Emma Lockley

Emma Lockley - Editor

Willand, Cullompton, UK

My name is Emma Lockley and I am a qualified proofreader and editor based in Devon. ​

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My name is Emma Lockley and I am a qualified proofreader and editor based in Devon.
​I have experience proofreading and editing fictional and non-fictional books, academic journals, magazine publications, essays, dissertations, PhD Theses and business documents.
​My specialisms include fiction, Victorian studies, English literature, history and music but I am happy to work on a multitude of subject matters.

English (UK)
English (US)
Writing & Publishing
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


  • Masters in Research in Victorian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and History
  • Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning Course (Publishing Training Centre)
  • Introduction to Copy-Editing (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading)
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading)
  • Fellow of the Victoria College of Music (FVCM)
  • Grade 6 Music Theory

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader, Editor and Indexer

February, 2015 – Present (almost 6 years)

For the past 5 years I have been proofreading and editing a multitude of fictional manuscripts and non-fictional documents for several publishing companies, providing the authors with detailed and helpful feedback.
I also proofread and copy-edit academic journals for a couple of publishing companies, with every piece of work being completed to a high standard and on time.
I also compile comprehensive indexes: always following the accompanying brief and completing the indexes by the deadline.

Editor, Proofreader and Indexer

North Staffordshire Press
March, 2013 – August, 2018 (over 5 years)

I edited and proofread an array of books, including several historical books, children’s books, fictional, religious and football related publications, along with a couple of autobiographies and walking books. For each publication it was essential that communication between me and the author was maintained, this enabled the author’s input to be included at every stage of the publishing process.
It was also my duty to create and publish a bi-monthly newsletter which contained articles, with some written by myself, on upcoming publications and local publishing events, with any other news readers may find interesting.


North Staffordshire Press
February, 2013 – February, 2013 (less than a minute)

I began to learn how to index and learnt how to adapt and improve my communication skills, whilst acquiring essential administrative and editorial skills.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Nuremberg Trials

Zvyagintsev, Alexander

Ravens before Noah: A Novel

Harutyunyan, Susanna

A Flame Out at Sea

Novikov, Dmitry

The Hemingway Game

Grishkovets, Evgeny

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