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I started my publishing career in Australia in the 1980s, working for Heinemann and Penguin Books in Melbourne. When I returned to the UK, I worked in-house for Longman Pearson and later for BBC Books. At BBC Books, I worked on TV and radio tie-in titles, including illustrated books on cookery, history and travel.


I have been a freelance editor since 1990 and I have worked for many different publishers, including Bloomsbury, Piatkus Books, Hachette, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. More recently, I have worked on educational books for White-Thomson Publishing Services, medical books for M&K Update and a variety of books for self-publishing authors, specialising in memoirs.

I am also the author of several children’s books and co-author (with Claire Lewis) of 35 Up: The Book of the Granada TV Series.



35 Up: The Book of the Granada TV Series (Network Books, 1991)

See Through Pirates (Running Press, 2003)

I’m Good at Geography: What Job Can I Get? (Wayland, 2014)

I’m Good at History: What Job Can I Get? (Wayland, 2014)

Italy: Discover Countries (Wayland, 2014)

The History Detective Investigates: Ancient Sumer (Wayland, 2014)


Special editorial projects

A Square Foot of Sky: A Reawakening in Words and Images

Selected poems by Anne Gruenberg, 2019-2021

'A work of magnificence. Moving, poignant, enraging and yes, hopeful.'

Susie Orbach, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic

Editor Kelly Davis

Photographer Clare Park
The Dancer Debbie Green
Book designer Matilda Cicely


I now have copies of this extraordinary book for sale (£15 plus £5 postage and packing within the UK). Please contact me via my website or social media if you wish to purchase a copy.


The Space Between Black and White: A Mixed-Race Memoir by Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith

I worked with Esua on this book and placed it with Jacaranda as one of their '20 in 2020' titles.


Professional links

If you wish to contact me about an editing project, please send an enquiry via the contact form on this website.

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