Christopher Westhorp

Christopher Westhorp - Editor

Kent, England,

Excellence in all aspects of editorial work – from editing to proofreading for all information sources, be they books or business reports

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Overview

I'm an experienced editor, having worked in illustrated book publishing, both in house and freelance, for nearly 30 years. I have edited, commissioned and managed many illustrated, non-fiction books across a range of subject areas, including history, cultural reference, military history, religion, science and nature, sport, travel and more. In addition to traditional book publishing I also work on other forms of information presentation, which includes business intelligence analyses and summary documentation; a wide range of commercial, museum and heritage industry materials; as well as a variety of periodic published reports.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
History
Nature
Politics & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
December, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

Managing Editor of Cultural Reference

Duncan Baird Publishers
November, 1997 – December, 2010 (about 13 years)

Editor and Publishing Manager

Salamander Books
September, 1990 – November, 1997 (about 7 years)

Editor

Cassell PLC
September, 1987 – September, 1990 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The SAS Pocket Manual: 1941-1945

Christopher Westhorp

The Special Air Service was the brainchild of Scots Guards' officer Lieutenant David Stirling, serving with No. 8 Commando. He advocated a specially organized, specially equipped, and specially trained unit dedicated to the "unrelenting pursuit of excellence" that could act covertly and operate behind enemy lines to gain intelligence, destroy enemy aircraft, and attack their supply and reinfor... read more

The Special Air Service was the brainchild of Scots Guards' officer Lieutenant David Stirling, serving with No. 8 Commando. He advocated a specially organized, specially equipped, and specially trained unit dedicated to the "unrelenting pursuit of excellence" that could act covertly and operate behind enemy lines to gain intelligence, destroy enemy aircraft, and attack their supply and reinfor... read more

The Commando Pocket Book 1940-1945

The Commandos were created by Winston Churchill in 1940 as a 'butcher and bolt' raiding unit to destroy vital targets in German occupied Europe. Recruits for this 'special service' were all volunteers, drawn from the British Army, and later, from the Royal Marines and other Allied armies. Commando training was extremely demanding--men had to be physically fit, and show initiative, mental tough... read more

The Commandos were created by Winston Churchill in 1940 as a 'butcher and bolt' raiding unit to destroy vital targets in German occupied Europe. Recruits for this 'special service' were all volunteers, drawn from the British Army, and later, from the Royal Marines and other Allied armies. Commando training was extremely demanding--men had to be physically fit, and show initiative, mental tough... read more

The Wipers Times: The Famous First World War Trench Newspaper

An extraordinary mix of black humor, fake entertainment programs, and pastiche articles, the Wipers Times, the famed trench newspaper of World War One, constitutes a unique record of life on the front line. This complete facsimile edition of the paper, produced to accompany a BBC dramatization, is a historical masterpiece that enables us to sample the real spirit of the trenches—from the safet... read more

An extraordinary mix of black humor, fake entertainment programs, and pastiche articles, the Wipers Times, the famed trench newspaper of World War One, constitutes a unique record of life on the front line. This complete facsimile edition of the paper, produced to accompany a BBC dramatization, is a historical masterpiece that enables us to sample the real spirit of the trenches—from the safet... read more

Amazing Ireland

From ancient stone circle and and Neolithic tombs that are older than the pyramids in Egypt to the crazy rock formation of giant's causeway or the iconic

From ancient stone circle and and Neolithic tombs that are older than the pyramids in Egypt to the crazy rock formation of giant's causeway or the iconic

A Day in The World

One Day—millions of perspectives. On May 15, 2012, people from around the globe will pick up their cameras to record their lives, A Day in the World will be the result. Professionals and amateur shutterbugs alike are featured in this beautiful edition, the most comprehensive photographic documentation of daily life ever made. Tribal areas and urban sprawl, intimate portraits and riotous events... read more

One Day—millions of perspectives. On May 15, 2012, people from around the globe will pick up their cameras to record their lives, A Day in the World will be the result. Professionals and amateur shutterbugs alike are featured in this beautiful edition, the most comprehensive photographic documentation of daily life ever made. Tribal areas and urban sprawl, intimate portraits and riotous events... read more

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