The Editorial Hub Ltd prides itself on its excellent customer service to all parties, including clients, editors, reviewers and authors. We believe that clear, effective and professional communication both within and outside of our company is paramount to achieving this.
Who we are
The Editorial Hub Ltd was founded by Naomi Conneely and Stephanie Sacharov in 2014 to offer peer-review coordination and administration to publishers, institutions and societies. With more than 35 years of editorial experience between them, Naomi and Stephanie and the team offer a professional, rounded service across a range of journal management systems.
The Editorial Hub Ltd has grown to become the globally-recognised company that it is today, thanks to our extensive editorial expertise, our experienced team of publishing professionals, and our focus on efficiency and fast turnaround times for our clients. We pride ourselves on delivering what is required in a prompt, attentive and professional manner.
We achieve this by operating a network of highly competent, experienced and professional freelancers, guided by our Management Team who each have a broad and diverse range of experience in the publishing industry.
Freelance work offers our team members flexibility, meaning we have the most skilled and experienced team members working for us. This ensures we provide not only the best-quality service but also a reliable and continuous service, 52 weeks a year. We can scale up and take on new work very quickly, as well as meet last-minute or tight deadlines. We are always able to find the right person to work on each of our journals and projects to provide unparalleled, high-quality support. The majority of our freelancers have been part of The Editorial Hub Ltd for many years.
Who will you be working with?
Each member of our team brings invaluable experience and expertise to their journals and projects, with each person approaching their editorial role(s) with enthusiasm and professionalism.
We recruit skilled and experienced freelancers from any background, not just peer-review management, publishing or academia. If you would like to join our team, please send your CV to: [email protected].
Co-Founder and Director
Naomi’s strong people skills come as a result of her working as a trained staff nurse, which eventually led her into a new career path when she joined the pharmaceutical industry. This shift in direction took her into a sales role where she became passionate about customer service and delivery.
Naomi has provided professional editorial services in the publishing industry since 2004, and has extensive experience of submission systems including ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, eJournalPress, AllenTrack and ReView. One of the aspects she has most enjoyed during this time is the productive working relationships she has fostered with editors, authors and reviewers on the countless journals she has managed over the years.
Working alongside her co-founder, Stephanie Sacharov, Naomi’s personal goal is to provide exceptional customer service to all our clients and to each of their editors, reviewers and authors.
Co-Founder and Director
Stephanie’s background in training, combined with her passion for research and commitment to the sharing of knowledge to a worldwide audience, has made academic publishing the perfect industry for her to work in. She is fully committed to working on processes that ensure the quality of published articles is not compromised by sub-optimal practices.
Stephanie started freelancing for Oxford University Press (OUP) before being invited to work as part of their in-house journals team. She still has a close relationship with OUP to this day, and The Editorial Hub Ltd is often called upon to take on some of their more complicated journals.
Stephanie’s previous experience in teaching and event organising ensures The Editorial Hub Ltd can offer excellent training and well-organised support, not only to our clients and their customers, but also to our talented team of freelancers.
Kate has a wealth of journals publishing experience, having first joined the industry in 2002 after completing her MSc in chemistry. She first worked for Taylor & Francis as Publishing Editor (science & engineering list) and then Managing Editor (applied science journals), before moving to IOP Publishing as Publisher (mathematics). From there, Kate took a few years away from publishing to complete an MA Human Resources Management and work in HR, before returning to the publishing fold as Commissioning Editor, then Business Development Manager, at Bioscientifica (Society for Endocrinology). There she launched new products and services, oversaw publishing policy, and deputised for the Head of Publishing.
Kate has been working for The Editorial Hub Ltd since 2019 and is responsible for HR, business administration, and new business development.
Rebecca has worked as a freelance editorial assistant since 2009, gaining experience in ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, Cognos and AllenTrack. Rebecca previously worked as a business and systems analyst in the retail industry and is currently studying for a BSc (Hons) in combined STEM.
Rebecca joined The Editorial Hub Ltd in 2017, and in 2021 was promoted to Team Leader. In this role she lends her expertise to her team by being a systems ‘super-user’ and the first point of contact to help solve problems, as well as ensuring any training or development needs are met. She enjoys using her considerable peer-review experience to help publishers, societies, editors, authors and reviewers benefit from the development of the most efficient and highest-quality processes.
Nikki has a BSc (Hons) in chemistry and 25 years of experience in laboratories, research & development, trials and sales; working within medical, paper and water industries, as well as in education. As a published author herself, Nikki can fully understand and support authors, editors and reviewers during the peer-review process.
Nikki is highly experienced in peer review, reviewer selection and managing journals using several editorial management systems, including Editorial Manager, eJournalPress, epress, and ScholarOne, having worked in journal administration for The Editorial Hub Ltd since 2017.
Since 2021, Nikki has been bringing her extensive expertise to the role of Team Leader. She is first port of call for her team; answering queries, disseminating information and knowledge, and ensuring best practice is maintained across all teams.
Jessica has been working as an editorial assistant since 2013 and is highly experienced in the use of Editorial Manager.
Molly graduated in textile design, having already started working for The Editorial Hub Ltd on a reviewer-finding project. She began working as an editorial assistant in 2019 using ScholarOne. Molly also works as a buyer’s assistant for a department store.
Sharon has previously worked for Barclays, the BBC, the Foreign Office and in the City. She started working in publishing in 2006, predominantly on large society-owned cardiovasular journals, and has experience in both Editorial Manager and ScholarOne.
Ali has a BSc in zoology and a PhD in immunology. After a period working in cancer research, she translated research papers. Ali has worked in academic publishing since 1989, holding Associate Editor and Managing Editor roles using ScholarOne since 2000.
Penny qualified as a private secretary and then moved into managerial roles in the corporate sector. She has been working as an editorial manager in scholarly publishing since 2006 and is an experienced ScholarOne user.
Caroline has been working as an editorial assistant since 2015. Previously, Caroline worked in sales and administration.
Chris graduated with a degree in economics and politics. He is currently working towards an MSc in environment, politics and development. Chris started working as an editorial assistant in 2021.
Rachel graduated with a BSc in business studies with information systems. She worked in both adult education and human resources before starting work as a freelance editorial assistant in 2017.
Susan has worked with us since 2016. She graduated with an MSc in health economics and is a published author. She has previously worked for a health economics consultancy and in a role reviewing clinical evidence for NHS guidelines.
Karen, who has a BSc (Hons) in natural sciences (earth sciences), has worked in STM journals publishing since 1996 in both production and editorial roles. She joined our team in 2016.
Anouska joined The Editorial Hub Ltd in 2015 as an editorial assistant. Prior to this, she worked in human resources for 25 years, predominantly in the telecommunications sector.
Nuala is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in French and Italian. She joined our team as an editorial assistant in 2021.
Colleen started working in publishing in 2005, having graduated with a BA (Hons) in English literature. Along with project management accreditation and experience in delivering global technology projects and business process change, Colleen possesses peer-review administration, editorial office management, and online submission systems expertise.
Jodie first started working in publishing in 2010 and has experience working within all areas of academic peer review. She joined our team in 2019, having worked on several large society journals using both Editorial Manager and ScholarOne.
Diana has been working as a managing editor in scholarly publishing since 1996 and is experienced in the use of ScholarOne and Editorial Manager.
Lindsay has worked in scholarly publishing since 2006, using ScholarOne throughout this time, with roles including Publishing Assistant, Managing Editor and Publisher. In recent years, she managed a portfolio of biomedical journals. Lindsay has a BSc (Hons) in biology.
Mel has been a freelance editorial assistant since 2016 and is well-versed in using both eJournalPress and ScholarOne. Mel previously worked in the medical industry and also as a personal assistant to leaders of media and accountancy companies.
Sylvia first started working in academic peer review in 2003 and brought her considerable experience to The Editorial Hub Ltd in 2019. She also runs a successful online baby clothing business.
Having worked in the public sector for most of her early career, Elaine first brought her problem-solving expertise to peer-review management in 2016. Elaine has since efficiently run journals on both ScholarOne and Editorial Manager.
Joshua joined our team in 2021 as an editorial assistant working on ScholarOne. Joshua graduated with a BSc in forensic science, followed by an MSc in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. He is currently studying for a PhD.
Alexandra has accrued valuable experience working in peer-reviewed scientific journals since 2010, predominantly on Editorial Manager. Her background is in communications and account management.
Grace joined our team in 2021 as an editorial assistant, having graduated with a BSc in conservation biology and ecology.
Helen has worked as a managing editor since 1992 and has particular expertise in ScholarOne. Outside of publishing, she also works as an Executive Assistant.
Sarah has worked in administration and customer service roles for over 30 years. She has been a freelance editorial assistant in academic publishing since 2007 and has in-depth knowledge of ScholarOne.
Kiyoko graduated with a BA in law. She spent 4 years working as an editorial assistant using ScholarOne and joined our team in 2021. Kiyoko is also a certified legal specialist for administrative procedures and works as an immigration adviser at Tokushima University.
Since 2016, Emma’s roles in scholarly publishing have included Publisher, Commissioning Editor, Content Editor, and Editorial Manager. She joined our team in 2020 and works as a managing editor as well as being responsible for marketing and social media.
Alfie Murray Simpson
Alfie is a BSc economics graduate and is completing an MSc in the digital economy. He joined The Editorial Hub Ltd in early 2021, working on ScholarOne.
Hiroe has previously worked as a Japanese-English translator and program officer for international development projects. She graduated with a BA in international relations and an MA in governance and development. She joined our team in 2022 as an editorial assistant.
Lynsey has been working as a freelance managing editor since 2011, mainly using ScholarOne, and she joined our team in 2015. Lynsey previously worked for a utility company as Team Leader in Major Business Accounts.
Lizzy has worked in scholarly publishing since 2006 and has managed journal portfolios at Taylor & Francis and Emerald Publishing as well as freelance projects. She has been focusing on peer-review management since joining our team in 2018.
Jocelyn graduated with a BA (Hons) in Russian, Italian and management studies, and went on to attain an MBA. She has worked in academic publishing since 2011, first as an author in orthopaedics, and then from 2017 as an editorial assistant.
Julie is a history PhD. Having first started working in journals in 2000 she is experienced in all areas of academic publishing, with previous roles including Head of Publications at the Institute of Historical Research and Executive Editor for the Institute’s prestigious journal.
Alison graduated with a BA (Hons) in French, Italian and European politics and also has a CIM diploma. She has been working as an editorial assistant since 2007. Outside of publishing, Alison is also a Business Support Manager and for 16 years she worked in advertising as Marketing and Communications Director.
Maud graduated with a BSc in microbiology before gaining a PhD and working in plant virus research. She later graduated with an MSc in sustainable development. Maud has worked in publishing since 2016, gaining experience in editorial office co-ordination, proofreading, and copy-editing.
Kirsty has been working as an editorial assistant since 2014 and is experienced in the use of Editorial Manager, ScholarOne and eJournalPress.
Debs has worked in scholarly publishing since 2007 and is proficient in ScholarOne, Editorial Manager and eJournalPress. Debs has worked as a freelance managing editor with several UK- and US-based companies since 2012. She was delighted to join our team in 2016 and also has responsibility for our blog.