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Sarah Khan | Elance
 
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Sarah Khan

Cambridge-educated writer/editor
   United Kingdom
  |   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I have over 12 years of experience in writing and editing non-fiction for children, on projects as varied as introductions to science, natural history guides and cookery books, and have created a popular series of puzzle books. I provide puzzles for The Telegraph newspaper on a weekly basis.

Whilst completing an MA in English Literature at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, I worked for various literary agencies, helping both fiction and non-fiction authors to edit their manuscripts in order to make them as appealing as possible to editors at...

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I am enthusiastic and keen to edit and/or proofread all types of writing, from adult to children's writing, both fiction and non-fiction.

I can also write for children on a wide range of topics. I have been an editor and writer for the children's publishers, Usborne Publishing Ltd, for over 12 years. I specialize in simplifying complex topics to bring them within the grasp of a young audience, by using clear English and recognizable terms. I have written on topics as complicated as stem cells, species extinction and the First World War.

I also have experience of editing a number of how-to books, including cookery books, art and craft manuals and pet-care guides.

A few years ago , I discovered that I enjoyed writing puzzles, and I created a popular series of puzzle books for ages 8-80, which included Maths, Memory, and Picture puzzles. I am currently providing a Spot-the-Difference puzzle for the Telegraph newspaper every week.

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Employment

Telegraph Media Group
Puzzle writer
2012 - Present
Usborne Publishing Ltd
Editor/Writer
2001 - Present
Watson Little Literary Agency
Assistant
2000 - 2000
Caroline Davidson Literary Agency
Assistant
1999 - 1999

Education

Trinity Hall Cambridge
BA and MA in English Literature
1997 - 2001
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Writing for children
Puzzle writing
Editing children's books
Editing fiction
Editing manuals
Proof-reading manuscripts
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