Lynette Owen started her publishing career at Cambridge University Press and then worked at Pitman Publishing and Marshall Cavendish before joining Longman Group Ltd (now Pearson International). She is a former Copyright Director at Pearson but now a freelance copyright and rights consultant. She has always worked in the field of intellectual property and licensing and was a contributor and co-editor before taking over as general Editor of Clark's Publishing Agreements: A Book of Precedents. She is the author of a number of books on copyright and licensing, and lectures regularly on courses in the UK and abroad. In 2009 she was awarded an OBE for services to publishing and international trade in the New Year Honours list.