Helen spent a number of years in editorial at Penguin before setting up Cornerstones Literary Consultancy in 1998.
In 2016, she opened Cornerstones US, creating the world’s first transatlantic literary consultancy.
Helen and Cornerstones are known for nurturing new authors through the editorial process, providing feedback on all types of genres, scouting for agents, and launching many writers.
Helen is a guest lecturer at leading universities including UCL Centre for Publishing and the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford.
She is the co-author of the essential Cornerstones guide to editing and submitting a successful novel: On Editing: How to Edit Your Novel the Professional Way (John Murray, April 2018).