Claire Naylor

Claire Naylor – Editor

Experienced non-fiction editor specialising in copy-editing and proofing travel, art, wildlife and family content. Lonely Planet, DK Travel

Overview

Hello! I'm Claire N., a freelance writer and editor, specialising in non-fiction content. I've worked in publishing for over 16 years -- in books and digital -- editing content on property, new technologies, data-driven market reports, family, art and culture, history, sustainability, architecture, wildlife, hotels, restaurants, food, travel and news, to name a few. Most recently, I've edited medical content for a charity and proofread financial content for a bank.

I can help you make sure your book is print-ready by factchecking, correcting spelling/grammar, querying sense and calling out inconsistencies. I'm currently available for copy-editing and proofreading jobs, so please get in touch.
Services
Non-Fiction
Art Nature Parenting & Families Travel
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2020 — Present

I'm a freelance editor, with over 16 years' experience in non-fiction publishing. I've worked mainly in travel publishing, which means I've assessed complex and sensitive historical content, analysed art and culture spreads, commissioned a lot of wildlife material, written lighthearted kids/family blogs, edited on sustainability, and proofed multiple projects, from architecture round-ups to cookery books.

My extensive InDesign knowledge means I'm a whizz at copy-fitting for a magazine or book spread, and my experience as a digital editor, working in WordPress, Drupal, AcquiaDam and custom CMSs, means I can build online content following strict taxonomy requirements.

Lonely Planet

Nov, 2013 — Jun, 2020 (over 6 years)

In my role as Senior Editor with Lonely Planet (2013-2019), I was responsible for booking freelance editing resources and allocating work for all of the business’ website and book content. Sourcing, training and maintaining high editorial standards when working with a pool of around 30 remote freelance editors demanded strong communication skills and the ability to build good relationships. As well as testing their editorial capabilities ahead of recruitment, I checked their work, sent feedback and offered additional training and support, as needed, to ensure content continued to meet all of the publisher’s standards. Whilst there were overarching principles to follow, each destination had its own style sheet, meaning that there were varying tones and editorial issues to be aware of for each project.

As Digital Editor at Lonely Planet (2019-2020), I was responsible for generating ideas, commissioning and assessing content, and managing a flow of copy for around 30 to 50 different projects at any one time. I edited copy within a CMS, fact-checked and queried to ensure it met style guidelines, editorial principles and the demands of the audience. I also sourced appropriate images that would engage readers and support the text.

Dorling Kindersley

Feb, 2008 — Nov, 2013 (over 5 years)

I managed a backlist of non-fiction illustrated travel titles in my role at DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. This required close interaction with designers, illustrators and picture researchers. We held weekly meetings to analyse flatplans and discuss the best way to approach spreads and the relationships between text and copy in InDesign. Alongside commissioning and managing content workflows, I was responsible for the copy-editing and final proofing stages of Eyewitness books and jackets.

Portfolio

Lonely Planet Italy

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through chariot-grooved streets in Pompeii, sample t... read more
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet The Italian Lakes is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the vineyards of Lombard, get active on Lake... read more
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Sardinia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get pleasantly lost in Sardinia's wild Barbagia and Oglias... read more
From the Source - Japan

Lonely Planet Food

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Canada is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Rockies, marvel at the Northern Lights and indulg... read more
This annual bestseller ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions, cities and best value destinations for 2020. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of inspiration to take ... read more
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a café crème at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in... read more
Welcome to Costa Rica - unmatched in beauty and biodiversityWhether you want to experience incredible wildlife, scuba dive in crystal-clear waters or savour a cup of world-famous coffee, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Costa ... read more
Lonely Planet India

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's India is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the intricate floral designs on the Taj Mahal... read more
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Travel back to the 18th century as you wander alo... read more

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