Jericho Writers began in 2004 when best-selling author, Harry Bingham, set up a new kind of company offering writers expert editorial assistance.
Today, we’re a worldwide team of real-life writers who offer everything you need to help you write, edit and get your book published.
Harry is the bestselling author of a dozen novels and multiple works of non-fiction. He’s been published all over the world, had his work adapted for TV, been on prize short- and long-lists, and had worldwide critical acclaim. In addition to his traditional publishing deals, Harry also self-publishes successfully and is a firm believer in new ways of connecting with readers.
Favourite book: ‘The Lady in the Lake’, Raymond Chandler
Simon looks after the day-to-day running of Jericho Writers – everything from strategic planning to the numbers, to looking after the team. Simon has a 30+ years career in Marketing and Marketing Communications, so he’s also closely involved in progressing the Jericho Writers brand and its expression. In the little spare time that Simon has he’s found either listening to music, playing cricket or pottering around with cars.
Favourite book: ‘Perfume’, Patrick Suskind
Head of Membership
Sarah writes novels for young people. ‘Outside’ (Penguin) was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2019, and The World Between Us (2021) will be published in five languages. She’s represented by Sallyanne Sweeney of MMB Creative, who she met at a Jericho Writers event. Sarah’s in charge of all things Membership and writes our weekly newsletters.
Favourite book: ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’, J. M. Barrie
Head of Writer Support
Stephanie is our writer support queen. If you’ve called us, you may have noticed that she’s French. She studied art history and illustration in Paris, and is a compulsive reader, from science-fiction to literary fiction. She also writes in her free time.
Favourite book: ‘Germinal’, Emile Zola
Head of Marketing
Sophie is an author and Head of Marketing. Her debut novel, ‘All My Lies’, will be pushed by Simon & Schuster in Spring 2021. When she’s not writing or working, she can mostly be found walking her rescue dog, Nellie, in the muddy fields of the Cotswolds. Being asked to choose just one book for this bio is the hardest thing she has ever had to do.
Favourite book: ‘Queenie’, Candice Carty-Williams
Head of Community
Holly runs the Community here at Jericho Writers. She’s often involved with Ask Jericho events and webchats and loves to help and inspire people on their writing journeys. Holly is also a mentor and manuscript editor. Outside of Jericho Writers, Holly is a bestselling thriller writer and mother of four. She lives with her family in Amsterdam.
Favourite book: ‘The End of the Affair’, Graham Greene
Head of Events
Anna is the founder of the West Hill Writers group in Brighton, works for a range of independent publishers, lectures on book marketing and reads voraciously. She is the host of The Brighton Book Club. Anna loves working with passionate writers, established authors and the fantastic team at Jericho. In her spare time, she enjoys good food, a cold beer, and the odd bit of DIY. You can follow her on Twitter @annamburtt.
Favourite book: ‘Boy Parts’, Eliza Clark
Head of Publishing and AgentMatch
Rachael manages the publishing department and AgentMatch. She has an MA in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism; she specialises in female sociability and is currently writing a series of articles about her research. You can normally find Rachael in the rare books room at the British Library or in a bookstore looking for yet another Penguin Classic!
Favourite book: ‘The Masquerade’, Henry Fielding
Head of Courses and Mentoring
Maria manages the courses and mentoring services. She is Maltese but moved to Oxford to do her MA in Publishing and now can’t seem to leave. She spends most of her free time reading books across all genres, taking photos around Oxford, and going to as many gigs and plays as she can afford.
Favourite book: Anything written by Max Porter, Ali Smith and Bernardine Evaristo
Writer Support Team
Polly is one of Jericho’s Writer Support Team assistants and you can find her happily answering any publishing related questions you might have. Polly has a BA in Linguistics and an MA in Publishing Media. She’s worked in various roles in the media industry and has a particular penchant for memoirs and feminist non-fiction. She has a book & travel blog called ‘Where Polly Wanders’.
Favourite book: ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’, Onjali Raúf
Writer Support Team
Elsie is one of our Writer Support Team Assistants who enjoys giving writing advice and unasked for book recommendations. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and misses the friendliness of the North but not the cold. Outside of work you’ll find her baking bread, trudging through the countryside, or reviewing books on Instagram @bookgrants.
Favourite book: ‘In the Dream House’, Carmen Maria Machado
Responsible for maintaining existing IT and introducing new solutions to keep the Jericho Writers digital workplace secure, effective & reliable. Ryan has a PhD in Engineering and enjoys putting his “geeky” interests to use, inventing contraptions of questionable utility in his spare time.
Favourite book: ‘The Selfish Gene’, Richard Dawkins
Courses & Mentoring Assistant
Emily has an MA in English Literature from the University of Leeds and works with an independent publisher based in East Anglia as well as carrying out some freelance work in book consultancy. Outside of her work with Jericho Writers, Emily is an avid reader, blogger and bookstagrammer @ems_shelflove.
Favourite Book: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Esther works in the Marketing Department and is studying a part-time MA in Publishing Media. Esther moved to Oxford a year ago from Sheffield – she loves her new city but misses the £3 pints in the North. She did her BA in English Literature and History of Art at the University of York, and her biggest life ambition is to own a sausage dog called Gerald.
Favourite book: ‘Supper Club’, Lara Williams
Jonny manages the advertising and emails communications to make sure everyone knows what’s going on in the world of Jericho Writers. When he isn’t glued to a laptop, he’s a big sailing fanatic, who is constantly frustrated at living in one of the furthest places from the sea.
Favourite Book: ‘Have His Carcase’, Dorothy L Sayers
Writer Support Team
Kaile is one of our Writer Support Team members and is instantly recognizable by her obvious American accent. She studied Political Science and Arabic at Ohio State University and is currently completing her MA in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes. Kaile is usually busy reading a work in translation or daydreaming about traveling to international book fairs.
Favourite Book: ‘Drag Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’, Olga Tokarczuk
Writer Support Team
Verity is a Writer Support Assistant at Jericho Writers and is always keen to advise writers at different stages of their journey. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and is currently finishing her MA in Publishing Media. You can usually find Verity working on her website, ‘The Publishing Profile’, or playing Springsteen songs on the guitar.
Favourite book: ‘Housekeeping ‘, Marilynne Robinson
The Jericho Writers team are looking to expand our existing group of excellent editors.
The work is varied, from developmental editing, full manuscript assessments and mentoring to giving feedback on agent submissions and more.
Pay is based on word count and ranges from between £175 for an agent submission pack review to £470 for a full manuscript assessment.
To learn more, please enquire at email@example.com.