Contracts and advice

Providing expert one to one advice to members — from vetting contracts to offering support at every stage of the author career
Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Head of the Contracts Advisory Team
Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group coordinator

Leads the advisory team and advises members on publishing contracts and issues. Sarah also handles our literary estates, including professional stage licences.

Lisa Dowdeswell

Lisa Dowdeswell

Head of Literary Estates
Comics Creators Network coordinator

Manages our literary estates, including foreign rights. 

Advises members on publishing contracts and issues.

Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter

Contracts Advisor and Literary Estates

Sarah is one of our Senior Contracts Advisors, she advises members on publishing contracts and issues as well as administering our grants for writers in need including the PD James Memorial Fund. She also handles our literary estates, including print permissions and amateur stage licences.

Johanna Clarke

Johanna Clarke

Publishing Contracts Advisor
Poetry and Spoken Word Group coordinator

Johanna joined the SoA in October 2021. She advises members on publishing contracts and issues, and works closely on the SoA’s outreach programme.

Johanna is the coordinator for the SoA’s Poetry and Spoken Word Group.

Catherine Fuller

Catherine Fuller

Projects Manager and Senior Contracts Advisor
Translators Association coordinator

Manages special projects for the SoA including the recent property move, Management Committee elections. Group Coordinator for the Translators Association and advises on translation contracts.

Elizabeth Haylett Clark

Elizabeth Haylett Clark

Senior Contracts Advisor

Liz advises members on publishing contracts and issues. 

Theo Jones

Theo Jones

Contracts Advisor
Scriptwriters Group coordinator

Theo advises members on publishing contracts and issues. He is a coordinator of the Scriptwriters Group.

Ambre Morvan

Ambre Morvan

Publishing Contracts and Public Policy Advisor

Ambre joined the SoA on October 2021. She advises members on publishing contracts and issues. She also works on the SoA’s public policy.

Kate Pool

Kate Pool

Consultant Contracts Advisor

Kate advises members on publishing contracts and issues.

Previous Manager of The Author.