To date, I’ve worked as an early-stage editor on two published books.
The Last Overland, Alex Bescoby.
The Last Overland is the story behind the four-part documentary series on All 4 – the extraordinary journey of filmmaker Alex Bescoby and his team across 13,000 miles to recreate the legendary overlanding expedition of 1956.
I condensed every chapter of the book’s first and second draft to fit within the desired word count. I also played a part in developing the character and narrative arcs ahead of the second draft.
The Art of Exploration, Levison Wood.
‘Britain’s best loved adventurer’ (The Times) talks about his secrets of discovery for the first time in this revealing manual of what it means to be an explorer in the modern age. The man who has walked the Nile, the Himalayas and the Americas discusses his lessons from a life on the road, how he managed to turn a passion into a lifestyle, and what inspired and motivated him along the way.
I performed a structural edit ahead of the first draft, fitting the various themes discussed into the book’s overarching structure.