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Becky Hunter

Becky Hunter - Editor

Becky has over five years’ experience in publishing, at both Penguin Random House (Transworld) and Hachette (Headline). Part of the PR team, she has worked across a variety of genres.

Becky has successfully launched many debut authors, as well as regularly attending pitch and acquisitions meetings and taking part in women’s fiction, crime & literary focus groups. Campaign highlights include debuts The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena and The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton, brand authors such as Jo Thomas, Cathy Bramley and Harriet Evans, and launching Rachel Abbott’s first traditionally published book, And So It Begins. She previously read for the Bent Literary Agency, grading and passing the more promising submissions through to agents. She currently works freelance in publishing, in both an editorial and PR capacity.

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Becky is also an author and writes under two different pseudonyms. Bad Seed, a psychological thriller, was published by Orion in 2019 under the name Jessica Eames, and a women’s fiction title under a different pen name will be published by Headline in 2021.

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Books and writing are my passion – I love reading books, writing them, and helping authors to develop their novels into something they can be truly proud of. Helping aspiring authors to develop their MS is one of my favourite things to do – I love helping an author to get to that ‘aha’ moment where they understand a key concept, such as show don’t tell, or where a plot or character issue that they’ve been struggling with finally slots into place. I am thorough, thoughtful and approachable when I come to my editorial work – I want to be someone who is on the author’s side and helps them through the sometimes isolating journey of writing, whether that’s as a one-off MS assessment, or else a longer term relationship of mentoring. I read widely, and have worked on a variety of genres during my time in publishing, and particularly love working with crime/thrillers, women’s fiction, literary/literary crossover (or ‘book club’ books) and YA – but this list is not exhaustive, and sometimes the best books that come to us are the ones we weren’t expecting.

Genres Becky specialises in

Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Crime / Thriller / Action
Romance & Erotica
Young Adult

Becky's published books

Bad Seed

Bad Seed


"Becky’s report was everything I could have hoped for and an awful lot more as well. It was a towering piece of work."

- A. S.

"I am still a bit blown away by how incredibly thorough, helpful and insightful Becky's assessment is."

- Sharon D.

"Becky put so much into this, and her insights were so helpful, clear, creative and generous, I was frankly a bit blown away - (in the best possible sense!)"

- Christine S.

"Becky has enlightened my own appreciation for my work; what is possible and what I can do to learn and improve."

- Anna K.

"Becky's report is incredibly thorough and helpful in so many ways."

- Rouven D.

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