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DeAndra Lupu

DeAndra LupuEditor

London, UK

Dedicated editor + proofreader of fiction + non-fiction. Love contemporary fiction, women's fiction, thrillers, memoirs + adult non-fiction.

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Reviews (11)

A meticulous and enthusiastic freelance editor, I provide thorough proofreading and line editing as well as copy editing for sentence structure, word usage, fact-checking, consistency, etc. I can also Americanize or Anglicise your text.

As an editor of fiction and non-fiction books for London-based publisher Unbound, I have wide-ranging experience in proofreading and editing fiction of all genres (particularly women's fiction, contemporary fiction, thrillers and fantasy) as well as non-fiction (memoirs, business books, cookery books, essays and poetry collections). I also edit academic texts for the University of London.

I have proofread and edited for publishers as well as for self-published authors, and I love working with texts as they go through the publishing process. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your project.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Fantasy Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Travel

Certifications

  • MA in Publishing from UCL

Work experience

Editor

Unbound

July, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

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 (18 selected works)

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

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

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

Timothy McIntosh

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 hear what 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 listen to pundits and faceless Internet “experts.” Consi... read more

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 hear what 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 listen to pundits and faceless Internet “experts.” Consi... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Devil's Playground

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

StUP: Saving the Union's Parrot

mari reiza

Sarah joins four politicians on a boat setting sail across the world to Save the Union’s Parrot. As they fail her one by one, she knows she needs to keep focused, if she ever wants to make it back home. An Alice in Euroland parody.

Sarah joins four politicians on a boat setting sail across the world to Save the Union’s Parrot. As they fail her one by one, she knows she needs to keep focused, if she ever wants to make it back home. An Alice in Euroland parody.

DeAndra has 11 reviews

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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


Fiona MacBain

DeAndra has done an amazing job copy editing/proofing my second novel Glasdrum. Her attention to detail is excellent - she spotted the tiniest errors and inconsistencies as well as making some really helpful general suggestions. I'm delighted with my manuscript and found DeAndra a pleasure to work with - extremely helpful and prompt to respond to messages, which was appreciated. She was also ve...

, March 2017


Red L. Jameson

I'm so, so happy with DeAndra! I'm not sure if I've ever been this happy with an editor! I look forward to working with her a lot more! (Sorry about all the exclamation marks, but she's that good.)

, February 2017


mari reiza

DeAndra is fab to work with. Eagle eyed, always finishing the job on time, great style guide, progress reports and she really really gets into your novel and tweaks things that make a great positive difference. Thank you DeAndra!

, February 2017

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