Patrick Skipworth

Managing Editor

I’ve worked with What on Earth Publishing for over 4 years and had the pleasure of being part of the company’s growth from a 3-person team putting out single books here and there to an award-winning independent publisher releasing dozens of new titles every year. As Managing Editor, I keep things on track across our publishing programme, making sure our projects run smoothly and different departments across the company are able to work together effectively. I also edit and oversee a handful of books every year from our WoEB list and come up with ideas for new titles. Working out the concept for a new book and putting together a team of authors, illustrators and designers is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. In 2020 I wrote my first book, Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From, a picture book exploring the origins of English words. When I’m not reading and writing, I like to go running, listen to music and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen.