Claire Handy

Claire Handy - Editor

Worcester

Proofreader and copy-editor. A self-confessed logophile and pedant with a big personality and a happy smile. Also loves chocolate and cats!

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Overview

I am a native-English freelance proofreader and editor based in the UK. With over ten years’ experience in proofreading and editing, I have helped charities, businesses, students, academics, and self-publishing authors to create high-quality documents. I enjoy working primarily in the humanities and social sciences with academics and non-fiction authors, as well as providing a wide range of services to fiction authors, among other clients.

Certifications

  • • Publishing Training Company’s “Basic Proofreading by Distant Learning” 
  • • Society for Editors and Proofreaders “Problems Proofreading”
  • • Society for Editors and Proofreaders “Introduction to Copy Editing”
  • • Society for Editors and Proofreaders “Editing for Non-Publishers”
  • • Society for Editors and Proofreaders “Efficient Copy Editing”
  • • Society of Indexers “Indexing for Editors and Proofreaders”

Work experience

Project Manager

Hodder and Stoughton
January, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

Project Managing "All That Matters" books; a range of books offering an introduction into everything from God to water, emotions to international relations. In this role, I copy-edit or proofread the manuscripts, manage indexers, copy-editors and proofreaders, proofread e-books, and assist with the formatting of text.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

What's your Financial Game Plan?: Book 1 in the Brad & Adam series (Brad and Adam Series)

Neala Okuromade

What does your financial situation look like? ‘What’s Your Financial Game Plan?’ is the perfect ‘how-to guide’ that will assist you in developing a foolproof financial strategy for your situation, whatever that might be. It will open your eyes to the possibilities that money has to offer if you utilise it wisely. Through the stories of two friends, Brad and Adam, we see how, despite having the... read more

What does your financial situation look like? ‘What’s Your Financial Game Plan?’ is the perfect ‘how-to guide’ that will assist you in developing a foolproof financial strategy for your situation, whatever that might be. It will open your eyes to the possibilities that money has to offer if you utilise it wisely. Through the stories of two friends, Brad and Adam, we see how, despite having the... read more

How to Tame Technology and Get Your Life Back: Teach Yourself

Kevin Duncan

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you need help. We don't have to be ruled by our machines. It's time for us humans to fight back. 'How to Tame Technology' tells you exactly what to do, practical tips and simple things that you can do to regain control. Take the test ... read more

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you need help. We don't have to be ruled by our machines. It's time for us humans to fight back. 'How to Tame Technology' tells you exactly what to do, practical tips and simple things that you can do to regain control. Take the test ... read more

Magic For Sale

Dee Bulsara

"From the minute he was told, he knew it wasn't right. It was probably a joke. It was the strangest news he had ever heard, almost unbelievable." Jason Knight is told a huge family secret by his father. He is a warlock. Not accepting his new lineage, Jason travels to London to find the whereabouts of a mysterious potion filled vial which, if drunk, would dissolve his magic. But, who was the cr... read more

"From the minute he was told, he knew it wasn't right. It was probably a joke. It was the strangest news he had ever heard, almost unbelievable." Jason Knight is told a huge family secret by his father. He is a warlock. Not accepting his new lineage, Jason travels to London to find the whereabouts of a mysterious potion filled vial which, if drunk, would dissolve his magic. But, who was the cr... read more

Sexuality: All That Matters (Teach Yourself: Relationships & Self-Help)

Louise Foxcroft

Has sexuality always scared us? Sexuality is the quality and expression of our sexual nature or instincts. The word may be an eighteenth century coinage, but as this brilliant new study by award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, sexuality has fascinated and (sometimes) terrified us since much further back than that.From proscription to prescription, and from humour to anxiety - none of ... read more

Has sexuality always scared us? Sexuality is the quality and expression of our sexual nature or instincts. The word may be an eighteenth century coinage, but as this brilliant new study by award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, sexuality has fascinated and (sometimes) terrified us since much further back than that.From proscription to prescription, and from humour to anxiety - none of ... read more

Noodle Trails, a travel memoir: Fair Trade, Dung Trade, and Travels in Thailand and beyond

Eileen Kay

Ex-comic and struggling Fair Trade importer loses nearly everything and goes wandering in search of solace, mangoes, and food for the soul. Eileen is off to Thailand, like many winters before. Then it was sun, sand and samples of souvenirs, but not now: she's broke, alone and discouraged. This trip could be her last. She bids farewell to her trading partners, producers of such products as elep... read more

Ex-comic and struggling Fair Trade importer loses nearly everything and goes wandering in search of solace, mangoes, and food for the soul. Eileen is off to Thailand, like many winters before. Then it was sun, sand and samples of souvenirs, but not now: she's broke, alone and discouraged. This trip could be her last. She bids farewell to her trading partners, producers of such products as elep... read more

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