A sample of projects I have worked on in different capacities. This list does not include industry magazine or publication editing, digital asset management or digital publications I have written for. You can find more examples of writing work in my digital portfolio.
A sample of titles for which I have been responsible for determining budgets, commissioning and briefing contractors, organising schedules of work, editing content (be it structural editing manuscripts, proofreading laid out pages via PDF or paper print outs), writing or sourcing and collating activity and colouring book content, marking up PDFs for designer revisions, managing stakeholder expectations, processing invoices and ensuring timely and high-quality products for publication.
A sample of titles that I have performed structural editorial work on, which includes helping authors rearrange content and rework weak plot points, plus enhance main and sub plots, write richer settings, character development, effective dialogue and more.
TYPESETTING AND EBOOK/PRINT BOOK LAYOUT
A sample of titles I have laid out for print through CreateSpace and Ingram Spark. Typesetting for novels includes, among other things, creating a standard and consistent design throughout the entire book and within series, including front and backmatter, chapter opening page design, headers and footers, removing widows and orphans, correcting kerning issues and ensuring consistency in recto and verso pagination and use of any flair unique to the individual title.
Including checking editorial and design revisions have been entered correctly during layout; translating US to UK English, translating UK to US English, writing blurbs, brainstorming and problem solving.
Working to specific brand style guides, research and development, flat planning, writing content (including activities and games) and blurbs for licensed products and submitting products to BrandComply for compliance with Mattel, Moose, Disney and more.
Project ideas that I have developed but have been actively created by others. This section will be updated as product packaging becomes available.
A selection of online publications I have written blogs, articles, promotional material and sales pages for.