Chris Cartwright

Chris Cartwright - Editor

Exeter, United Kingdom

I am an experienced copyeditor specialising in Business, IT and Physical Sciences for authors, academics and publishers.

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Overview

I have been a freelance editor for the last 5 years, and a business/IT consultant for the last 30.

I regularly edit scientific books and journal articles (Wiley, OUP, CUP, Sage). I also do a lot of work for non-native authors. I have a strong background in business (McKinsey), IT (consulting) and science (Cambridge University).

I have a strong personal interest in music (classical, jazz, folk), horology (clocks), photography (digital and analogue), cookery and poetry, and have edited texts in all these areas.

I work in Word, pdf markup (comments or BSI marks) and LaTeX.


My core business skill areas are marketing, software, organisational design and management, project management, data science and analytics. However, through my McKinsey experience, I am familiar with most aspects of corporate life. I have built a (£6m) business and managed its trade sale.

My core science skill areas are physics and engineering.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Economics
Engineering
Math & Science
Music
Photography
Physics & Chemistry
Technology

Work experience

Copyeditor

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (about 9 years)

Wide variety of nonfiction editing for publishers and authors.

Senior Consultant

Self-employed
March, 2012 – Present (about 10 years)

Chief Technology Officer

Sophron Partners
May, 1995 – June, 2005 (about 10 years)

Built and ran (with two partners) a £6m consulting company

Engagement Manager

McKinsey & Co.
February, 1988 – April, 1995 (about 7 years)

IT Specialist Consultant

Consultant / Developer

Cambridge Consultants
September, 1981 – May, 1988 (over 6 years)

Artificial Intelligence consultant

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The WEIRD CEO: How to lead in a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence

Charles Towers-Clark

What will be the effects of increased automation and Artificial Intelligence? How can companies engage employees in the face of mass job destruction?Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group, took a profitable, fast growing, hierarchical company... and tore it apart. His aim? To re-build it as a company positioned to face the challenges of the next industrial revolution.The WEIRD CEO speculates o... read more

What will be the effects of increased automation and Artificial Intelligence? How can companies engage employees in the face of mass job destruction?Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group, took a profitable, fast growing, hierarchical company... and tore it apart. His aim? To re-build it as a company positioned to face the challenges of the next industrial revolution.The WEIRD CEO speculates o... read more

Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich (Music since 1900)

Russell Hartenberger

Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich provides a performer's perspective on Steve Reich's compositions from his iconic minimalist work, Drumming, to his masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians. It addresses performance issues encountered by the musicians in Reich's original ensemble and the techniques they developed to bring his compositions to life. Drawing comparisons with West Africa... read more

Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich provides a performer's perspective on Steve Reich's compositions from his iconic minimalist work, Drumming, to his masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians. It addresses performance issues encountered by the musicians in Reich's original ensemble and the techniques they developed to bring his compositions to life. Drawing comparisons with West Africa... read more

LDPC Code Designs, Constructions, and Unification

Juane Li, Shu Lin, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, William E. Ryan, Daniel J. Costello Jr

Equilibrium Finite Element Formulations

J. P. Moitinho de Almeida, Edward A. Maunder

Equilibrium Finite Element Formulations by Moitinho De Alm, John Wiley, 2017, Hardcover, 9781118424155

Equilibrium Finite Element Formulations by Moitinho De Alm, John Wiley, 2017, Hardcover, 9781118424155

Optimization of Energy Systems

Ibrahim Dincer, Marc A. Rosen, Pouria Ahmadi

Chris has 5 reviews

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Gary Riley
Chris did a great job editing my book. Since I'd written a programming language tutorial, his background in software programming made him an invaluable resource.

Gary Riley, March 2022

Chris Cartwright
Thanks Gary. I really enjoyed the process.

Reply from Chris Cartwright


Michael Alex Brown
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Michael Alex Brown, October 2021


David Jackson
Chris was an enormous help, providing both design and copy-editing on my business book. His feedback was very insightful and helped significantly improve the flow and readability of the finished article. He responded quickly and succinctly with comments that made a real difference. I would have no hesitation in using Chris again. He comes with my unreserved recommendation.

David Jackson, September 2021


Ron Henry
Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. Although my project was smaller than the ones he typically takes on, he treated it and me with the utmost professionalism. I look forward to the opportunity to do business with him in the future.

Ron Henry, July 2018


Tobias Emilsson
Chris helped us with proof reading a paper before submitting it to a scientific journal . He was very professional and delivered high quality on the agreed time. He did more than we initially asked for.

Tobias Emilsson, February 2018

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