Adrienne Kerr, freelance editor (ex Penguin) will be discussion what agents, editors and publishers are looking for and answering your questions. This will be a live Zoom session.
I have more than twenty years of experience in book publishing, with expertise in retail, sales, acquisitions, and editing. I started my career as a bookseller at Nicholas Hoare in Toronto, became a book-buyer for a national chain now called LS Travel Retail, and eventually joined Penguin Canada as a sales rep. In 2009, The Canadian Booksellers’ Association named me Sales Rep of the Year.
As Senior Editor at Penguin Random House Canada from 2009 to 2015, I acquired and edited thirty national bestsellers. In 2011, The Canadian Booksellers Association named me Editor of the Year.
These days, I speak at events such as the Surrey International Writers’ Festival, Calgary’s When Words Collide, and the Ontario Writers’ Conference. I lecture on publishing topics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Since 2016, I’ve been a freelance editor working with publishers, literary agents, and private clients. I’d love to work with you, too.