TLC Welcomes New Editorial and Marketing Assistant Nelima Begum

March 08, 2019 | Other News

TLC is delighted to welcome to the team its newly appointed Editorial and Marketing Assistant Nelima Begum. The role received 145 applications, many of which were incredibly strong, and Nelima was selected from a shortlist of 8 brilliant aspiring books sector professionals. We are delighted to have Nelima on board, and look forward to working with her. She will be joining the team from March 13th and will be the first port of call for incoming enquiries from writers about TLC’s editorial services, as well as managing our social media output on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Nelima Begum

After graduating in 2017 with a BA degree in English from SOAS, University of London, Nelima found herself searching for a career that would allow her to work with books and authors. Her first role was at Hachette, working on a creative writing initiative called The Future Bookshelf, for which she was Submissions Administrator. Being a part of an initiative which sought to publish underrepresented writers from minority backgrounds honed her interests within the industry and she realised she had a passion for finding and championing fresh talent, amplifying unheard voices and furthering the careers of writers and building them into brands while maintaining their vision and authenticity.

She then went on to work as a reader for a film and TV scout and then took up a role as a Marketing Intern for Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. While at HarperCollins, she learnt more about the commercial landscape and was provided with a wealth of insight regarding how both the literary and commercial markets work in this digital age. Nelima is a lover of all things literary, sometimes being drawn to the same books and authors several times; Chinua Achebe, Paulo Coelho, Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and many more! Away from books, she is a podcast enthusiast, a foodie, traveller and all around creative being who also loves to sketch, go to the theatre, write and take lots of pictures!

Nelima will be working in the TLC office 4 days per week. She can be reached from March 13th onwards on