Eleanor Leese

Developmental Editor | United Kingdom

Eleanor Leese (UK) has been a freelance editor for fifteen years and has worked with top publishers including Penguin Random House, where she was the editor for the upcoming book Speed, Aggression, Surprise: The Secret Origins of the Special Air Service by writer/director Tom Petch. She also edited The Stone Mason: A History of Building Britain by Andrew Ziminski, which was published by John Murray Press and called “delightful” by the The Daily Telegraph and “absorbing and engaging” by the Times Literary Supplement. Eleanor specialises in history non-fiction and has a postgraduate qualification in Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She also enjoys narrative non-fiction on the topics of local history or genealogy, politics, political memoir, and true crime. When she’s not at her desk, Eleanor can usually be found chasing down forgotten historical women in an archive or library, continuing her extensive research into women in the sixteenth century.
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