Claire Banyard

Claire Banyard - Editor

London, UK

Experienced copy editor and project manager with over 20 years' experience in legal and tax publishing.

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I'm an experienced copy editor, proof reader and project manager, who specialises in law, tax, financial and accounting titles. I have worked as a freelancer for nearly 15 years for companies such as Bloomsbury Professional, Hart Publishing and LexisNexis UK, copy editing and proof reading a range of titles onscreen from delivery of manuscript word files to final PDF stage, whilst liaising closely with authors, other freelancers and typesetters. I am highly organised and have the ability to work well under pressure, often within extremely tight schedules.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Finance & Accounting
Law

Certifications

  • LL.B

Work experience

Freelance copy editor and project manager

Self-employed
October, 2004 – Present (almost 16 years)

For the last 15 years I have been working as a freelance editor and project manager for publishers such as LexisNexis UK, Bloomsbury Professional, Hart Publishing and Globe Law and Business on a range of law and tax titles. As a freelancer, I am very self-motivated and organised. I am used to working to extremely tight deadlines and coordinating all elements of the production of a publication, taking a project from manuscript stage to the production of a final PDF, whilst liaising with authors and other freelancers such as tablers and indexers. When copy editing I pride myself on paying close attention to detail, not only with regard to spelling, language and grammar but also to the house style of each publisher.

Managing editor of Employment Law team

LexisNexis UK (as Tolley Publishing)
May, 1993 – October, 2004 (over 11 years)

Experienced editor, solely responsible for copy editing and proof reading a wide range of titles including books, looseleafs and newsletters. Project management, including chasing authors for manuscript and corrections, employing freelancers (indexers and tablers), liaising with typesetters, approving schedules and seeing a title through from delivery of manuscript to final PDF. Managerial responsibility for coordinating the work of a team of editors. Supervisory skills, including recruiting and training new team members, allocating workloads and yearly appraisals. Motivating staff to perform to the best of their abilities to ensure good team communication and performance. Ability to work well under pressure, often within tight production schedules.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Employment Covenants and Confidential Information: Law, Practice and Technique

Kate Brearley, Selwyn Bloch

Written under the general editorship of two specialist employment law practitioners, with contributions from their respective Chambers and Law Firm, Employment Covenants andConfidential Information: Law, Practice and Technique, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive yet highly practical analysis of the law and practice in this area of employment disputes, setting out appropriate strategies fr... read more

Written under the general editorship of two specialist employment law practitioners, with contributions from their respective Chambers and Law Firm, Employment Covenants andConfidential Information: Law, Practice and Technique, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive yet highly practical analysis of the law and practice in this area of employment disputes, setting out appropriate strategies fr... read more

Practical Guide to UK Accounting and Auditing Standards

Steve Collings

Including UK GAAP amendments arising from the FRC's recent triennial review, this book takes the theory contained in accounting standards, auditing standards and company law and shows how to put it into practice with the help of examples, case studies and real-life excerpts from financial statements.The aim of the book is not only to inform practitioners what the new standards say, but to inte... read more

Including UK GAAP amendments arising from the FRC's recent triennial review, this book takes the theory contained in accounting standards, auditing standards and company law and shows how to put it into practice with the help of examples, case studies and real-life excerpts from financial statements.The aim of the book is not only to inform practitioners what the new standards say, but to inte... read more

Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney: Eighth Edition

Denzil Lush, Caroline Bielanska

Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney is the leading work on this difficult and developing area of law. Uniquely, this work provides full guidance on both enduring and lasting powers of attorney. It looks in detail at Lasting Powers of Attorney and the law and procedure relating to their creation and registration, and examines the duties and responsibilities that will remai... read more

Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney is the leading work on this difficult and developing area of law. Uniquely, this work provides full guidance on both enduring and lasting powers of attorney. It looks in detail at Lasting Powers of Attorney and the law and procedure relating to their creation and registration, and examines the duties and responsibilities that will remai... read more

Party Walls: Law and Practice (Fourth Edition)

Stephen Bickford-Smith, David Nicholls, Smith, Alistair Redler

Party Walls: Law and Practice provides an authoritative explanation of the law regulating the building, maintenance and repair of party walls, and sets out the process for settling disputes between parties under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. This fourth edition is fully updated and considerably expanded to incorporate key developments since the previous edition. A comprehensive selection of pre... read more

Party Walls: Law and Practice provides an authoritative explanation of the law regulating the building, maintenance and repair of party walls, and sets out the process for settling disputes between parties under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. This fourth edition is fully updated and considerably expanded to incorporate key developments since the previous edition. A comprehensive selection of pre... read more

Small Company Financial Reporting

Steve Collings

This book has been designed to give a clear, concise and comprehensive reference to the new financial reporting framework for small and micro-entities.It provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the new micro-entities legislation and the new small companies' financial reporting framework. Its aim is to help those using the new standards for the first time, by explaining the differences... read more

This book has been designed to give a clear, concise and comprehensive reference to the new financial reporting framework for small and micro-entities.It provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the new micro-entities legislation and the new small companies' financial reporting framework. Its aim is to help those using the new standards for the first time, by explaining the differences... read more

Criminal Law Reform Now

Antony Duff (editor) John Child (editor)

Judicial Review: A Practical Guide (Third Edition)

Hugh Southey QC, Amanda Weston, Jude Bunting, Raj Desai

Judicial Review: A Practical Guide is a handbook which aims to be a first port of call in all matters concerning judicial review applications, whether in civil or criminal proceedings. From initial instructions to appeals and costs, the authors guide the reader through each step of the court process, and provide extensive case examples drawn from a broad range of claims. This readable and conc... read more

Judicial Review: A Practical Guide is a handbook which aims to be a first port of call in all matters concerning judicial review applications, whether in civil or criminal proceedings. From initial instructions to appeals and costs, the authors guide the reader through each step of the court process, and provide extensive case examples drawn from a broad range of claims. This readable and conc... read more

Rights and Duties of Directors 2017/18: 16th Edition (Directors' Handbook Series)

Martha Bruce

Rights and Duties of Directors, 16th edition, clearly explains the rights and powers of directors and their specific duties as prescribed by company law and associated legislation.This is an invaluable guide for all company directors - and their legal advisers - whatever the size of their organisation, as well as company secretaries and HR professionals. Rights and Duties of Directors details ... read more

Rights and Duties of Directors, 16th edition, clearly explains the rights and powers of directors and their specific duties as prescribed by company law and associated legislation.This is an invaluable guide for all company directors - and their legal advisers - whatever the size of their organisation, as well as company secretaries and HR professionals. Rights and Duties of Directors details ... read more

Guide to Taxpayers' Rights and HMRC Powers: (Sixth Edition)

Robert Maas

Guide to Taxpayers' Rights and HMRC Powers, Sixth Edition illustrates the growing breadth of HMRC powers which seem to increase every year as successive governments strive to counter tax avoidance and offshore tax evasion. As this process continues, the rights of taxpayers become less evident and this book clearly lays out what these are, as well as the increasingly complex penalty regime for ... read more

Guide to Taxpayers' Rights and HMRC Powers, Sixth Edition illustrates the growing breadth of HMRC powers which seem to increase every year as successive governments strive to counter tax avoidance and offshore tax evasion. As this process continues, the rights of taxpayers become less evident and this book clearly lays out what these are, as well as the increasingly complex penalty regime for ... read more

Apportionment in Private Law (Hart Studies in Private Law)

This collection of essays investigates the way in which modern private law apportions responsibility between multiple parties who are (or may be) responsible for the same legal event. It examines both doctrines and principles that share responsibility between plaintiffs and defendants, on the one hand, and between multiple defendants, on the other. The doctrines examined include those 'origina... read more

This collection of essays investigates the way in which modern private law apportions responsibility between multiple parties who are (or may be) responsible for the same legal event. It examines both doctrines and principles that share responsibility between plaintiffs and defendants, on the one hand, and between multiple defendants, on the other. The doctrines examined include those 'origina... read more

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