Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I am an award-winning author, ghost writer and editor. I started working in book publishing in 1990 and my career spanned fifteen years working at a senior editorial level at Penguin and HarperCollins.
Since leaving HarperCollins in 2006 I have written or ghosted over 30 books.
As an author and ghostwriter, I work on a wide range of subjects and genres – from sports and traditional games to food and drink, humour, language, celebrity biography, adventure and business writing. I also ghost fiction. I have had several bestsellers in different countries around the world and most of my books are still selling.
You’ll find some of the books I’ve written, ghosted or edited on the Books page.
I have been published by all of the major UK publishers but work with private clients as well. The opportunities to self-publish successfully these days are myriad and I have successfully guided a number of people through the process from shaping their idea, writing the book to editing, designing and delivering printed copies. On the Editorial Consultancy page you’ll find endorsements from publishers, agents, authors and private clients.
I am a member of a collective of the UK’s leading ghostwriters called United Ghostwriters. Created by a group of internationally renowned, award winning writers, United Ghostwriters is a one-stop shop for anyone looking for help writing their book. https://www.unitedghostwriters.co.uk/
I was proud to have been named as one of WhiteFox’s Unsung Heroes of Publishing 2017.
Wearing my editor’s hat, I take on all genres except children’s books. So, whether you are working on your manuscript or have completed it and would like me to have a look at it, do get in touch. I am happy to work according to a brief from you or to provide a full editorial review with a marked-up ms and follow-up discussion. I can also advise on next steps and help with proposal writing. Again, on the Editorial Consultancy page, you’ll find comments from authors I have worked with.
I use bookshop.org for most of my online book buying and have a page for my recommendations there: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Martintoselandbookshop
2006 – present: author, ghost writer, editor, editorial consultant and agent
2003 – 2006: Publishing Director, HarperCollins
1990 – 2003: Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Press