Alison Howard

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I'm a meticulous copy editor and proofreader with 15+ years' experience in publishing, specialising in Non-Fiction and Children's Fiction.

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Like the Three Little Bears, I've worked at tiny publishers, medium-sized publishers and even led editorial teams at one of the biggest: Oxford University Press. I now live in Cornwall, providing freelance editorial services to self-publishers, publishing houses, first-time and published authors.

I co-tutor a children's writing course, appraise manuscripts and also speak and write German.

I've worked across most genres but my favourites are Children's, History (Fiction and Non), Nutrition, Lifestyle and well-being, Religion, Philosophy.

Let's work together to get your book published!

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Philosophy
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Historical Fiction

Certifications

  • BA Hons German
  • HubSpot Inbound Marketing
  • Editorial Project Management

Work experience

Editor, Copy Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
May, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

I provide professional editorial services, including manuscript appraisals, copy editing and proofreading.

Editorial Freelancer Manager

Oxford University Press, English Language Teaching Dept
August, 2013 – April, 2014 (8 months)

Senior Production Editor

Oxford University Press, English Language Teaching Dept
June, 2011 – July, 2013 (about 2 years)

Freelance Editor

Alison Howard Services
January, 2010 – May, 2011 (over 1 year)

Project Editor

Self-employed
January, 2008 – December, 2009 (almost 2 years)

Project Editor

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

Editor

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

Portfolio (50 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

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 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.

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

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.

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.

The Prince of Mirrors

Alan Robert Clark

Earth In Torment

Ronald D Thompson

2218Earth is not the place it was - it is an alien battlefield. Beings beyond our control contest the prize - Earth! One man, Robert Stave, is determined to alter the past, to save our future. An alien time machine offers him the opportunity, even if it means murder.The odds are against him but he must prevail if he is to save our species. But who are the enemy, aliens from other worlds or sin... read more

2218Earth is not the place it was - it is an alien battlefield. Beings beyond our control contest the prize - Earth! One man, Robert Stave, is determined to alter the past, to save our future. An alien time machine offers him the opportunity, even if it means murder.The odds are against him but he must prevail if he is to save our species. But who are the enemy, aliens from other worlds or sin... read more

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J. A. Allison

Was right on time and very communicative

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J. A. Allison, July 2018

Alison Howard

Thanks, Josh. Looking forward to continuing working with you.

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Wendy Davis

It was a pleasure t work with Alison.

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Wendy Davis, July 2018

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