersley

Hugo’s Language Books Managing Editor (Print and audio books)


Pearson Education

ELT Proofreader


Scholastic Children’s Books

Desk Editor/Project Editor/Senior Editor/
Editorial Director/Editorial Project Manager




Horrible Histories Horrible Science Horrible Geography My Story (historical fiction for 8-12s)



I was the senior editor on the team that produced How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients, by award-winning science author, Adrian Dingle.


I was Dr Christian Jessen’s editor on Dr Christian’s Guide to Growing Up
(May 2013).


Commissioned and edited two Blue Peter Best Book with Facts winners: Horrible Geography Planet in Peril and Horrible Science House of Horrors.




Typesetting, copy-editing, proofreading, ebook conversion, list development, consulting for publishing services agencies, publishers and self-publishers including whitefox, Titan Books, Scholastic Children’s Books, Nosy Crow, Templar, Terry Deary and Madnotes Media.




Writing credits

Devised, wrote and edited Klutz: Paper Fashions Yesterday – a craft book about historical costume

Book-o-rama Dinosaurs and Space with Tim Wesson

Knights and Castles Shuffle Puzzle Book with Steve Noon

Dinosaur Magnet Book with Louis Rey







To the left are a selection of books I have worked on. All book-cover images © their respective owners.

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