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Cathryn Wynn-Jones

Cathryn Wynn-Jones - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Experienced and friendly proofreader who loves helping books to become their best selves. Enthusiastic about LGBTQIA and feminist lit.

Overview

I'm a proofreader and copy-editor with eight years of experience, working mostly in the media. Recently I went freelance to focus on fiction and academic proofreading. I'm also skilled at giving writing by authors whose first language isn't English that extra bit of polish.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy LGBTQ Romance Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
LGBTQ (non fiction) Psychology Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Work experience

Freelance editorial services

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

I have provided high-quality proofreading and copy-editing services for a number of clients, including Pan Macmillan, the University of London, and a variety of academic clients and self-publishing authors.

Editorial Listings Writer

Ericsson Broadcast and Media
December, 2008 – December, 2015 (about 7 years)

At Ericsson, I wrote, edited and proofread listings, schedules, synopses and highlights for channels including BBC News, BBC Parliament and CBeebies, eventually taking on full responsibility for the BBC1 schedule. I consistently maintained a high level of accuracy and met deadlines while under pressure from high work volumes and conflicting priorities. I also developed a Sensitivity Style Guide to assist other editors in handling editorial queries relating to race, gender, sexuality and disability appropriately.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Love You Dead (Roy Grace)

Peter James

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life—to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy about money is simple. You can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice ma... read more

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life—to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy about money is simple. You can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice ma... read more

The House of Mirth (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Edith Wharton

Lilly Bart is twenty-nine, beautiful and charming. She has expensive tastes, loves to gamble and socialises with the immensely wealthy upper-class families of New York. But her meagre finances are dwindling. Given the restrictions imposed by society, her only hope of financial security is to find a suitable husband. However, Lilly has an independence of spirit which stands in the way of her co... read more

Lilly Bart is twenty-nine, beautiful and charming. She has expensive tastes, loves to gamble and socialises with the immensely wealthy upper-class families of New York. But her meagre finances are dwindling. Given the restrictions imposed by society, her only hope of financial security is to find a suitable husband. However, Lilly has an independence of spirit which stands in the way of her co... read more

TAINTED

T. J. Christian

Following the death of his father, Chris is left to survive on his own. Armed with a machete and a bow, he must use all his wits and skill just to stay alive in a world overrun by the Tainted Ones--walking corpses that know nothing but eating the flesh of the living.Isolated on a small peninsula, Chris's only protection is the river and cliffs bordering three sides, and the Picket Fence his fa... read more

Following the death of his father, Chris is left to survive on his own. Armed with a machete and a bow, he must use all his wits and skill just to stay alive in a world overrun by the Tainted Ones--walking corpses that know nothing but eating the flesh of the living.Isolated on a small peninsula, Chris's only protection is the river and cliffs bordering three sides, and the Picket Fence his fa... read more

Cemetery Dance: A Casual Encounters Short Story

T. J. Christian

Unable to overcome the loss of her husband, James, Gail Freeman visits her husband's gravesite on the anniversary of his death. Her intentions are to finally let him go, but her emotions run too deep. Letting go it too hard. What she doesn't realize is her husband's spirit has been held to this world by her grief.Ben Forest exercises at night, jogging around the lake by the light of the moon--... read more

Unable to overcome the loss of her husband, James, Gail Freeman visits her husband's gravesite on the anniversary of his death. Her intentions are to finally let him go, but her emotions run too deep. Letting go it too hard. What she doesn't realize is her husband's spirit has been held to this world by her grief.Ben Forest exercises at night, jogging around the lake by the light of the moon--... read more

Children of Swan: The Land of Taron, Vol 3: (A YA Space Fantasy Adventure)

Coral Walker

A 5 star Readers' Favorite Young Adult Science Fiction and FantasyThe final book of the YA fantasy trilogy of the Goodman Children's Otherworldly Search for their Kidnapped ParentsThe fanfare resounds and the stage is set for Lady Cici’s engagement to Prince Marcus. But she feels dreadful because she no longer wants to marry Marcus; Ornardo is all she wants. But does Ornardo, with his mind and... read more

A 5 star Readers' Favorite Young Adult Science Fiction and FantasyThe final book of the YA fantasy trilogy of the Goodman Children's Otherworldly Search for their Kidnapped ParentsThe fanfare resounds and the stage is set for Lady Cici’s engagement to Prince Marcus. But she feels dreadful because she no longer wants to marry Marcus; Ornardo is all she wants. But does Ornardo, with his mind and... read more

A Gift for Father

Christopher Thomasson

A farmer in the early 1900's, has taken ill and is unable to maintain the family farm. Greg, the farmer's son, must rise above his youth and take the reigns of the family homestead. But as winter arrives, all Greg wants is to give his father something only God can provide...more time. This touching, 3800-word short story (originally published in the poetry/short story compilation: Inspirations... read more

A farmer in the early 1900's, has taken ill and is unable to maintain the family farm. Greg, the farmer's son, must rise above his youth and take the reigns of the family homestead. But as winter arrives, all Greg wants is to give his father something only God can provide...more time. This touching, 3800-word short story (originally published in the poetry/short story compilation: Inspirations... read more

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