Bryony Sutherland | Elance
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Bryony Sutherland

Clear, personable copy and meticulous editing
   United Kingdom
  |   Welwyn Garden City, England
  |  6:29 pm Local Time


With over 16 years in the publishing world, I offer experience, clarity and care. Ten of my books have been traditionally published in the UK, US, Australia and Europe, with editions printed in English, German, Spanish and Danish, and my journalism has appeared in numerous magazines. I have written over 20 websites and I'm a contributor and ghostwriter of blogs, features, eBooks and memoirs. I'm also an enthusiastic editor of fiction and non-fiction books.

As a writer, I specialise in
- Biography and profiles
- Pregnancy and parenting
- Health, lifestyle and media

Clients include: FitSteps, Danone, Kellogg's, GloHealth, Eumom, Giraffe, MightyMeeting, MyTutorWeb, Routledge, Lexxica and many brands I cannot name.

Publishers include: Random House, Virgin Books, Aurum Press, Ebury Press, Omnibus Press, Music Sales.

As an editor, I specialise in memoirs, how-tos and fiction...with a twist. I work with published and emerging authors on sci-fi, thrillers and true-life tales.
Service Description
All my writing 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.

As an editor, I offer traditional line editing, developmental editing or 'creative' editing—for when you know your text lacks a little something, but can't quite put your finger on it. I am also highly experienced in turning a collection of blog posts into a well-structured book, ready for publication.

Preferred editing genres include thrillers, science fiction, urban fantasy, speculative fiction, horror, humour, historical fiction, dystopian fiction, children's fiction, YA, health and fitness, autobiography and memoir, lifestyle how-tos and true-life tales. I have a penchant for stories that are just that little bit out of the ordinary, so if you don't see your genre listed above but believe you have something offbeat, try me.

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I have written this profile in British English. I am equally comfortable writing and editing in American English, using the appropriate spellings, grammar and punctuation.

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!
Chapterhouse Publishing
Proofreading & Editorial Skills
2000 - 2000
Royal Academy of Music, U. of London
B. Mus (Hons) - Media, Commercial & Film Music
1994 - 1998
Bryony Sutherland
Freelance Writer & Editor
2005 - Present
Provides original content and edits existing text for websites, books, eBooks and any other required format.
Atomic Partnership Ltd
Director and Writer
1997 - Present
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 memoirs and penning selected works of fiction.
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).
Freelance editor/proofreader/writer
2011 - 2011
Online edit of site with regular updates. Supplied content including case studies of OCD’s work with individual clients. Edited the company's weekly online blogs and newsletters.
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.
Internet Marketing ROI
Writer, Editor & Proofreader
2011 - 2011
This company was rebranded as Blinkered in January 2012 (see above).
Lexxica Corporation KK, Japan
Freelance Dictionary Editor
2010 - 2010
Provided editorial content and support for WordEngine; an 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.
RRP Magazine
Indexer and Contributor
2004 - 2005
Provided the Listings Section of upcoming releases for a monthly DVD and Blu–ray UK trade publication. Indexes often extended to over 100 pages per issue with one film entry taking a maximum of five lines. Also provided children’s, sport and film DVD reviews.
Payment Terms
I respectfully request that Escrow is funded prior to my starting work on fixed price jobs—thank you.

My rates vary depending on if I am writing original material; editing for grammar, syntax, punctuation and consistency; editing to add creative flair; or editing a series of blogs into a well-structured book. A writer and editor wears many hats. Contact me to see which style of hat suits your needs.
James Michael Rice, Author
After working with Bryony on several projects, I cannot imagine hiring another editor. Her attention to detail is excellent, and her enthusiasm is contagious. Publishing a book can be a stressful endeavor, but Bryony makes it fun and exciting. She is passionate about what she does, and this shines through in every aspect of her work. Hire her, and let her help you take your story to a whole new level.
Hedley Galt, 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.
Shivani Parmar, 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 that speaks for itself!
Kevin Ashcroft
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 wouldn’t 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.
Robert Grabiner
MyTutorWeb, Founder & Director
Bryony did a great job on copy for the web site for my new start up business 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.
Della Summers
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.
Karen Ings
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.
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