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Matt Turner

Wooden Shed Publishing Services Ltd

I have been in and around the publishing industry since 1986 when, equipped with an art school degree, I worked as a picture researcher in a London-based fine arts image agency.

In 1988 I shifted into editorial at a publishing company, where I picked up the basics of editing, commissioning, steering photo shoots, etc. Six years later I moved on to work as a freelance editor and writer, focusing chiefly on partworks and non-fiction reference sets for the European and US markets, but also writing non-fiction books.

Moving to New Zealand in 2004, I returned to a staff role, as the managing editor (and, later, publishing manager) at New Holland Publishers (NZ). I worked with their wide range of non-fiction, from cookbooks and natural history to travel narratives and scenic/pictorial books, and was instrumental in launching their children’s list.

I left New Holland in 2009 to set up Wooden Shed Publishing Services, through which I have been working with various book/partwork publishers and online content writers, chiefly in New Zealand but also in Europe and the USA, as an editor, writer, proofreader and project manager.

I live with my family in Masterton in the Wairarapa. Printmaking, gardening and cooking keep me out of trouble.

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