Andrew Gerard Cusick

Andrew Gerard Cusick - Editor

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Experienced developmental, structural, copy, and line editor. I've worked on both non-fiction and fiction bestsellers.

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My route into editing has been rather unique. I graduated with a Degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Glasgow, and post-University I took on the role of Pharmacovigilance Scientist in the Clinical Research Industry. Pharmacovigilance, or Drug Safety, was a little-known discipline during my time in the industry but has now come to global prominence with the drive to produce vaccines and other treatments for Covid-19 and its variants.

After five years in the sciences, I made the difficult decision to travel the world(!) It was during this time that I made a shift towards more creative work, as well as into teaching. In addition to writing and blogging on the topic of Sustainability I began to employ my knowledge of writing to edit a series of books on the martial arts. One of these books, the Complete Book of Shaolin, as of July 2021, is #257 in the Martial Arts section of the Amazon Kindle store.

In recent years, as a freelancer on Upwork, I took on a variety of fiction novels for the independent publisher Aethon Books. My work here involved preparing manuscripts for publication from immediately after the submission acceptance stage; developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I have edited more than ten books for Aethon, of an average length of 100,000 words, including some upcoming titles. Several of these books have reached the bestseller-by-category lists on Amazon. For example, as of July 2021, A Tribute at the Gates is at number #130 in the Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fantasy eBook section, #195 in Dark Fantasy Horror, and #207 in Low Fantasy.

It's a wonderful feeling to see a book that you helped to birth riding high in the Amazon charts. A feeling that I hope to experience again and again.

If you want to give your book the best chance to soar in those rarified heights, then get in touch and let's make it happen!



Fiction
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Post-Apocalyptic
Space Opera
Steampunk
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing
Sports & Outdoors

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Work experience

Editor

Upwork
September, 2015 – Present (almost 7 years)

Editing fiction novels for the independent publisher Aethon Books. My work with Aethon involved preparing manuscripts for publication from immediately after the submission acceptance stage; developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I have edited more than ten books for Aethon, of an average length of 100,000 words, including some upcoming titles. Several of these books have reached the bestseller-by-category lists on Amazon. For example, as of July 2021, A Tribute at the Gates is at number #130 in the Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fantasy eBook section, #195 in Dark Fantasy Horror, and #207 in Low Fantasy.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
March, 2007 – July, 2015 (over 8 years)

Writing types: Non-fiction, Travel, Philosophy

Areas of interest: Monetary Systems, Economics, Geopolitics, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Indigenous Philosophy

Freelance Nonfiction Editing: Complete Book of Shaolin (2012), Complete Book of Chinese Medicine (2013), The Shaolin Arts (2013) by Wong Kiew Kit; The Power of Tai Chi Chuan (2014) by Robin Gamble.

Online magazines written for:

Pharmacovigilance Scientist

Charles River Laboratories
September, 2000 – March, 2005 (over 4 years)

Pharmacovigilance Scientist
Assessment, processing and reporting of Drug Safety Reports generated by clinical research trials according to international standards of timeliness, correctness and accuracy.
Skills: Report writing, data entry, quality control of reports and data, leading projects and client liaison in a contracting B2B environment.

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