The Spiderwize team pride themselves on delivering an excellent service; have a look at the team below so you can put a face to the name.
Editor & Proof Reader
Since a young age, I have always loved books and it was my dream to work in publishing. I studied English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London and graduated with first class honours. My first job was at a publishing house back in Peterborough where I served as the Editor for two of their trade magazines. However my passion still lay in books, so when the opportunity arose to join Spiderwize, I jumped at the chance and it really is a joy to spend my working days reading through manuscripts and helping people to realise their dreams of becoming published authors.
Secret Fact: I am currently working on my own novel - a story about the life of a female convict within a corrupt prison system.
I started out as an admin assistant in Book Printing UK, the print on demand division of Bonacia. From there I moved onto editor and then editorial manager for Young Writers, Bonacia's poetry imprint. Now I also take care of Spiderwize editorial needs: giving evaluations, proofing books and offering editorial advice, and I absolutely love it. I really enjoy helping to make a book the best it can be, and seeing the customers' joy when all their hard work is turned into a book is worth every re-read!
Outside of work I love reading all kinds of fiction (even after doing it all day) but having a 2-year-old son means recreational reading time is now limited, though I do read a lot of Spot the dog and Thomas the Tank Engine!
I was heading toward a creative career from an early age; I thoroughly enjoyed and excelled in Art and creative writing. With an enthusiastic tutor at school I quickly became interested in Graphic Design and did well in college. At university I took freelance work building my confidence and love for design in print. I continued my freelance work after university and was taken on by Spiderwize where I am now thrilled to be finally working in print! When I’m not taking photos of design I find out and about, you’ll find me submerged in the inspiring culture of London!
Secret Fact: I love designing and making my own outfits!
I have always worked in a customer focused role from a receptionist to a makeup artistry. I believe in a great customer service and I Love that I can provide assistance along the passionate journey of self publishing. In my spare time I love spending time with my Son.
Secret Fact: I do enjoy losing myself in the latest box set and can get through an entire series in a weekend.
Passionate about drawing, books and all things creative, from an early age, I've always known I would end up in a creative role. I originally intended to be an illustrator, but in my teens discovered graphic design – which combined my love of the written word with that of layout and typography.
I began my professional career 15 years ago and since then, have worked in small design studios and large publishing houses alike, with clients ranging from professional individuals, to local businesses and government institutions. Now I work for Bonacia Ltd / Spiderwize, in a role that allows me to work on books and covers one day, and illustrate all sorts of wonderful characters and scenes the next. I am privileged to have worked on some incredible projects with some very talented people.
Secret Fact: There is usually a small, ginger cat asleep on top on my computer whilst I work.
I started off working for a design agency based in Huntingdon, there I moved up the ladder to become a mid level developer before moving onto Bonacia in 2013. I manage the development of a variety of different websites throughout the company (mainly Spiderwize). I try to use all the latest technologies to make sure that all projects are up to date with the current trends & compliant with the web.
Outside of work most of my time is taken up playing Semi professional ice hockey, other than that you can catch me on the golf course or talking about my love for West Ham!
Secret Fact: You'll never catch me eating a dessert!!