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Emily Pace

Emily Pace - Editor

Bracknell, Berkshire

A conscientious and dedicated editor with nine years' experience. I build good working relationships and strive to exceed expectations.

Overview

I am a freelance proofreader living in Berkshire in the South East of England. Previous to this I worked for nine years at Ashgate Publishing in the editorial department, project managing titles from manuscript to print-ready files. I have worked on a variety of genres, including social sciences, humanities, architecture, visual studies and business titles. I've completed a number of in-house training courses, including Editing in Word, plus courses at the Publishing Training Centre, London. I am also a Teaching Assistant for a primary school so have a good knowledge of children's books.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Business & Management Design Economics Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Parenting & Families Photography Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Religion & Spirituality Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Short Story

Work experience

Desk Editor / Production Editor

Ashgate Publishing
December, 2006 – December, 2015 (almost 9 years)

I managed 25–30 books a year, progressing them from manuscript to print. I would make a detailed assessment of each book; carefully taking into account text-specific issues, budgets, deadlines and image work.

I would either hire a freelance proofreader or copyeditor – providing a detailed brief and setting a budget and timeframe, or I would proofread the manuscript using Word and hardcopy.
I am a skilled editor, I proofread for sense, consistency, spelling and grammar whilst retaining the author’s style and voice. These skills have been developed through various training sessions, both in-house and courses run at the Publishing Training Centre, London.

Throughout the process I would liaise with many different people. It was paramount that I kept the author informed – providing timeframes, specific editorial guidance, and clarifying preferred styles and layout. It was essential for me to build good working relations with everyone involved.

Using InDesign, I would typeset the book, producing an effective and well-considered layout. I also used Photoshop and Illustrator for the image-heavy publications, working on Visual Studies, Architecture and Business titles, along with various other subject lists.

Due to my effective time-management skills and sharp attention to detail, I was specifically selected by the Commissioning Editor to fast track books through the production process. These instances attained high revenue for Ashgate and strengthened the relationships with the authors – this resulted in further books being commissioned.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions (Ashgate Studies in Architecture)

Hooman Koliji

Contemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible ideas and concepts, including that of the designer's imagination. As a result, drawing may become a utilitarian tool for documentation, devoid of any meaningful value in terms of a kind o... read more

Contemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible ideas and concepts, including that of the designer's imagination. As a result, drawing may become a utilitarian tool for documentation, devoid of any meaningful value in terms of a kind o... read more

Place-making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

Marion Harney

Drawing together landscape, architecture and literature, Strawberry Hill, the celebrated eighteenth-century 'Gothic' villa and garden beside the River Thames, is an autobiographical site, where we can read the story of its creator, Horace Walpole. This 'man of taste' created private resonances, pleasure and entertainment - a collusion of the historic, the visual and the sensory. Above all, it ... read more

Drawing together landscape, architecture and literature, Strawberry Hill, the celebrated eighteenth-century 'Gothic' villa and garden beside the River Thames, is an autobiographical site, where we can read the story of its creator, Horace Walpole. This 'man of taste' created private resonances, pleasure and entertainment - a collusion of the historic, the visual and the sensory. Above all, it ... read more

Driving With Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications (Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport)

Warren, Dr Brodsky

This book, the first full-length text on the subject, explores the everyday use of music listening while driving a car. It presents the relationship between cars and music in an effort to understand how music behaviour in the car can either enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased risk of accidents. A great deal of work has been done to investigate and reduce driver distraction a... read more

This book, the first full-length text on the subject, explores the everyday use of music listening while driving a car. It presents the relationship between cars and music in an effort to understand how music behaviour in the car can either enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased risk of accidents. A great deal of work has been done to investigate and reduce driver distraction a... read more

Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism

Kimberly Morse Jones

Mining various archives and newspaper repositories, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism provides the first full-length study of a remarkable woman and heretofore neglected art critic. Pennell, a prolific 'New Art Critic', helped formulate and develop formalist methodology in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, which she applied to her mostly a... read more

Mining various archives and newspaper repositories, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism provides the first full-length study of a remarkable woman and heretofore neglected art critic. Pennell, a prolific 'New Art Critic', helped formulate and develop formalist methodology in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, which she applied to her mostly a... read more

Museum Space: Where Architecture Meets Museology

Kali, Dr Tzortzi

Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the museum building and its display, we can illu... read more

Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the museum building and its display, we can illu... read more

In Pursuit of Foresight: Disaster Incubation Theory Re-imagined

Mike, Dr Lauder

Many inquiry reports blame managers for the failures of foresight. These reports are founded on the premise that, with a little more thought, these oversights, which enabled the crisis to occur, would have been avoided. Is it really that simple? These inquiry reports then go on to offer recommendations that may have prevented the events that occurred but may also be the genesis of the next cri... read more

Many inquiry reports blame managers for the failures of foresight. These reports are founded on the premise that, with a little more thought, these oversights, which enabled the crisis to occur, would have been avoided. Is it really that simple? These inquiry reports then go on to offer recommendations that may have prevented the events that occurred but may also be the genesis of the next cri... read more

Measuring Public Space: The Star Model (Design and the Built Environment)

Georgiana, Dr Varna

In the rapidly expanding public space debate of the past few years, a recurring theme is the ‘loss of publicness’ of contemporary urban public places. This book takes up the challenge to find an objective way to prove or disprove this phenomenon. By taking the reader through a systematic and multi-disciplinary literature review it asks the deceptively simple question: ‘What is publicness?’ It ... read more

In the rapidly expanding public space debate of the past few years, a recurring theme is the ‘loss of publicness’ of contemporary urban public places. This book takes up the challenge to find an objective way to prove or disprove this phenomenon. By taking the reader through a systematic and multi-disciplinary literature review it asks the deceptively simple question: ‘What is publicness?’ It ... read more

Fiesta De Diez Pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba (Soas Musicology Series)

Moshe Morad

The 'Special Period' in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed and destabilized, clandestine gay scene (known as th... read more

The 'Special Period' in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed and destabilized, clandestine gay scene (known as th... read more

Transitions: Concepts + Drawings + Buildings (Design Research in Architecture)

Christine Hawley

Most architectural books written by practising architects fall into two categories: theoretical texts, or monographs that describe and illustrate the author's projects. This book combines both, as it explores and illustrates the methodological journey required to translate a concept to a drawing and a drawing to a building. While the term 'methodological' might imply an Aristotelian logic, the... read more

Most architectural books written by practising architects fall into two categories: theoretical texts, or monographs that describe and illustrate the author's projects. This book combines both, as it explores and illustrates the methodological journey required to translate a concept to a drawing and a drawing to a building. While the term 'methodological' might imply an Aristotelian logic, the... read more

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

Marc Treib, Luigi Latini

Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects centered in the area of Arezzo, whose style reflected modern­ized traditional models. In the po... read more

Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects centered in the area of Arezzo, whose style reflected modern­ized traditional models. In the po... read more

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