Personal Details




Susie Prescott Picture Research


London and South East


Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Multimedia


Cinema & TV, Celebrities / Portraits, Current Issues / Social Documentary / News, General Stock / Royalty Free, History, People & Culture / Lifestyle, Travel, Geography & Culture

Work Experience

25 years as a picture editor working across a wide range of media. Please visit my website for full details and to view my portfolio


Daily Mail Weekend Magazine
Pearson Education
Oxford University Press
Hello! Magazine
Hardie Grant Books
Macmillan Education


BA (Hons) Photography

Employment Details

Company Name

Susie Prescott Picture Research

Work Address

Hampton, Middlesex TW12

Current Status

Full Time Freelance

Employment History


Do you have experience in working from a prepared list of pictures required?


Do you have experience in devising own list of images from manuscript or synopsis?


Do you have experience in visiting commercial agencies to make own selection?


Do you have experience in visiting museums / libraries to make own selection?


Do you have experience in obtaining pictures from private collectors?


Do you have experience in obtaining pictures from individual photographers?


Do you have experience in obtaining pictures from outside the UK?


Do you have experience in commissioning photography?


Do you have experience in negotiating reproduction fees?


Do you have experience in responsibility for keeping project within budget?


Do you have experience in returning pictures to sources?


Do you have experience in using digital pictures / picture sources?


Your C.V.

Susannah Prescott
Freelance Picture Editor

Skills Profile

· Experienced picture researcher with extensive knowledge of media sources worldwide.
· Rights and permissions specialist.
· Great negotiation skills.
· Fast worker used to working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
· Creative eye to find the ‘perfect’ image to meet your brief.
· Great organisational skills, good communicator, ‘people person’ & sense of humour!

Personal Details

Location: Hampton, Middlesex, UK
Telephone: 07957200951

Freelance Employment History:

Pearson Education Ltd – Oxford & Harlow Offices; Sept 2008 – Present

I am regularly employed by Pearson and have worked on numerous educational & ELT textbooks. These have included Primary, Secondary, GCSE, A level & BTEC levels through to vocational and adult courses. Subjects ranging from Science, Geography, History, PE, Child Care/Development, Creative Media Production, Business, Tourism, Psychology, Healthcare & Dance.

Daily Mail, Weekend Magazine, Northcliffe House, Kensington W8: Sept 2015 – Present

See also in-house employment below for earlier periods. Since 2015 I have worked regularly on Weekend Magazine. I was brought in to focus on specials including their ‘Britain in Colour’ historical series and Royal souvenir issues on Princess Diana, The Queens Jubilee, Prince Philip, and Kate & William’s 10th Anniversary Special. I also provide regular ad-hoc holiday cover on the Weekend desk covering main features, TV & gardening etc plus ‘It’s Friday’ entertainment listings. I have also worked for short periods on the Femail picture desk & Event Magazine.

Oxford University Press: Sept 2015 – June 2021

Picture research across many educational titles for KS3, GCSE & A Level.

Hardie Grant UK: Sept 2017 – July 2018

Picture Researcher for Darcey Bussell’s book “Evolved” published November 2018

Macmillan Education: October 2014 – Dec 2016
Freelance Researcher (both remote & in-house projects), including Picture, Video & Audio Research

Richmond Hill Marketing; Sept 2011- 2014
Freelance picture researcher for series of historical travel guides to five US cities published by Baker & Taylor

Other Clients:

DDB Remedy (2015) : Agency : Studio JMS/ Joseph M Straczynski (2014) :GS1 – Belgium & Paris 2012; (Division of Bauer Publishing London WC2): Feb – June 2009; : Los Angeles: Oct 2008 : Hello! Magazine & Hello! Mag Specials. January – Nov 2008

In-House Employment

Nov 1996 – June 2004 Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, Kensington W8

At various times: Picture Editor & Deputy Picture Editor of Weekend Magazine and Deputy Picture Editor of Features & Femail.

· Picture Research across a wide range of subjects including News & Current Affairs, Celebrities, History, Health, Beauty & Lifestyle, Travel, Film & TV.
· Commissioning Shoots: Including hiring of photographers, models stylists, studios and props, both in the UK and abroad & art directing as needed.
· Negotiating all copyrights & fees, managing images & budgets
· Managing a team of 2 -3 picture researchers.
· Working closely with the Editor & the Art Director to meet strict deadlines.

1991 -1996 The Image Bank (Now part of Getty Images)

Manager of Publishing & Travel Division: Was responsible for setting up and running this division of Image Bank London providing imagery to editorial & travel clients, eventually managing a team of 5. It was my job to ensure all briefs were met, all fees and copyrights negotiated & to work with the marketing department on all direct mail campaigns for this department.

1989 – 1991 Greg Evans Travel Library

Photo researcher & sales. I also selected & edited imagery from all contributing photographers.

1988 – 1989 Spent 10 months travelling the world

1986 – 1988 London College of Printing (Now Communications)
BA Hons Photography Class 2:1

1985 – 1986 London University, School of Slavonic & East European Studies
BA Hons History (First year only)

1983 – 1985 8 GCE ‘O’ Levels including Maths & English
2 ‘A’ Levels in History & Geography