Belinda Campbell

Belinda Campbell - Editor

Former Development Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc with an eye for design and a love for creating beautiful books!

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Overview

From working as an editor for Bloomsbury to being a published writer, I bring over 7 years of industry experience, along with a passionate, creative, and problem-solving initiative to each and every project.


This year, two books that I have written have now been published by Igloo Books, ‘How to Relax and Unwind, and ‘How to be Positive and Happy’ – something we all need a little helping hand with in 2020! – and I have helped numerous authors develop their own manuscripts also.

I have had the pleasure of writing and editing numerous non-fiction books on subjects including:

Astrology

Crafts

Fashion

Mindfulness


So from mantras to meditations, to relationship and career advice tailored to your star sign, I have your non-fiction writing needs covered!


I love hearing from new and familiar customers on what they are currently working on, so drop me a message about any exciting projects that you have in the pipeline and might like my help with in 2020 and beyond.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Health & wellbeing
Inspirational
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • First Class Honours in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies Joint Honours BA from Royal Holloway University of London

Work experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Since deciding to work freelance in the book publishing industry in August 2018, I have had the pleasure of writing and editing numerous non-fiction books on subjects including Design, Crafts, Health & Lifestyle, and Mind, Body & Spirit. I have experience in writing and editing for both commercial and academic audiences and my customers have included publishers such as Bloomsbury and Bonnier Books.

Development Editor

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
July, 2019 – June, 2020 (11 months)

During this maternity cover contract, I was working on the Fashion and Textiles illustrated books, working with both well-known and debut authors. I was responsible for developing their manuscripts, including identifying the areas in which their text could be more succinct, clear and engaging for a reader. These books were highly illustrated, so working with images was also an essential part of the development process, including helping to source images and ensuring that the files were high quality.

Editor

Elwin Street Productions
June, 2018 – August, 2018 (2 months)

This was a temporary position that the company needed filling during a particularly busy period for them. My role as Editor included working on their new titles, acquisitions and backlist titles. My tasks were numerous in this position, including sourcing and commissioning authors and illustrators, proofreading manuscripts, writing copy and captions, editing manuscripts and creating presentations.

Senior Production Editor

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
March, 2018 – May, 2018 (2 months)

I was given this promotion due to my experience and knowledge of text design and for taking on the responsibility of a large project creating text design templates for Bloomsbury, in addition to my usual tasks and responsibilities mentioned below.

Production Editor

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
May, 2015 – February, 2018 (almost 3 years)

A role in which I managed numerous demanding front list titles, taking books from their un-copyedited and un-proofread manuscript form to the final print-ready files, including briefing illustrators and freelance designers to create bespoke and creative designs. Producing 40 plus titles a year, it was essential for me to have a proactive attitude and diligent organisation and communication skills to ensure that each book conformed to the house style, was proofread and copyedited to a consistently high standard and published on schedule and within budget whilst still creating a beautiful product.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Animal: A Beastly Compendium

Sueur-Hermel, Valérie, Mathis, Rémi

Apparel Costing

Kennedy, Andrea, Reyes, Andrea, Venezia, Francesco

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Claus Bolte
Belinda provided a thorough assessment of my manuscript in terms of framework, content, writing (style), and pedagogy. She also added some marketing notes, and provided concrete examples in the annotated manuscript as how to render it more reader-friendly. All in all a professional evaluation providing helpful guidance with some added practical value that I really benefit from . Many thanks!

Claus Bolte, October 2020

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