Smart Quill Editorial About the Editor
About the Editor
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An editor connects writers and readers.

The editor, Philippa Donovan, established Smart Quill in 2011. Since then she has worked with around 300 authors and recommends to a stable of 50 literary agents based in the UK, Australia, and the US.

In 2014 she was named Publishing Rising Star and is Editorial Consultant for the Authors' Club at Soho House West Hollywood.

Philippa's recent move to LA will herald great opportunities for authors; connecting up selected manuscripts with literary agents, film and tv producers via an online platform, The Smart Quill Boutique.

Previously Philippa commissioned children's and YA fiction for a major UK publishing house, and managed authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction at a literary scout (for Random House) and a literary agency (A P Watt - now United Agents). She has a vast network of worldwide contacts, and offers personalised editorial advice to writers of any genre. The aim is to enable a direct conversation between editor and author, enhancing text, and improving traditional or digital publication prospects.

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