Katie Green works as a copy-editor. Katie worked in publishing for six years and is an experienced fiction editor, specialising in genre fiction with a special interest in crime, women’s fiction and fantasy. After five years working as a literary scout, reading and assessing typescripts across a wide range of fiction with a view to publishing in translation, she left to become a freelance fiction editor, carrying out both structural edits and copy-editing typescripts, working both directly with authors and in conjunction with agencies.
Lorena Goldsmith works as a literary consultant. Lorena’s experience includes commissioning fiction and working in Rights and Contracts for a major literary agency. Her publishing experience includes extensive literary criticism, including a monthly column on self-editing fiction in Writing Magazine. In 2013, How to Books (part of Little, Brown/Hachette UK) published Lorena’s Self-editing Fiction that Sells, a self-help guide on how to improve a manuscript by using tried and tested techniques. She is currently working towards a Post-graduate Diploma in UK, EU and US Copyright Law at King’s College London.
In addition to Katie and Lorena, we work with an established team of freelance professional editors, with extensive commissioning experience for large publishers or assisting leading literary agents.
Who is Daniel? This is a common question with our clients, so it deserves its own place on a page about us. Daniel is Lorena’s son. He was six weeks old when Lorena started the business. She named the business after her son because she started it so she could work from home. Years later, Daniel still plays his own major role in the business, i.e. he gives his opinion on all children’s manuscripts we receive. (Note to children’s writers: if you receive a brutally honest report on your manuscript, it wasn’t us.)