Caroline Orr

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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. 

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I am a fiction copy-editor and proofreader primarily working on science fiction and fantasy. Outside of fiction, my specialist subjects are mathematics and technology. However, I'm curious about most things and will happily work in other areas.

I've been working in publishing since 2010 and I'm now an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I have degrees in mathematics and logic plus over sixteen years of experience as a software developer, consultant and team leader.

"Caroline Orr is a thoroughly professional and exacting editor. Having worked with Caroline on my first full novel, I was impressed by her attention to detail and her commitment to maintaining my voice. From researching a sensible local place name to helping the reader follow my delving in and out of the first person, Caroline helped keep the narrative alive and on track. I would heartily recommend Caroline to any author."
Independent fiction author

"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

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

Certifications

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

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (about 5 years)

I provide copy-editing and proofreading services to a number of clients across the fiction, education and academic sectors. My clients include large and small presses, publishing management companies and individual authors.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

SAFE HAVEN: REALM OF THE RAIDERS

Christopher Artinian

SAFE HAVEN: REALM OF THE RAIDERS A virus has swept across the planet turning people into flesh-craving zombies. The UK and Ireland were the last to fall, but now the virus has won. Cities are infested with the undead. To stay is to die.Having fled Leeds, Mike Fletcher and his family thought they had found a safe haven in the island village of Candleton. But their peace was fleeting and others ... read more

SAFE HAVEN: REALM OF THE RAIDERS A virus has swept across the planet turning people into flesh-craving zombies. The UK and Ireland were the last to fall, but now the virus has won. Cities are infested with the undead. To stay is to die.Having fled Leeds, Mike Fletcher and his family thought they had found a safe haven in the island village of Candleton. But their peace was fleeting and others ... read more

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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Jonathan Green

One word that some's up Caroline's work is (thorough) The amount of work that she put in under the time frame was tremendous, and I only wish I had her skills. Her work has given me even more confidence in my book and I know the book will be infinitely better once I have implemented her suggestions/comments. I shall definitely be using Caroline again.

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Jonathan Green, September 2018


Lee Brown

Very impressed with Caroline's work. She improved my story beyond what I expected. I'm very much looking forward to using her services again in the future.

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Lee Brown, June 2018


John Skapura

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

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John Skapura, July 2017

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