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Sarah Abel

my portfolio of publishing projects

My portfolio . . . where should I begin?

Over the years, I have vetted literally millions of words of fiction. My non-fiction list also covers a vast diversity of work, from quizzes to cookery books, poetry to protein chemistry, money matters to medical texts − all projects that demand much more than simply polishing prose.

So if your project is similar to one I have tackled in the past, my experience should ensure a speedy and cost-effective solution. If it's something totally new, then I relish the challenge. It's a win-win situation!

I am privileged to work with some of the most progressive companies in the publishing industry:

Phoenix Photosetting
Hodder & Stoughton
Ebury Press
C W Daniel
Piatkus Books

Below is just a flavour of the fascinating jobs that have flowed across my desk in recent times:


Publisher: Piatkus

The Wise Woman’s Tale – Phillipa Bowers
Dark Celebration – Christine Feehan
Cover of Night – Linda Howard
Three Mothers – Sonia Lambert
Love Potions – Christina Jones
Wedding Belles – Zoλ Barnes
The Spaniard’s Daughter – Melanie Gifford
Halfway House – Katherine Noel
Angels Fall – Nora Roberts
Unleash the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
East End Girl – Sally Warboyes
To Light a Candle – Connie Monk
Yesterday’s Dreams – Jessica Blair
Seeing Stars – Christina Jones
Road Kill – Zoλ Sharp
The Man from Perfect – Andrea Semple
Dreamscapes – Tamara McKinley
Compulsion – Hilary Norman
Change for a Farthing – Ken McCoy
Thirty Bytes of Solitude – Lawrence Robinson
Ice Cold – Alex Dunn
Survivor in Death – JD Robb
Wait until Midnight – Amanda Quick
The Pitman’s Brat – Una Horne
Izobel – Christina Hopkinson
Written in the Stars – Sarah Ball
Body and Soul – Sheila Norton

Independent author

The Winter House – Dee Weaver


Publisher: Hodder; Hodder Mobius

Growing Out of Trouble – Monty Don
Shame – Jasvinder Sanghera
Call of the Wild – Guy Grieve
Cautionary Tales for Grown-ups – Chris Addison
Ghost Hunters – Yvette Fielding & Ciaran O’Keeffe
Suez 1956 – Barry Turner
You and Your Money – Alvin Hall
All the Fishes Come Home to Roost – Rachel Manija Brown
Not Forgotten – Neil Oliver
Beau Brummell – Ian Kelly
Both Sides of the Border – Archie Gemmill
Tales from the Country Matchmaker – Patricia Warren
Walking the Mist – Donald McKinney

Prince of Wales Quiz Book – Marcus Berkmann
Sudoku Genius – Tom Sheldon
Sudoku Book 2: Daily Mail

Yummy! – Jane Clarke
Cupboard Love – Tom Norrington-Davies
Dr Joshi’s Detox Diet – Dr Nish Joshi
The Low GI Diet – Jennie Brand-Miller et al

Fit for Fertility – Michael Dooley
Talking to Tweenies – Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Your Change, Your Choice – Michael Dooley & Sarah Stacey

Embracing Eternity – Tony Stockwell
The Life Audit Handbook for Life – Caroline Righton
Freedom Is – Brandon Bays

Fiona Harrold Coaching series:
   More Than Money – Grainne O’Malley
   Time to Live – Francine Kaye
   Successful Dating – Cherry Claus
   Reinvent Your Career – Sue Clarke
   Get Motivated – Mike Blisset
Discover Atlantis – Diana Cooper & Shaaron Hutton
The Man Manual – Dr Linda Papadopoulos
Success Intelligence – Robert Holden
Spirited – Tony Stockwell
Eureka! – Philippa Davis
Life is Huge! – Susan Jeffers

Publisher: Rider; Ebury Press

River Cafι Pocket Books: Pasta – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafι Pocket Books: Salads & Vegetables – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafι Pocket Books: Fish & Shellfish – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
River Cafι Pocket Books: Puddings Cakes & Ice Creams – Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers

Fast Track to Happiness – Lynda Field
Angel Awakening – Glennyce Eckersley & Gary Quinn
Last Seen in Lhasa – Claire Scobie
Let Love Find You – John Selby
Anything I Can Do – Tessa Souter
The Essential Writings of Dr Edward Bach
An Angel Forever – Glennyce Eckersley & Gary Quinn
Beating Anger – Mike Fisher
The Light Beyond – Raymond Moody
Secrets of the People Whisperer – Perry Wood

Independent author

The Wheel of Life – Daphne Egbuniwe