Editorial services

Writing, editing and proof-reading

Do you have an editorial project that you would like some help with?

I have experience of writing educational materials for various clients, including Scholastic’s ‘Read and Respond’ series. I created Teachers’ Resources for titles in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 based on popular works including Handa’s Surprise, Millions, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Winnie the Witch, Carrie’s War, and Holes. This involved creating activities that matched the specifications of the National Curriculum and were, where possible, cross-referenced to other subject areas such as geography, PSHE, history and science.

Within my job as school librarian, I have also designed reading challenges to encourage our children to read more widely, written tips and advice sheets on how to encourage reluctant readers, and regularly write a newsletter home to parents about different literacy and literary topics.

More recently, I have started writing for various educational publications and websites including the Times Educational Supplement and Teach Primary on aspects of using books to develop children as readers and, in a wider realm, to develop mental wellbeing.

I would welcome any opportunity to work on educational projects for children and teachers. If you would like to discuss any area further, please do not hesitate to contact me on sampopeoxford@gmail.com.

Academic research areas and writing

I have an MA in Children’s Literature (Merit) from the University of Roehampton and the course covered a wide range of topics related to children’s literature, including:

  • historical and socio-economic factors affecting literature for children
  • culture, religious belief, pedagogy and philosophy
  • how children respond to texts according to developmental phases
  • poetry for children
  • writing for a child audience.

For my final dissertation, I wrote a young-adult novella based on the Gothic genre.

Thanks for checking this page out. I look forward to hearing from you!