Anna Davidson – Editorial Associate Trainer
Anna Davidson has worked in publishing for twenty-five years, most recently as Head of Editorial Management for Faber & Faber. She started her editorial career as Editorial Assistant at Hodder Children’s Books and since then has worked on both adult and children’s books, fiction, and non-fiction. She also has in-depth knowledge of illustrated book publishing and editing thanks to fourteen years spent at DK Books, in senior roles in the adult lifestyle division.
A highly experienced editor and managing editor, throughout her career Anna has undertaken and overseen structural editing, line editing, copy-editing, proofreading, and commissioning. She combines a high-level understanding of the publishing process with an eagle eye for detail when signing off material for press. Time spent in different houses and with freelance clients has given Anna a keen insight into a wide variety of publishing cultures. A year and a half spent in Paris for the Financial Times, overseeing the editorial production of a European magazine supplement, further broadened this perspective.
Anna enjoys working with publishing colleagues at all levels, from the most junior to the most senior. A University of Oxford modern languages graduate, she developed her love of teaching during a year spent in France teaching English as a foreign language. She combines her work as an editorial trainer with freelance editing, writing and consultancy for trade clients and self-publishing.
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