Juliet Mahony - Editor
Juliet Mahony has over ten years experience in the industry, working as a rights manager, literary scout and agent.
Her publishing upbringing was at Lutyens and Rubinstein where she started as an assistant, worked her way up to rights manager and finally took on clients of her own. During her time there, she worked with best-selling and award-winning writers like Mark Billingham, Claire Fuller and Hannah Richell. She still freelances for her former colleagues and helps prepare manuscripts for publication. Her clients have been published by leading houses, on lists such as Sphere, Scribner and Quercus. She’s worked for Jenny Darling & Associates in Melbourne with some of the biggest names in the Australian literary world and, most recently, as a literary scout.
This breadth of experience has given her a unique and thorough understanding of the international literary appetite and what it takes for a book to stand out from the crowd.
Jane Finigan, Agent
WHY WE LOVE JULIET
Juliet’s wide ranging experience makes her the editor you want on your side. If you’re looking for advice on the market and how to make your book a viable commercial prospect, Juliet will be happy to help.
WHAT JULIET SAYS ABOUT EDITING
There’s nothing I love more than rolling up my sleeves and working with an author on their manuscript, however rough. I’m passionate about helping writers tell their stories with clarity, coherence and impact. Getting to the heart of a narrative and figuring out what makes a particular authorial voice special is what makes me tick.
My approach to editing is collaborative, respectful and supportive. I believe that every writer has a unique perspective and my role is to help them to communicate their ideas effectively and creatively. I love getting my teeth into a new project, working closely with authors to understand their needs and goals, and delivering dedicated and comprehensive feedback.
In my own reading tastes, I’m hungry and undiscriminating. I dip into a bit of everything. The books that are particularly special to me are the ones that have a gift for chronicling the human condition.