I have over 12 years' experience as an editor in UK blue chip publishing companies. I have extensive copy editing, proofreading and proof-correcting experience gained in traditional book publishing.
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I also write professionally, and have written both ebooks and emails for clients as a writer. In addition, I have written over 90 blog posts for my own business website. I am currently writing my first Kindle book.
As well as the usual editing job, I have also reformatted and reworked many documents, ensuring they are consistently designed and...
I wrote this book as a lead generation tool for my website.
Researched and wrote the book, liaised with client and made changes as requested.
Writing and rewriting
I will rework all kinds of writing, reordering sentences and paragraphs, rewording text, adding new copy and cutting anything that is either repetitive or does not flow.
I am happy to write new copy from scratch as long as sufficient information is provided or an allowance is made in the fee offered for research. I am happy to write anything from an ebook to a blog post or email. Please ask me if you're not sure.
Copy editing and proofreading
I will do any standard copy editing (amending text so it reads well, highlighting possible factual errors that I cannot verify myself, reworking sentences) and proofreading (reading for literals, punctuation errors, rogue characters) on any kind of text as long as it is presented as a standard Word document. If you want me to edit a website, please supply copy or allow time to strip out copy from the website as part of the fee.
Admin and project management
I will manage any book project through the publication process, take on routine admin tasks.
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Senior Acquisitions Editor
2001 - 2002
Responsible for the development of the web design and web development list. Worked to develop the UK and EMEA list in conjunction with US company and editorial team.
Job ended due to the dot.com...
2001 - 2001
Freelance editor and web designer working on a wide variety of projects both in house and from home.
Travel and Hospitality Intranet Manager
2000 - 2001
Responsible for maintaining the international intranet site for the travel and hospitality department as well as being involved in developing a new site.
1999 - 2000
Responsible for amalgamating over 20 small Intranet sites into one complete site for the Global Operations department.
1999 - 1999
After attending a 3-month web design course, I worked for Sport England as an Intranet designer, creating pages for the organisation's Intranet site, writing HTML and using a variety of software...
1995 - 1998
Responsible for commissioning books for the cookery, personal development, sport and outdoors lists. Doubled the value of my list from £750k to £1.5m in 18 months. Worked with celebrity authors and...
1995 - 1995
Freelance copy editor and proofreader. I worked with a wide variety of publishers on a broad range of books including personal development, cookery, craft, history and sport.
1990 - 1994
Responsible for managing TV tie-in and celebrity illustrated and text-only books through the publication process. Acted as team leader for each book and was responsible for managing freelance...
Hodder & Stoughton
1987 - 1990
Responsible for copy editing, proof-reading and managing a list of around 30 books through the publication process, from manuscript to finished copies.
University of Southampton
MA Romanticism and Modernism
1986 - 1987
Anglia Ruskin University
BA (Hons) English and European Thought & Literatur
1982 - 1985