Credentials, Track Record and Professional Training
- Professional Publisher
With over 20 years’ experience of the industry, I have worked with literally hundreds of authors and successfully published hundreds of books for markets around the world.
My track record includes UK no. 1 and international bestsellers. Revenue from books that I was personally responsible for publishing between 1997 and 2000 totalled £18.5m (about $30m). During my tenure as MD and Publisher at Element Books Ltd, in 1999 the company won the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
- Publishing Training
I have completed the following Courses run by The Publishing Training Centre: The Desk Editor’s Role; Editorial Project Management; Commissioning & List Management; Publishing Finance – An Introduction; Negotiating Skills.
- Certificate in Life Coaching
I was trained and certified by Newcastle College in 2004, although since 2001 I have been coaching professionally and successfully drawing on my personal skills base plus my experience of working for so many years with authors individually.
Member of The Society of Authors, The Writers' Guild of Great Britain and The National Association of Women Writers (US)