I'm a children's publishing professional with nearly a decade in the industry. I've worked across several companies, large and small, and departments including editorial, rights and production.
Prior to going freelance, I oversaw the book selection and purchasing for UK charity BookTrust. I purchased 3.5 million books annually for BookTrust's gifting programmes, which give books to children around the UK to inspire a love of reading. Because these books would go to every child at a certain age, regardless of their backgrounds, I look at books in a different way from some editors, particularly around accessibility and inclusivity.
I also have a particular interest in bringing more books in translation to the English-speaking market. I helped develop and run the "In Other Words", which has been successful in getting UK children's publishers to acquire more books in translation.
I'm originally from Akron, Ohio in the US, but moved to London to earn an MA in Publishing and have since worked in UK children's publishing. I currently live in Munich, Germany.