Abi Waters

Abi Waters - Editor

Preston, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Experienced project manager/editor looking for freelance project work in the illustrated non-fiction sector, specialising in cookery.

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Overview

I am a professional and experienced Project Manager / Editor currently looking for freelance project work. Experienced in entire book life-cycle – project managing, proof-reading, copy editing, sales material, concept work, Anglicisation, Americanization and inputting. Experienced background in illustrated non-fiction in a wide range of subject matters (health and fitness, MBS and gift, craft, gardening), but mainly specialising in cookery. Available for freelance work from home but able to discuss in-house projects.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (almost 12 years)

Professional and experienced Project Manager / Editor currently open to discuss freelance project work.

Experienced in entire book life-cycle; project managing, proofreading, copy-editing, sales material, concept work, anglicisation, americanization and commissioning.

Experienced background in illustrated non-fiction in a wide range of subject matters (health and fitness, MBS and gift, craft, gardening, sport and reference) but mainly specialising in cookery, culinary / food & drink.

Available for freelance / contract work.

I have also just created a new recipe blog and have written recipes for online magazine Little Flea

Clients have included:
Jacqui Small LLP

Orion Books

Simon & Schuster illustrated

Ebury Publishing

Octopus Publishing Group

Ryland, Peters & Small

Kyle Books

Managing Editor

MQ Publications Ltd
March, 2003 – December, 2007 (almost 5 years)

Client Management
Project Management
Editorial
Team Management
Content Commissioning
Copy Editing
Proof Reading
Layout

Senior Editor

Hamlyn
March, 2000 – March, 2003 (about 3 years)

Client Management
Content Commissioning
Proof Reading
Layout
Design

Editorial Assistant

Exley Publications
March, 1998 – September, 2000 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Patisserie: A Masterclass in Classic and Contemporary Patisserie

William Curley, Suzue Curley

Patisserie aims to reflect award-winning chocolatier, William Curley's passion for taking class....

Patisserie aims to reflect award-winning chocolatier, William Curley's passion for taking class....

Couture Chocolate: A Masterclass in Chocolate

William Curley

At one time, cocoa beans were prized so highly they were used as currency and only the privileged could enjoy what the Aztecs knew as 'xocoatl'. Nowadays, high-quality chocolate is widely available in many different delicious forms to an increasingly discerning market. In this delightfully decadent book, the UK's premier chocolatier William Curley presents the ultimate master class for all thi... read more

At one time, cocoa beans were prized so highly they were used as currency and only the privileged could enjoy what the Aztecs knew as 'xocoatl'. Nowadays, high-quality chocolate is widely available in many different delicious forms to an increasingly discerning market. In this delightfully decadent book, the UK's premier chocolatier William Curley presents the ultimate master class for all thi... read more

All Things Marshmallow

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