Charlotte Christensen

Charlotte Christensen - Editor

West Yorkshire

Experienced publishing professional offering a wide range of services including project management, editing and proofreading.

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Overview

With over 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry, I am a motivated and enthusiastic individual with very strong project management and editorial skills. I've worked on a range of non-fiction books including local history books, travel guides and educational resources (from pre-school to A level).

I've developed initial concepts and managed the publishing process for print, audio and digital projects, from conception through to final publication.

I'm proficient in development editing, copy editing, proofreading, project management and commissioning. Able to prioritise workloads, I am used to managing high-quality, complex products to tight deadlines and costs. I have an approachable personality and am able to build good working relationships at all levels. In addition, I am forward-thinking and reliable.



Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
ELT
History
Travel

Work experience

Freelance Publishing and Editorial Services

Self-employed
May, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

Experienced publishing professional offering a wide range of editorial services, including project management, development editing, copy editing and proofreading.

Editorial Project Leader

HarperCollins Publishers
January, 2006 – June, 2018 (over 12 years)

I was responsible for the commissioning, editorial and project management work on a series of educational publications from Primary to A-Level for a range of subjects including Maths, Science, English and Modern Foreign Languages.
• Developed initial concepts and managed the publishing process for print, audio and digital projects, from conception through to final publication.
• Commissioned, briefed and managed a range of external suppliers, including authors, designers, editors and technical readers.
• Raised contracts, managed budgets and created work schedules.
• Maintained good working relations with internal and external stakeholders to ensure production of high-quality, accurate publications.
• Wrote briefs, house style guidelines and marketing copy.
• Checked manuscripts were fit for purpose.
• Used strong copyediting and proofreading skills.
• Sourced images and cleared permissions.
• Trained new editors.

Project Editor

Thomas Cook Publishing, Peterborough
June, 2002 – April, 2005 (almost 3 years)

I had overall responsibility for several series of travel guidebooks. I oversaw and maintained quality control for all aspects of the books from initial concept to final printed copy.
• Responsible for scheduling, updating and maintaining the monthly publishing programme for all Thomas Cook Publishing titles.
• Responsible for creating a budget for each title and monitoring costs.
• Undertook development work, title selection and planning for new and existing series.
• Commissioned and managed authors, photographers, packagers and freelancers.
• Negotiated costs and margins with clients.
• Maintained good external relations with clients, co-edition partners and freelancers.
• Supervised new editors.
• Company representative at the Thomas Cook stand at London and Frankfurt Book Fairs.
• Dealt with complaints, errors and omissions.

Assistant Publisher

Tempus Publishing Ltd, Stroud
March, 2000 – June, 2002 (over 2 years)

I was responsible for the editing, production and administration of a range of local history titles from conception to output.
• Commissioned and assessed potential authors.
• Copy-edited manuscripts and prepared cover material.
• Typeset titles using QuarkXPress.
• Designed covers.
• Trained and supervised graduate trainees and editors.
• Responsible for scheduling and allocating work for the team.
• Liaised with authors throughout the production process.
• Produced accurate work whilst working to tight schedules.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Quinton (Images of England)

Bernard Taylor, Quinton Local History Society

This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.

This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.

Stourport-on-Severn (The Archive Photographs Series) (Archive Photographs: Images of England)

Stourport-on-Severn Civic Society

A history of Stourport-on-Severn

A history of Stourport-on-Severn

Travellers Sicily, 2nd (Travellers - Thomas Cook)

Martin Hastings

’Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything ’ Johann Wolfgang GoetheOne could say that Sicily is like Italy, only more so. All the characteristics of the Italian people, all the landscapes, archaeology, cuisine and history; they are all here in Sicily, but in a stronger and more dramatic guise.

’Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything ’ Johann Wolfgang GoetheOne could say that Sicily is like Italy, only more so. All the characteristics of the Italian people, all the landscapes, archaeology, cuisine and history; they are all here in Sicily, but in a stronger and more dramatic guise.

Berlin Pocket Guide, 3rd (Thomas Cook Pocket Guides)

Thomas Cook Publishing

Hard to Find book

Hard to Find book

GCSE Science & Additional Science Aqa a Higher (Collins Gcse Revision)

NA

All-in-one Collins Revision Guides and Workbooks give you everything you need to improve your exam grade in GCSE AQA Higher Science. Accessible content, practical guidance and sample questions with detachable answers help you revise and practise, check your progress and improve your level.

All-in-one Collins Revision Guides and Workbooks give you everything you need to improve your exam grade in GCSE AQA Higher Science. Accessible content, practical guidance and sample questions with detachable answers help you revise and practise, check your progress and improve your level.

Letts Monster Practice _ Maths Age 5-6

Melissa Blackwood, Liz Dawson, Stephen Monaghan

Friendly monsters introduce key numeracy and literacy skills, to make learning fun and engaging for your child. The curriculum-based skills practice is accompanied by fun activities and colour stickers to reward and motivate.

Friendly monsters introduce key numeracy and literacy skills, to make learning fun and engaging for your child. The curriculum-based skills practice is accompanied by fun activities and colour stickers to reward and motivate.

Collins GCSE Revision and Practice: New Curriculum – WJEC GCSE Welsh as a Second Language All-in-One Revision and Practice

Collins UK

Exam Board: WJECLevel & Subject: GCSE Welsh as a Second LanguageFirst teaching: September 2017 First exams: June 2019 This Welsh as a Second Language Revision and Practice guide contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeate... read more

Exam Board: WJECLevel & Subject: GCSE Welsh as a Second LanguageFirst teaching: September 2017 First exams: June 2019 This Welsh as a Second Language Revision and Practice guide contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeate... read more

Collins KS2 SATs Revision and Practice - New 2014 Curriculum Edition — KS2 English: Revision Guide

Collins UK

When it comes to getting the best results, practice really does make perfect! Matched to the requirements of the National Curriculum, this KS2 English Revision Guide contains clear and accessible explanations of every topic with lots of practice opportunities throughout. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help i... read more

When it comes to getting the best results, practice really does make perfect! Matched to the requirements of the National Curriculum, this KS2 English Revision Guide contains clear and accessible explanations of every topic with lots of practice opportunities throughout. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help i... read more

Letts GCSE Revision Success - New 2016 Curriculum – GCSE Biology: Revision Guide

Collins UK

This unique and innovative Revision Guide supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Whether you are a visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic learner, this revision guide supports the revision techniques that you are most suited to, ensuring you revise effectively. Ccovers all the topics that will be assessed in the exams. Organized into 30-minute revision modu... read more

This unique and innovative Revision Guide supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Whether you are a visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic learner, this revision guide supports the revision techniques that you are most suited to, ensuring you revise effectively. Ccovers all the topics that will be assessed in the exams. Organized into 30-minute revision modu... read more

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