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Employee Spotlight: Yasmin Mahdy, Production Manager

Welcome to our new blog series, in which we interview Exact Editions’ employees about their role, their favourite hobbies and everything in between! 🎤

First in the hot seat is our wonderful Production Manager, Yasmin Mahdy. 

1. How long have you worked at Exact Editions?

It is now 5 years since I started at Exact Editions! I first came on board in May 2017 as the Digital Production and Publisher Services Assistant, working in the production team for two years, … Keep Reading

What on Earth Books Publisher & Author Profile: Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd is an author, lecturer and non-fiction storyteller specialising in connecting knowledge together using giant narratives, visual timelines and interactive workshops. In 2010, Lloyd founded What on Earth Publishing with Andy Forshaw.

He is currently rolling out a programme of workshops around It’s Up To Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People and Planetone of the books included in the Exact Editions’ COP26 Virtual Book Showcase. In 2021, HRH The Prince of Wales and his … Keep Reading

What on Earth Books Author Profile: Nick Forshaw

Nick Forshaw is an author and editor who has published a series of natural history for children, in cooperation with the Natural History Museum. Prior to this he worked as a managing editor with the â€˜Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe’ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He worked on the publication of several multi-authored books focusing on art history and the history of science in the early modern period. 

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Notting Hill Editions Author Profile: Hal Foster

Hal Foster is an American art critic and historian. He taught at Cornell University from 1991 to 1997 and has been on the faculty at Princeton University since 1997, as a Professor of Art and Archaeology. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foster was a founding editor of Zone Magazine and Books, and he writes regularly for October(which he coedits), Artforum, and The London Review of Books. He is the recipient of … Keep Reading

What on Earth Books Designer Profile: Daisy Symes

Before joining What on Earth Books in 2019, Daisy Symes studied graphic design at Kingston University and worked in design at Macmillan Children’s Books

For each project, Daisy will pair an author’s manuscript with an illustrator whose style will visualise the subject well, and is suitable for the reading age of the book. She will then send the illustrator briefs, including the layout of each page with the text in place, so the illustrator has an idea of what … Keep Reading

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