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About Me:
Andrew Hodges, PhD
Book Editor and Coach

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Hi there! I’m Dr Andrew Hodges, a developmental editor, line editor, and book coach.

I run a business called The Narrative Craft. It offers professional developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and coaching services for indie and traditionally published authors.

​My expertise is in setting and worldbuilding, and in cultural, social, and political considerations when crafting stories.

I love editing science fiction and fantasy – both YA and adult. My background and interest in setting means I'm also a good fit for literary fiction, some historical fiction, memoir, and books with LGBTQ+ themes.

​My publishing background


Before I became a developmental editor and line editor, I worked as a cultural anthropologist in the UK, Germany, and Croatia. I published a book on football fans in Croatia and even discussed this work on national television in Australia! I’m currently writing a novel and short stories that draw on these experiences.

I have also trained in transactional analysis, a type of counselling, and this informs my coaching.

From 2018 onwards, I completed my editorial training with the EFA, CIEP, PTC, and Club Ed. I have trained in fiction developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

My qualifications


In 2013, I gained a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Manchester, and I have a master’s degree in the history of science from the University of Manchester (2006).


Finally, I have a degree in natural sciences (maths, psychology, history and philosophy of science) from the University of Cambridge (2005).

During my eclectic studies, I attended courses on topics ranging from special relativity and general relativity to culture and representation, which means I am equally comfortable with hard and soft science fiction. I also loved this course in Science Fiction Studies and wrote a paper on Blade Runner and cyberpunk.

​For more on my academic publishing background, check out my ethnographic monograph and my ResearchGate and Google Scholar profiles.

​In my free time I enjoy yoga, cycling, gentle hiking, archery, geocaching and foraging in the national parks of Scotland.

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