Inclusion consultant and editor for children’s trade and educational products.
Working with publishers who are striving for inclusion but aren’t sure about the next steps.
Making great books authentically inclusive
I help you see the possibilities for inclusion, going beyond ethnic diversity, and give you confidence by ensuring that stereotypes aren’t being perpetuated, that descriptions and illustrations of ‘diverse’ characters are authentic and respectful, and alleviate worries about making mistakes or causing offence, giving feedback and advice without judgement.
Diversity and inclusion may be the current buzzwords in children's publishing, but I've been helping to make great books inclusive since 2005, and had interest and experience in inclusion long before that. My experience can save you starting from scratch – I’ve been there, made the mistakes and learned from them, so you don’t have to.
With years of experience in authentic inclusion and diverse representation, and as one of the founders of Inclusive Minds, I bring a fresh perspective to any children’s book project or list, backed up by my editorial background.
Above all, children's books must tell great stories. But ANY story or product can be inclusive and my passion is to show you how to achieve this whilst ensuring that any diverse representation is truly authentic without perpetuating stereotypes.
I also work with children's trade and educational publishers in a range of capacities, from copy-editing and proofreading, to developmental editing, commissioning and editorial management, with inclusion at the forefront of everything I do.