Antonia Maxwell

Antonia Maxwell - Editor

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Experienced editor specialising in non-fiction. I work with authors and publishers to shape, refine and polish text ready for publication.

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I am a highly experienced editor with over 20 years' experience working across trade, educational and professional sectors and in a wide range of media (from traditional print to ebooks, websites and blended e-learning products). Confident and versatile, I offer project management, list management, content development, content writing, copy-editing and proofreading services. I believe strong editorial values are the backbone of any successful publication. Current clients include Pearson, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray Learning and Cambridge University Press.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Law
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Advanced Member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)

Work experience

Adult Education Tutor

Hills Road College, Cambridge
September, 2012 – January, 2014 (over 1 year)

I successfully created and delivered a well-received adult evening course in copy-editing and proofreading for adult learners. This was based on two-hourly sessions over six weeks. I developed the material for this course from my own industry knowledge and experience, along with my knowledge of instructional design based on my familiarity with materials I have helped produce for the adult education market.

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 1998 – Present (almost 21 years)

Freelance editor offering services to authors and publishers. Previous and current clients include Pearson Education, Hodder & Stoughton John Murray Learning, Cambridge University Press, Nelson Thornes, HarperCollins, Cassell, Orion, Heinemann, Chadwyck Healey, LettsEducational, Time Out, Scholastic and small presses and book packaging companies (The Bridgewater Book Company, Carroll & Brown, Cambridge Publishing Management, Quarto, Bayard Presse). Previous in-house freelance project management contracts for Hodder & Stoughton (managing Beginner’s Guides list and Teach Yourself), Cambridge Publishing Management (for Cambridge University Press), Time Out (travel guides), Amber Press (travel list).

Managing Editor

Blandford Press, Cassell
September, 1996 – September, 1998 (about 2 years)

Overseeing Blandford front and back list (mind, body, spirit), up to forty titles at any given time.

Modern Languages Editor

HarperCollins
September, 1993 – September, 1996 (about 3 years)

Editorial responsibility for a variety of four-colour integrated books and supporting resources, including audio material, copymasters and multi-media products, as well as marketing material (blads, promotional materials). Managing photo shoots, both in the UK and abroad (France and Germany) and recording sessions for audio resources

Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence

Dr John Maltby, Liz Day, Prof Ann Macaskill

Mind for Business

Law Express: Land Law

John Duddington

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

David Rothery

Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providin... read more

Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providin... read more

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Gwyneth Letherbarrow

Over-delivered, fabulous as ever, thank you!

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Gwyneth Letherbarrow, November 2017


Gwyneth Letherbarrow

As a newcomer the world of writing books, working with Antonia was so easy. In addition to providing fabulous suggestions and edits to my work, her professional approach and valuable insights went beyond what I was expecting, and I am so lucky to have found her (and I certainly won't be looking anywhere else next time I need help).

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Gwyneth Letherbarrow, November 2017

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