Portfolio

I’ve worked on more than 100 projects since 2015 – including over 30 novels, from fantasy fiction to murder mysteries. Here are brief descriptions of most of the projects I have been privileged to work on:

Commissioned by independent authors

  • portfolio imagesAn epic fantasy-fiction novel
  • The latest instalment of a military/sci-fi/horror series
  • A novel set in India and based on the ancient story of Shiva and Sati
  • A short biographical piece on morality
  • A short story in the dark humour/horror genre
  • A cover letter to a book distributor
  • A book on the author’s family history
  • A short story about a woman addicted to social media
  • A non-fiction book that explored and explained human emotions and behaviour (Deciphered Emotions, by James Reynolds)
  • A deeply moving biography/memoir about the author’s brother’s life and journey with prostate cancer (Goodnight Doll, by Dr Angélique du Toit)
  • One short-story collection

Fiction commissioned by publishing houses

  • Two novels in the political-fiction genre
  • A novel set during the Industrial Revolution
  • A crime novel set during the late 1990s
  • Three children’s fantasy-fiction books
  • One instalment of an epic/high fantasy series
  • A children’s science-fiction book
  • Three short-story collections
  • A novel set during World War I
  • Two novels set during Word War II
  • An espionage thriller with an alternative-history setting
  • Two murder-mystery novels
  • A novel about grief and loss
  • A novel about loss and redemption
  • A novel about an amateur tennis player
  • A novel about a failed relationship and divorce
  • A revenge thriller
  • A novel about life on a plantation during the American Civil War
  • An account of the English Civil War
  • A novel about an elderly man’s search for meaning in his life
  • The story of a woman’s attempts to achieve her dream of owning a bookshop
  • A fictionalised account of events related to the British royal family
  • The story of an unhappy marriage during the Victorian era
  • A novel about finding a lost first love
  • A novel about a village coming together to protect communal land

Non-fiction commissioned by publishing houses

  • A guide to charity management
  • A guide on achieving goals
  • A guide to self-development
  • A business handbook on using personality strengths
  • An exploration of how human brains absorb visual information
  • A book on agility in business
  • A memoir on experiences in the diplomatic service
  • A memoir about living with chronic illness
  • The memoir of a former nurse
  • The memoir of a former professional footballer
  • A memoir about spiritual enlightenment
  • A collection of accounts about relationships with God
  • A travel memoir
  • An account of voyages across the Atlantic Ocean
  • The memoir of a former police officer
  • The memoir of a former judge
  • The memoir of an economist and former banker
  • The memoir of a charity founder
  • A memoir about faith and mental health
  • The biography of an amateur middle-distance runner
  • The biography of a Spanish composer
  • A book on non-locality and healthcare
  • The adventures of a community of dowsers
  • A guide to complementary medicine
  • A book on living with autism
  • A book based on the diaries of a Victorian woman working at the Home Office
  • Research into a lost medieval community in what is now Wales

For professional individuals

  • The curriculum vitae of an IT professional
  • The curriculum vitae of a naval officer
  • The curriculum vitae of an electrical engineer
  • Two business cover letters
  • A short biographical description for an artist
  • The website of a fellow editorial professional
  • An e-course on self-hypnosis
  • Content for an email series about managing stress

For students and academics

  • Two dissertations in the field of education, health and social care
  • One dissertation on North American trade agreements
  • One essay on immigration and the far-right in Germany
  • One conference paper in the field of information security
  • One dissertation on supply-chain management
  • A dissertation on fashion franchising
  • A personal statement for a law school application
  • A thesis on the role of innovation in development
  • A thesis on accountability in faith-based non-governmental organisations
  • A book proposal for research on Chinese foreign policy
  • A report on purchasing management
  • A report on project management
  • A paper on sustainability in procurement and supply
  • One thesis on change in the public health sector in Brunei