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About Us

Our team


The Editorial Hub Ltd. was set up by Stephanie Sacharov and Naomi Conneely in early 2014 to offer peer review co-ordination and administration to publishers and societies of peer-reviewed journals and books. Steph and Naomi have more than twenty-five years of editorial experience between them and offer services on a range of journal management systems.




Naomi Conneely

Naomi is the co-founder of The Editorial Hub and she has provided professional services in the publishing industry since 2004.

Working alongside her co-founder Stephanie, her personal goal is to provide an exceptional customer service and experience to all of their clients.

Her strong people skills come as a result of her working as a trained staff nurse, which eventually moved her into a new career path when she joined the Pharmaceutical Industry. This shift in direction took her into a sales role where she became passionate about customer services and delivery; and where she learnt a wide variety of skills.

‘To listen is to learn’ has become a primary focus for her as she helps develop and maintain new and existing clients. Her medical background and time in “Pharma” led her to explore research and ultimately into publishing, which is an area she is firmly staying in.


Stephanie Sacharov

Stephanie is the co-founder of The Editorial Hub which was established in 2014 and she is jointly responsible for the day to day running of the business and managing new accounts.

With a background in training, it was an obvious area for her to develop into and, with a passion for research and the sharing of knowledge to a worldwide audience, she moved into publishing and she is now fully committed to working on processes that ensures the quality of published articles is not compromised by bad practices.

Stephanie started freelancing for Oxford University Press (OUP) before being invited to work as part of their in-house journals team. She still has a close relationship with OUP and is often called upon to take on some of their more complicated journals.

Stephanie’s previous experience in teaching and event organising ensures The Editorial Hub can offer excellent training and organisation not only to their clients but also to their team of freelancers.


We are lucky to work with a fantastic team of dynamic freelancers who, between them, bring a wealth of invaluable experience to the table. They each approach their roles with enthusiasm and professionalism, and their range of expertise means we are always able to find the right Managing Editor for our journals.

If you are an experienced Managing Editor and would be interested in joining our team, please do get in touch.





Molly Barnard

Molly is about to enter her third year in full time study of Textile Design at Falmouth University and has recently joined the team in 2018 on a part time, freelance basis assisting with peer review management on ScholarOne.

When not drawing or painting - for university and as a hobby - Molly likes to spend as much time as possible making the most of the Cornish environment, swimming and exploring what the coast has to offer. in addition, Molly works with St John Ambulance, providing first aid at various events across the country.


Claire Boles

Claire in based in Wiltshire and Joined The Editorial Hub in May 2018 as an Editorial Assistant.  She has enjoyed getting to know the team and the process of adapting her knowledge to process individual journals on The Scholar One System to meet the Company’s high standards.

Claire is from an Administration and Marketing background over the last 20 years, where broad experience was obtained from both international and small companies. During this time, Claire has also had three children so time management is key to ensuring both work and family life run smoothly.


Caroline Burson

Caroline joined the Editorial Hub team as an Editorial Assistant in May 2015. In that time, she has gained a wide knowledge of the role working with both large and small journals. Adapting her skills and knowledge to cater for each individual journal has been key; they all require different processes and procedures. She enjoys the variety each day brings - no two days are the same.

Caroline’s background is in Sales/Administration, she worked for an American company for a number of years before leaving to have children; and to spend almost 10 years living in the South West of France.


Susan Clifford

Susan has been working with The Editorial Hub since 2016, following a career break.  She has enjoyed learning to use ScholarOne Manuscripts, finding it a change to see things from the “other side”.

In a previous life, she authored several papers herself and read many more in a role reviewing clinical evidence for NHS guidelines. She has also worked as a Health Economist. Outside of work, she enjoys evenings at book club, holiday planning, and baking sweet things.


Karen Coldwell

Karen has worked in STM journals publishing for over 20 years in both Production and Editorial roles and is proficient in the use of ScholarOne and Production tacking systems. She went freelance in 2016 and joined the Editorial Hub Team shortly afterwards.

When not working or studying, Karen volunteers for a local talking news for the blind group and enjoys knitting for her grandchildren.


Anouska Colledge

Anouska joined the Editorial Hub in 2015 as an Editorial Assistant. Since joining the team she has worked on a number of journals and, more recently, books. Anouska comes from a Human Resources background predominantly in Telecommunications, her last role was at Virgin Media where she enjoyed working for 11 years.

Anouska has two children and spends a lot of time outdoors, whether it be supporting her son playing for the local football team or mucking out their pony and taking her daughter to pony club events.


Rebecca Fitchett

Rebecca has worked as a freelance editorial assistant with several journals for over 7 years, gaining experience in ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, Cognos, and AllenTrack.

Prior to this, she worked as a Business and Systems Analyst in the retail industry and continues to provide this service for local businesses.  She enjoys using this previous experience to help publishers, editors, and reviewers work towards efficient processes.


Melissa Fowler

After going freelance part time in 2016, Mel was very pleased to join the Editorial Hub team. She has been working in academic publishing ever since and is now well versed in using both eJournalPress and ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Other than her experience in peer review, Mel has worked in the Medical Industry since 2000 and in Media & Accountancy from 1997-2000 as a Personal Assistant to various senior members of the company. This experience means she is, of course, an ideal person to support our journal editors.


Wendy Moore

Wendy has a 20 year background in publishing providing technical support and training on a number of online submissions systems. She was employed by Aries Corporation (the owners of Editorial Manager) where she worked as a senior account manager for 10 years.

Since then she has provided consultancy to a large number of high end clients and has been instrumental in setting up bespoke systems. Her clients include Oxford University Press where she recently managed their pool of freelancers and set up book workflows on electronic systems.


Mayumi Nagaishi

Mayumi is an experienced publishing professional and joined the Editorial Hub team in October 2017. For nearly 10 years, she worked as a Publisher for journals published by Japanese academic societies for Oxford University Press and a commissioning editor for medical books and journals in Springer Nature. While she's not working, she enjoys her time with her little girl who is becoming a very active toddler.





Lynsey Rowland

Lynsey has been working as a freelance Managing Editor since 2011 mainly dealing with ScholarOne Manuscripts for numerous journals. She joined Editorial Hub in December 2015.

Her previous experience includes working for a Utilities company as a Team Leader in Major Business Accounts, where she managed a team of 10 people.

She lives with her husband and 2 children, and enjoys watching her children play football at the weekends along with other sporting activities such as tennis and swimming. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time in her house in Greece.


Jocelyn Serfontein

After graduating from Cambridge University, Jocelyn pursued a career in the wine trade, before doing an MBA.  She then moved to Italy and worked for 10 years in medical research and publishing for an orthopaedic professor in Milan.

Now she's back in England, Jocelyn enjoys gardening, yoga and seeing scientific publishing from the "other side of the fence"!





Debs Wardle

Debs has been working in scholarly publishing since 2007 in various capacities and is proficient in the use of ScholarOne Manuscripts, Editorial Manager, and eJournalPress. Since going freelance full time in 2012, Debs has worked as a Managing Editor with several companies both in the US and UK, and was delighted to join the Editorial Hub team in 2016.

Aside from her experience with peer review management, Debs has been working in online marketing since 2013 and currently runs the social media accounts for two companies. She is also a screen writer, hiker, and blogger. She can generally be found drinking tea with her partner in her Oxford home.


Hayley Wood

Hayley worked in-house within academic publishing - in the medical books department at Wiley-Blackwell in Oxford and then the rapid-publication open access journals team at Springer Healthcare near Chester - for seven years before joining The Editorial Hub in March 2017.

Originally from the Lake District, she now lives in Manchester and in her spare time enjoys running, quilting, and going to the theatre.