Jennifer Kerslake *not accepting applications*

jennifer-kerslake*** Please note Jennifer is currently working with a mentee and is not accepting applications at this time ***

I’m an Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, part of the Orion Publishing Group, and work on literary and reading group fiction and narrative non-fiction. I adore strong, original voices and fresh, exhilarating storytelling – books that reveal something new about the world and linger longer after you’ve turned the final page. I really enjoy the editorial process – from discussing ideas and plotting, to examining the finer points of characterisation and motivation, to developing tension, to the final polishing of the line-edit stage. I’m happy to act as a sounding board, providing feedback to a writer who is working towards a first draft of a novel or memoir, or supplying a closer read at a later stage – whatever best suits the writer’s needs! I also love short stories and would be very happy to mentor a writer working on a collection.


Literary fiction; General fiction; Short stories; Memoir


I’m happy to meet in person, speak on the phone or email. I’d like to offer a few hours a month over several months, and will aim to be as flexible as possible depending on the author’s requirements.


In person, by email, by telephone