Charlotte Bryan

Charlotte Bryan - Editor

Cambridge, UK

Experienced editor and proofreader of academic content, fiction and non-fiction. Specialising in humanities, social sciences and STM.

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Overview

I am a skilled Proofreader and Project Manager with eighteen years’ experience in the publishing industry. I have overseen print and digital products in a wide range of subject areas, Academic and Educational, from commission through to publication, and have consistently demonstrated the time management skills and attention to detail necessary to deliver work of exceptional quality, on schedule.

I pride myself on building strong and trusting relationships. Communication is very important to me and I encourage regular catch ups when working on a project. I love watching projects take shape and have experienced the highs and lows of some fantastic and challenging titles. My positive outlook helps drive forward and solve problems that can arise during the production process. I am so proud of all of the titles I have published over the years, a highlight for me was working with Patrick Moore and meeting him at his home!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Romance
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
ELT
Humanities & Social Sciences
Math & Science

Certifications

  • MA English Literature
  • BA (Hons) English Literature and Media Studies

Work experience

Content Manager (temporary contract)

Cambridge University Press
November, 2019 – August, 2020 (9 months)

Managing Humanities titles in Academic books, specialising in literature, classics and archaeology.
• Point of author contact and support from contract and throughout submission process.
• Responsible for checking figures, tables, references and indexes.
• Managing the design, copy-editing and proofing of each product; coordinating with suppliers, including outsourced project management teams as well as in-house service providers.
• Continual liaison with authors, suppliers and editorial; setting and fixing production schedules, costs and publication dates to meet editorial and marketing requirements.

Freelance Proofreader and Project Manager

Self-employed
May, 2017 – Present (about 4 years)

• Providing end to end project management from submission through to publication.
• Providing proofreading services for projects.

Content Manager

Cambridge University Press
November, 2015 – June, 2017 (over 1 year)

• Point of author contact and support from contract and throughout submission process.
• Responsible for checking figures, tables, references and indexes.
• Managing primarily the Astronomy and Maths lists.
• Managing the design, copy-editing and proofing of each product; coordinating with suppliers, including outsourced project management teams as well as in-house service providers.
• Continual liaison with authors, suppliers and editorial; setting and fixing production schedules, costs and publication dates to meet editorial and marketing requirements.

Production Editor

Cambridge University Press
December, 2007 – November, 2015 (almost 8 years)

• Involvement in enhanced eBook workflow project in relation to reflowable and fixed format products (eg. Print Replica).
• Managing complex textbooks and bespoke design projects.
• Working on projects across the Academic group’s lists (STM, Humanities and Social Sciences).
• Managing the production of content from handover through to delivery including in-house checks of digital content (ePub, mobi, and Adobe eBook) and ensuring simultaneous delivery of print and digital product.
• Managing the design, copy-editing and proofing of each product; coordinating with suppliers, including outsourced project management teams as well as in-house service providers.
• Continual liaison with authors, suppliers and editorial; setting and fixing production schedules, costs and publication dates to meet editorial and marketing requirements.

Corpus Editorial Assistant ELT

Cambridge University Press
June, 2005 – February, 2007 (over 1 year)

• Liaising with freelancers and authors.
• Responsible for Corpus Access system and licensing.
• Proofreading and error coding, including work on the website.
• Responsible for briefing freelance researchers and organising reports.

Question Paper Administrator

Cambridge Assessment
December, 2003 – June, 2005 (over 1 year)

• Liaising with Examiners and Product Managers.
• Typesetting and proofreading exam question papers.

Freelance Editor

CREAM Estate Agency Marketing
June, 2002 – May, 2003 (11 months)

• Editing and writing corporate brochures and articles.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Dinosaurs

Fastovsky, David E., Weishampel, David B., Sibbick, John

Everyday Life in the Aztec World

Berdan, Frances, Smith, Michael E.

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy

Moore, Patrick, Rees, Robin

Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition

Turing, Sara, Davis, Martin, Irvine, Lyn, Turing, John

Whale-watching: Sustainable Tourism and Ecological Management

Higham, James, Bejder, Lars, Williams, Rob

Charlotte has 2 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Flicharas Douglas
Charlotte, did such an amazing job on helping me with my book. Her expertise, experience and great advise has really help transform my book to an optimum high standard to be publish. I strongely recommend her to other book authors. I will work with her again on any future projects.

Flicharas Douglas, May 2021


Clarinda Calma
Charlotte was very responsive to any request and thorough in her work. She was very good and professional, pleasant to work with.

Clarinda Calma, May 2021

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