Beverley Tarquini

  • Senior Lecturer in Publishing

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Personal Profile

Beverley Tarquini joined Oxford Brookes on a permanent basis in 2006 after several years of freelance teaching as an Associate Lecturer and has many years of experience in the publishing industry in both sales and editorial roles. She has been involved in selling and publishing for a variety of markets and subject areas, ranging from educational publications for schools, further and higher education to academic monographs and reference and trade titles.

Academic and Professional History

  •  Postgraduate certificate of Teaching in Higher Education
  •  Associate Teacher’s Accreditation, Oxford Brookes University
  •  MA (Hons) in English Literature, University of Dundee

Employment History


2006 -2014 Freelance Editor, Palgrave Macmillan  

1992-2006 – Project Managing, Marketing and Editorial roles, Macmillan Publishers and Palgrave Macmillan                                                                                                                                                          

1989 -1991 - Publisher, History and Religious Education, Schools Division, Macmillan Education                                                                                                                                                                                  

1984 -89 – Various editorial positions leading to Publisher, Literature and Language, College Division, Macmillan Publishers                                                                                                                                    

1981-1984 - Sales Representative, Northern England and Scotland, Macmillan Press


2014 - present, Module Tutor, MA in Distance Learning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

2006 – present, Part-time Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University                                                                                                                                                                                                                

2004-6 -Associate Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University 

Undergraduate Teaching

  • U65021 Editorial Commissioning and Acquisition - Module leader
  • U65082 Publishing List Development - Module leader

Postgraduate Teaching

  • P65022   Editorial Management – Module leader
  • P65027   Rights Management – Module leader

Beverley's teaching focuses on editorial, new product development and rights modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and her future research will include looking at specific aspects of educational and academic publishing and also employability. She continues to work as a freelance editor for several publishers. She is jointly responsible for work experience placements for publishing students.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of APE - Association of Publishing Education