Gareth Collinson

Gareth Collinson - Editor Tick

Durham, United Kingdom

Experienced, enthusiastic and diligent editor, who delights in making any writing as good as it can be.

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Overview

I'm an experienced freelance editor, who has had previous in-house experience at Scholastic Children's Books and Channel Four Learning, but who has been self-employed for over 20 years.

The main editorial services I provide are:

– copy-editing, to improve readability, fitness of purpose, grammar and punctuation, and to pick up on any glaring plot issues

– proofreading, a last-stage check on designed text for typos, repetition and any final problems

I love the challenge of making writing as good as it can be; I derive special enjoyment from historical fiction (where I get to utilise my History degree) and YA/crossover fiction.

Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Historical Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
January, 1996 – Present (over 22 years)

I provide copy-editing and proofreading services to publishing houses as well as directly to self-publishing authors.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Losing It (The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries Book 3)

Jamie Scallion

Losing It is the third book in the explosive teen series The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries. This brilliant quartet of Young Adult novels has acquired thousands of online fans since its launch in 2015. USA Baby! The RockAteers are on the road again. Egg watches their profile soar from his self-imposed exile. With a nudge from Clipper, he makes an important decision. Burt has a new mission impossible in... read more

Losing It is the third book in the explosive teen series The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries. This brilliant quartet of Young Adult novels has acquired thousands of online fans since its launch in 2015. USA Baby! The RockAteers are on the road again. Egg watches their profile soar from his self-imposed exile. With a nudge from Clipper, he makes an important decision. Burt has a new mission impossible in... read more

Owning It (THE ROCK 'N' ROLL DIARIES Book 4)

Jamie Scallion

What next for The RockAteers? Who is going to pick up the pieces of the most successful band on the planet? Could they really be a four piece again? A postcard from beyond the grave leads to an impossible quest. Belt up for the heart-pumping finale of The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries...

What next for The RockAteers? Who is going to pick up the pieces of the most successful band on the planet? Could they really be a four piece again? A postcard from beyond the grave leads to an impossible quest. Belt up for the heart-pumping finale of The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries...

In a Gilded Cage

Ms Susan Appleyard

Alien Sheep

Diana Kimpton

Previously published as The Green Sheep. Tom has always dreamed of meeting an alien, but he never expected it would be a green sheep that duplicates itself every time it goes to sleep. With the army closing, can Tom help the woolly aliens escape from Earth before they are captured?

Previously published as The Green Sheep. Tom has always dreamed of meeting an alien, but he never expected it would be a green sheep that duplicates itself every time it goes to sleep. With the army closing, can Tom help the woolly aliens escape from Earth before they are captured?

Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection

Peter J. Murray

No Mokee Joe Read a customer review or write one .

No Mokee Joe Read a customer review or write one .

Doorway to Danger (Ghost Island)

Luke Temple

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No Doorway to Danger Read a customer review or write one .

Russian Gold (EDGE: Crime Team)

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Leo Messi (EDGE: Dream to Win)

Roy Apps

We've all got a dream, right? Growing up in Rosario, Argentina was tough for a kid - especially a little one like Lionel Messi. But Lionel didn't want to be little - he wanted to be a LEGEND! This is the story of Lionel's discovery, his first football matches for Newell's Old Boys and then the huge decision that would change his life FOREVER...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top ... read more

We've all got a dream, right? Growing up in Rosario, Argentina was tough for a kid - especially a little one like Lionel Messi. But Lionel didn't want to be little - he wanted to be a LEGEND! This is the story of Lionel's discovery, his first football matches for Newell's Old Boys and then the huge decision that would change his life FOREVER...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top ... read more

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