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.

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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
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Classics
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime

Certifications

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

Awards

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

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (almost 14 years)

Specialising in copy-editing and proofreading

Freelance editor

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (almost 14 years)

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

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 (8 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

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 8 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Kieran Butler
Very responsive and was very satisfied with the results of the final editing Dick helped me with.

Kieran Butler, August 2022

Dick Hill
Thanks Kieran. It was great to work with you.

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Zoe Zeman
I appreciated Dick's fast and professional feedback. I felt increasingly more confident as the manuscript was reviewed. I think Dick had a very good understanding of the kind of material I had produced. Unfortunately, a few days before conclusion, something went wrong and previously edited out material re-appeared in the text. This compelled me to read through the 50,000+ words with eyes that ...
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Zoe Zeman, December 2021


Zaake DC
Dick was prompt, professional and meticulous in his work. We look forward to working with him again.

Zaake DC, November 2021

Dick Hill
Thanks. I enjoyed the project and would be available for any further work. Dick

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Joana Dimitrova
Punctuality is something I like very much and Dick was also very quick in returning the texts, actually quicker than I expected. No reason to be unhappy at all.

Joana Dimitrova, September 2021


Magda Czajkowska
It was a very good, sympathetic cooperation throughout

Magda Czajkowska, May 2021

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