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Elizabeth Scoggins

About me:

Elizabeth started her career as a bookseller for Waterstone’s – she still really likes the apostrophe, so even though her degree was actually in illustration, she was probably destined to work in editorial. After pinging around bookshops for a few years as a specialist children’s bookseller, she took two weeks off to go and do a work experience placement at a small independent publisher. A few months later, this turned into an actual real job as their office manager, but she soon made the switch to their children’s editorial department – becoming the world’s oldest editorial assistant at the age of thirty. Since then, she’s not looked back and accelerated her career working on a number of bestselling non-fiction titles before arriving at Scholastic ready to discover what working for a global organisation was like (time-zones are hard). She now works on Horrible Histories both as Publisher and Licensor, and has temporary specialist knowledge in everything from space to kids’ mental health, dinosaurs, Pokémon, key stage one maths, the films of Harry Potter, plastic, WW2 and beyond.