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Belinda Jones

Belinda JonesEditor

London

I am tenacious, experienced, very lucky (I love my job), reliable, bright and not afraid to suggest ways of polishing text until it gleams. 

Overview

I have been a book editor for over fifteen years, working both in-house and as a freelancer, in a wide variety of genres – fiction of all kinds being my true calling – with confidence, initiative and reliability. There is nothing I like better than working with an author: receiving a manuscript, giving it a good interrogation and commentary, and finishing it with a last, careful polish.

Services

Work experience

Freelance book editor (structural, line and copy)

Belinda Jones Editorial Services

January, 2008 – September, 2014 (over 6 years)

I have been a book editor for over 15 years: in-house for 6 years, and the remainder as a freelance editor.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Is It Just Me?

Miranda Hart

Comedian Miranda Hart laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life's unexpected perils and blundersWell hello to you, dear browser. Now that I have your attention, it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me, or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge ... read more

Comedian Miranda Hart laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life's unexpected perils and blundersWell hello to you, dear browser. Now that I have your attention, it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me, or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge ... read more

The Lost Continent: The BBC's Europe Editor on Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two

Gavin Hewitt

In The Lost Continent, BBC Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt tells the story of a flawed dream, a noble vision that turned dangerous and which led Europe into its gravest crisis since World War Two—a crisis for which it was totally unprepared. A pillar of the post-war European dream was a shared currency, and with it came easy money, seducing some countries into a wild spending binge. After the finan... read more

In The Lost Continent, BBC Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt tells the story of a flawed dream, a noble vision that turned dangerous and which led Europe into its gravest crisis since World War Two—a crisis for which it was totally unprepared. A pillar of the post-war European dream was a shared currency, and with it came easy money, seducing some countries into a wild spending binge. After the finan... read more

The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big X and The Great Escape

Simon Pearson

For the 70th anniversary of the Great Escape comes the first biography of its mastermindRoger Bushell was "Big X," mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalized in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers—a treasure trove of letters, photographs, and diaries—to the Imperial... read more

For the 70th anniversary of the Great Escape comes the first biography of its mastermindRoger Bushell was "Big X," mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalized in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his private papers—a treasure trove of letters, photographs, and diaries—to the Imperial... read more

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