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Shen Hart
Works at The Review Hart
Lives in Prague, Czech Republic
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Developmental Editor & Book Reviewer
Developmental editing, Event organising. Book keeping. Administration. Fiction and non-fiction writing. Social media marketing. Web marketing. Content marketing. Management. Dog Training. Horse training. Coaching people to train their horses/dog. Research.
  • The Review Hart
    Book Reviewer, 2013 - present
    I review books in an entirely honest manner on The Review Hart. I have a focus on indie books with a particular interest in contemporary/urban fantasy and thrillers. I'll consider anything as long as it doesn't contain scenes of rape.
  • The Editing Hart
    Developmental Editor, 2011 - present
    I help my authors fulfill the potential of their stories. I don't push arbitrary rules onto them, I ask questions and make suggestions. My role is to bring out the very best in the author and help them do their story justice. I pride myself on being thorough and efficient. I usually return manuscripts which are under 100k words long within 7 days, complete with all chapter notes and final write-up.
  • Literary+
    Leader & Founder, 2013
    I covered everything within the business and collective. I did all administration, planning, organising, marketing, sales, administration, management, content writing, copywriting, some fiction and non-fiction writing, and more.
  • Literary+
    Marketing Consultant, 2013
    I offered consultations to indie authors and related professionals including editors. I wrote marketing plans, analysed current social media efforts, improved the author's social media marketing, aided in writing blurbs and profiles, advised on writing content, planned blog tours, approached media outlets, and taught the author how to understand their audience.
  • Myself
    Freelance Copywriter, 2012
    I wrote copy for a number of different businesses ranging from property developers to self-published authors. I also wrote SEO, website content, blog posts, advertising materials and emails.
  • Tiaden Dog Supplies
    Owner, 2010
    This was my dog supplies business which I ran through both a website and through a market stall. I sold everything a dog owner could and would need for their dog. This meant that I did everything from deal with wholesalers, stock management, book-keeping, marketing, sales, copywriting, business administration, website design and content, customer service, everything.
  • Tiaden Canine Fitness & Training
    Owner., 2006 - 2011
    I managed in excess of 70 dogs all of which had wide and varying needs. I worked with everything from nervous puppies, dog aggressive dogs, people aggressive dogs and laid back veterans. I did everything for the business, including training my clients to train their dogs, book-keeping, sales, marketing, diary management, training dogs, training new employees and more.
  • Burntwood Kennels.
    Manager, 2007
    I had 7 members of staff beneath me which I had to delegate tasks to and make sure they were keeping to their schedules. I cared for over 100 dogs, each with their own needs including special dietary and exercise needs. I personally dealt with the dog and people aggressive dogs. It was my job to make sure that both the cattery and kennels ran smoothly and every job was done in an efficient manner to the highest standards.
  • Myself.
    Riding Instructor., 2007 - 2013
    I taught a variety of people to ride horses, taking them their very first time sitting on a horse through to jumping. My clients ranged from toddlers through to adults and confident through to nervous.
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July 31
Other names
Shen Hart.
Developmental editor, drinker of absinthe, weaver of stories & book reviewer.
I am English born and bred but I migrated to Prague June 2013. I have a great love of pretty journals, post-its and chocolate. 

I have been and will continue to be many things. I'm passionate, driven, determined and cheeky as sin. My interests include (but are far from limited to) philosophy, psychology, writing, dog training, horses, equine & canine nutrition, genetics, theology and much more.

I'm a party girl with a love of life and a fiery streak. I run my own businesses and have run a number of different businesses, both my own and other people's over the years. I'm a developmental editor, a book reviewer ( and a business coach. I throw myself into everything I do, and will always give my all to my clients.
Bragging rights
I trained 3 national champions (dogs) by the age of 19. Broke in 2 horses entirely bareback. Jumped a 12.2h pony round courses of 4ft.
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Prague, Czech Republic
Guildford, U.K - Leamington Spa - Worcester, UK


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I'm growing quite fond of the plan to give every moron who gives me attitude, disrespects me or doesn't take me seriously a damn good kick. 
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Did I just read an "I'm e-breaking up with your g+ profile" message?

That's.. a first.
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Do not expect me to drop everything so that I fit into your little schedule, when I am the client. That's not how business works. 
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So... the Czechs celebrate Easter by smacking women on the ass with braided willow sticks bound with coloured ribbons. The women then thank them with coloured eggs or strong alcohol (depending on who you ask)... I think we've established why +Gabriel Fitzpatrick moved here then! lol
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Sounds like a load of fun there, here they just parade lots, with floats and carrying the Virgin Mary (a statue).  
The guys in the parade all dress up in "brotherhood" costumes, which English speaking visitors always think are Klu Klux Klan outfits. They do look very similar but they also come in a variety of colours to denote the "brotherhood" they belong to. 
Easter is a bigger deal than Christmas here!
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Apparently I'm surpassing all sorts of round numbers at the moment! I went past the 7,000 followers mark on here. The Review Hart flew past 4,000 hits (which given it's just over 4 months old I'm very happy with). My blog achieved over 50 followers in just 3 weeks. Yay for round numbers...? lol
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I love working, I'm at my happiest when I'm working in some form or another. At the moment it's all business/marketing/editing, but I'm equally as happy when I'm working with horses and dogs. The point here is, I love to work lol. 

Which given today is another day of chasing paperwork, writing reviews, editing, marketing and more, is great. Although, I have cordoned off next week as a week of complete relaxation. I haven't had a vacation in 7 years, I think I deserve one week =)
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Congrats because you are among the free who control their lives.
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Another busy day in the Hart household. I will be rewarded by a long, relaxing and sleepless weekend with my dear harem ;-) 

I have to polish, format and schedule Monday's book review. There are two more reviews to write, and about 6 blog posts to polish up, two more to write. Then! I have editing, marketing and promo. Finally! I have to clean the flat and do the last bit of the week's paperwork. 

The weekend will be oh so worth it though... 
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Poland's right next door to the Czech Republic, there could be a really big audience there, worth a shot :-P
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Candlelit meal and stargazing tonight =D I'm very pleased with my little collection of toys ;-)
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I need someone to come and look after me, I keep forgetting to eat and drink. I have the work and the oh so pleasurable fun down. Now I just need the food and sleep bits...
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I find it quite amusing to see how many people have blocked me. I really didn't think I was that badly behaved ;-)
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Ooo I thought you meant you'd dared to mention sex or something and they'd blocked and reported you. 
The crazies I can completely understand, I blocked a whole group who attacked me for being a pagan.
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My gods I think I'm getting there! I have a couple of reviews left to touch up and then I can relax and work on my fiction. =D
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