Dick Hill

Dick Hill – Editor

Experienced London-based editor of fiction (novels, short stories, plays), biography, art and culture and personal statements.

Overview

I work patiently and closely with my writers to understand their thinking and to bring polish to their work. Much of my editing is in non-fiction, but I always have a novel or two on my desk at any time. Whatever it is, each new piece of writing is a new adventure. So your text will be welcomed into a busy family!

Humanities: Art and culture - Philosophy - History - Music - Economics - Geopolitics - Finance - Architecture - Sociology - Environment

Fiction: Novels - Short stories

Science and technology

Personal history: Biography - Autobiography - Memoirs

Business documents

Theses and dissertations

Publishers include I.B.Tauris, Palgrave Macmillan, Integra, Woodhead, Temenos Academy, Oxford Language Editing, CUP, Routledge, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Peter Lang, SPi, Swales & Willis, Plantain

Academic papers and articles include Sage, Enago and Compsees
Services
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Commonwealth Scholarship (Australia)
  • CA Elliott Prize (Australia)
Certifications
  • BA Hons (OU)
  • CIEP (Advanced Professional Member)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2009 — Present

Specialising in copy-editing and proofreading

Self-employed

Jan, 2009 — Present

Specialising in proofreading, copy-editing, transcription and development editing

Waltham Forest Council

Jan, 2005 — Jan, 2008 (about 3 years)

Developing partnerships and joint projects with neighbouring borough

Shape London

Jan, 1997 — Jan, 2007 (about 10 years)

Chaired management board of a disability arts charity

Portfolio

Blame

Dilruba Z. Ara

Blame is about Laila and to some extent about Gita, from the ages of 13 in 1965 to 19 in 1971, when they are disowned by their families for having been raped during the liberation war. The place is East Pakistan - now known as Bangladesh. Apart from following ... read more
Changing Female Identities explores the influence of parental figures, the roles that women use as their models, and the diverse feelings that arise as a result of family mandates and emotions in relation to cooperation or competition among siblings.The author... read more
Under Seljuk rule (c. 1081-1308) the formerly Christian Byzantine territories of Anatolia were transformed by the development of Muslim culture, society and politics, and it was then - well before the arrival of the Ottomans - that a Turkish population became ... read more
Ireland: Summer of 1920 Father John wanted to keep his village of Cafgarven free from trouble. However, the surrounding countryside was in the grip of a rebellion against Great Britain’s Crown forces. He found himself caught up in the horrid conflict of tit-fo... read more
Queen Boudicca is defeated. Her Iceni and other British allies are dead or fleeing from the vengeance of unmerciful Rome. The British rebellion is over. The beaten Iceni Warrior queen has gone into hiding and awaits her poison elixir which will aid her departu... read more
A List of Offences

Dilruba Z. Ara

When Daria is born with silver hair, the village gossips of Gulab Ganga predict a life of misfortune for the freakish baby girl. As a headstrong young woman, she marries the first handsome man she meets and moves with him to Chittagong. Trapped in a city house... read more

Dick has 18 reviews

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Robert L.

Robert L.

Mar, 2024

I enjoyed working with Dick and look forward to our next collaboration. The edits were thorough and returned ahead of schedule.
Dick H.
Thanks Robert.
pierre H.

pierre H.

Feb, 2024

Dick was very responsive and made sure all my editing needs were meticulously done. Will most definitely use his services again.
Dick H.
Thanks Pierre. Looking forward to working with you again. Dick
Scott N.

Scott N.

Nov, 2023

This was a disappointing waste of money. At time of audiobook production, we discovered 42 typos.
Dick H.
This is a dsappointing and surprising response. I regularly fed back on the work and sent you edited copies to review, all of which you enthusiastically approved. There was a lot of work rerquired ...
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Gene P.

Gene P.

Aug, 2023

Prompt response time. Followed instructions to the letter. Was my first ever time dealing with an editor and it was a positive experience at that!
Dick H.
Thanks Gene. All the best with the onward development of your book.
s S.

s S.

May, 2023

Loved collaborating with Dick Hill, absolutely thorough and committed to the work of writing, and giving me proper feedback. I liked his system where he gives me edits chapter by chapter, rather than doing the whole book and getting back to me. That way I feel more involved and part of the process. Highly recommend if you like silly british humor and the effect those words have.

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