Bridget Blair

Bridget Blair - Editor Tick

Melbourne, Australia

I'm an accredited editor with experience at Lonely Planet, an interest in travel and self-help writing and an addiction to reading.

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Overview

If you have a rough diamond that needs polishing, I can bring to it 18 years of experience in copy editing, proofreading, commissioning and producing books. I have helped bring to life scores of books for leading travel publisher Lonely Planet, and I specialise in travel, memoir, how-to and general non-fiction. I can assist you with fact checking, formatting and indexing, and can lead you through thorny issues such as copyright. I will always treat your work with the care and respect it deserves and help you to bring out its inner brilliance.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Nature
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel

Certifications

  • Accredited Editor, Institute of Professional Editors (Australia)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons in English)/ Bachelor of Law, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Maple Certificate in Professional Proofreading and Editing, UK

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
August, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

I have provided a variety of editorial services for clients including book publishers, self-publishers, packagers, blog writers and government departments. I've recently enjoyed proofreading several series of cookbooks and interior-design pictorials.

Commissioning Editor & Project Manager, Trade & Reference

Lonely Planet
June, 2002 – August, 2013 (about 11 years)

Responsible for commissioning all content (text, images and maps), and ensuring that publishing projects were delivered to time and budget, including developing (as part of a team) the first edition of Lonely Planet's best-ever selling The Travel Book (over one million copies sold in all editions).

Editor, General Reference Books, Illustrated Books & Merchandise

Lonely Planet
August, 2000 – June, 2002 (almost 2 years)

Edited pictorials, illustrated reference, travel literature and calendars and diaries, with responsibility for the text from receipt of manuscripts to completed artwork.

Content Editor, Interactive Learning Division

Dorling Kindersley Publishing, UK
December, 1999 – June, 2000 (6 months)

Edited interactive CD-ROM study revision packages, designed to meet the British secondary school syllabus for maths and physics.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference b... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference b... read more

Paris Tragics: Two Aussie Blokes Tackle the Art, Food and History of Paris

Oleh Butchatsky, Graham Jones

Join the journey of two lifelong Australian mates who don’t agree on much except for their obsession with Paris. Paris Tragics is a story of how these two typical baby-boomer Aussies fell in love with Paris, separately but at the same time, in their “mellower” years.Regular visitors to Paris will enjoy delving deeper into the city’s many layers, but for those who know Paris only a little bit, ... read more

Join the journey of two lifelong Australian mates who don’t agree on much except for their obsession with Paris. Paris Tragics is a story of how these two typical baby-boomer Aussies fell in love with Paris, separately but at the same time, in their “mellower” years.Regular visitors to Paris will enjoy delving deeper into the city’s many layers, but for those who know Paris only a little bit, ... read more

Amazing Train Journeys (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

Experience 60 of the world’s greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide’s The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines. We’ve always had a soft spot for trains. We know the moment a train pulls out of a station bound for somewhere fantastic is when the adventure truly starts. Amazi... read more

Experience 60 of the world’s greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide’s The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines. We’ve always had a soft spot for trains. We know the moment a train pulls out of a station bound for somewhere fantastic is when the adventure truly starts. Amazi... read more

Your Story: How to Write It So Others Will Want to Read It

Joanne Fedler

We either think our lives are so special that everyone should be interested in what’s happened to us, or so ordinary that we can’t imagine anyone would care. The truth lies somewhere in between: yes, we are all special, and no, people will notcare—unless we write with them in mind.Joanne Fedler, a beloved writing teacher and mentor, has written Your Story to help all people, even those who don... read more

We either think our lives are so special that everyone should be interested in what’s happened to us, or so ordinary that we can’t imagine anyone would care. The truth lies somewhere in between: yes, we are all special, and no, people will notcare—unless we write with them in mind.Joanne Fedler, a beloved writing teacher and mentor, has written Your Story to help all people, even those who don... read more

The Cities Book (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next. - Highlights and itineraries help travellers plan their perfect trip ... read more

Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next. - Highlights and itineraries help travellers plan their perfect trip ... read more

The World's Best Spicy Food: Where to Find it & How to Make it

Lonely Planet Food

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*The follow up to the successful The World's Best Street Food, this title presents 100 spicy dishes with historical and cultural information, as well as instructions on how to make it at home. Smart and evocative photography illustrate every dish.Author: Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the worl... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*The follow up to the successful The World's Best Street Food, this title presents 100 spicy dishes with historical and cultural information, as well as instructions on how to make it at home. Smart and evocative photography illustrate every dish.Author: Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the worl... read more

Zing!: Speak Like a Leader

Mark C J D'Silva

Are you leading and inspiring others? Are you highly respected for your ability to influence? Are you magnetising audiences as a charismatic speaker? If you want to get to YES, Zing! will show you how. Jam-packed with inspirational stories and easy-to-apply strategies this practical guide will help you to: - Build confidence and self-belief - Plan, construct and deliver powerful messages - Con... read more

Are you leading and inspiring others? Are you highly respected for your ability to influence? Are you magnetising audiences as a charismatic speaker? If you want to get to YES, Zing! will show you how. Jam-packed with inspirational stories and easy-to-apply strategies this practical guide will help you to: - Build confidence and self-belief - Plan, construct and deliver powerful messages - Con... read more

Travel with Children: The Essential Guide for Travelling Families (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

This updated version of Travel With Children offers you the most comprehensive advice for taking your family on the road, and now adds hundreds of destination ideas backed up by great photography and practical itineraries. Assembled by Lonely Planet's team of travel-savvy parent experts, family travellers can rely on insights and advice on choosing the right trip, healthy travel, travelling wi... read more

This updated version of Travel With Children offers you the most comprehensive advice for taking your family on the road, and now adds hundreds of destination ideas backed up by great photography and practical itineraries. Assembled by Lonely Planet's team of travel-savvy parent experts, family travellers can rely on insights and advice on choosing the right trip, healthy travel, travelling wi... read more

Secrets to Running a Lucrative Temp Desk

Ms Sophie Robertson

In this comprehensive book full of real-life case studies and based on many years of personal experience and success, Sophie Robertson outlines the processes involved in running a highly lucrative temp desk, which will both strengthen your client relationships and ensure you become the employer of choice for top-quality temps. Robertson explains why temp consulting is a completely different jo... read more

In this comprehensive book full of real-life case studies and based on many years of personal experience and success, Sophie Robertson outlines the processes involved in running a highly lucrative temp desk, which will both strengthen your client relationships and ensure you become the employer of choice for top-quality temps. Robertson explains why temp consulting is a completely different jo... read more

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017 (Lonely Planet's the Best in Travel)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Where is the best place to visit right now, at this very moment in travel history? This is the most hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more conversations than any other. We pose this question to everyone at Lonely Planet, from our authors and editors, all the way to our online family of bloggers and tweeters. As self-c... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Where is the best place to visit right now, at this very moment in travel history? This is the most hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more conversations than any other. We pose this question to everyone at Lonely Planet, from our authors and editors, all the way to our online family of bloggers and tweeters. As self-c... read more

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