A Dynamic Editor
Previously Assistant Editor at Hachette
Before joining The Novelry, Sorcha Rose was an Assistant Editor at Hodder & Stoughton, a division of Hachette, home to authors including John Grisham, Stephen King, Sophie Hannah, Erin Kelly, Will Dean, B.A. Paris, Vaseem Khan and Lucy Score.
During her years at Hodder & Stoughton, Sorcha worked on their bestselling and biggest brand authors such as John Grisham, Peter Robinson and Sophie Hannah. Sorcha also worked closely on Sunday Times bestseller The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly, and Will Dean’s The Last Thing to Burn, which was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year and Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Gaining experience working across a varied commercial fiction list, Sorcha became specialised in the Crime and Thriller genre, and is proud to have been the editor for Rachelle Atalla, whose debut The Pharmacist was shortlisted for the Scottish Fiction Book of the Year, as well as Catriona McPherson, Patricia Marques, Mira V Shah, Fiona Sherlock, Annie Hartnett and Kylie Ladd.
Sorcha is dedicated to increasing inclusion within publishing and ensuring all stories are being told. She was a key organiser of the Hachette Grow Your Story programme which looks to help new writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds understand and gain access to the world of publishing.
As an editor, Sorcha understands the most important skills are being collaborative and compassionate. She is passionate about working with writers to create something distinct and exciting that writers will be proud of. As an acquiring editor, Sorcha spent hours reading submissions from literary agents and has gained an insight into what agents, commissioning editors and the current commercial market are looking for in a novel. From the very beginning of Sorcha’s career, she has loved editing and shaping stories, and ensuring she is tailoring the editorial process to each specific author and the unique story they have to tell.
An ‘absolute joy’
‘It was an absolute joy to work with Sorcha on all my novels. She has such a sharp editorial eye, brilliant creative instincts and always asks insightful and open questions. With each project she brings warmth and enthusiasm, creating an environment of trust and understanding. It takes a team to publish a book and I’m grateful to have had Sorcha’s input and editorial wisdom in mine.’ – Rachelle Atalla
‘Sorcha is an insightful editor who cares for the world you’re building as much as you do. She helps you refine your vision until you reach the best version of your book you could possibly have.’ – Patricia Marques