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Caroline Orr

Caroline Orr - Editor

Durham, UK

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

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
Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Economics 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

Work experience

Editorial Freelancer

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.

Editorial Freelancer

Oxford University Press

July, 2014 – Present (over 2 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 (6 selected works)

Crescendo!: An Austerley & Kirkgordon Adventure

G R Jordan

"Crescendo!" is the tale of how we respond to darkness. Do we embrace it and try to wonder and steal from it? Or do we run from it, happy to keep it at a distance? Kirkgordon, a methodical former bodyguard, is reunited with Austerley, Professor of the Occult and delver into all things mysterious. Blaming Austerley for his marital problems and nightmare episodes, Kirkgordon finds himself teamed... read more

"Crescendo!" is the tale of how we respond to darkness. Do we embrace it and try to wonder and steal from it? Or do we run from it, happy to keep it at a distance? Kirkgordon, a methodical former bodyguard, is reunited with Austerley, Professor of the Occult and delver into all things mysterious. Blaming Austerley for his marital problems and nightmare episodes, Kirkgordon finds himself teamed... 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

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 i... 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 i... 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

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