Bonnie Craig

Bonnie Craig - Editor

Lancaster, UK

Thoughtful, efficient and friendly non-fiction editor with over 15 years' experience of all stages of the production process.

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Overview

I've worked in-house and as a freelancer for publishers and charities since 2005, generally working in the areas of health, social care, wellbeing, complementary therapies and the arts. I enjoy working with all sorts of writing styles, including academic texts, annual reports, directories, industry publications, memoirs, research findings, graphic novels, magazines, journals, professional guidance and training manuals. In fact, I love the variety.


I'm happy to provide anything from initial suggestions early on in your writing process, to developmental and structural editing when you've got your content together, to a final edit of your manuscript.


It's important to me that I understand your project before we get started. I'll ask you questions to make sure I am clear on who it's for and what it needs to do. I might ask to see some of your previous writing projects to get a sense of your personal style and approach. We'll agree timescales and expectations together and make sure that we're both happy with the process.


Along with your edited manuscript, I'll provide thorough notes, a list of any outstanding queries and a style guide/spellings list (if you don't already have one) for you to take forward to the next stage of production.


As well as a love of words, I have an MA in design and am currently studying on the British Wheel of Yoga foundation course. I live in north-west England, where I enjoy exploring the mountains, swimming in the lakes and eating delicious food.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Design
Health & Wellbeing
Music
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (almost 14 years)

Copy-editor and proofreader for various journals, magazines, books and other publications in both the voluntary and commercial sectors. Clients include Hachette, Glyndebourne, NUS, Charleston Trust, Pavilion, Pier Professional, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Together, CIBSE, NCVO, BASSAC, In Certain Places, University of Central Lancashire, Harpers Wine and Spirit, Climate Policy Initiative, Lifeline Language Services.

Magazine Editor

The National Deaf Children's Society
March, 2009 – August, 2012 (over 3 years)

A management role involving planning, researching, writing and editing NDCS's award-winning quarterly membership magazine for parents of deaf children.

Publications, Promotions and Marketing Officer

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
February, 2009 – December, 2009 (10 months)

Producing and project-managing a range of publications, events and marketing campaigns for professionals working in the charity sector.

Editor

Pavilion Publishing
March, 2006 – February, 2009 (almost 3 years)

Editing, proofreading and project-managing journals, magazines, training packs and handbooks for the health and social care sector.

Project Co-ordinator

Jackson Lowe
March, 2005 – March, 2006 (about 1 year)

Produce content for a series of British Tourist Authority guidebooks within the EnjoyEngland brand.

Portfolio (40 selected works)

Menopause Yoga

Coveney, Petra

Creative Counselling

Sharpe, Tanja

Effective Self-Care and Resilience in Clinical Practice: Dealing with Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Parry, Sarah, Gilbert, Paul, Wilson, Hannah, Joyce, Ciara, Tallentire, Liz, Wyatt, Caroline, Wadham, Olivia, D'Sa, Amy, Silungwe, Ndumanene, Atherton, Kirsten, Prendergast, Mary, Macintosh, Edith, Lawson, Sarah, Bol, Simone, Davies, Jenny Shuttleworth

Integrative Rehabilitation Practice

Erb, Matt, Schmid, Arlene A.

The Best of Assigned Male

Labelle, Sophie, Labelle, Sophie

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Soroka, Evan, Wright, Kirsteen

Kigo

Dechar, Lorie Eve

Poetry in Expressive Arts

Knill, Margo Fuchs, Atkins, Sally

Bagua Zhang: Gao Style Bagua Zhang - Circle Form

Tang, C S, Gonzalez, Sifu Sebastian

Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain

Pearson, Neil, Prosko, Shelly, Sullivan, Marlysa, Belton, Joletta, Taylor, Matthew J., Moonaz, Dr Steffany, Rubenstein Fazzio, Lori, Elgelid, Staffan, Erb, Matt, Lee, Michael, Sondik, Tracey, Sausys, Antonio

Dyslexia and Spelling

Sandman-Hurley

Getting More Out of Restorative Practice in Schools

Thorsborne, Riestenberg, McCluskey

Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees

O'Neill, Sian, Lasater, Lizzie, McGonigle, Andrew, Lark, Liz, Burns, Graham, Mickwitz, Tanja, Boyle, Antonia, Cooper, Melanie, Kuo-Deemer, Mimi, Dervish, Tarik, Kaley-Isley, Lisa, Appleton, Katy, Moutran, Natasha, Walker, Kate, Wong, Paul

Yoga Therapy for Stroke

Schmid, Arlene, van Puymbroeck

Music Therapy for Multisensory and Body Awareness in Children and Adults with Severe to Profound Multiple Disabilities: The MuSense Manual

Adler, Roberta S., Samsonova-Jellison, Olga V., Cable, William, Clark, Andrea, Hua, Xueyan, Howarth, Grant

The Adult Side of Dyslexia

Sandman-Hurley, Kelli

Yoga on Prescription: The Yoga4Health Social Prescribing Protocol

Fox, Paul, Mason, Heather, Khalsa, Sat Bir Singh

Pelvic Yoga Therapy for the Whole Woman: A Professional Guide

Ryba, Cheri Dostal, Andry, Evelyn Rosario, Prosko, Shelly

Bonnie has 3 reviews

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Andy Mcvittie
I can't praise Bonnie highly enough. Right from the start she was speedy to reply, asked all the right questions and made sure we were a good match to work together. My book (non-fiction, health based) has been vastly improved in its readability and accessibility by her editing. She has taken my words and given them structure and a flow I would never have achieved on my own. It has been worth...
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Andy Mcvittie, July 2022


Nicole Zander
Bonnie was lovely to work with. So responsive and timely, I can't believe how quickly she got our project finished. She had several questions for me regarding the type of collaboration I was hoping for and was very thorough before beginning our project about what to expect. The finished edit was wonderful, she made thoughtful recommendations and would note when I should consider language differ...
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Nicole Zander, April 2022

Bonnie Craig
Thanks Nicole - it was a pleasure to work with you. And I got some helpful mindfulness tips from your book too!

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Carla Segvic
I really enjoyed the whole process - great communication, efficiency and thoroughness! Would highly recommend working with Bonnie!

Carla Segvic, July 2021

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