I'm a Top 0.01% ranking Elancer with over 16 years' experience in the publishing world. Ten of my books have been published in the UK, US, Australia and Europe, with editions printed in English, German and Danish, and my journalism has appeared in numerous magazines. I have written over 20 websites in their entirety. I'm also a contributor, ghostwriter and editor of blogs, features, newsletters, eBooks and memoirs, an editor of fiction and non-fiction books, and a professionally qualified proofreader.
I specialise in
- Biography and profiles
- Web content and blogs
- Pregnancy and parenting
- Health, lifestyle and media
Clients include: FitSteps, Danone, Kellogg's, GloHealth, Eumom, Giraffe, MightyCloud, MyTutorWeb, Routledge, Lexxica, JourneyBook
Publishers include: Random House, Virgin Books, Aurum Press, Ebury Press, Omnibus Press, Music Sales
Among others, I edit for the authors: Tom Conyers, James Michael Rice, Hedley Galt, Lana Penrose
- Author of seven published biographies, a music critique and two eBooks
- Editor for published and new authors of fiction and non-fiction books
- Content writer and editor for business and lifestyle websites
- Editor and contributing writer for regular company newsletters
- Ghostwriter of blogs and memoirs for private clients
- Features contributor specialising in parenting, film, music, celebrity, media, health, fitness and dance
- Professionally qualified proofreader
- Further skills in research for literary and online projects
All my work is undertaken by me, personally and is 100% unique. I don't subcontract (unless specifically requested to in the capacity of website / newsletter / magazine editor) and I don't use text editing or spinning software.
I positively encourage feedback and will always go the extra mile to ensure you receive the product you deserve. I'm not afraid to admit that I love my work and have never missed a deadline yet!
Proofreading & Editorial Skills
2000 - 2000
Royal Academy of Music, U. of London
B. Mus (Hons) - Media, Commercial & Film Music
1994 - 1998
Freelance Writer, Editor & Proofreader
2005 - Present
Provides original content and edits existing text for websites, books, eBooks and any other required format.
Clients include private individuals and companies specialising in parenting, education, creative writing, pop/rock/dance music, filmmaking, entertainment, biography and profiles, copywriting, adult and children's publishing, science fiction, self-improvement, review, non-profit, nutrition, dementia care, genealogy, virtual assistance, digital marketing, IT, entrepreneurial enterprise, construction, logistics, distribution, freight, warehousing, building preservation, product manufacture, product placement and review, leasing, access engineering, children's activities and art.
Writer, Editor & Proofreader
2012 - 2013
Writer of online copy for Blinkered and Blinkered clients (websites, blogs, newsletters, case studies, fact sheets, articles, interviews, press announcements etc).
Author of downloadable eBooks including the series Top Ten Tips: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+, and free eBook, Profit From Your Profile: A Guide to Social Media Sites for Business Use.
2011 - 2011
Online edit of site with regular updates. Supplied content including case studies of OCDs work with individual clients. Edited the company's weekly online blogs and newsletters.
Internet Marketing ROI
Writer, Editor & Proofreader
2011 - 2011
This company was rebranded as Blinkered in January 2012 (see above).
Freelance Rights Administrator
2011 - 2011
Sourced copyright permissions for 60 substantial entries in the anthology Arguing About Science (Routledge Philosophy May 2012). Database creation and management, online research including RightsLink, email correspondence, negotiating fees and collection of invoices.
Lexxica Corporation KK, Japan
Freelance Dictionary Editor
2010 - 2010
Provided editorial content and support for this interactive online language testing and learning system, sponsored by Meiji University for Japanese students of English.
Edited large databases of English dictionary definitions written by multiple Japanese contributors, correcting language errors and inconsistencies, and creating entries where necessary. When approved, the databases were then uploaded to an online lexical word engine, designed to test and impart long-term retention of the essential meanings of high-frequency English vocabulary.
Indexer and Contributor
2004 - 2005
Provided the Listings Section of upcoming releases for a monthly DVD and Bluray UK trade publication. This involved compiling promotional material and technical data into a specified alphabetical format, then editing accompanying individual product descriptions. Indexes often extended to over 100 pages per issue with one film entry taking a maximum of five lines. Also provided childrens, sport and film DVD reviews.
Atomic Partnership Ltd
Director and Writer
1997 - 2005
Director and co-founder of this freelance writing partnership, specialising in biographies of popular music and film personalities, celebrity and lifestyle features and content, ghostwriting projects and proofreading for private clients.
Publishing clients included Virgin Books, Aurum Press, Omnibus Press, Random House, HEEL Verlag, Hannibal and Birmar.
Web clients included iCircle.com, iVillage.com, handbag.com, babyworld.co.uk and tiscali.com
Print clients included RRP Magazine, Australian Womans Day, News Of The World: Sunday magazine, Inspirations magazine, Girl About Town and Ms London.
I respectfully request that Escrow is funded prior to my starting work on fixed price jobs - thank you.
www.hedleygalt.com, Author - The Paris Trilogy
I could have ticked all the boxes for the attributes to describe Bryony because she really is all of them - great results, personable, expert, good value, on time, high integrity and creative. Coming across Bryony was equivalent to discovering gold. I knew immediately that she was the right woman for my book. Bryony has great energy. She loves what she does and genuinely cares about the books she works on. She's an exceptional editor (and writer) and it's just as important to her as well as her clients for the final product to be the best it can be. She is professional, honest and has incredible attention to detail. But as well as being great at what she does, she is also one of those people who you come away from being in communication with feeling great. She is someone who gives of herself and cares deeply about the people she works with. After Paris explores some difficult subject matter and I needed someone who I could trust to be supportive but also tough where needed. Bryony played this role with such grace and I'm so grateful. I know that my book is so much better because of Bryony. If you are lucky enough to have Bryony as your editor then I can honestly say you are in the very best hands. Bryony is a creative guardian angel and I can't recommend her enough.
Shivspix.com, Author - The Longest Odds
Bryony made my life substantially easier when she was helping me put together my book. The book started as hundreds of pages of interview text, which she somehow managed to make sense of and pull into what was the beginnings of an actual book. It was an unenviable task, and without a doubt, I could not have done it without her. In addition to producing good work, Bryony was an absolute joy to work with. She was extremely easy-going and flexible, as well as very conscious of deadlines. She was very timely in not just her work, but in her correspondence. I would not hesitate to work with her again, and I suppose that speaks for itself!
Blinkered, Founder & CEO
Bryony has been fantastic to work with. She provides a very professional and consistent service. She is very focussed on the quality of work and how that will impact and affect both the client and her.
One of the many qualities I rate in Bryony is the way she can view her writing and the needs of her client from an outside perspective. Her ability to work this way provides extra input to articles, eBooks and blogs which others wouldnt normally think of and is highly valuable.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bryony as she holds many great qualities, two of which are she is extremely professional and very personable a great combination.
In summary, a fantastic person to work with who adds real value.
MyTutorWeb, Founder & Director
Bryony did a great job on copy for the web site for my new start up business MyTutorWeb.co.uk and I have no hesitation in recommending her to you.
I worked with Bryony at a very early stage in the development of the website and she took my concept and brought creativity as well structure and order to the web pages.
She was able to write in an authoritative and fun style which was very important for this educational family audience. She had great enthusiasm for the work and never missed a deadline even if this sometimes meant working late into the evening. She is very precise and paid great attention to detail ensuring consistency and accurate grammar, syntax and punctuation. She advised on other aspects of the website design and reviewed and gave useful feedback for the video script.
Lexxica Corporation KK, Japan, Della Summers Dictionaries
I commissioned Bryony to help out on writing/checking definitions, examples, and collocations for online vocabulary development for Japanese students of English. She was quick to learn and showed a natural flair for language and editing in a database environment and never missed a deadline. I wholeheartedly recommend her for fast, reliable writing and editing.
Aurum Press, Commissioning Editor
I commissioned Bryony to write three film biographies for Aurum Press. Bryony and her co-writer came up with a number of very commercial ideas for new books and they were able to deliver on time work of the highest quality. Bryony has exceptionally high standards; she is also an absolute pleasure to work with.
Atomic Partnership Ltd, Director
Bryony is a very talented writer and editor and it was a pleasure to work with her for so long at Atomic.
Her writing is always thoroughly researched and superbly executed. Bryony has a real talent for turning her hand to any subject matter and displaying an effortless understanding of the audience through the use of appropriate language.
Her editing and proof-reading is expertly detailed and thoughtful, being careful to correct grammar and sense without losing style or meaning.
An experienced businesswoman, Bryony uses her varied background to bring creativity to any commission. She is a fast learner, unafraid to turn her hand to anything new, and maintains high professionalism, integrity and diligence in all her work. I would whole-heartedly recommend her work in all fields.