Elizabeth Kingston

Elizabeth Kingston - Editor Tick

Cambridge, UK

Experienced freelancer offering manuscript development, editing and proofreading. Focus on educational publishing.

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Overview

I have worked in the publishing industry for 14 years, across a variety of subject areas and levels, including: Child Development (BTEC), Engineering (BTEC and professional), Finance (professional), History (A Level), Science (KS3, KS4/IGCSE/BTEC, A Level and academic) and ELT.

In recent years I have focused on educational publishing but I can turn my hand to most things. I have a keen eye for detail and love working with authors to get material just right.

My clients include: Bloomsbury Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Education, Pearson Education, The University of London, F+W, Oxford University Press and Nelson Thornes.

Before becoming freelance I worked in-house for a number of publishers, including: Pearson Education, Hodder Education and John Wiley.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
ELT
Finance & Accounting
Physics & Chemistry
Publishing
Fiction
Literature

Certifications

  • BA
  • MA

Work experience

Freelance publishing services

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (over 7 years)

- Freelance commissioning, project management, development editing, copy-editing and proofreading.
- Clients include: Bloomsbury Information, The University of London, F+W, Nelson Thornes, Pearson Education, CUP and OUP.

Publisher (Vocational and Secondary Science)

Pearson Education
July, 2009 – January, 2012 (over 2 years)

o Commissioning and delivering high-quality print and electronic resources to meet customer needs.
o Researching the needs of customers and the provision by market competitors.
o Recruiting and managing author teams.
o Working with authors to ensure that material is delivered on time and to quality requirements.
o Developing material on receipt.
o Monitoring project costs and schedules to ensure that projects publish on time and to budget
o Working with exam boards to bring endorsed books to publication – ensuring that material meets the needs of both parties.
o Managing projects in house – working with editorial and production teams across different sites.
o Networking and developing relationships with potential partners within the sector.

Freelance Project Editor

Bloomsbury Publishing
March, 2009 – July, 2009 (4 months)

Managing proof stage of QFinance:

o Overseeing proof schedule for 315 articles from 250+ contributors.
o Ensuring proof stage runs to schedule and budget.
o Working with freelancers and authors to ensure material submitted follows agreed style guidelines.
o Developing material where necessary.
o Proofreading and editing text for space where necessary.
o Working with typesetters to ensure page layout fits agreed design.
o Quality checking material submitted by typesetters.

Commissioning Editor (Secondary Science and ICT)

Hodder Education
July, 2008 – February, 2009 (7 months)

Overall responsibility for the ICT and KS3 Science lists. Including:

o Researching the needs of customers and the provision by market competitors.
o Examining opportunities for growth into other related areas of publishing.
o Making and maintaining strong relationships with authors, advisers and relevant educational agencies and institutions.
o Commissioning new print and digital resources to ensure the maintenance, and growth, of the list.
o Presenting commercially viable new projects to the publishing committee.
o Working with exam boards to bring endorsed books to publication – ensuring that material meets the needs of both parties.
o Developing material on receipt and assessing content for suitability for adaption for digital resources.
o Managing stock to ensure that products are reprinted as and when required.
o Representing the company at external events and conferences.

Development Editor

The Institution of Civil Engineering – Thomas Telford Ltd
May, 2007 – June, 2008 (about 1 year)

Responsible for projects from concept through to handover to production department. Including:

o Developing proposals with authors and editors through market feedback, assessment of competition and peer review.
o Preparing costs for projects – ensuring projects are commercially viable.
o Writing new book proposals and presenting to the Publishing Committee on a monthly basis.
o Preparing contracts – negotiating royalty and submission dates with authors.
o Overseeing the submission of manuscripts – working with authors to ensure manuscripts meet contractual specifications.
o Project managing a series of four reference works (print and online). Coordinating 100 contributors, nine section editors, and an overall editor per book.
o Working with ICE Expert Panels to develop new book projects to further the organisation’s message and represent members’ interests, whilst complementing the TT list and promising sufficient return on TT investment.

Publishing Assistant/Assistant Editor (Life and Medical Sciences)

John Wiley & Sons Ltd
November, 2004 – April, 2007 (over 2 years)

Responsible for the administration of the Life and Medical Science book programme from initial proposal to publication. In addition:

o Overseeing the peer review process for new proposals, working with authors to develop their proposals in line with peer review.
o Presenting new titles to the Publications Committee.
o Negotiating royalty and submission date with authors.
o Assessing manuscripts on submission and working with the production department to ensure that books publish on schedule.
o Constructing companion websites for high-profile projects and textbooks

Portfolio (19 selected works)

OCR A Level Biology A Revision Guide

Michael Fisher

The OCR A Level Biology A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of e... read more

The OCR A Level Biology A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of e... read more

AQA A Level Physics Revision Guide

Jim Breithaupt

The AQA A Level Physics Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of exa... read more

The AQA A Level Physics Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of exa... read more

AQA A Level Chemistry Revision Guide

Emma Poole

The AQA A Level Chemistry Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of e... read more

The AQA A Level Chemistry Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of e... read more

Revise BTEC National Applied Science Revision Guide (REVISE BTEC Nationals in Applied Science)

David Brentnall, Ann Fullick, Karlee Lees, Chris Meunier, Carol Usher

Exam Board: Pearson EdexcelAcademic Level: BTEC NationalSubject: Applied ScienceFirst teaching: September 2016First Exams: Summer 2017 The Revision Guide is accompanied by an ActiveBook (eBook) so that learners have the choice and flexibility to access materials anytime or anywhere. The visually engaging format breaks the content down into easily-digestible sections for students and provides h... read more

Exam Board: Pearson EdexcelAcademic Level: BTEC NationalSubject: Applied ScienceFirst teaching: September 2016First Exams: Summer 2017 The Revision Guide is accompanied by an ActiveBook (eBook) so that learners have the choice and flexibility to access materials anytime or anywhere. The visually engaging format breaks the content down into easily-digestible sections for students and provides h... read more

Whitaker's Concise 2018

Joseph Whitaker

Whitaker's Concise 2018 is the definitive reference guide to the UK. The concise edition is a UK-centric gold-mine of information with enormous breadth of coverage. At half the price of the standard edition the reader with an interest in UK facts and figures is really getting value for money.The concise edition contains a comprehensive explanation of every aspect of national and local governme... read more

Whitaker's Concise 2018 is the definitive reference guide to the UK. The concise edition is a UK-centric gold-mine of information with enormous breadth of coverage. At half the price of the standard edition the reader with an interest in UK facts and figures is really getting value for money.The concise edition contains a comprehensive explanation of every aspect of national and local governme... read more

Beginner's Guide to Crochet: 20 Crochet Projects for Beginners

Sarah Shrimpton

Want to learn to crochet, but have no idea where to start? Well this book will guide you through the basics and have you completing your first project in just one day!Each new stitch is explained in easy steps with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed up with a project showing you how to utilize your new found skills.The 20 modern projects range from a super simple cafetiere c... read more

Want to learn to crochet, but have no idea where to start? Well this book will guide you through the basics and have you completing your first project in just one day!Each new stitch is explained in easy steps with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed up with a project showing you how to utilize your new found skills.The 20 modern projects range from a super simple cafetiere c... read more

Business Performance Excellence Middle E

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Is your business as profitable as it could be? How can you rise above your competition, and stay there once you have? Most management tools only look at one part of the picture, but Business Performance Excellence (BPE) is the complete model, integrating revolutionary new techniques with tried and tested approaches, covering the strategic, financial, systems, and human factors.The editors are ... read more

Is your business as profitable as it could be? How can you rise above your competition, and stay there once you have? Most management tools only look at one part of the picture, but Business Performance Excellence (BPE) is the complete model, integrating revolutionary new techniques with tried and tested approaches, covering the strategic, financial, systems, and human factors.The editors are ... read more

Asset–Liability Management for Financial Institutions: Balancing Financial Stability with Strategic Objectives (Key Concepts)

Bloomsbury Information Ltd

Effective asset-liability management (ALM) of a financial institution requires making informed strategic and operational decisions. Ever more important in the wake of the corporate bailouts and collapses of the financial crisis, ALM encompasses the formulation, implementation, monitoring, and revision of strategies, often on a daily basis due to the fast-moving nature of the related risks and ... read more

Effective asset-liability management (ALM) of a financial institution requires making informed strategic and operational decisions. Ever more important in the wake of the corporate bailouts and collapses of the financial crisis, ALM encompasses the formulation, implementation, monitoring, and revision of strategies, often on a daily basis due to the fast-moving nature of the related risks and ... read more

Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns

Louise Walker

Faux Taxidermy Knits offers you 15 fabulously quirky and fun knitting patterns that tap into the massive trend for taxidermy inspired craft projects with an ironic twist! Split into two sections, wearables and habitat, this unique book includes knitting patterns from moose and badger wall hangings and tiger rugs, to fox stoles and claw mittens for the modern, young knitter looking for somethin... read more

Faux Taxidermy Knits offers you 15 fabulously quirky and fun knitting patterns that tap into the massive trend for taxidermy inspired craft projects with an ironic twist! Split into two sections, wearables and habitat, this unique book includes knitting patterns from moose and badger wall hangings and tiger rugs, to fox stoles and claw mittens for the modern, young knitter looking for somethin... read more

Whitaker's 2019

Whitaker's

Whitaker's 2016

Bloomsbury

First published in 1868, Whitaker's is the ultimate single-volume reference source - packed with thousands of facts, figures, overviews and statistics relating to the UK and the world. Whitaker's 2016 contains a comprehensive explanation of every aspect of national and local government infrastructure in the UK, full UK General Election 2015 results, astronomical and tidal data for 2016, guides... read more

First published in 1868, Whitaker's is the ultimate single-volume reference source - packed with thousands of facts, figures, overviews and statistics relating to the UK and the world. Whitaker's 2016 contains a comprehensive explanation of every aspect of national and local government infrastructure in the UK, full UK General Election 2015 results, astronomical and tidal data for 2016, guides... read more

OCR A Level Physics A Revision Guide

Gurinder Chadha

The OCR A Level Physics A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of e... read more

The OCR A Level Physics A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of e... read more

OCR A Level Chemistry A Revision Guide

Rob Ritchie, Emma Poole

The OCR A Level Chemistry A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of... read more

The OCR A Level Chemistry A Revision Guide is fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification. Exactly matched to the specification, the Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-linked content, so you can be sure you are covering everything you need to know for the exams. It is packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused and contains a wealth of... read more

BTEC Level 2 First Engineering Student Book

Andrew Boyce

Setting a new standard in learner-friendly resources for BTEC Level 2 First Engineering, this Student Book covers three mandatory and six optional units, giving students a work-focused, approachable textbook, with all the assignment help they need to achieve the best grade they can.

Setting a new standard in learner-friendly resources for BTEC Level 2 First Engineering, this Student Book covers three mandatory and six optional units, giving students a work-focused, approachable textbook, with all the assignment help they need to achieve the best grade they can.

BTEC Level 2 First Travel and Tourism Student Book (BTEC First Travel & Tourism)

Ms Carol Spencer, Christine King, Mr Malcolm Jefferies, Andrew Kerr, Mr Steve Ingle, Mr Tom Rock, Ms Vicki Woodhead

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