Bridget Blair

Bridget Blair – Editor

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

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.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Nature Self-Help & Self-Improvement Travel
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
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

Self-employed

Aug, 2013 — Present

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.

Lonely Planet

Jun, 2002 — Aug, 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).

Lonely Planet

Aug, 2000 — Jun, 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.

Dorling Kindersley Publishing, UK

Dec, 1999 — Jun, 2000 (6 months)

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

Portfolio

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 ... 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 q... 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... 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 ... 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 st... 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 ... 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... 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 wr... 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 sp... 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”... read more

Bridget has 3 reviews

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Leon M.

Leon M.

Sep, 2023

I so glad to have found Bridget. I first contacted Bridget over a year ago and throughout this time to finally completing my book Bridget has been more than fantastic. As a first-time writer she has guided me through any questions and worries I have had through the process of writing. I finally gave my book to Bridget after a year to be proofread, however there was many issues left by my edi...
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KT J.

KT J.

Aug, 2020

Would definitely work with Bridget again. Clear and concise, went above what I expected. A true collaborator.
Bridget B.
Thanks Katie, I really enjoyed working on your book.
Melissa P.

Melissa P.

May, 2019

Bridget was fantastic!
Bridget B.
Thanks Melissa, it was a pleasure working with you!

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