Dear wonderful members of Group 2012, I really appreciate all your loyalty and support this year. We have tried to bring great speakers to you whenever we can. However, this year we have struggled to meet all of the cost as members have moved away or not been able to attend for various reasons. Would everyone be comfortable with membership going up to £25 next year? The guest payments would also rise to £5.
Recruiting more members would help us provide better events in the future, so please do tell all your writer friends.
I started The Oxford Editors in 2007 to help writers at every stage and in every genre. We have a strong academic tradition as well as working with writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We also help children's writers, playwrights, screen writers and business writers.
We offer a wide set of services for writers from mentoring, manuscript assessment, copy editing, proof reading, ghost writing, query letter writing, literary agent search, and much more. We will write your blog for you, perfect that speech or help you self-publish that book. If you write, our team of published authors, publishing industry experts and academics can help you.
I am an award-winning writer and editor working on academic, non-fiction and fiction manuscripts. I regularly work with fiction and children’s writers as well as doctoral students. I have also edited books and papers for academics throughout the world, and for many authors at publishers including Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press and Yale University Press. I have also guided many writers of fiction to publishing success. I am an author, ghost writer and an international journalist. After the publication of my book, Unveiled: Love and Death Among the Ayatollahs, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei condemned me as ‘a notorious man-hater’ for the book’s strong attack on the violation of women’s rights in Iran.
I also work with writers as a mentor and I have guided authors of fiction, non-fiction and academic works. My latest book, a crime thriller, will be published soon.
I worked for many years at The Financial Times, The Independent and The Guardian and has been a regular contributor to The Economist. I have also written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post and many other newspapers and magazines worldwide. I have appeared on the BBC – including Radio 4’s the Today programme and on Newsnight.
I have edited several major academic studies, and also edited books by professors at Oxford and Harvard – among others. As well as writing fiction for adults and children. I have also written several screenplays.
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5 thoughts on “Membership”
Great new look! and yes, of course, 2012 brings illumination, technical instruction, the joys of social interaction with other writers and not least, true literary connectedness – second, indeed, to no group I have ever encountered. Thank you 2012, and most especially thank you Cherry and Zool.
Sorry I will not be able to get to Oxford for the 16th. As for a speaker -how about Sci-Fi? David Mathew has published in this genre. He works at Bedfordshire University where he also runs the writers retreat and is editor of the academic university journal( which I have just been published in). Kind regards, Vanda Potts
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I second Robert. Thank you Zool and Cherry. And this is a bargain at £25.
I’m with Robert and Barbara – £25 is a small price to pay for what we get. Can I just ask for a reminder when I need to pay, because I tend to lose track.
Dear group 2012,
Yes very happy to subscribe at new rate- how fo I join?
Sarah McDougall Duncan