Wendy Hobson

Advanced Professional Member
Location READING, Berkshire
Telephone 0118 987 4587
Mobile 0783 1234 112
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Web www.wendyhobson.co.uk
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  • Project management and editorial consultancy
  • Re-writing, writing, ghost-writing, guiding and developing inexperienced authors or those with non-native English
  • Cookery testing and recipe editing
  • Structural and complex editing
  • Editing and copy-fitting in layout
  • Preparing presentations and sample material for book fairs, submissions, etc., writing abstracts
  • Anglicizing international recipes


  • Cookery
  • Crafts, especially step-by-step guides, sewing and needlecrafts, knitting and textiles
  • Design, especially interior design and soft furnishings
  • Lifestyle, including event planning and organisation, hobbies
  • Self-development, including popular psychology
  • Mind, body, spirit


  • Books

  • Magazines, reports and newsletters

  • Websites and online materials


  • Hardie Grant
  • Pavilion
  • Constable & Robinson
  • Arcturus
  • The Book Consultancy
  • Foulsham
  • Saga Healthcare
  • Fight Bladder Cancer


  • Freelance editorial consultant (since 2011)
  • Editorial director at Foulsham Publishing (1995–2011)
  • Freelance editor (1982–1995)
  • Managing editor at Rodale Press (1981–82)
  • Senior editor at Purnell Books (1978–81)
  • Educational publicity manager at Oxford University Press (1976–77)
  • Editorial assistant at Macmillan Education (1975–76)

Qualifications and awards

  • BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • In-house trainer for editorial staff
  • Adobe InDesign training (2015)


Adobe Creative Suite CC 2014 and CS6, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator


An excellent editor and it’s a joy to work with her.

Grace Cheetham, publisher, Nourish

Thank you for being the warmest, most intelligent and patient editor that any author could wish for. I can’t think of anyone I would trust more with my intentions.

Nisha Katona, author of Pimp my Rice

What an amazing job you’ve done! I’m so thrilled with it, thank you so, so much. I’ll be in touch with the next book before I spend several weeks trying to perfect it myself. Thanks again for such a brilliant job.

Deborah Taylor, Book-launch your Business

Very organised, and has the ability to sort out problems while remaining calm and focused … approachable … I very much enjoy working under her clear and decisive leadership.

Helen Stevens, SfEP Marketing and PR director (2010–12)