Jane Dorner

Jane Dorner has worked in publishing for 40 years, and has been involved in many of the processes of writing, editing and making books and magazines. She began as an in-house editor at Longman and ended as chairman of the Copyright Licensing Agency. Jane worked freelance for several of those years. This included being a fiction reader for Penguin and Picador, a picture researcher for Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and a journalist published by The Guardian, The Financial Times and others. She currently edits two specialist magazines.

Jane has written 16 books (and co-authored others) with several publishers including A&C Black, OUP and the British Library. For ten years she had a regular column in The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook on opportunities in electronic publishing. She also initiated and edited The Electronic Author for the Society of Authors, and was the Society's representative on the board of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society. As a fiction reader - coping with four novels a week - she 'discovered' Anita Brookner and Salman Rushdie.

Her own memoir, A Life in 490 Recipes, was self-published at the end of 2014 and has recently been picked up by an agent.