Clare Owen

Production Editor, Academic

Job description: I project manage academic titles from manuscript to final files, scheduling freelancers and working with suppliers to meet deadlines.

Favourite book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams – the advice ‘don’t panic!’ is timeless (as is the suggestion to always carry a towel). The books are as relevant today as they were when they were first published, introducing you to the realities of the world while reminding you that it would probably be best not to take it too seriously.

Hobbies: I enjoy knitting, baking and sewing, and I also play cornet in a brass band.

If I were an animal, I would be a … penguin, because I, too, am a little clumsy and love seafood.