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Book Editing & Advanced Editorial
Jeff Davy – Course Tutor: Book Editing & Advanced Editorial
Jeff Davy has worked in journalism and publishing for more than 40 years, and in publishing education and training for the last 30 years — for colleges and training bodies as well as major publishing companies. He has been a tutor at the London School of Publishing (LSP) since 1995.
He has worked as an Editor, Publications Editor and Editorial Manager on a wide range of publications. He also jointly ran a consultancy advising companies on their internal/external communications and training policies.
He was a senior lecturer in journalism at the London College of Communication (formerly the London College of Printing), part of the University of the Arts London, for six years in the 1980s, and again as a visiting tutor from 1997-2010. During the intervening years he worked as a freelance production editor and trainer. Jeff is one of LSP's longest established tutors, teaching on the Book Editing courses. He is also a trainer for a number of LSP's in-house bespoke courses offered to clients.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication (formerly the British Association of Communicators in Business) and has won three national editing awards. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; a member of the Association for Journalism Education; and a Life Member of the National Union of Journalists. In 2001 Jeff received the School's award for his contribution to editorial training. Jeff is highly valued at LSP as an approachable tutor dedicated to his students' success.
Daniel Humphry - Course Tutor: Independent Self-Publishing
Daniel Humphry is an award-winning writer, editor and publisher with more than 10 years' experience developing publications for the likes of Creative England, Blohm + Voss, Visit England, National Union of Teachers and Park Road Pictures.
Daniel has also had success launching his own titles, including OFF LIFE, One Thing I Know and Yellow - which alone attracted over £25k of orders on Kickstarter before selling in book shops and galleries across the U.K.
Social Media &
Marianne Gray BA – Business Writing Tutor
Marianne Gray is a freelance writer, based in London. She is the author of several books and corporate handbooks. Marianne had worked as a newspaper reporter, an editor, as well as a TV and radio broadcaster. She is also the Director of her PR consultancy, MGPR.
Marianne teaches the Business Writing and Press Release Writing courses at the London Schools of Publishing and Public Relations (LSP and LSPR). Over the years, she has helped many individuals and corporate groups, hone their business writing styles for different types of print and online publications.
She is the former president of the British Critics¹ Circle, a member of Fipresci, the Society of Authors and PEN. Her PR Company MGPR, has selected clients and she is the Marketing and PR Director of PeckhamPlex, a multiplex cinema in South East London.
"My approach to writing is to cut to the chase and to put the reader quickly in the picture. Business Writing should be about presenting facts, so that the reader can get a balanced impression, in order to form their own considered opinion."
Rhys Webber - Website Developer & Social Media Advisor
Rhys currently runs Webber Design ltd — a full-service graphic design (for print and web) and commercial photography studio in Newport, South Wales, which began in 2004. Webber Design has worked with a number of high profile clients including Sainsbury's, the NHS, Debenhams, Tata Steel, The British Army, BAE Systems and many others. Webber Design started offering social media and online marketing consultancy for their web design clients in the late 2000s as social media platforms started to proliferate.
In addition to running Webber Design, Rhys has a portfolio career of other business activities. These include working as a Youth Entrepreneurship Role Model for the Welsh government (Big Ideas Wales), developing and teaching courses in social media (here at LSPR), being director of a creative arts consultancy company, exhibiting as a fine-art photographer, acting as visiting University lecturer, and playing in the space rock band, Ampersand (guitar/vocals/keyboards).
Rhys comes from a family of teachers/lecturers and has been teaching for over twenty years (up to Masters Degree level) in London, Wales and Madrid.
Julian Woodfield - E-Publishing Co-ordinator
Julian Woodfield worked as a professional animator and graphic designer from 1984 to 1990, working on a wide range of television commercials, TV title sequences and special effects for feature films. In 1989 he was a member of the team that produced the BAFTA award winning Wired title sequence for Channel 4.
After a spell as a Senior Designer at BskyB, Julian worked as a freelance designer and computer animator operating out of offices in both London and Milan.
In 1994 Julian co-founded Media Training which is now an Adobe, Quark and Apple authorised training centre and is acknowledged as a leading training provider in this field in the UK. Julian is proud to have been associated with the London School of Publishing since 1993 as both a tutor and business associate.
Daniela Hart - Course Tutor: Picture Research
Daniela Hart has worked as a professional picture editor and researcher for 20 years, and her extensive knowledge procures an excellent insight into the picture industry. Having also read Fine Arts, specialising in Photojournalism, for her BA degree and further a post-graduate degree in Photography, History and Culture at London College of Communication, Daniela has a wealth of experience to draw from.
Currently, Daniela is working as a freelance Picture Editor for ESI Media, The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Financial Times and The Sunday Times. She has worked both in print and online and on various supplements for national newspapers: The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times (Style Magazine, The Dish Magazine, Travel, Culture and Homes and Property), The London Evening Standard (ES magazine and Homes and Property), The Independent (various Travel Sponsored features), The Financial Times (UK News and How To Spend It).
Daniela has also worked within the magazine industry, having worked with a multitude of clients such as Brummell, Salt, The Quarterly, OK! And Look. A selection of various inflight magazines like: Eurostar, KLM, Iberia, EasyJet, Eurowings, Thomas Cook and Wizz.
Daniela’s knowledge also extends to the book industry having worked with the following clients on a selection of educational and reference titles: Brown Partworks, Belitha Press, Franklin Watts, Guinness World of Records.
Her experience with Marketing and Advertising departments extends to working with organisations such as British Airways, American Express, Nectar, MacArthur Glen, Westfield, Vodaphone, Hiscox and University of West England.
Daniela aims to help students to understand the publishing market, guide them through the complications of copyrights and advise them in how to progress in their careers; searching for relevant work experience and jobs.
Susan Feehan - Course Tutor: Sub-Editing
Susan Feehan is a dedicated trainer in writing and editing skills, keen to pass on skills learned through practical industry experience.
Susan has worked as a writer, subeditor and editor for an eclectic mix of niche titles, mostly in the business sector and customer publishing. She also jointly ran a consultancy advising companies on internal/external communications issues, often launching publications and setting up PR strategies.
At the London College of Communication (now part of the University of the Arts London) Susan mentored journalism students during their final degree year. During this time, the students produced a weekly 32-page newspaper working to industry standards and adopting a real-world staffing hierarchy. Susan also taught journalism students to MA level in editing and production skills.
Susan has trained writers and production staff at most major UK magazine publishers. She mentors businesspeople in writing skills and trains their staff in how to write well.
In 2015, Susan wrote How to Write Well… when you don’t know where to start, a book which went on to become a bestseller. She also writes screenplays for film and TV, and has won awards for several projects. Susan is a member of Women in Film and TV, and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.
‘I believe writing to be a world-changing craft,’ she says. ‘If we can’t write well, we can’t share what we know.’