people

management team

Alice Ellingham
Name: Alice Ellingham
Job Title: Director
Email Address:alice.ellingham@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

Having previously worked as a publisher, I transferred my skills to the editorial side of peer review. I especially enjoy the challenge of stepping in to provide temporary cover, bringing all of my experience to ensure a journal continues to run smoothly. Having worked on many journals and systems, my expertise lies in working with our new customers ensuring a seamless transition to our Editorial Assistants. My current accounts include PLOS ONE, Society of General Microbiology and eLife.

Gill Smith
Name: Gill Smith
Job Title: Director
Email Address:gill.smith@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

With a background in customer service, having worked in the vehicle leasing world for over 7 years, I enjoyed transfering my skills to the publishing world. Since the launch of Editorial Office I have worked with over 80 journals and most of the main peer review systems, plus a few bespoke systems! I am responsible for our Society and Publisher contracts and enjoy working to build long-lasting relationships, ensuring that each client receives the service that best suits their requirements.


Claudia Welburn
Name: Claudia Welburn
Job Title: Account Manager
Email Address:claudia.welburn@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

My background is banking and customer services. Having worked in this area for 17 years I moved into working with horses. From there I had the opportunity to start work with Editorial Office on the PLOS ONE contract. I am now the Account Manager for PLOS ONE and work with them to enable the efficient processing for a very large journal. I have also had opportunity to work on other journals and this variety of work is something I feel very lucky to have.

Mel Wincott
Name: Mel Wincott
Job Title: Senior Journals Manager
Email Address:mel.wincott@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

I joined PLoS in May 2009 as an Editorial Assistant and am currently the Journal Manager. I moved from a Freelancer to an Employee in July 2010 and am really enjoying the role and the challenges! My previous job was as a toy and bookshop owner for four years. Prior to that I worked for Allied Domecq as an Assistant Accountant for about 8 years and had various other accounting jobs in subsequent years. I have had to put on hold my Open University Degree Course in English Literature as I cannot find the spare time! I am married with 2 children and when I am not working I enjoy reading, cooking , camping and running.



Annette Butler
Name: Annette Butler
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:annette.butler@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

After taking a break from my career to have my two lovely children I started working for Editorial Office on a freelance basis in October 2009, progressing to full time in 2013. I’m currently working on Clinical Radiology, Public Administration and Development and The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology using a combination of ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager. Having a wealth of knowledge across the different systems has helped to provide an excellent service to the journals.

Karen Baulch
Name: Karen Baulch
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:karen.baulch@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

Over the past 10 years I have worked for a bank as Customer Advisor, and have also been a Club Secretary for a Football Club. I have been with Editorial Office since August 2010. I am mum to my 2 children and my shadow is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Any spare time I get I love the outdoors, most sports & walking the dog

Liz Kerrin
Name: Liz Kerrin
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:liz.kerrin@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

Prior to working for Editorial Office, I was a Project Manager for an IT company for seven years, responsible for a consultancy team and training team within the London area for the upgrades from UNIX to Windows'NT for the MoD of their Secure IT Systems, including Senior HQ Operations and Operational Armed Forces sites. I joined Editorial Office as a Freelance Editorial Assistant in January 2010 going on to become an permanent employee February 2011. As part of the Management Team I enjoy overseeing, managing, monitoring and supporting the workflow at all stages of the publication process for PLOS ONE

Liz McLaren
Name: Liz McLaren
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:liz.mclaren@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

I previously worked as a sales coordinator in the printed packaging industry. I joined Editorial Office part time in 2004 and am now a full time Journals Manager, working on Clinical Radiology, The International Journal of Linguistics and other managerial roles within the office. I am married with 2 sons, and when I'm not working, I enjoy live music, various crafts, and leading the ‘Good Life’ growing vegetables and looking after my chickens!

Nicky Cotterill
Name: Nicky Cotterill
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:nicky.cotterill@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

My background is in banking, having worked for Lloyds TSB for many years within their Savings and Investment Departments at Team Manager level. I began working for Editorial Office Ltd in 2005 on a part time basis, in September 2009 I became a full time Editorial Assistant working for Clinical Radiology, The Journal of Pathology, Sociologia Ruralis and BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am married with 2 lovely daughters and a scatty Cairn terrier, this all keeps me very busy but when I have spare time we enjoy camping, body boarding, beach walking with the scatty dog, socialising with friends, and music and films.

Sue Taylor
Name: Sue Taylor
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:sue.taylor@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

I joined PLoS ONE in March 2011 as a freelancer. Before this I had taken time out to be a full time mum. In my previous working life I was an administration clerk for 10 years at a local healthcare firm and latterly 6 years as a PA to the Directors and then as a Sales Administration Manager both at De La Rue Currency. I am married with 2 wonderful children (at times) and enjoy walking, growing my own vegetables and going to Disney World whenever we can.

Tracy Ronan
Name: Tracy Ronan
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:tracy.ronan@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

Starting with Editorial Office in 2010 as a freelancer and becoming a full time Editorial Assistant in October 2011, I come from a marketing and communications background. My day to day role encompasses all aspects of the requirements of the PLOS ONE account at the editorial level, managing the freelancer resource across a variety of submission task areas to assist in the meeting of contractual obligations and ensuring manuscripts are processed accurately, in a timely manner and professionally; liaising with Authors, Academic Editors and Reviewers internationally.

Wendy Tilley
Name: Wendy Tilley
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Email Address:wendy.tilley@editorialoffice.co.uk
Biog:

'I have been working for Editorial Office since February 2012 starting as a Freelancer and moving to a Team Lead role in December 2012 and an Editorial Assistant role in Oct 2013. My background is in the banking industry and my last role there was in Training and Development. Since joining Editorial Office I have obtained a wide knowledge of editorial experience working for both large and small journals, currently working with PLOS ONE and The Federation of European Biochemical Societies journal. I am married to Nick and have two children, my son has just graduated from University and my daughter is studying A levels at college. In my spare time I love to read, eat good food and travel.


Office Dogs
Meadow
Name: Meadow
Job Title: Top Dog
Biog:

I am Editorial Office's first office dog and am therefore top dog. All visitors to the office have to get past me first - but I really just want to say hello! I'm a typical chocolate labrador, who loves to go for walks but refuses to chase a ball. I also collect the post and will deliver it to the office as long as there is a biscuit offered in exchange.

Cassiopeia (Cassie)
Name: Cassiopeia (Cassie)
Job Title: Time Keeper
Biog:

I am Meadow's younger household friend. I am much more of an active dog, and love nothing more than chasing my ball on a long walk. I have a highly sensitive nose and can find a ball even when Alice is sure that I have lost it! I also have a great internal clock and make sure that everyone knows when it is time for our afternoon walk. Welly is my best playmate and we spend countless hours chasing each other around the garden (much to Meadow's annoyance).

Wellington (Welly / Wegs)
Name: Wellington (Welly / Wegs)
Job Title: Security
Biog:

My name is Wellington and I've been with Editorial Office since 2008 and am working my way through the ranks, hoping to be top dog one day. Currently in charge of security and make myself heard when anyone (or anything - pigeons a speciality) comes into the garden. Hobbies mainly involve eating, sleeping, chasing Cassie and annoying Meadow!