Sally Williamson, a senior commissioning editor at HarperCollins, is leaving the company after 12 years to go freelance.
Currently senior commissioning editor at HarperCollins imprint HQ, Williamson joined the company as editorial assistant in 2005 and has previously been a commissioning editor at Harlequin, where she headed the imprint's Mira list.
In her time at the company, she has worked with authors including Alice Feeney, B A Paris and Allegra Huston.
She said: "Although it’s been a difficult decision to make, I feel excited about a new stage in my career as a freelance editor. I’ve had an amazing 12 years with Harlequin, first with Mills & Boon, then on Mira and digital-first list Carina, and finally in the last few years as part of HQ under HarperCollins. I’ve been lucky to publish some brilliant authors during my time with Harlequin, including Sunday Times bestsellers BA Paris and Anne O’Brien, but I’ve always especially loved editing all the authors I work with, so this feels like the right time to do something new and I’m very much looking forward to working with more authors and publishers in the next step of my career."
Williamson will be available for freelance editor work from 18th June, and can be contacted on email@example.com.