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Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson - Editor

Devon, UK

Copy-editor/writer and proofreader, with a background in engineering and business consultancy.

Overview

I am a copy-editor/writer and proofreader. I edit books, business documents and websites.

My background is in operational research. I've worked in industry and business consultancy since 1989 and have been working as an editor since 2007.

I work mainly with businesses and consultancy firms, but I also provide an editing and proofreading service for authors. (See some of the work I do with authors in my portfolio.)

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Mathematics & Statistics Music

Certifications

  • MSc in Operational Research – Strathclyde University, Glasgow.
  • BA in Management with French and German – Strathclyde University, Glasgow.
  • Certificate in Proofreading, awarded with distinction – PTC, London
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language – ILC, Paris.

Work experience

Owner

Southmoor Editing

September, 2010 – Present (over 6 years)

Editor, Proofreader and Researcher

Finidhyn Ltd

February, 2007 – July, 2010 (over 3 years)

Senior Project Manager, Business Analyst, European Resource Manager

Hitachi Consulting

June, 1993 – January, 2007 (over 13 years)

Postgraduate Research in Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems

YARD Marine Engineering Consultancy (SEMA Group, now BAE Systems)

August, 1990 – January, 1991 (6 months)

Process Control Engineer

British Steel

August, 1988 – July, 1990 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Dream Catcher Diaries

Alexander Patrick

Everyone has a story to tell and this is the story of Matrix, the Dream Catcher. In 2012 in a small cottage hospital in the Scottish Highlands a boy with yellow eyes is born, destined to be an outcast, a god, a devil. Destined to be Matrix. A man who will suffer more than any man and who will lead a revolution to free people like him from institutional abuse and murder. Matrix can read our hea... read more

Everyone has a story to tell and this is the story of Matrix, the Dream Catcher. In 2012 in a small cottage hospital in the Scottish Highlands a boy with yellow eyes is born, destined to be an outcast, a god, a devil. Destined to be Matrix. A man who will suffer more than any man and who will lead a revolution to free people like him from institutional abuse and murder. Matrix can read our hea... read more

The Dream Catcher Diaries 2

Alexander Patrick

To save the planet you must earn your place. Those who cannot or will not contribute should not take from the planet. This is a powerful and compelling argument in a world alarmed by massive over population, global warming and dwindling resources; it is an argument Alexander chooses to fight but knows he cannot win. No country wants a new god especially one who tries to stop progress. Matrix m... read more

To save the planet you must earn your place. Those who cannot or will not contribute should not take from the planet. This is a powerful and compelling argument in a world alarmed by massive over population, global warming and dwindling resources; it is an argument Alexander chooses to fight but knows he cannot win. No country wants a new god especially one who tries to stop progress. Matrix m... read more

Godchild (The Dream Catcher Diaries Book 3)

Alexander Patrick

It is 2053, six years after the Final Reckoning, six years since the ‘death’ of the Dream Catcher. The world is changing. The revolution has failed and the substrata are once again under attack. The Madison elite believe they have destroyed Matrix and the Brotherhood. They thought they had won. Yet unexpectedly, progressive has been slow. Harrison is sure he knows why. Madison failed to destro... read more

It is 2053, six years after the Final Reckoning, six years since the ‘death’ of the Dream Catcher. The world is changing. The revolution has failed and the substrata are once again under attack. The Madison elite believe they have destroyed Matrix and the Brotherhood. They thought they had won. Yet unexpectedly, progressive has been slow. Harrison is sure he knows why. Madison failed to destro... read more

The Striped Boy

Alexander Patrick

Imagine a world of purebloods inspired by an angry God. Imagine a world where to be different means to die. Tiger's father owns the largest arena in the province. It kills more mutants than anywhere else. Since she was a small child, she has watched them die with indifferent eyes – until the striped boy is brought into the arena. The striped boy throws her a simple stone; it becomes her most p... read more

Imagine a world of purebloods inspired by an angry God. Imagine a world where to be different means to die. Tiger's father owns the largest arena in the province. It kills more mutants than anywhere else. Since she was a small child, she has watched them die with indifferent eyes – until the striped boy is brought into the arena. The striped boy throws her a simple stone; it becomes her most p... read more

Billie's Kid: A true story about adoption

Steve Tucker

The paperback version of Billie’s Kid is available worldwide from the website: www.billieskid.com Jazz musician Steve Tucker has always known he was adopted and has spent nearly fifty years tormented by thoughts of who he is, where he came from and whom he looks like. Like many adoptees, he embarks on a journey of discovery when he goes looking for his biological parents. His search does not l... read more

The paperback version of Billie’s Kid is available worldwide from the website: www.billieskid.com Jazz musician Steve Tucker has always known he was adopted and has spent nearly fifty years tormented by thoughts of who he is, where he came from and whom he looks like. Like many adoptees, he embarks on a journey of discovery when he goes looking for his biological parents. His search does not l... read more

Coalburn During the War: World War II through the eyes of a young boy in a rural Scottish coal mining village

Daniel Smart

World War II through the eyes of a young boy in a rural Scottish coal mining village - by Daniel Smart

World War II through the eyes of a young boy in a rural Scottish coal mining village - by Daniel Smart

Productivity

Andrew Wilson

A simple and comprehensive guide to understanding productivity. This book will take you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the measurement and show you how to apply it in your organisation. Whether you are in a production or service-based environment, you will benefit from the author's 20 years of implementation experience, as he shows you how to deliver huge financial and operational be... read more

A simple and comprehensive guide to understanding productivity. This book will take you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the measurement and show you how to apply it in your organisation. Whether you are in a production or service-based environment, you will benefit from the author's 20 years of implementation experience, as he shows you how to deliver huge financial and operational be... read more

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