Beth Dymond

Beth Dymond – Editor

Friendly, reliable copy-editor and proofreader with over 17 years' experience in non-fiction, specialising in art, craft, cookery and more.

Overview

I am a fully qualified, professional and experienced freelance copy-editor and proofreader offering first-class editorial services to publishers, self-publishing authors, businesses and students.

With over 17 years' editorial experience (both in-house and freelance), I have copy edited and proofread over 300 books and 50+ business reports, in addition to website text, essays, theses, blogs and marketing material.

I specialize in non-fiction and have enjoyed working with a number of established publishers and organisations, including: 3dtotal Publishing, Alpina, Arcturus Publishing, Bloomsbury, Bookoli, The Bright Press, Bunny & Bumble, Centum, Complete Estate Agents, Creative Universe, The Crowood Press, Ebury, F&W Media, Greenleaf Publishing, Haynes, Ivy Kids, Ivy Press, Luminix, Moot, Nakono, Orion, Parragon, Quail, Quintet, RHS, Swales & Willis and White Lion Publishing.

I also enjoy working with independent self-publishing authors, guiding them through the publishing process from start to finish, making their manuscript the best they can be while offering friendly advice at every stage.

I am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and have completed the CIEP Word for Practical Editing and Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation courses and the Editing Illustrated Books course at the Publishing Training Centre. I also hold a First Class BA (Hons) degree in English.


I provide a good-value, fast, professional service and pride myself on my meticulous attention to detail, always striving to complete every piece of work to the highest standard within the timeframe and budget required.


TESTIMONIALS:

Beth became the editor for my debut novel Ladies that Did by way of a search on Google… best day of my life! Her professional but kind manner was the bonus to her unbelievable editorial expertise. She not only helped with editing and proofreading, but her kindness that enhanced the work with her gently suggested ideas was a bonus and showed her dedication. I felt she ‘held my hand’ through the journey towards the finished work with the encouragement to continue to a successful end. I thoroughly enjoyed the shared experience of working with Beth and would highly recommend her professional services.

Lyn Robinson, author of Ladies That Did


Beth’s expertise and knowledge proved invaluable for my manuscript and I appreciate her tailored approach to it. It has been an absolute joy conversing with Beth and she has at all times been available, friendly and informative; I especially appreciate that the initial returned manuscript with all the edits for me to go through was explained in detail at each juncture. Finally, the completed copyedited manuscript was ready on the agreed time schedule. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Annika Perry, author of Travel With Me


It is always such a pleasure to be working with Beth, I really admire her accuracy and attention to detail. She always delivers on time or ahead of the deadline, which makes the rest of the editorial process so much smoother. I strongly recommend her brilliant services, as she is above all a very friendly and approachable person.

Caroline Guillet, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd.

Services
Non-Fiction
Art Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Transportation
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • BA (Hons) Degree - English

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2010 — Present

David & Charles Ltd.

Sep, 2006 — Mar, 2010 (over 3 years)

Florence Production Ltd.

Aug, 2005 — Aug, 2006 (about 1 year)

Portfolio

Pebble Pets

Biddle, Steve

Rosa: The Story of the Rose

Kukielski, Peter E.

Cozy Days: The Art of Iraville

Sluyterman van Langeweyde, Ira

Artful Etching: Manga

Kutsuwada, Chie

Bayeux Stitch

Bentham, Tanya

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