Services for publishers
Copy-editing, usually on screen, but I can offer hard-copy mark-up if required.
Proofreading, usually on paper, but I can also proofread PDF files.
Over the past eleven years I have worked on more than 150 titles for publishers of educational, academic and general non-fiction books. I often handle projects from copy-editing to final proofs, including complex multi-author volumes for academic publishers. This might also involve
liaising with the academic editor and contributors
compiling prelim pages such as lists of abbreviations and illustrations
sizing and organising illustrations
sending proofs out to contributors
proofreading and collating proofs
editing and proofreading the index
checking revise proofs
ensuring that all of these operations are carried out on schedule.
My recent proofreading experience includes textbooks for Pearson Education
(International Baccalaureate history, economics, and English literature) and apprenticeship material for Pearson Vocational. In the past year I have edited textbooks for Hodder Gibson
(SQA Higher and Curriculum for Excellence) and Leckie & Leckie (Curriculum for Excellence).
I have edited and proofread a variety of books for trade publishers, including Thames & Hudson
I regularly update my professional skills by attending workshops, courses and conferences
You can read
what some of my publisher clients have said about my work.
I am willing to tackle most subjects of a non-scientific nature, but my areas of interest
collected letters and journals
memoirs and autobiography
theatre and drama
travel and adventure