Caroline Millar

Caroline Millar - Editor

Whitstable, UK

Over 20 years experience in copyediting and proofreading non-fiction. Rigorous and flexible. A love of and flair for the written word.

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Overview

After beginning my career in film publishing and working my way up to head the British Film Institute's DVD label, I have acquired over 10 years experience in publishing.

As well as film, I have a broad range of interests and spent 3 years writing and producing apps, multimedia and audio guides for galleries, museums and sites including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Royal Collection and English Heritage on subjects as diverse as Russian Constructivism, Pop Art and Henry Moore.

I am currently researching a PhD and develop and teach literature and creative writing courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

I work part time as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader and can bring flair and accuracy to your projects. I am happy to consult on both fiction and non-fiction.

Most recent project include copyediting non-fiction titles for Bloomsbury and working on an exhaustive reference guide to British cinematographers.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Life Sciences
Nature
Travel
Fiction
Literary Fiction

Certifications

  • M.A with Honours English Literature and Film
  • B.A. English Literature (2:1)
  • PhD Practice as Research (current)

Work experience

Associate Lecturer

Canterbury Christ Church University
January, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

Teaching undergraduate students English Literature and Creative and Professional Writing.

Freelance copy editor

Freelance
September, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

I have recently copyedited the nature memoir A Shadow Above for Bloomsbury's Natural History imprint.

I work as a freelance copy editor for the British Film Institute's DVD Publishing dept, copyediting and proofreading newly commissioned film essays as well as contemporary articles and reviews. I recently copyedited a new booklet of 24 essays on the British New Wave.

Discovering Britain Project Manager

Royal Geographical Society
September, 2010 – June, 2019 (over 8 years)

I wrote and commissioned story-led walking trails across the United Kingdom. These walks are led by the desire to tell a unique story about the landscape.

I particularly enjoy 'cultural geography' and investigating how a sense of place is conjured and written on the landscape. As well as writing my own walks and trails, I have commissioned and edited numerous other writers, broadcasters and thinkers including Nicholas Crane, Mark Cocker and Patrick Barkham.

Lead Producer

Antenna International
September, 2009 – January, 2011 (over 1 year)

I worked in museum and gallery interpretation; editing, writing and producing a number of apps, multimedia and audio tours to accompany exhibitions at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Van Gogh Museum, Historic Scotland and English Heritage.

Head of DVD Publishing

British Film Institute
December, 1998 – July, 2008 (over 9 years)

Getting my first job after university as an assistant in the video publishing dept, I spent the next 10 years working my way up to become Head of DVD. Working with a release schedule of 30-40 films per year, I was responsible for managing the whole process from rights acquisition through to liasing with distributors.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

Joe Shute

For centuries, the raven Corvus Corax has stalked us in life and in death. Excavations of Bronze Age settlements in Britain have revealed raven bones mingled with human remains. The Viking and Norman warriors that stormed these shores did so sporting ravens on their shields and banners. By the 15th century the service the birds provided scavenging and picking clean bodies on the streets of Bri... read more

For centuries, the raven Corvus Corax has stalked us in life and in death. Excavations of Bronze Age settlements in Britain have revealed raven bones mingled with human remains. The Viking and Norman warriors that stormed these shores did so sporting ravens on their shields and banners. By the 15th century the service the birds provided scavenging and picking clean bodies on the streets of Bri... read more

Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to Fake News and Filter-bubbles – The Algorithms That Control Our Lives (featuring Cambridge Analytica)

David Sumpter

Outnumbered is a journey to the dark side of mathematics, from how it dictates our social media activities to our travel routes. Algorithms are running our society, and as Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has revealed, we don't even realize how our data has been used against us. David Sumpter investigates whether mathematics is crossing dangerous lines when it comes to what we can make d... read more

Outnumbered is a journey to the dark side of mathematics, from how it dictates our social media activities to our travel routes. Algorithms are running our society, and as Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has revealed, we don't even realize how our data has been used against us. David Sumpter investigates whether mathematics is crossing dangerous lines when it comes to what we can make d... read more

Land of Promise - British Documentary Movement - 40 Films (1930-1950) - 4-DVD Box Set ( Industrial Britain / Shipyard / Workers & Jobs / Housing [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Featuring 40 ... read more

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Featuring 40 ... read more

Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (9-disc Blu-ray box set) [UK import, region B PAL format]

As the 1960s beckoned, a new mood swept through Britain. With anger mounting at an out-of-touch establishment, the era was reflected on screen by the rise of Woodfall Films. Founded in 1958 by director Tony Richardson, writer John Osbourne and producer Harry Saltzman, the company pioneered the British New Wave, defining an incendiary brand of social realism. In films like Look Back in Anger (1... read more

As the 1960s beckoned, a new mood swept through Britain. With anger mounting at an out-of-touch establishment, the era was reflected on screen by the rise of Woodfall Films. Founded in 1958 by director Tony Richardson, writer John Osbourne and producer Harry Saltzman, the company pioneered the British New Wave, defining an incendiary brand of social realism. In films like Look Back in Anger (1... read more

Madame de... (DVD + Blu-ray)

Madame de... (DVD + Blu-ray) A film by Max Ophuls Cast: Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt and Lia de Leo When, beset by debt, the titular Countess Louise (Dannielle Darrieux) decides to sell a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from her husband André (Charles Boyer), she unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences not... read more

Madame de... (DVD + Blu-ray) A film by Max Ophuls Cast: Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt and Lia de Leo When, beset by debt, the titular Countess Louise (Dannielle Darrieux) decides to sell a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from her husband André (Charles Boyer), she unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences not... read more

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith [All Region Blu-Ray A/B/C Import - UK]

This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith. Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature's secrets in action. Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that ... read more

This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith. Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature's secrets in action. Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that ... read more

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