Who we are

Sophie Smith – Founder

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Sophie founded the Caper Press in order to publish her first collections of poems  Not all, but most – which is out now and available to buy from this very website. She has been professionally involved with words of one kind or another since graduating from her Masters in Narrative Environments in 2006 and is currently writing her first novel. Sophie has an eye for structure and enjoys helping authors tell the very best story they can.

Emily Jones – Editor

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Emily translates fiction, non-fiction and (if she has to) poetry from Chinese into English. Emily edits for Caper Press and others. And she has made more than the occasional foray into the world of brand consultancy over the last decade or so. Emily learnt Chinese at Cambridge, Ningbo and Qingdao universities. Her translations include Black Holes, a crime novel by He Jiahong, and many short stories for Pathlight – some of which you can read for free at the Read Paper Republic site.

Anja Jane Sheriden – Art Director

Anja Jane is an artist and designer based in Vancouver, Canada. She is inspired by her Scandinavian and Polish roots, her travels  and the great Canadian outdoors. See more of her beautiful work on anjajane.com

Paul Dimmock – Chief Copy Editor

In the beginning was the word… and coincidently this is what led to Paul’s love of reading. From the Bible to the Bhagavad Gita and countless other texts and mythologies, his passion for the analysis of religions led to a Doctorate in Theology and Religious Studies from King’s College London.  Since graduation, Paul has worked as a Visiting Lecturer and Copy-Editor.  An avid traveller, he currently resides in Muscat, Oman and is writing a book on Mosaic typology in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Founder Authors

Alexandra Fitzsimmons

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Alexandra always wanted to be a writer. After studying maths and archaeology at university, she spent a decade developing storylines, and writing and editing text, for museums. She also has written poems, some of which have been published. In between all of that Alexandra embarked on a pretty niche quest: following in the footsteps of the Viking Eric the Red. Her memoir of that journey, called Looking for Eric, will be released in November 2017.

Drew Carr

A boulevardier and bon vivant, Drew Carr began recording his experiences behind the counter at the seedier end of shopping around a decade ago. His memorable, surprising and profoundly human stories of twisted retail and London life will be out in 2019.

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We also have advisors in the following areas:

Business Administration & Governance

Intellectual Property

Finance & Strategy

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