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Barbara Arrighi

Barbara Arrighi - Editor


Creative and ambitious graduate. Experience in editorial, production and author-publisher relations. Eye for detail, layout and design.



Fluent in English, French and German

Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe Creative Suite (CC) – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator


Editorial – BSI proofreading marks, computer-based proofreading tools

Production – Very good knowledge of Adobe DPS and interactivity features
Marketing – Social media
Driving licence

English (UK)
Children's Picture Books Humor & Comedy Literature Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Production Manager

Merchiston Publishing

January, 2015 – Present (almost 2 years)

New abridged, modernised and illustrated version of Martin Rattler by RM Ballantyne, published by Merchiston Publishing and aimed at 8 to 12 year old children.

Merchiston Publishing is an arm of the Scottish Centre for the Book based at Edinburgh Napier University.

Responsible for the production chain (proofreading, layout, flatplan, design, cover, illustrations, ebook) as well as liasing with printer.
Management of production team of six.
Design of marketing material.
Role in the decision-making process for both production and editorial.

Digital Designer and Co-editor

Publishers Inc

January, 2015 – Present (almost 2 years)

Publishers Inc is a magazine for Edinburgh Napier University MSc Publishing alumni and publishing industry professionals published as a digital magazine app.

Tasks ranging from content creation (articles, illustrations, icons and thumbnail) to the actual design of the app (branding, navigation, interactivity).
Proofreading and copy-editing of all articles.
Online editor role (writing, proofreading and scheduling).

Editorial assistant

Editions Calepin

February, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Editions Calepin is a small French publisher based in Paris, specialising in Young Adult fiction and children's literature.

Role involves selecting manuscripts for future publications as well as liasing with authors, readers and bloggers.
Editorial tasks include copy-editing but also substantive editing and writing blurbs.
Also worked with illustrators on the design of children's books.

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