Rebecca Collins

Rebecca Collins - Editor

Seighford, Stafford, UK

Experienced and dedicated online content manager, editorial project manager, book editor, copyeditor, proofreader and writer.

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Overview

I have over twenty years' experience of working with authors and publishing clients. I am an online and print book editor, copyeditor, proofreader and publishing project manager. I specialise in non-fiction. Although the real world is my speciality (particularly academic and reference), I am currently co-owner of a new crime / suspense book publishing imprint called Hobeck Books so I'm now dipping my toes with much joy into the imaginary world. I have worked on projects for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Summersdale, Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Pearson and HMRC. I've also just completed an MA by Research in Art and Design (Distinction) so I'm an artist too.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Economics
Education & Reference
Law
Philosophy
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • MA by Research Art and Design
  • BA in Fine Art
  • Foundation Degree in Art and Design
  • BA in Economics and Politics with European Study

Awards

  • Distinction
  • First

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
September, 2003 – Present (over 17 years)

I have been working freelance for fifteen years the publishing industry as a writer, editor, online content manager, proofreader and copyeditor. I currently work mainly for OUP, Bloomsbury Publishing and Globe Law and Business. For OUP I am a content manager on academic online content. Platforms include Oxford Scholarship Online and Very Short Introductions online. I am a Listings Editor on the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook for Bloomsbury. I am an author with Summersdale Publishing and I regularly copyedit and proofread law texts for Globe Law and Business.

Editor

Oxford University Press
June, 1998 – November, 2003 (over 5 years)

I worked for five years as an in-house editor at Oxford University Press in the non-lexical reference department. I worked on titles such as The Oxford Companion to Food 2e, The Oxford Companion to Wine 2e, The Oxford Classical Dictionary 3e, Britain's Historic Railway Buildings: an Oxford Gazetteer of Structures and Sights, The Meaning of Everything and The Oxford Companion to English Literature. My job involved project management of a number of titles from delivery through copyediting and proofreading to final product. I also managed a vast backlist of titles, deciding and arranging reprints.

Assistant Editor

Blackwell Science
November, 1997 – June, 1998 (7 months)

As an introduction into the publishing industry, after spending two years in Japan teaching English, I worked for seven months covering maternity leave as an Assistant Editor for Blackwell Science. In this role I supported the Editorial Director and two Commissioning Editors through author liaison and journal and book commissioning.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

For the Best Mum Ever

Isobel Carlson

"No language can express – the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love." —Edwin Hubbell ChapinEvery mom deserves to know how special she is, and there’s no better way to show it than with this wonderful gift book. With inspiring quotes and poems, delicious recipes, ingenious hacks and brain-teasing puzzles, this book is a miscellany of delights for moms across the land –... read more

"No language can express – the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love." —Edwin Hubbell ChapinEvery mom deserves to know how special she is, and there’s no better way to show it than with this wonderful gift book. With inspiring quotes and poems, delicious recipes, ingenious hacks and brain-teasing puzzles, this book is a miscellany of delights for moms across the land –... read more

For the Best Dad Ever

Tim Fenton

You know your dad is the best - tell him with this book. 'When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back.' Linda Poindexter Home improvement experts, spider catchers, barbecue masters - these are just some of a dad's many talents. And the perfect way to say thanks for everything he does is with this imaginative gift book. Crammed with witty quotes, handy hacks, snack ideas and teasing puzz... read more

You know your dad is the best - tell him with this book. 'When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back.' Linda Poindexter Home improvement experts, spider catchers, barbecue masters - these are just some of a dad's many talents. And the perfect way to say thanks for everything he does is with this imaginative gift book. Crammed with witty quotes, handy hacks, snack ideas and teasing puzz... read more

Carve-out M&A Transactions: A Practical Guide

Robbie McLaren

With the rise of activist investors and the search for bigger returns, the pressure on businesses to focus on key products or jurisdictions has grown. Consequently, many transformational M&A transactions are being undertaken by large corporates and there is increased attention from management – and antitrust regulators – to ensure acquired assets have a strategic fit. This frequently results i... read more

With the rise of activist investors and the search for bigger returns, the pressure on businesses to focus on key products or jurisdictions has grown. Consequently, many transformational M&A transactions are being undertaken by large corporates and there is increased attention from management – and antitrust regulators – to ensure acquired assets have a strategic fit. This frequently results i... read more

The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in history, with a popularity that has never waned since catching the imagination of his late-Victorian readership. This Companion explores Holmes' popularity and his complex relationship to the late-Victorian and modernist periods; on one hand bearing the imprint of a range of Victorian anxieties and preoccupations, while on the other sha... read more

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in history, with a popularity that has never waned since catching the imagination of his late-Victorian readership. This Companion explores Holmes' popularity and his complex relationship to the late-Victorian and modernist periods; on one hand bearing the imprint of a range of Victorian anxieties and preoccupations, while on the other sha... read more

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester OBE

"The greatest enterprise of its kind in history," was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the Eng... read more

"The greatest enterprise of its kind in history," was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the Eng... read more

Policy, Regulation and Innovation in China's Electricity and Telecom Industries

The scale of China's innovation ambitions inspires worldwide commentary, much of it poorly informed. Focusing on electricity, telecommunication and semiconductors, this book offers a richly detailed account of China's innovation efforts. Massive application of human, policy and financial resources shows great promise, but institutional obstacles, conflicting objectives, ill-advised policies an... read more

The scale of China's innovation ambitions inspires worldwide commentary, much of it poorly informed. Focusing on electricity, telecommunication and semiconductors, this book offers a richly detailed account of China's innovation efforts. Massive application of human, policy and financial resources shows great promise, but institutional obstacles, conflicting objectives, ill-advised policies an... read more

How Theology Shaped Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Frank B. Farrell

Medieval theology had an important influence on later philosophy which is visible in the empiricisms of Russell, Carnap, and Quine. Other thinkers, including McDowell, Kripke, and Dennett, show how we can overcome the distorting effects of that theological ecosystem on our accounts of the nature of reality and our relationship to it. In a different philosophical tradition, Hegel uses a secular... read more

Medieval theology had an important influence on later philosophy which is visible in the empiricisms of Russell, Carnap, and Quine. Other thinkers, including McDowell, Kripke, and Dennett, show how we can overcome the distorting effects of that theological ecosystem on our accounts of the nature of reality and our relationship to it. In a different philosophical tradition, Hegel uses a secular... read more

Principles of Conflict Economics: The Political Economy of War, Terrorism, Genocide, and Peace

Charles H. Anderton, John R. Carter

Conflict economics contributes to an understanding of violent conflict and peace in two important ways. First, it applies economic concepts and models to help one understand diverse conflict activities such as war, terrorism, genocide, and peace. Second, it treats coercive appropriation as a fundamental economic activity, joining production and exchange as a means of wealth acquisition. In the... read more

Conflict economics contributes to an understanding of violent conflict and peace in two important ways. First, it applies economic concepts and models to help one understand diverse conflict activities such as war, terrorism, genocide, and peace. Second, it treats coercive appropriation as a fundamental economic activity, joining production and exchange as a means of wealth acquisition. In the... read more

The Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions (International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation)

A globe-spanning group of leading law and finance scholars bring together cutting-edge research to comprehensively examine the challenges legislators face in regulating related party transactions in a socially beneficial way. Combining theoretical analysis of the foundations of efficient regulation with empirical and comparative studies, readers are invited to draw their own conclusions on whi... read more

A globe-spanning group of leading law and finance scholars bring together cutting-edge research to comprehensively examine the challenges legislators face in regulating related party transactions in a socially beneficial way. Combining theoretical analysis of the foundations of efficient regulation with empirical and comparative studies, readers are invited to draw their own conclusions on whi... read more

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Mirza Alqassab
Rebecca Collins was responsive, open to suggestions, and gave quick feedback. Her work was very professional and thorough. It was definitely a pleasure working with her, and I would be happy to work with her again.

Mirza Alqassab, March 2020


Erica Smith
She was amazing to work with and really helped with my project. She was very professional and returned my documents in a timely manner.

Erica Smith, March 2020

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