Helen Francis

Former editor at Faber & Faber, book doctor & scout.

Helen Francis is a tutor for The Ultimate Novel Writing Course for UK and Europe students.

She has worked in publishing for nearly 20 years, in both publishing houses and literary agencies. Helen previously worked as a fiction project editor at Faber and Faber for eight years, and a commissioning fiction editor at Head of Zeus for two.

She also ran the Classics list at Vintage, Penguin Random House, and was a freelance commissioning editor for Arcadia Books. Helen has also worked at literary agencies Abner Stein Associates and MBB Creative, as well as an international book scout for many years.

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