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Ben Woolhead

Ben Woolhead - Editor

Cardiff, United Kingdom


I'm a freelance copy-editor and proofreader with several years of experience working on academic/non-fiction projects, both as a production editor at a publisher and as a freelancer.

English (UK) English (US)
Architecture Design Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference Entertainment Photography Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Freelance copy-editor/proofreader

April, 2014 – Present (about 4 years)

• Carried out proofreading and copy-editing work both onscreen and on hard copy
• Worked to strict deadlines and budgets
• Clients including Taylor & Francis, Hodder Education, The Open University, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Regional Studies Association, Oxford University Sport Federation and assorted project management companies.

(Senior) Production Editor, Technical & Professional

Taylor & Francis (Books)
April, 2007 – April, 2014 (about 7 years)

• Worked on titles on a range of lists including Architecture & Built Environment, Environment & Sustainability, Education, Sport & Tourism, Health & Social Care and Military & International Relations
• Commissioned, prepared material for and managed external suppliers including project managers, copy-editors, typesetters, proofreaders, indexers and printers
• Commissioned new text designs, liaised with typesetters and text designers, and assessed samples
• Assessed artwork and liaised with typesetters, text designers and printers as regards images for mono, 2-colour and 4-colour titles
• Responsible for quality control of copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, indexing and printing
• Advised and supported colleagues in other internal departments, external suppliers and authors
• Managed tight budgets, negotiated costs with external suppliers, sought quotes from printers both in the UK and overseas for unique titles, and produced complex production estimates
• Managed tight and pressurised schedules to ensure delivery for conferences, launches, textbook adoption windows and year end.

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