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Caroline Orr

Caroline Orr - Editor

Durham, United Kingdom

A flexible, thorough editor with an eye for detail and consistency. I make sure that the little things don't distract from the big things. 

Overview

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I am a copy-editor and proofreader who particularly enjoys working on science fiction and fantasy. For non-fiction, my specialist subjects are mathematics, information technology and philosophy. However, I am curious about most things and will happily work outside of these areas.

I have been working in publishing since 2010, primarily on digital content for primary, secondary and higher education and more recently expanding into general fiction and non-fiction. I have degrees in mathematics and logic plus over sixteen years of experience as a software developer, consultant and team leader. I am an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

"Caroline has been a pleasure to work with. She is flexible, thorough, and has a great eye for detail and consistency. Her technical knowledge meant that she was able to quickly get to grips with our digital product and provide meaningful feedback with both developer and editorial needs in mind. "
Editor, Oxford University Press



Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Dystopian Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Mathematics & Statistics Philosophy Technology

Certifications

  • Intermediate Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders
  • Professional Member (MBCS), BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (Merit), Publishing Training Centre
  • Basic Editing by Distance Learning (Merit), Publishing Training Centre

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Ibex Press
July, 2014 – February, 2015 (7 months)

Making Sense is a philosophy book by author Peter Moddel. My role included preparing the manuscript for sending to the printer and distributor by copy-editing and typesetting late changes to the text; updating front and back matter, table of contents and index; proofreading; and generating the PDF and EPUB formats for submission.

Freelance Editor

Oxford University Press
July, 2014 – Present (about 3 years)

MyMaths is a series of online interactive Mathematics lessons, homeworks and worksheets. My role includes editing content briefs for developers and checking new content for correctness and layout, including checking that randomisation and marking is correct and that the language and graphics conform to house and project style guides.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

SAFE HAVEN: RISE OF THE RAMS

Christopher Artinian

The planet has succumbed to a monstrous virus. Those who die from the infection return as savage predators hell-bent on spreading the virus to the rest of the human population. The UK and Ireland are the last hold-outs, but when the infrastructure supporting their self-imposed quarantine collapses, it's everyone for themselves.Mike Fletcher and his sister Emma live in Leeds. With the city’s st... read more

The planet has succumbed to a monstrous virus. Those who die from the infection return as savage predators hell-bent on spreading the virus to the rest of the human population. The UK and Ireland are the last hold-outs, but when the infrastructure supporting their self-imposed quarantine collapses, it's everyone for themselves.Mike Fletcher and his sister Emma live in Leeds. With the city’s st... read more

The Darkness at Dillingham: An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure

G R Jordan

Sent to seaside Dillingham’s care home to rest before Austerley's prosthetic foot operation, Kirkgordon and the former Professor find a lingering presence trying to take back the town that destroyed it while a gorgeous woman sets her sights on a bodyguard of her own. Ghosts, witches, a redoubtable librarian, a bizarre priest and a descent into hell make it one vacation they'll never forget! Jo... read more

Sent to seaside Dillingham’s care home to rest before Austerley's prosthetic foot operation, Kirkgordon and the former Professor find a lingering presence trying to take back the town that destroyed it while a gorgeous woman sets her sights on a bodyguard of her own. Ghosts, witches, a redoubtable librarian, a bizarre priest and a descent into hell make it one vacation they'll never forget! Jo... read more

Crescendo!: An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure

G R Jordan

A long forgotten manuscript of music. A genius professor hungering for the dark creatures which drove his studies. A Russian vamp with an icy touch. A government agent pulling everyone's strings. And a former bodyguard trying to hold onto his marriage amidst Elder creatures threatening the end of the world.Join Austerley and Kirkgordon on a hunt for Elder music of a race lost from time. From A... read more

A long forgotten manuscript of music. A genius professor hungering for the dark creatures which drove his studies. A Russian vamp with an icy touch. A government agent pulling everyone's strings. And a former bodyguard trying to hold onto his marriage amidst Elder creatures threatening the end of the world.Join Austerley and Kirkgordon on a hunt for Elder music of a race lost from time. From A... read more

Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction

James V Stone

Originally developed by Claude Shannon in the 1940s, information theory laid the foundations for the digital revolution, and is now an essential tool in telecommunications, genetics, linguistics, brain sciences, and deep space communication. In this richly illustrated book, accessible examples are used to introduce information theory in terms of everyday games like ‘20 questions’ before more a... read more

Originally developed by Claude Shannon in the 1940s, information theory laid the foundations for the digital revolution, and is now an essential tool in telecommunications, genetics, linguistics, brain sciences, and deep space communication. In this richly illustrated book, accessible examples are used to introduce information theory in terms of everyday games like ‘20 questions’ before more a... read more

The Picasso Girl

Ray Pallister

It’s the End of Term Concert, and Lady Selbrune, the Warden, has asked one of her new graduates, Amelia Whitcome, to look to the welfare of two of her special guests. One is Doctor Andrew Leckie, clearly a friend of the Warden, and an occasional fiddle player with the college orchestra; the other is a new student who is doing some sort of diploma in the Michaelmas term. Neither of the two pers... read more

It’s the End of Term Concert, and Lady Selbrune, the Warden, has asked one of her new graduates, Amelia Whitcome, to look to the welfare of two of her special guests. One is Doctor Andrew Leckie, clearly a friend of the Warden, and an occasional fiddle player with the college orchestra; the other is a new student who is doing some sort of diploma in the Michaelmas term. Neither of the two pers... read more

Making Sense

Peter Moddel

Set in everyday language, Making Sense is an adventure into philosophy that leads to a coherent view of the interaction of mind, self and world. Long-held assumptions that generated the discipline of science are released, revealing what they eclipsed: intent - a mysterious but essential component of reality. To describe intent is to describe how thought produces concepts, how our senses give r... read more

Set in everyday language, Making Sense is an adventure into philosophy that leads to a coherent view of the interaction of mind, self and world. Long-held assumptions that generated the discipline of science are released, revealing what they eclipsed: intent - a mysterious but essential component of reality. To describe intent is to describe how thought produces concepts, how our senses give r... read more

Northbound

Arlene Pearson, Arlene Smith

Take a journey across the North East through the medium of verse. In this anthology we have attempted to capture just some of the many and varied cultural delights of our spectacular region. Seek sanctuary at Durham Cathedral from a restless world. Visit England’s most northern county, the magical Northumberland with its golden beaches, rugged, waving hills and age-old castles. Against a backd... read more

Take a journey across the North East through the medium of verse. In this anthology we have attempted to capture just some of the many and varied cultural delights of our spectacular region. Seek sanctuary at Durham Cathedral from a restless world. Visit England’s most northern county, the magical Northumberland with its golden beaches, rugged, waving hills and age-old castles. Against a backd... read more

University of Uplingam: The Visitor'sTale

Ray Pallister

Tony Bardsley has had her Ph.D. thesis rejected, and has been given no reasons why. The Student Union takes up the case. President of the SU, Henry St. John Partington, leads the battle and confronts the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Oliver Fiddel. The conflict is coloured by observations about the conduct of members of the Higher Degrees Committee and of the Student Executive Committee - and not just ... read more

Tony Bardsley has had her Ph.D. thesis rejected, and has been given no reasons why. The Student Union takes up the case. President of the SU, Henry St. John Partington, leads the battle and confronts the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Oliver Fiddel. The conflict is coloured by observations about the conduct of members of the Higher Degrees Committee and of the Student Executive Committee - and not just ... read more

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John Skapura

Quick response, clear and concise edits, and great recommendations on story content. I highly recommend her services! Great experience!

, July 2017

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