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Fergus McKeown

Fergus McKeown - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Editor with experience in academic works and trade fiction. Proofreading, copy editing and developmental editing provided for all projects.

Overview

I have worked on both production and editorial sides of book publishing since 2013, when I started as an editorial assistant at a publishing house specialising in translating contemporary Arabic fiction into English. From there I moved into a more production focused role at a large academic publisher where I focused on Linguistics, History and Sociology texts. I have been offering freelance services since 2017.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literature
Non-Fiction
History Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Production Editor

Palgrave
March, 2016 – January, 2017 (10 months)

Production Assistant

Palgrave
July, 2015 – March, 2016 (8 months)

Publishing Assistant

Darf Publishers
June, 2013 – June, 2015 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Confines of the Shadow

Alessandro Spina

The Confines of the Shadow is a sequence of novels and short stories that map the transformation of the Libyan city of Benghazi from a sleepy Ottoman backwater in the 1910s to the second capital of an oil-rich kingdom in the 1960s. Employing a cosmopolitan array of characters, ranging from Ottoman functionaries, to Sanussi aristocrats and Italian officers, Spina chronicles Italy's colonial exp... read more

The Confines of the Shadow is a sequence of novels and short stories that map the transformation of the Libyan city of Benghazi from a sleepy Ottoman backwater in the 1910s to the second capital of an oil-rich kingdom in the 1960s. Employing a cosmopolitan array of characters, ranging from Ottoman functionaries, to Sanussi aristocrats and Italian officers, Spina chronicles Italy's colonial exp... read more

African Titanics

Abu Bakr Khaal

African Titanics is the untold tale of the African boat people and their desperate exodus to the merciless shores of the Mediterranean. The novel is one of fleeting yet profound friendships, perseverance born of despair and the power of stories to overcome the difficulties of the present. Alternating between fast-paced action and meditative reflection, the novel follows the adventures of Eritr... read more

African Titanics is the untold tale of the African boat people and their desperate exodus to the merciless shores of the Mediterranean. The novel is one of fleeting yet profound friendships, perseverance born of despair and the power of stories to overcome the difficulties of the present. Alternating between fast-paced action and meditative reflection, the novel follows the adventures of Eritr... read more

Chewing Gum

Mansour Bushnaf

Young Mukhtar is frozen in time, gazing at his beloved Fatma as she disappears into the streets of Tripoli, destined to a life of prostitution. Around these young lovers, Bushnaf weaves a compelling network of images: a litter-strewn park, a bewitching Italian statue and a fluttering red scarf. Through these images, imbued with social, historical and existential import, Bushnaf paints a dark p... read more

Young Mukhtar is frozen in time, gazing at his beloved Fatma as she disappears into the streets of Tripoli, destined to a life of prostitution. Around these young lovers, Bushnaf weaves a compelling network of images: a litter-strewn park, a bewitching Italian statue and a fluttering red scarf. Through these images, imbued with social, historical and existential import, Bushnaf paints a dark p... read more

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