Becky Skipwith

Managing Editor
020 7492 2559

Becky joined Beyond Words in 2011, and heads the publishing team.

Responsible for:

  • New publications and products
  • Co-production and involvement
  • Backlist development
  • External commissioning


Becky has worked with people with learning and communication difficulties for many years, training as a speech and language therapist and then supporting people in self-advocacy and local policy involvement in South London. She has worked solely in the voluntary sector for over ten years, with carers, stroke survivors, and people with learning disabilities, all of which has left her with an unshakeable belief in the power of good communication to dismantle barriers for everybody. Prior to that she spent far too much of her life studying Latin, and six years as an editor in mainstream publishing houses, working on a huge range of books from reference to classic fiction. At Beyond Words, Becky coordinates the development of as many new books as she can manage. Outside the office you can mostly find her at the theatre.