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Authors

Welcome to the Author area for Class Publishing. Here you can discover more about some of the authors of our textbooks, including our videos and online learning resources.

Aimee Yarrington
Midwife and Paramedic
Amanda Blaber
Amanda Blaber is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, UK.
Andy Collen
Consultant Paramedic
Andy Collen is a consultant Paramedic at SECAmb.
Claire Hunter
National Head of Learning, Development and Quality for NHS Pathways, NHS Digital.
Kris Lethbridge
Paramedic and clinical educator for South Western Ambulance Service Trust
Melinda (Dolly) McPherson
Specialist Paramedic - urgent care
Richard Berry
Specialist Paramedic
Specialist Paramedic with South Central Ambulance Service
Richard Pilbery
Research Paramedic for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
Simon Todd
Crew Manager for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and a paramedic at SWAST

Writing for Class Professional Publishing

Class Professional Publishing are always happy to hear ideas for new books or digital resources and so if you would be interested in writing for Class then do get in touch! We are passionate about providing innovative and accessible learning resources for healthcare professionals.

We publish educational and training textbooks, custom-published books and apps, as well as monthly standby CPD articles aimed at pre-hospital professionals, so we really are open to new ideas and suggestions.

In order to best understand where your book, article or digital resource fits into the market we usually as for a written proposal outlining all the key information before sending this for external review.

What should be in my proposal?

Once you have decided on the kind of publication you would like to pursue you can start sketching out your ideas in a proposal. All proposals should cover five main points:

1. Aims and rationale

A description of the main themes and purpose of the book.

2. Synopsis

A contents list with chapter titles and a brief summary of what each chapter will contain.

3. Target Market

Explain the intended audience/level of readership for your book. E.g. students, practitioners or CPD.

4. Competing Titles

Any similar books already available and how your book will complete/complement these.

5. Format

Would this be a print book or a digital resource? What would be the word length?

We realise that it can take time to finalise a proposal and so please do feel free to send us a draft version if you would like to. We'd be happy to provide guidance and advice in advance of sending this for review, should this be helpful.

What happens next?
Editorial Team

Once you have submitted your proposal, our team of in-house editors will assess its suitability for publication and offer feedback and guidance with regards to your idea. If we are happy with the final proposal then we will then send this for external review.

External Review

We ask healthcare specialists to independently assess the content, quality and potential for a finished publication based on your proposal. This is an important part of the process as it ensures that our published outputs are of the highest standards and we have considered any options to improve the work. The review process is anonymous and we also ask for a number of reviews in order to ensure that feedback is balanced and objective.

Depending on the feedback from the review we may ask you to revise your proposal or consider any suggestions raised by the review before moving forwards with the contract.

Contract and Publication

Once the editorial team has considered the external reviews and any additional responses we will approve the proposal for publication. We will then agree with you on a realistic deadline to write/edit your manuscript before sending you a draft contract that includes the agreed date for the delivery of the manuscript. We are always on-hand to offer support and guidance whilst writing your manuscript and so do contact us if you have any questions.

Contact us

If you would like to submit a proposal, or have any queries or concerns, please contact the editorial team:

Editorial Manager

Emma Milman: emma.milman@class.co.uk

Senior Editor

Lianne Sherlock: lianne.sherlock@class.co.uk

Development and Standby CPD Editor

Dee Barnes: dee.barnes@class.co.uk

Editorial Assistant

Shanon Rademacher: shanon.rademacher@class.co.uk