Category Archives: Editing

Q&A with Martin Toseland

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Martin Toseland has worked at a senior editorial level at Penguin Press and HarperCollins until October 2006, when he decided to concentrate on his own writing. Since then he’s written or ghosted over twenty books – fiction and non-fiction – on a comically broad range of subjects including misheard song lyrics, a CFO’s view of good business practice, the Grand Harbour in Malta, a novel set in the Amazon rainforest, and, recently, a book written entirely in emoji. He’s currently working on a television biography, a book about drinking, a travel book and a thriller. He also provides editorial consultancy for fiction and non-fiction titles and represents a select list of authors.

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Q&A with Editor Wendy Toole

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We interviewed Wendy Toole, an editor who is an Advanced Professional Member and past Chair of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Wendy works mainly on academic and professional books and journal papers, specialising in history, English literature, art and architecture. We talked to her about what qualities she feels are important in an editor and her favourite thing about freelancing.

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Buyer Beware

By | Author, Brand Publishing, Editing, Insight, Publishing & Consultancy | No Comments

It was hard to ignore the overriding sense from all authors attending the recent Bookseller Author Day conference of the desire for greater transparency, regardless of whether you are traditionally published or not. So it is in that spirit that I tell of a conversation this week with a writer whitefox has worked with over the past year, someone without an agent but with a finished manuscript, looking ideally for a traditional publishing partner. Through his own networking, he seems to have found someone potentially interested, a known publisher with many years of output. This publisher has offered him this proposal: they will publish his book, on the understanding that he contributes £9,000 towards the editorial process.

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Q&A with Andri Nel

By | Design, Digital, Editing, Freelance, Grads, Interview, Network, Publishing & Consultancy, Self publishing, Startup, Students | No Comments

Andri Nel runs a digital publishing company called Digi-Taal and is completing her MA in Digital Publishing. Before coming to the UK she completed her undergraduate and honours degrees in Publishing at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and worked on numerous digital publishing projects with both authors and publishers. She is driven by a passion for publishing and the process behind creating books.

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