Damian Penfold

Damian Penfold - Editor

Cambridge, UK

I'm an experienced proofreader, copy-editor and publishing project manager.

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Overview

I have over a decade of experience copy-editing, proofreading and project-managing for some of the world's leading academic presses and content-transformation companies, such as Cambridge University Press, Taylor and Francis, Integra, Newgen, Edward Elgar, Brill, Indiana University Press, Bloomsbury and Oxford University Press.

My particular areas of expertise: music, history, politics, literature, general humanities and social sciences.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Education & Reference
History
Music
Political Science & Current Affairs
Transportation
Travel
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Project Manager

Integra
April, 2017 – April, 2020 (about 3 years)

I established onshore project management for a new account with the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Editorial Services Controller

Cambridge University Press
June, 2009 – December, 2014 (over 5 years)

Amongst other duties I was part of the team responsible for the recruitment, training and monitoring of a large pool of freelance suppliers (proofreaders, copy-editors, indexers) and for providing pre-production support and advice on copy-editorial/style issues to Editorial colleagues.

Director

Self-employed
January, 2005 – Present (over 15 years)

Freelance proofreading, copy-editing and development editing.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

The Political Economy of City Branding

Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This competition takes place in an asymmetric field, with cities trying to find the best possible ways of using their natural and created assets, t... read more

Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This competition takes place in an asymmetric field, with cities trying to find the best possible ways of using their natural and created assets, t... read more

Process Tracing

Andrew Bennett, Jeffrey T. Checkel

Advances in qualitative methods and recent developments in the philosophy of science have led to an emphasis on explanation via reference to causal mechanisms. This book argues that the method known as process tracing is particularly well suited to developing and assessing theories about such mechanisms. The editors begin by establishing a philosophical basis for process tracing - one that cap... read more

Advances in qualitative methods and recent developments in the philosophy of science have led to an emphasis on explanation via reference to causal mechanisms. This book argues that the method known as process tracing is particularly well suited to developing and assessing theories about such mechanisms. The editors begin by establishing a philosophical basis for process tracing - one that cap... read more

Madness and Leadership

Savvas Papacostas

Why have multitudes of followers throughout history become attracted to leaders who demand sacrifice, campaigns of war or other adventures with unpredictable outcomes? Why do they command such powerful control over their followers? Madness and Leadersh

Why have multitudes of followers throughout history become attracted to leaders who demand sacrifice, campaigns of war or other adventures with unpredictable outcomes? Why do they command such powerful control over their followers? Madness and Leadersh

Migrant Rights at Work

Laurie Berg

Public debates about the terms of membership and inclusion have intensified as developed economies increasingly rely on temporary migrant labour. While most agree that temporary migrant workers are entitled to the general protection of employment laws, temporary migrants have, by definition, restricted rights to residence, full social protections and often to occupational and geographic mobili... read more

Public debates about the terms of membership and inclusion have intensified as developed economies increasingly rely on temporary migrant labour. While most agree that temporary migrant workers are entitled to the general protection of employment laws, temporary migrants have, by definition, restricted rights to residence, full social protections and often to occupational and geographic mobili... read more

Transnational Dynamics of Civil War

Jeffrey T. Checkel

Civil wars are the dominant form of violence in the contemporary international system, yet they are anything but local affairs. This book explores the border-crossing features of such wars by bringing together insights from international relations theory, sociology, and transnational politics with a rich comparative-quantitative literature. It highlights the causal mechanisms - framing, resour... read more

Civil wars are the dominant form of violence in the contemporary international system, yet they are anything but local affairs. This book explores the border-crossing features of such wars by bringing together insights from international relations theory, sociology, and transnational politics with a rich comparative-quantitative literature. It highlights the causal mechanisms - framing, resour... read more

Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States

Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel, Klaus Petersen

In this interdisciplinary volume, leading and emerging scholars examine the relationship between homogeneity and welfare state development. They trace Gunnar MyrdalÕs influence on thinking about race in the US and explore current European statesÕ appro

In this interdisciplinary volume, leading and emerging scholars examine the relationship between homogeneity and welfare state development. They trace Gunnar MyrdalÕs influence on thinking about race in the US and explore current European statesÕ appro

Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

Brendan Tobin

This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from the time of Plato up to the present. It examines its growing recognition in constitutional and in... read more

This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from the time of Plato up to the present. It examines its growing recognition in constitutional and in... read more

The China Journals: Ideology and Intrigue in the 1960s

Trevor-Roper, Hugh, Davenport-Hines, Richard

Born After: Reckoning with the German Past (Psychoanalytic Horizons)

Bammer, Angelika, Rashkin, Esther, Ruti, Mari, Rudnytsky, Peter L.

Life and Love in Nazi Prague

Bader, Marie, Ottevanger, Kate

Percussion Pedagogy

Udow, Michael

Jews in Arab Countries

Georges Bensoussan

In this new history, French author Georges Bensoussan retells the story of what life was like for Jews in the Arab world since 1850. During the early years of this time, it was widely believed that Jewish life in Arab lands was peaceful. Jews were protected by law and suffered much less violence, persecution, and inequality. Bensoussan takes on this myth and looks back over the history of Jewi... read more

In this new history, French author Georges Bensoussan retells the story of what life was like for Jews in the Arab world since 1850. During the early years of this time, it was widely believed that Jewish life in Arab lands was peaceful. Jews were protected by law and suffered much less violence, persecution, and inequality. Bensoussan takes on this myth and looks back over the history of Jewi... read more

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