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Positions sought

I am looking for a commissioning editorial (or similar) role on an adult non-fiction list, ideally spanning mental health, wellness, spirituality, and/or smart thinking.

Having worked in the independent publishing industry for a decade, most recently launching and running Lemon Quartz Publishing (closure announcement via The Bookseller here), I have gained valuable experience in many stages of the publishing process, from commissioning to communications. I feel my greatest strengths lie in building and maintaining strong relationships with authors and guiding content from unedited manuscripts and concepts to thought-provoking, bookshelf-worthy books.

After working mostly independently for the last few years, I am keen to join and contribute to a passionate and ambitious team; and in true indie publishing style, I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck in wherever needed across the business. Based in Warwickshire, I am looking for a hybrid working set-up, and I'm able to commute to London on a weekly basis. I am open to full- and part-time opportunities.

Please email me at [email protected] to discuss any potential openings and to request a copy of my CV.

Post expires: December 2023

Maria Hawkins LLB

I am a qualified proofreader, currently training in copy editing, and an Intermediate member of CIEP. I am also legally qualified with over 30 years experience working in the UK legal sector, in both public service and private practice.

I work on legal, academic and educational texts and children’s books, as well as adult fiction.

I am happy to work in Word (Tracked Changes) and PDF (Commenting Tools) and also mark up on hard copy using BSI Proofreading symbols.

If you require proofreading services, please get in touch and I will be happy to discuss further how I can assist.

Email: [email protected]

Post expires: August 2023