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Editing your eBook
You' ll get help and instructions on how best to get to grips with the editorial processes and how to create the necessary tooling to make your work as good as possible before handing it over to an editorial, frahling or publishing company. You' ll learn how to take your edit to the next stage with an inestimable individual lesson with the help of an editors of your own choosing.
A 10-minute one-on-one meeting with one of the journalists, in which you will have the chance to review the excerpt of your work that you sent in the run-up to the conference. While at Hodder & Stoughton, she worked with various writers in editing and publishing and marketing, among them Stephen King, John le Carré and E.M. Forster.
Her work has been featured in The Sunday Times and Best British Poetic Anthologies and she is particularly interested in poets and novelists. Her work includes literature and group literature as well as nonfiction and is in charge of the W&N back list.
For more than twenty years Cressida Downing has been active in the books trade and publishers. Beginning at Waterstones in Hampstead, she worked for a year in the children's books section before going to Sussex University to study English literature (a surprising professional degree!). When she graduated, she worked for Dillons Booksellers at various places in downtown London, where she was mainly responsible for literature, and was one of the first jurors for the First Fair.
She worked at Penguin and then Piatkus as well. Reading a multitude of textbooks, from criminality, sci-fi and imagination to fancy light and literature diction. She has a home full of textbooks, but she also likes her Kindle and hugs Twitter to chat with writers she ate.
She has worked for over twenty years in the British specialist publisher. Currently she works as a free-lance journalist, lecturer and playwright with a focus on literature, YA and children's music. She is the creator of eight works to date, among them Breakfast Epiphanies (Atlantic Beaches, 2006), The Dread Pirate Fleur and the Ruby Heart (Random House, 2009) and The Dread Pirate Fleur and The Hangman's Noose (Random House, 2010);
This fairy tale serial under the alias Lara Faraway and two non-fiction novels for kids, most recently Hachette Publishing Group/Born Free Foundation (2015) and Leopards (Hachette Publishing Group/Born Free Foundation 2016). She loves to tell stories and work with authors. It will be hosted at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP.