Alison Acton

Alison Acton - Editor

Northwich, Cheshire, UK

Freelance Proofreader and Copy-editor with over 10 years experience.

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Overview

With over 10 years of experience I have developed my proofreading and copy-editing skills to a high standard, building up a successful freelance career. I am highly organised with exceptional proofreading and editing capabilities. Areas of experience include working with manuscripts, preparing for submission and working with style guides, where appropriate. I endeavour to be the best that I can be and am committed to providing quality work. I am technically proficient in many programs and always meet deadlines ahead of time.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Classics
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Holiday
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Picture Books
Plays & Screenplays
Romance
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Calendars
Career Guides
Computers & Internet
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
DIY & Crafts
Economics
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Humanities & Social Sciences
Inspirational
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Nature
Parenting & Families
Photography
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader and Copy-editor

Alison Acton
October, 2007 – Present (almost 13 years)

October 2007 - October 2009 and November 2013 - Present

• Proofreading and copy-editing manuscripts, from first draft up to preparation for submission and prior to final print.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of documents such as posters, PowerPoint presentation slides and product monographs.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of academic papers, some written by people for who English is their second language.
• Proofreading and updating client websites.
• Working with different editorial teams.
• Working to deadlines.

Editorial Assistant

Prime Medica
December, 2004 – September, 2007 (almost 3 years)

• Proofreading journal manuscripts, including styling, referencing, permission requests and manuscript submission.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of documents such as posters, PowerPoint presentation slides and product monographs.
• Proofreading and updating client websites.
• Working with the editorial team supporting the writers, editorial director, account assistants and account managers.
• Working with the design studio on all stages of production, working to deadlines.

Editorial Assistant

ACUMED
October, 2000 – November, 2004 (about 4 years)

• Proofreading journal manuscripts, including styling, referencing, permission requests and manuscript submission.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of documents such as posters, PowerPoint presentation slides and product monographs.
• Proofreading and updating client websites.
• Working with the editorial team supporting the writers, editorial director, account assistants and account managers.
• Working with the design studio on all stages of production, working to deadlines.

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