Melissa FairleyFreelance editor and writer• pre-school and novelty• children’s ﬁction• children’s non-ﬁction• adult non-ﬁction• consultancy@lisfairleyhttp://melissafairleyblog.blogspot.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-fairley/30/b31/a
About me Before becoming a freelance editor and writer, I was the Publishing Director at TickTock Books, the Publisher at Kingfisher and the Managing Editor at HarperCollins Childrens Books. I now work part-time for Giggling Bean, as well as editing childrens fiction and adult and childrens non-fiction. I also write and create pre-school and picture books, younger fiction series and non-fiction titles. My author work is represented by Watson, Little Ltd.
My skills include editing and writing adult non-ﬁction...
...on a wide range of subjects.
Managing, editing and writing pre-school and novelty books
Creating a new children’s ﬁction imprint
Discovering new talent
Finding new approaches for traditional non-ﬁction subjects
Spotting new trends, such as Street Chess
Combining children’s non-ﬁction and ﬁction...
...to create more commercial non-ﬁction
Creating a new phonics reading scheme
Developing audio and special sales packages
Creating book trailers and other sales and marketing material
Skills• editing• researching• writing• project management• consultancy• packaging and storyboarding apps• sales material
Writing• children’s mass-market activity / craft books• children’s gift / trade non-ﬁction• children’s non-ﬁction series• reading schemes / phonics• pre-school, novelty and picture books• children’s ﬁction (up to age 12)• adult reference / lifestyle
Find out more about me@lisfairleyhttp://melissafairleyblog.blogspot.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-fairley/30/b31/awww.watsonlittle.com