Jeremy has over 30 years experience publishing, having worked for Elsevier, Wiley, CUP and many other companies. He founded Troubador in 1996, publishing book lists in various subjects, and launched the Matador self-publishing imprint in 1999. Jeremy flies a light aeroplane, when the weather allows.
Group Ebook Manager
Rachel has worked at Troubador for over four years and has been instrumental in developing the Ebook Department. She speaks at events and conferences as a digital publishing expert, and has written numerous articles for industry publications, including The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, Writing Magazine, The Independent Publishing Magazine and ALLi. She is also the editor of Matador’s free online resource, The Self-Publishing Magazine. Rachel has an English degree and a Creative Writing MA from the University of Southampton, and writes in her spare time. She is also a keen runner and an avid reader, especially of historical fiction.
Megan Lockwood-Jones, Ebook Production Controller
Megan has worked at Troubador since 2013, now being in a production role within the Ebook Department. She advises authors at events such as the London Book Fair, the Self-Publishing Conference and at Matador Experience Days. Megan coordinates the publishing of ebooks and is a first point of contact for ebook authors.
Stephanie Carr, Publishing Assistant
Stephanie joined Troubador’s Ebook Department in 2016, where she works on the production and marketing of ebooks. She graduated from the University of Northampton in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in English, and worked as a Literacy Ambassador in local schools. Before joining Troubador she worked in credit control, and enjoys swimming, playing squash and reading in her spare time.
Jennifer specialises in cover design, print buying and print finishes. She has represented the company at many publishing events, primarily talking about book production and design. Before Joining Troubador, she graduated from the University of York with a BA in English Language and Linguistics and lived and worked in Australia. Jen is currently on maternity leave following the arrival of her first child.
Acting Head of Production
Chelsea joined Troubador in 2014 after graduating with a degree in English from the University of Leicester. Initially beginning in the Ebook Department, Chelsea moved on to roles in production, and is currently Acting Head of Production (maternity cover). Chelsea particularly enjoys cover design, and has given talks on the subject at numerous publishing events.
Jack Wedgbury, Production Controller
Jack joined Troubador shortly after graduating from De Montfort University with a first class degree in Creative Writing and English Literature. He was awarded the Creative Writing Portfolio Prize for his final year project and continues to write in his spare time. Jack coordinates book production for The Book Guild, and specialises in cover design. He recently chaired the SciFi and Fantasy panel at the Triskele LITFEST.
Hannah Stewart, Production Controller
Hannah graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA honours degree in English. She spent nine months living in Salzburg, Austria and three months travelling around Europe as part of a year abroad in her third year of university.
Outside of work she loves reading, travelling, cooking and going to the gym.
Rosie Lowe, Production Controller
Rosie joined Troubador in 2016 as the Production Administration Assistant and was soon promoted to Production Controller. She coordinates the production process for many of our authors and specialises in cover design. Rosie graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Media Communications and Film Studies.
William Kelly, Publishing Assistant
William studied for four years at the University of Leicester, graduating with a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History and an MA in Archaeology of the Roman World. Prior to joining Troubador in 2016, he worked in a number of customer service roles. William specialises in typesetting, co-ordinates amendments, and assists in cover creation.
Joe Shillito, Publishing Assistant
Joe started working at Troubador in 2016 after graduating from the University of Warwick with a degree in History. While at university, he also worked as a duty editor for OurWarwickshire, an online self-publishing heritage resource. He now specialises in typesetting. In his spare time he enjoys reading and writing, as well as playing trombone with a number of local groups.