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DeAndra Lupu

DeAndra Lupu - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Thoughtful copy editor and proofreader with a love of contemporary fic, women's fic, narrative non-fic and the English language.

Overview

Reviews (14)

I am a thoughtful copy editor and meticulous proofreader of both fiction and non-fiction. My editing services include proofreading and line editing for grammar, punctuation, spelling and the nitty gritty, as well as copy editing for sentence structure, word usage, fact-checking, timeline and character consistency, flow, tone, etc. I have wide-ranging experience editing fiction of all genres, but I have a soft spot for contemporary fiction, women's fiction, romance and thrillers. I'm also experienced with non-fiction and consider myself a generalist; I am open to any narrative subject though much of my experience is in memoirs, business books and illustrated lifestyle books. As an editor for a London-based independent publisher and a freelance editor for the University of London, I have proven myself trustworthy and professional. I have worked with publishers as well as self-published authors, and I love helping authors go through the editorial stages of the publishing process. More details of my previous work can be found in my portfolio below. Do get in touch if you'd like to discuss your project!

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
Fantasy Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • MA in Publishing from UCL

Work experience

Editor

London-based indie publisher
July, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Proofread and line edit; collate edits from authors and freelance editors; create flat plans for complex, illustrated books; guide authors through the publishing process; write copy for book jackets and design briefs.

Communications Assistant

Business Roundtable
January, 2013 – July, 2014 (over 1 year)

Proofread and edit press releases and weekly newsletters; write and compile briefing materials for executives in advance of media interviews and public appearances; help develop text and graphics for time-sensitive campaign materials; manage website content.

Executive Assistant / Strategy Associate

NCH Europe
July, 2010 – December, 2012 (over 2 years)

Analyse and present sales performance data; write and edit company-wide communications issued by the CEO; prepare quarterly presentations for Executive Board meetings; plan and manage large-scale events.

Portfolio (25 selected works)

On the Menu: The World's Favourite Piece of Paper

Nicholas Lander

In the much anticipated companion volume to his first book, The Art of the Restaurateur, restaurant critic Nicholas Lander rejoices in the history, design and evolution of the world’s favourite piece of paper: the menu. On the Menu presents 80 stunning, full-colour reproductions of some menus at the cutting edge of contemporary culinary innovation, and others as relics from another time: a 197... read more

In the much anticipated companion volume to his first book, The Art of the Restaurateur, restaurant critic Nicholas Lander rejoices in the history, design and evolution of the world’s favourite piece of paper: the menu. On the Menu presents 80 stunning, full-colour reproductions of some menus at the cutting edge of contemporary culinary innovation, and others as relics from another time: a 197... read more

20

Vatsal Surti

* The trailer for 20 is out now on YouTube * The story of a troubled young model and an introspective writer, 20 is a novel about loneliness, love, hopes and dreams. One night as she is driving back home from a show, she almost runs over someone. She holds her breath, and through the fog they see each other for the first time. Love begins to form in the space between them, in precognitions and... read more

* The trailer for 20 is out now on YouTube * The story of a troubled young model and an introspective writer, 20 is a novel about loneliness, love, hopes and dreams. One night as she is driving back home from a show, she almost runs over someone. She holds her breath, and through the fog they see each other for the first time. Love begins to form in the space between them, in precognitions and... read more

Notes from the Sofa

Raymond Briggs

First book in ten years by the much-loved author of The Snowman, Father Christmas, and Ethel & Ernest. From the beloved and best-selling author of The Snowman comes his first book in ten years: a charming and beautifully illustrated work for adults. In Notes from the Sofa, Raymond Briggs traces the course of his life in a series of wonderfully observed vignettes that take him from the awkwardn... read more

First book in ten years by the much-loved author of The Snowman, Father Christmas, and Ethel & Ernest. From the beloved and best-selling author of The Snowman comes his first book in ten years: a charming and beautifully illustrated work for adults. In Notes from the Sofa, Raymond Briggs traces the course of his life in a series of wonderfully observed vignettes that take him from the awkwardn... read more

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

Stuart Ashen

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is a full-colour illustrated compendium of the most painfully bad games, based on Ashens' YouTube series of the same name.Everyone's heard of E.T. for the Atari 2600 and Superman for the Nintendo 64, but these are almost nothing next to the abject incompetence of Count Duckula 2 on the Amstrad CPC. There are people who seriously believe that Sh... read more

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is a full-colour illustrated compendium of the most painfully bad games, based on Ashens' YouTube series of the same name.Everyone's heard of E.T. for the Atari 2600 and Superman for the Nintendo 64, but these are almost nothing next to the abject incompetence of Count Duckula 2 on the Amstrad CPC. There are people who seriously believe that Sh... read more

Saving Bletchley Park

Sue Black

Imagine a Britain where the most important sites of historical significance are replaced with housing estates and supermarkets. Imagine a Britain without Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of codebreakers changed the course of World War II and where thousands of women inspired future generations with their work in the fields of computing and technology. Now imagine a group of extraor... read more

Imagine a Britain where the most important sites of historical significance are replaced with housing estates and supermarkets. Imagine a Britain without Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of codebreakers changed the course of World War II and where thousands of women inspired future generations with their work in the fields of computing and technology. Now imagine a group of extraor... read more

Three in a Bed: The shady world of the tabloids. Sex. Spies. Entrapment.

Andrew Croker

Sam Plummer is the undisputed tabloid king. But someone is trying to dethrone him.As news editor of one of the biggest red-top Sunday papers, Sam Plummer is no stranger to sex and scandal. When he breaks a sensationally juicy, full-blown political scoop – a Tory peer exposed in a Black Sea love nest with a pair of stunning Ukrainian women a third his age – everything goes spectacularly wrong.C... read more

Sam Plummer is the undisputed tabloid king. But someone is trying to dethrone him.As news editor of one of the biggest red-top Sunday papers, Sam Plummer is no stranger to sex and scandal. When he breaks a sensationally juicy, full-blown political scoop – a Tory peer exposed in a Black Sea love nest with a pair of stunning Ukrainian women a third his age – everything goes spectacularly wrong.C... read more

Whispered Memories

Nicola Avery

For the last three years, sleep has become an increasing source of terror for Emma Hart, with nightmares that have turned into chilling visions. Her newly married ex-husband, Joshua, wants custody of their three-year old daughter, Amelia, and will seemingly stop at nothing to get it. What is it that Joshua hides? What shapes his behavior, turning a loving husband into a cruel opponent? Emma kn... read more

For the last three years, sleep has become an increasing source of terror for Emma Hart, with nightmares that have turned into chilling visions. Her newly married ex-husband, Joshua, wants custody of their three-year old daughter, Amelia, and will seemingly stop at nothing to get it. What is it that Joshua hides? What shapes his behavior, turning a loving husband into a cruel opponent? Emma kn... read more

The Snowball Effect: Using Dividend & Interest Reinvestment To Help You Retire On Time

Timothy J. McIntosh

How can you retire on time? Become a “Snowball” investor.Today, we live in a world of 24-hour business television, high-speed trading, and volatile capital markets. Instead of asking your dentist for a hot stock tip, you need only turn on the TV to hearwhat the talking heads recommend or jump on the Internet to find thousands of web pages devoted to showing you how to make a quick buck. Don’t ... read more

How can you retire on time? Become a “Snowball” investor.Today, we live in a world of 24-hour business television, high-speed trading, and volatile capital markets. Instead of asking your dentist for a hot stock tip, you need only turn on the TV to hearwhat the talking heads recommend or jump on the Internet to find thousands of web pages devoted to showing you how to make a quick buck. Don’t ... read more

How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You?

Murray Lachlan Young

How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? is the definitive collection of Murray Lachlan Young’s poems from 1994 to the present day.It tracks his career as a writer and performer, from his arrival as a wide-eyed, twenty-something in London, through his sideways look in and around the music, fashion and film businesses, as well as a few observational works from what he now refers to as his ‘Cornwall year... read more

How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? is the definitive collection of Murray Lachlan Young’s poems from 1994 to the present day.It tracks his career as a writer and performer, from his arrival as a wide-eyed, twenty-something in London, through his sideways look in and around the music, fashion and film businesses, as well as a few observational works from what he now refers to as his ‘Cornwall year... read more

Ubernomics: How to Create Economic Abundance and Rise above the Competition

Barbara Gray

STEP INSIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, AND INVESTINGIn this radical business book, Barbara Gray makes it clear that all is not as it seems. Just when we think we know the rules of the road, we find we have hit the age of economic abundance—and surprises await. Gray navigates us through this journey with great insight and acuity, sharing stories and case studies about ... read more

STEP INSIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, AND INVESTINGIn this radical business book, Barbara Gray makes it clear that all is not as it seems. Just when we think we know the rules of the road, we find we have hit the age of economic abundance—and surprises await. Gray navigates us through this journey with great insight and acuity, sharing stories and case studies about ... read more

Devil's Playground: An Explosive Thriller About Murder, Kidnapping and Human Trafficking.

Dylan Kidson

Mia Sawan thinks her time with The Firm is behind her, as she spends her days selling art to a very wealthy clientele.But when a Christian banker in Beirut is crucified and a 10-year-old girl in Azerbaijan is kidnapped, Mia finds herself once again at the head of a dangerous investigation. What is the connection between the two? And will she be able to find the missing girl before it’s too lat... read more

Mia Sawan thinks her time with The Firm is behind her, as she spends her days selling art to a very wealthy clientele.But when a Christian banker in Beirut is crucified and a 10-year-old girl in Azerbaijan is kidnapped, Mia finds herself once again at the head of a dangerous investigation. What is the connection between the two? And will she be able to find the missing girl before it’s too lat... read more

The Plain White Room

Oliver Phisher

Lepus never wanted a romantic entanglement. Always preoccupied with his studies, his scientific endeavours, and the fantasies which plagued his mind. But when an unexpected girl breaks his heart his mind begins to slip in further and further into the mysterious world of his imagination.An incredible world filled with decaying magic, deadly creatures, and a noble resistance of bizarre warriors ... read more

Lepus never wanted a romantic entanglement. Always preoccupied with his studies, his scientific endeavours, and the fantasies which plagued his mind. But when an unexpected girl breaks his heart his mind begins to slip in further and further into the mysterious world of his imagination.An incredible world filled with decaying magic, deadly creatures, and a noble resistance of bizarre warriors ... read more

StUP: Saving the Union's Parrot

mari reiza

A take on the surreality of modern politics.'StUP is a poignant and timely take on the state of our politics, economy and world. It is boldly satirical, written with razor-sharp wit and doesn't hold back when it comes to pointing fingers at the countries and – thinly-veiled – characters who have contributed to where we are today. It's a quick read. Would recommend for anyone who needs an escap... read more

A take on the surreality of modern politics.'StUP is a poignant and timely take on the state of our politics, economy and world. It is boldly satirical, written with razor-sharp wit and doesn't hold back when it comes to pointing fingers at the countries and – thinly-veiled – characters who have contributed to where we are today. It's a quick read. Would recommend for anyone who needs an escap... read more

Lost

Jennifer Davis

Jessica Bauer has waited twenty-five long years to experience love. Even her perfect-on-paper parents were too preoccupied to give her the love she’s always yearned for. When she meets Jackson Clarke, with his seemingly perfect family and charmed life, she falls hard and fast, finally having a man and a family to love. But a chance encounter with Maximus Ferrari, a successful and lust-worthy I... read more

Jessica Bauer has waited twenty-five long years to experience love. Even her perfect-on-paper parents were too preoccupied to give her the love she’s always yearned for. When she meets Jackson Clarke, with his seemingly perfect family and charmed life, she falls hard and fast, finally having a man and a family to love. But a chance encounter with Maximus Ferrari, a successful and lust-worthy I... read more

Triple Bagger: vanity.fear.control=shortcut.2.happy?

mari reiza

A book about identity and... management consultancy!'Epic, a wonderfully interesting reading experience,' DeAndra Lupu @unbounders.Meet Vittal. He is a self-and-dad-made man carrying his family’s expectations on his shoulders. He has landed a vocation to work for the most renowned, most secretive, highest-priced, most entrusted, most detested organisation of all times. Vittal should be happy, ... read more

A book about identity and... management consultancy!'Epic, a wonderfully interesting reading experience,' DeAndra Lupu @unbounders.Meet Vittal. He is a self-and-dad-made man carrying his family’s expectations on his shoulders. He has landed a vocation to work for the most renowned, most secretive, highest-priced, most entrusted, most detested organisation of all times. Vittal should be happy, ... read more

The Unity Game

Leonora Meriel

WHAT IF THE EARTH YOU KNEW WAS JUST THE BEGINNING? A New York banker is descending into madness. A being from an advanced civilization is racing to stay alive. A dead man must unlock the secrets of an unknown dimension to save his loved ones. From the visions of Socrates in ancient Athens, to the birth of free will aboard a spaceship headed to Earth, The Unity Game tells a story of hope and re... read more

WHAT IF THE EARTH YOU KNEW WAS JUST THE BEGINNING? A New York banker is descending into madness. A being from an advanced civilization is racing to stay alive. A dead man must unlock the secrets of an unknown dimension to save his loved ones. From the visions of Socrates in ancient Athens, to the birth of free will aboard a spaceship headed to Earth, The Unity Game tells a story of hope and re... read more

Glasdrum

Fiona MacBain

One town. Five women. Dark events.Life is not easy for the women of Glasdrum...A skeleton is unearthed, too many walkers are falling to their deaths off mountain cliffs, and the local pub doesn’t know how to make a decent raspberry daiquiri. Single mother Megan is a hill runner and cannabis dealer, an unlikely friend of well-to-do Finella, whose confident appearance hides struggles with her un... read more

One town. Five women. Dark events.Life is not easy for the women of Glasdrum...A skeleton is unearthed, too many walkers are falling to their deaths off mountain cliffs, and the local pub doesn’t know how to make a decent raspberry daiquiri. Single mother Megan is a hill runner and cannabis dealer, an unlikely friend of well-to-do Finella, whose confident appearance hides struggles with her un... read more

The Pagoda Tree

Claire Scobie

Maya plays among the towering granite temples in the ancient city of Tanjore. Like her mother before her, she is destined to become a devadasi, a dancer for the temple, and her family all expect that the prince himself will choose her as a courtesan.On the day of her initiation, a stranger arrives in town. Walter Sutcliffe, a black-frocked English clergyman, strives to offer moral guidance to ... read more

Maya plays among the towering granite temples in the ancient city of Tanjore. Like her mother before her, she is destined to become a devadasi, a dancer for the temple, and her family all expect that the prince himself will choose her as a courtesan.On the day of her initiation, a stranger arrives in town. Walter Sutcliffe, a black-frocked English clergyman, strives to offer moral guidance to ... read more

Reported Missing: A gripping psychological thriller with a breath-taking twist

Sarah Wray

Four months ago, Rebecca Pendle’s husband disappeared. So did 14-year-old Kayleigh Jackson.Just a coincidence? Rebecca wants to believe so… But as the police start to draw parallels between Chris and Kayleigh, it’s getting harder for her to trust his innocence.Faced with an angry town that believes Chris has abducted the teenager, Rebecca tries to discover the truth.But what she finds shocks h... read more

Four months ago, Rebecca Pendle’s husband disappeared. So did 14-year-old Kayleigh Jackson.Just a coincidence? Rebecca wants to believe so… But as the police start to draw parallels between Chris and Kayleigh, it’s getting harder for her to trust his innocence.Faced with an angry town that believes Chris has abducted the teenager, Rebecca tries to discover the truth.But what she finds shocks h... read more

Buried Secrets: A gripping thriller you won’t be able to put down

T.J. Brearton

What if your dream home became your worst nightmare?Newlyweds Brett and Emily Larson have just moved into a new home deep in the countryside, and are overjoyed when Emily finds out she’s pregnant. Then they discover human bones in their garden.As the police start to investigate, three things become clear:The bones are recent.They are not here by accident.They are a message.When the police put ... read more

What if your dream home became your worst nightmare?Newlyweds Brett and Emily Larson have just moved into a new home deep in the countryside, and are overjoyed when Emily finds out she’s pregnant. Then they discover human bones in their garden.As the police start to investigate, three things become clear:The bones are recent.They are not here by accident.They are a message.When the police put ... read more

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Stuart Ashen

Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed. You will probably wish you still didn't. YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second instalment of terrible old computer games you've probably never heard of... because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad Domain of the Undead for the Atari 8-bit computers was. Attack of the Flickering Skeletons is even bigger ... read more

Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed. You will probably wish you still didn't. YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second instalment of terrible old computer games you've probably never heard of... because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad Domain of the Undead for the Atari 8-bit computers was. Attack of the Flickering Skeletons is even bigger ... read more

DeAndra has 14 reviews

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mari reiza

As always a pleasure to work with DeAndra in my latest novel.

, September 2017


mari reiza

As always DeAndra does great quality work to time and has invaluable input. Could not do without her.

, April 2017


Red L. Jameson

I love, love, LOVE working with DeAndra! Every time is like working with an editor genie. Seriously, she makes my writing shine, cleans everything up, and makes me sound smarter than I am. :) She's wonderful!

, April 2017


Jennifer Davis

DeAndra did an exceptional job with the final proofread and copy edit of my romance novel. She was quick, and finished ahead of schedule, while ensuring every detail was attended to. She was also extremely accessible for any questions I had after her edit. I highly recommend, her work was the perfect finishing touch before publication!

, March 2017


Leonora Meriel

Excellent proofreader and entirely lovely, courteous person. A pleasure to work with. Very clear communication; project completed ahead of deadline. Many mistakes found in text (despite me thinking it was perfect!) including plot inconsistencies, spellings, grammar and clumsy phrasing. Agree with other reviewers "an eagle eye". Highly recommend.

, March 2017

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