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Alison Howard

Alison Howard - Editor

Oxford, United Kingdom

Efficient, experienced technical editor and proofreader for all industries/genres. Ex Oxford University Press. Likes History. Speaks German.

Overview

Manuscript finished? Let's get to work... I take your sweat, tears and tantrums (yes, you did – be honest!) into the realms of commercial excellence without losing sight of the goal. Together we will identify just how close the vision you mapped from thought to page has moved in tempo, prose and tension. We (that's you and I) will agree nuances and idioms, we will always prove technical claims, we make sure insight is fit for purpose and in the right place. I am a bastion of craftsmanship and, being British, means I have irony nailed – so you're also guaranteed a belly-full of laughs when working alongside me. I care deeply about your work and I have the honour of seeing authors take their rightful place in a published world. Contact me if you are ready to take yours...

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Parenting & Families Philosophy Travel

Certifications

  • BA Hons German

Work experience

Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

I offer professional editorial services, including manuscript appraisals, copywriting, copy-editing and proofreading. Genres include travel, trade, academic, technical, B2B, young and adult fiction.

Supplier Manager

Oxford University Press, English Language Teaching Dept
October, 2013 – July, 2014 (9 months)

• Wrote and assessed editorial test pieces for prospective freelancers.
• Managed the development of a supplier database.

Production Editor (senior level)

Oxford University Press
June, 2011 – September, 2013 (over 2 years)

• Managed the development of a flagship online digital testing platform and interactive whiteboard tools for international secondary schools. Converted print copy to make it suitable for interactive learning.

• Edited and proofread content of students' and teachers' class books for primary- and secondary-level education.

Editor

Michelin Apa Publications
January, 2008 – December, 2009 (almost 2 years)

• Commissioned and project managed over 30 front- and backlist travel titles from inception to finished copy, including layout, structural editing, copy-editing, rewriting, proofreading, Americanisation, picture research and indexing.

Project Editor

Cambridge Publishing Management Ltd
April, 2006 – December, 2007 (over 1 year)

• Project-managed a range of co-edition illustrated books from inception to print.
• Genres included travel, children's literacy, cookery and lifestyle.
• Worked closely with authors, suppliers, design and production departments, freelancers and printers.

Editor

Library House Ltd
October, 2004 – March, 2006 (over 1 year)

• Copy-edited and proofread literature for networking events and marketing programmes.
• Edited research reports for Government bodies on topics such as Clean Energy.
• Designed and managed subscriptions to e-newsletters and event invitations (HTML and XML).
• Created and managed an Intranet Wiki to improve communications.

Portfolio (70 selected works)

Michelin Green Guide Germany

Michelin

Discover picturesque Germany. Colorful maps, multiple walking and driving tours, trusted recommendations and Michelin's star-rating system for attractions make traveling fun.

Discover picturesque Germany. Colorful maps, multiple walking and driving tours, trusted recommendations and Michelin's star-rating system for attractions make traveling fun.

Alias Papa: A Life of Fritz Schumacher

Barbara Wood

E. F. “Fritz” Schumacher was a profound, influential thinker and economist, and this fascinating biography traces his life: from his early years in Germany and his move to England and internment during World War II, through to his later years, with the publication of Small Is Beautiful and the worldwide fame that resulted. Schumacher, at a time of unlimited economic growth, challenged this ide... read more

E. F. “Fritz” Schumacher was a profound, influential thinker and economist, and this fascinating biography traces his life: from his early years in Germany and his move to England and internment during World War II, through to his later years, with the publication of Small Is Beautiful and the worldwide fame that resulted. Schumacher, at a time of unlimited economic growth, challenged this ide... read more

Michelin Must Sees Vancouver

Must Sees Vancouver

Must Sees Vancouver

Your New Pregnancy Bible

Dr Anne Deans

Recognised by women and their caregivers as simply the best pregnancy guide available, this latest edition of Your Pregnancy Bible has been updated to take account of recent changes in antenatal and newborn care and to provide more comprehensive discussion of caesarean deliveries. Given a fresh design, it still contains special fold-out sections on each of the trimesters and the birth process;... read more

Recognised by women and their caregivers as simply the best pregnancy guide available, this latest edition of Your Pregnancy Bible has been updated to take account of recent changes in antenatal and newborn care and to provide more comprehensive discussion of caesarean deliveries. Given a fresh design, it still contains special fold-out sections on each of the trimesters and the birth process;... read more

The A to Z of Idea Management for Organizational Improvement and Innovation 3rd Edition

James Arthur Schwarz

Business survival in this highly competitive world requires a shift to true listening. We must listen to our customers, to our suppliers, and to our employees if we want measurable improvements and successful innovation. Listening requires a new kind of business culture - a culture grounded in coaching, customer focus, and an effective idea system. The A to Z of Idea Management for Organizatio... read more

Business survival in this highly competitive world requires a shift to true listening. We must listen to our customers, to our suppliers, and to our employees if we want measurable improvements and successful innovation. Listening requires a new kind of business culture - a culture grounded in coaching, customer focus, and an effective idea system. The A to Z of Idea Management for Organizatio... read more

Solutions Intermediate: Teacher's Book

Tim Falla, Paul A Davies

A five-level English course for teenagers, with a supportive approach to teaching speaking and writing, and a focus on exam preparation.

A five-level English course for teenagers, with a supportive approach to teaching speaking and writing, and a focus on exam preparation.

Insight Guides Pocket Zakynthos & Kefalonia

Insight Guides

With its treasure-filled ancient sites, folklore and island flora, the Greek Islands are the jewel in Greece's crown. Be inspired by the new edition of Insight Guide Greek Islands, a detailed full-colour guide to this fascinating region. Insight Guides' unrivaled coverage of history and culture provides an essential introduction to what makes the Greek Isles unique, including its people and id... read more

With its treasure-filled ancient sites, folklore and island flora, the Greek Islands are the jewel in Greece's crown. Be inspired by the new edition of Insight Guide Greek Islands, a detailed full-colour guide to this fascinating region. Insight Guides' unrivaled coverage of history and culture provides an essential introduction to what makes the Greek Isles unique, including its people and id... read more

Scared of the Dark? (Scary Things)

Peter Clarke

Scared of the Dark?

Scared of the Dark?

Pages From Stages

Anthony Field

Thomas Cook Traveller Ibiza and Formentera (Traveller Guides Ibiza & Formentera)

Christopher Rice, Melanie Rice

Thomas Cook Traveller Ibiza and Formentera (Traveller Guides Ibiza & Formentera) - Rice, Melanie, Rice, Christopher - Paperback - B30-S3

Thomas Cook Traveller Ibiza and Formentera (Traveller Guides Ibiza & Formentera) - Rice, Melanie, Rice, Christopher - Paperback - B30-S3

Menorca, pocket guides (HotSpots)

Thomas Cook Publishing

Gambia (Bradt Travel Guides)

Craig Emms, Linda Barnett

Great book with light wear, but mainly very good, containing brilliant info & full colour pictures, 264 pages, fast dispatch, UK SELLER

Great book with light wear, but mainly very good, containing brilliant info & full colour pictures, 264 pages, fast dispatch, UK SELLER

Sam's Story

Amanda Murray

My Lord and I

Jane Oragui

Prince2 for Beginners

Cooking for Your Dog (Pets)

Ingeborg Pils

What an excellent , thoughtful book.

What an excellent , thoughtful book.

Baking For Your Dog: Tasty Treats For Your Four-Legged Friends

Ingeborg Pils

Dogs love treats - as anyone who shares a home with a four-legged friend knows. So what could be more natural than giving your pet the occasional sugar-free biscuit, crunchy cookie or delicious healthy treat? In this book you'll find recipes for almost every occasion - from classic dog biscuits to crackers, brownies and even birthday cakes.

Dogs love treats - as anyone who shares a home with a four-legged friend knows. So what could be more natural than giving your pet the occasional sugar-free biscuit, crunchy cookie or delicious healthy treat? In this book you'll find recipes for almost every occasion - from classic dog biscuits to crackers, brownies and even birthday cakes.

Cooking for Your Cat: Healthy Homemade Kitty Cuisine Seasoned with Affection

Parragon Books, Love Food Editors

If you love your cat and have decided to take the step of cooking for him to ensure that what he's eating is healthy, nutritious, and tasty, then this book is for you. Cooking for Your Cat includes numerous dishes featuring meat, fish, and vegetables that your cat is sure to love. You will be surprised at how simple and cost-effective it can be to prepare meals for your beloved pet! All of the... read more

If you love your cat and have decided to take the step of cooking for him to ensure that what he's eating is healthy, nutritious, and tasty, then this book is for you. Cooking for Your Cat includes numerous dishes featuring meat, fish, and vegetables that your cat is sure to love. You will be surprised at how simple and cost-effective it can be to prepare meals for your beloved pet! All of the... read more

Baking with Fruit

Parragon Books, Love Food Editors

A delicious collection which brings together both classic and new recipes, using fresh fruit in all seasons and every imaginable baked delight. Recipes range from comforting tea-time treats to more adventurous dishes ideal for a summer dinner party.

A delicious collection which brings together both classic and new recipes, using fresh fruit in all seasons and every imaginable baked delight. Recipes range from comforting tea-time treats to more adventurous dishes ideal for a summer dinner party.

Insight Guides: Tokyo City Guide (Insight City Guides)

Insight Guides

Tokyo is one of the most fastest-paced cities in Asia. Keep up to speed with City Guide Tokyo - a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this extraordinary city. Experience the mega-wattage of neon lights in Shibuya, take a soothing dip at Odaiba's Oedo Onsen and marvel at the resplendent Senso-ji temple with a guide that explores all these sights and more using detailed, narrative tex... read more

Tokyo is one of the most fastest-paced cities in Asia. Keep up to speed with City Guide Tokyo - a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this extraordinary city. Experience the mega-wattage of neon lights in Shibuya, take a soothing dip at Odaiba's Oedo Onsen and marvel at the resplendent Senso-ji temple with a guide that explores all these sights and more using detailed, narrative tex... read more

Berlitz: Egypt Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

APA Publications Limited

This fully revised and updated Berlitz Pocket Guide is packed with all the information you need to enjoy Egypt. Places to go and unmissable attractions are explored within easy-to-use, colour-coded sections. Full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation and expert travel tips cover transport, accommodation and more.

This fully revised and updated Berlitz Pocket Guide is packed with all the information you need to enjoy Egypt. Places to go and unmissable attractions are explored within easy-to-use, colour-coded sections. Full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation and expert travel tips cover transport, accommodation and more.

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Cotswold (Insight Great Breaks)

APA Publications Limited

The latest addition to our range of local UK guides is ideal for on-the-spot use and packed with a diverse range of things to see and do in the Cotswolds. Irresistible walks and tours specially designed to suit every interest and taste are detailed. Practical travel advice covers accommodation, transport, finding the best local food and much more.

The latest addition to our range of local UK guides is ideal for on-the-spot use and packed with a diverse range of things to see and do in the Cotswolds. Irresistible walks and tours specially designed to suit every interest and taste are detailed. Practical travel advice covers accommodation, transport, finding the best local food and much more.

Michelin Green Guide Greece, 8th Edition (Michelin Green Guides)

Jane Foster, Mike Gerrard, John Malathronas

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2011-4-1 Pages: 510 Publisher: Insight Guides Make the most of your trip to Greece with a fully updatedGreen Guide Scout out the best attractions with its famedstar-rating system from the theater ruins at Dodona to theAcropolis. at Athens. Explore the Cyclades coastline by sea or walkto the top of Mount Zeus. Whether its shopping for local produce. or eati... read more

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2011-4-1 Pages: 510 Publisher: Insight Guides Make the most of your trip to Greece with a fully updatedGreen Guide Scout out the best attractions with its famedstar-rating system from the theater ruins at Dodona to theAcropolis. at Athens. Explore the Cyclades coastline by sea or walkto the top of Mount Zeus. Whether its shopping for local produce. or eati... read more

Michelin Green Guide Poland, 3rd Edition (Michelin Green Guides)

This addition to the acclaimed 'Michelin Green Guide' series provides travellers with a comprehensive guide to the cultural and natural highlights of Poland.

This addition to the acclaimed 'Michelin Green Guide' series provides travellers with a comprehensive guide to the cultural and natural highlights of Poland.

Tourist Guide Chateaux of the Loire 2010 (Michelin Green Guides)

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2010-4-1 Pages: 335 Publisher:.. Insight Guides Respected cultural travel guides featuring Michelin stars andtours This brand new. completely revised edition features the bestof the Chteaux of the Loire The Loire Valley is a culturallandscape of great renown and beauty. noteworthy. too. for the veryhigh quality of its architectural heritage. boasting more ... read more

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2010-4-1 Pages: 335 Publisher:.. Insight Guides Respected cultural travel guides featuring Michelin stars andtours This brand new. completely revised edition features the bestof the Chteaux of the Loire The Loire Valley is a culturallandscape of great renown and beauty. noteworthy. too. for the veryhigh quality of its architectural heritage. boasting more ... read more

Languedoc Gorges Du Tarn Green Guide (Michelin Green Guides)

Michelin

Beyond the glory of its coastline, the landscapes of Languedoc ripple inland, heady with seductive aromas. Here, too, the history of France is inscribed into the hills, valleys and stunning gorges of the Tarn. Divided into regions for easy travel planning, the guide offers suggestions for activities, sights, day trips and driving tours, and great places to eat and stay. With color photos, maps... read more

Beyond the glory of its coastline, the landscapes of Languedoc ripple inland, heady with seductive aromas. Here, too, the history of France is inscribed into the hills, valleys and stunning gorges of the Tarn. Divided into regions for easy travel planning, the guide offers suggestions for activities, sights, day trips and driving tours, and great places to eat and stay. With color photos, maps... read more

Michelin Travel Guide Burgundy Jura (Michelin Travel Guide Burgundy/Jura) (Michelin Green Guides)

Michelin

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2008-1-1 Pages: 383 Publisher: Insight Guides The long-standing Michelin Travel Guides are an ideal travelcompanion for travelers who really want to connect with the world.Get to know the local way of life through detailed backgroundinformation on the country. people. and culture. Quickly identifythe best places to visit using Michelins star rating system.... read more

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2008-1-1 Pages: 383 Publisher: Insight Guides The long-standing Michelin Travel Guides are an ideal travelcompanion for travelers who really want to connect with the world.Get to know the local way of life through detailed backgroundinformation on the country. people. and culture. Quickly identifythe best places to visit using Michelins star rating system.... read more

Michelin Travel Guide Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne (Michelin Travel Guide Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne) (Michelin Green Guides)

Michelin

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2007-10-1 Pages: 478 Publisher: Insight Guides Michelin publishes a series of touring guides known as THEGREEN GUIDE. the perfect travel companion:. A discerning andup-to-date source of information Practical and comprehensive. itoffers suggestions on what to see and what to do. background onhistory and cultural heritage and a selection of hotels andrestaur... read more

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2007-10-1 Pages: 478 Publisher: Insight Guides Michelin publishes a series of touring guides known as THEGREEN GUIDE. the perfect travel companion:. A discerning andup-to-date source of information Practical and comprehensive. itoffers suggestions on what to see and what to do. background onhistory and cultural heritage and a selection of hotels andrestaur... read more

Michelin Green Guide Germany, 7th Edition (Michelin Green Guides)

Language:Chinese.Michelin Green Guide Germany (ISBN = 9781907099120)

Language:Chinese.Michelin Green Guide Germany (ISBN = 9781907099120)

Insight Guides: Kuala Lumpur City Guide (Insight City Guides)

APA Publications Limited

This updated edition of the Insight City Guide to Kuala Lumpur features more detailed coverage spanning 250 pages and over 600 photos capturing the variety of everyday life of Kuala Lumpur, providing a highly visual introduction. With street atlases for easy orientation, expanded restaurant listings and useful travel tips.

This updated edition of the Insight City Guide to Kuala Lumpur features more detailed coverage spanning 250 pages and over 600 photos capturing the variety of everyday life of Kuala Lumpur, providing a highly visual introduction. With street atlases for easy orientation, expanded restaurant listings and useful travel tips.

Tourist Guide Italy 2010 (Michelin Green Guides)

Cynthia Clayton Ochterbeck

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2010-4-1 Pages: 576 Publisher: Insight Guides Respected cultural travel guides featuring Michelin starsand tours This brand new. completely revised edition features thebest of Italy Now divided into regions. the guide explores therich culture. heritage.. and history of the cities. countryside andcoastal areas. New regional introductions give an overview of... read more

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2010-4-1 Pages: 576 Publisher: Insight Guides Respected cultural travel guides featuring Michelin starsand tours This brand new. completely revised edition features thebest of Italy Now divided into regions. the guide explores therich culture. heritage.. and history of the cities. countryside andcoastal areas. New regional introductions give an overview of... read more

Dusseldorf PopOut Map (Footprint PopOut Maps)

PopOut Maps

Explore Dusseldorf with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable map will ensure you don't miss a thing. * Includes 2 popout maps - a street map of central Dusseldorf and a detailed street by street plan of the heart of the city * Additional maps of the Messe & Esprit Arena, Medienhafen and the metro are also included * Ingenious, s... read more

Explore Dusseldorf with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable map will ensure you don't miss a thing. * Includes 2 popout maps - a street map of central Dusseldorf and a detailed street by street plan of the heart of the city * Additional maps of the Messe & Esprit Arena, Medienhafen and the metro are also included * Ingenious, s... read more

My Pregnancy and Baby

Carroll and Brown

This is a brand new mint condition hardback edition What sets this book apart is its emphasis on the woman's role in managing her pregnancy and childcare. It aims to build on a woman's best instincts with the help of obstetrical and paediatric expert advice, extensive 'to do' and check lists and summary 'if nothing else' boxes. In the first part of the book, My Pregnancy, a woman is encouraged... read more

This is a brand new mint condition hardback edition What sets this book apart is its emphasis on the woman's role in managing her pregnancy and childcare. It aims to build on a woman's best instincts with the help of obstetrical and paediatric expert advice, extensive 'to do' and check lists and summary 'if nothing else' boxes. In the first part of the book, My Pregnancy, a woman is encouraged... read more

Porto (CitySpots)

Anwer Bati, Carrie-Marie Bratley

Mexico (Travellers)

Mona King, Caroline Lascom

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (Travellers)

Barbara and Stillman Rogers with Paul Murphy, Claire Boobbyer

Oman (Travellers - Thomas Cook)

Diana Darke

Comes from the world's leading travel expert and has everything you need to plan theperfect trip: The top sights and the less well-known onesWalks and tours with clear mapsPlaces off the beaten trackSpecial features on cultural background and other aspectsHoliday hints and tipsA-Z of essential informationAdvice on shopping, eating out, sport and nightlife.

Comes from the world's leading travel expert and has everything you need to plan theperfect trip: The top sights and the less well-known onesWalks and tours with clear mapsPlaces off the beaten trackSpecial features on cultural background and other aspectsHoliday hints and tipsA-Z of essential informationAdvice on shopping, eating out, sport and nightlife.

Sri Lanka (Travellers - Thomas Cook)

Andrew Forbes, Katerina Roberts

Krakow (CitySpots) (Travellers)

Scott Simpson

A guide to seeing and doing more in the ancient, yet thoroughly modern, city of Krakow. It lists accommodation, restaurant and nightlife to suit varied budgets and tastes. It contains 6 full-color maps and 35 photographs. It features foreign language phrases on inside front and back covers for ease of use.

A guide to seeing and doing more in the ancient, yet thoroughly modern, city of Krakow. It lists accommodation, restaurant and nightlife to suit varied budgets and tastes. It contains 6 full-color maps and 35 photographs. It features foreign language phrases on inside front and back covers for ease of use.

Frankfurt (CitySpots) (CitySpots)

Thomas Cook

Perfect for pleasure-seeking city breakers, this pocket guide quickly pinpoints Frankfurt's most entertaining highlights and helps you decide what to see and do in a limited time. Capturing the spirit of Germany's commercial capital, the author introduces all of the top attractions including the Imperial Cathedral, an impressive array of museum and cultural venues, along with cost-conscious hi... read more

Perfect for pleasure-seeking city breakers, this pocket guide quickly pinpoints Frankfurt's most entertaining highlights and helps you decide what to see and do in a limited time. Capturing the spirit of Germany's commercial capital, the author introduces all of the top attractions including the Imperial Cathedral, an impressive array of museum and cultural venues, along with cost-conscious hi... read more

Ionian Islands (HotSpots) (HotSpots)

Thomas Cook

Aimed at travellers on a package or short-term holiday who need concise practical and accessible information. This series features the best nightlife, shopping, beaches and activities and provides details for getting out and about to see local attractions. It specifically targets what people want from a few weeks holiday.

Aimed at travellers on a package or short-term holiday who need concise practical and accessible information. This series features the best nightlife, shopping, beaches and activities and provides details for getting out and about to see local attractions. It specifically targets what people want from a few weeks holiday.

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