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Dick Hill

Dick Hill - Editor

London, United Kingdom

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

Overview

Reviews (2)

·Fiction – novels, short stories, poetry- all genres including romance, fantasy, crime, comedy. Includes Blame by Dilruba Z. Ara and Meeting Boudicca by Colin Powell.
. Confidential personal statements, applications and proposals.
. Biography - includes The Magic Mirror by John Stewart Allitt.
·Science and technology – technical journals, including reference listings (Harvard, Vancouver, APA, etc), academic textbooks and biographical material. Includes Handbook of Membrane Reactors Vols 1 and 2
·Transcription from tapes of lectures and preparation for publication.
·Art and culture – topics ranging from visual art history, marketing, cultural analysis, social science, law and artists memoirs. Includes The Seljuks of Anatolia by ACS Peacock and Sara Nur Yildiz
·Publishers include I.B.Tauris, Palgrave Macmillan, Integra, Jessica Kingsley and Temenos Academy.

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!

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Design Economics History Nature Photography Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Technology

Certifications

  • BA Hons (OU)
  • SfEP (Advanced Member)

Awards

  • Commonwealth Scholarship (Australia)
  • CA Elliott Prize (Australia)

Work experience

Freelance editor

Variorum Text Services
January, 2009 – Present (almost 9 years)

Specialising in proofreading, copy-editing, transcription and project management

Freelance editor

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (almost 9 years)

Specialising in copy-editing and proofreading

Strategy and Partnerships Manager

Waltham Forest Council
January, 2005 – January, 2008 (about 3 years)

Developing partnerships and joint projects with neighbouring borough

Chair of Management Board

Shape London
January, 1997 – January, 2007 (about 10 years)

Chaired management board of a disability arts charity

Portfolio (10 selected works)

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 household whose modern, irreligious ways represent everything that her traditional village home did not, Daria finds herself with nowhere to ... read more

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 household whose modern, irreligious ways represent everything that her traditional village home did not, Daria finds herself with nowhere to ... read more

Meeting Boudicca: Cartimandua of Brigantes encounters the Iceni Warrior Queen

C A Powell

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 departure from life while the waiting druids wish to bury her in a secret place. However, before Boudicca can complete her final and drastic ac... 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 departure from life while the waiting druids wish to bury her in a secret place. However, before Boudicca can complete her final and drastic ac... read more

The Black and Tan Summer

C. A. Powell

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-for-tat murder when two individuals from either side of the struggle came to him for help. One was a Fenian rebel from a decimated flying ... 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-for-tat murder when two individuals from either side of the struggle came to him for help. One was a Fenian rebel from a decimated flying ... read more

The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East (Library of Middle East History)

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 firmly established in these lands. But these developments are little understood, and the Seljuk dynasty remains little studied. Yet the ... 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 firmly established in these lands. But these developments are little understood, and the Seljuk dynasty remains little studied. Yet the ... read more

Changing Female Identities: Decisions and Dilemmas in the Workplace

Alicia E. Kaufmann

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 authorbases her work on an empirical study of 500 male and female managers and looks at how basic educational values overlap with work attitud... 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 authorbases her work on an empirical study of 500 male and female managers and looks at how basic educational values overlap with work attitud... read more

Handbook of Membrane Reactors: Fundamental Materials Science, Design and Optimisation (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

Membrane reactors are increasingly replacing conventional separation, process and conversion technologies across a wide range of applications. Exploiting advanced membrane materials, they offer enhanced efficiency, are very adaptable and have great economic potential. There has therefore been increasing interest in membrane reactors from both the scientific and industrial communities, stimulat... read more

Membrane reactors are increasingly replacing conventional separation, process and conversion technologies across a wide range of applications. Exploiting advanced membrane materials, they offer enhanced efficiency, are very adaptable and have great economic potential. There has therefore been increasing interest in membrane reactors from both the scientific and industrial communities, stimulat... read more

Handbook of Membrane Reactors: Reactor Types and Industrial Applications: 2 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

Membrane reactors are increasingly replacing conventional separation, process and conversion technologies across a wide range of applications. Exploiting advanced membrane materials, they offer enhanced efficiency, are very adaptable and have great economic potential. There has therefore been increasing interest in membrane reactors from both the scientific and industrial communities, stimulat... read more

Membrane reactors are increasingly replacing conventional separation, process and conversion technologies across a wide range of applications. Exploiting advanced membrane materials, they offer enhanced efficiency, are very adaptable and have great economic potential. There has therefore been increasing interest in membrane reactors from both the scientific and industrial communities, stimulat... read more

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 Laila and Gita, the book also depicts the tensions between Muslims and Hindus, Pakistan and India, Urdu and Bengali, males and females; ... read more

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 Laila and Gita, the book also depicts the tensions between Muslims and Hindus, Pakistan and India, Urdu and Bengali, males and females; ... read more

Dick has 2 reviews

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N.S. Johnson

Dick's work was through and, for the most part, accurate. He was easy to work with and completed ahead of schedule

, July 2017


Debra Froat

Dick Hill was wonderful to work with. He managed to improve my short story Beneath the Mask while still maintaining my unique style as a writer. He is simply a marvelous editor.

, December 2016

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