For over 30 years Suzanne Collier has been actively working in book publishing, and has at one time or another worked in every aspect of the book industry. This has given her an understanding and insight into many roles. Suzanne has also performed a number of confidential consultancy assignments for small independent publishers. She regularly lectures on Careers Within Book Publishing and How to Sell & Market Books with No Budget and has had articles published on issues within the industry. No matter what role she has been in, or within what company, Suzanne has gained the broadest range of experience – be it Academic or Subscription/ Journal Publishing, Trade, Niche, Fiction or Non Fiction.
As the original creator and devisor of the Careers Clinic – something Suzanne successfully ran for nine years, and as the creator and compiler of the Salary Survey for book publishing, it is fair to say that as a qualified Careers Advisor (NVQLevel 6 in Career Guidance and Development), no one knows more about Book Publishing than Suzanne Collier. Her filofax has been described as a “who’s who” of book publishing and she has been named as one of the best sales and marketing brains in the industry.
As well as having her own bookcareer®, Suzanne has been giving careers advice on book publishing since 1989, and for many years ran BookCareers.com whilst holding down a full-time job within the industry. Suzanne still actively works within the industry and knows only too well, that when a decision is made within a company, for whatever reason, its implications on those that work there can be far-reaching.
Having over the years gone through several career challenges herself Suzanne takes pride in helping those who are within the industry – whatever the challenge or task – in realigning their career – for whatever reason. If it’s redundancy, long-term unemployment, returning to work, workplace bullying, stress, being fired, returning after long-term sick leave, going freelance, setting up your own business, starting your own publishing company, or self publishing your own books, then Suzanne is the best person to speak to.
Suzanne has also had a high number of personal achievements – as well as Bookcareers she is the winner of the prestigious Pandora Award, is professionally qualified in career guidance and trained in coaching and various personal development techniques, she is a qualified aerobics teacher, was the youngest person ever to Chair the Society of Young Publishers and used to run the Supporters Club for her local football team. When Suzanne isn’t working or socialising within publishing, she enjoys cycling, spending time with friends and family or watching Dagenham & Redbridge FC.