Who I am

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I have worked as an editorial consultant, both freelance and with the Andrew Nurnberg Agency, for six years, and I’ve also read and reported on manuscripts for The Literary Consultancy for the past three years. In that time I’ve helped many writers refine their manuscripts to readiness, and move on to the excitement of submission and publication. I’ve also helped clients deal with the painful realisation that their current book may be a training effort, and enabled them to get the maximum of useful experience and knowledge from the process.

With my other hat on, I’m a children’s literature critic, writing on trends in children’s and YA publishing for The Guardian and reviewing and writing round-ups for both The Guardian and The Metro.  This means my understanding of the market is always current, and I have comprehensive knowledge of both classic and contemporary children’s literature to draw on. I also review for other publications, including The TLS.