Jemma Hillyer

Publishing Project Manager

Online & Digital Specialist

ELT Publishing Professionals Co-founder

about

Hello, I’m Jemma!


Thank you for visiting my site. Expert project managers provide the vital link between publishing companies and remote freelance teams. I love managing large-scale or small-scale ELT publishing projects and I always deliver beyond the brief.


Do get in touch if you have a project that you are planning or if you need help fixing an existing project. I’ve worked with major publishing organisations such as Oxford University Press, Pearson, Macmillan, HarperCollins, LearnJam, Richmond, Excedo and The British Council and would be delighted to discuss your needs to see how we can work together.

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Publishing Project Management

  • Managing global, multi-component courses.
  • Recruiting, managing and briefing authors and editors.
  • Creating efficient workflow processes and asset management systems.
  • Leading editorial team meetings and updating stakeholders.
  • Creating and managing complex schedules.
  • Managing and monitoring risk at every stage of the project lifecycle.
  • Keeping remote teams motivated and on track.

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Project Management Projects

  • The British Council (Primary Plus & Secondary Plus project management)
  • HarperCollins (educational sales management)
  • Macmillan (Inside Out brand management)
  • Oxford University Press (Grammar Animations project management and content development)
  • Richmond (schedule creation and management)

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Digital & Online Publishing Services

  • Working together with publishers, developers, authors and editors to deliver high quality digital content.
  • Reviewing functionality and content from Alpha right through to Production.
  • Marking up PDFs for conversion into digital format.
  • Managing your digital publishing list.
  • Editing and reviewing online practice activities, digital books, tests and apps.

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Digital & Online projects

  • Excedo (QA reviews)
  • LearnJam (digital testing and freelancer support)
  • Macmillan (QA reviews)
  • Oxford University Press (New English File QA management and freelance lead)
  • Pearson (QA reviews and app testing)

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Co-founder, ELT Publishing Professionals

As co-founder of the online ELT Publishing Professionals directory, I am able to source a wealth of skilled freelancers for your projects, many of whom I have worked with personally.

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ELT Publishing Professionals

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Co-founder, ELTpp

ELT Publishing Professionals is an online directory that specialises in bringing together publishers and freelancers in the English Language Teaching publishing sector. The powerful search facilities and ability to place adverts significantly speeds up the process of finding, contacting and hiring the right freelancer. We have also launched a new CPD online programme and these events are an opportunity for freelancers and in-house staff to keep their skillset and knowledge up to the minute.

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recommendations

Project Management

‘Under Jemma's project management, the team was able to meet the extremely challenging demands of both projects and I'm very grateful for all her support.’

The British Council

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Project Management

‘Jemma expertly managed a complex suite of print and digital products and her superb organisational skills kept all the components on time and budget. It’s a real pleasure working with Jemma. I can be confident that the management of any projects she’s looking after is being taken care of professionally and very efficiently. Everyone in the team knows what’s expected and the communication is excellent.’

Richmond

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Digital & Online

‘I wanted to thank you for your really hard work on these animations. They are looking fantastic and I have really appreciated the way in which you have dealt with so many of these – with great efficiency and organisational skills and without compromising the quality at all.’

Oxford University Press

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Digital & Online

‘We have been very impressed at the quality of work from you and all your team, which has been a great help during our QA checking stages.’

Oxford University Press

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ELT Publishing Professionals

We’re delighted to be part of the ELT Publishing Professionals family. Over the last year we have successfully sourced some fantastic freelancers and authors, all of whom we have now used on several occasions, and we’re very happy to have them on board. The Publishing Professionals website is very user friendly, and the page showing freelancers with immediate availability has been very useful.

National Geographic Learning

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ELT Publishing Professionals

‘We're really happy to be a part of ELT Publishing Professionals. Within a couple of weeks of signing up we went in, searched for the skills we needed and found the perfect person. The site is easy to use and filled with the best of the ELT freelancer community!’

LearnJam
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publishing roles

Regional Sales Manager
for
Macmillan Education

1998 - 2004

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Achievements

  • Contributed directly to a significant rise in sales in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the UK.
  • Trained and mentored a team of sales representatives.
  • Won first ever primary state school coursebook adoption in Switzerland.

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Educational Sales Manager
for
Collins Education

2004 - 2006

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Achievements

  • Managed a remote team of 10 sales professionals.
  • Recruited, mentored and trained a new team from scratch.
  • Completed internal and external project management courses.

Commissioning
Editor
for
Macmillan Education

2006 - 2008

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Achievements

  • Commissioned suite of materials for a highly successful new edition.
  • Produced regular comprehensive market reports based on international and local market research.
  • Gave annual presentations at sales conferences in the UK and overseas.

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Freelance Roles

2009 - present

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