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Gareth Watkins

Gareth Watkins - Editor

Oxford, UK

Editor and proofreader with over 7 years' experience in publishing, specialising in genre fiction and general non-fiction.

Overview

I'm an editor and proofreader based in the UK. I have an MA in Publishing and over 7 years' experience in the industry. I currently work for a major academic publisher and have undertaken freelance work with independent authors.

I completed an MA in Publishing in 2007 and have worked in the industry ever since. I also undertook additional training with the Publishing Training Centre before embarking on freelance work. Since then, I've been fortunate to have worked with authors of both fiction and non-fiction across a range of areas, though the majority of my experience with fiction has been with genre novels and short stories.

I love what I do, and I love being able to play a part in helping authors get their words out into the world.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Publishing

Work experience

Managing Editor

Wiley

January, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I work on a number of academic journals, commissioning and editing articles in collaboration with expert academic editors. I also write and edit online content.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

North Atlantic Drift

Kerry O'Grady

Clare has fallen in love with an impossible boy. Nobody, not even her best friend Cait understands why she is spending more and more time out on the island with the strange young man. They don’t realise that the wild rocky shores of Carrig na Ron, with its seal beach and fisherman’s cottage is the place Clare belongs. Her mother is away in Dublin and her father, obsessed with studying the migr... read more

Clare has fallen in love with an impossible boy. Nobody, not even her best friend Cait understands why she is spending more and more time out on the island with the strange young man. They don’t realise that the wild rocky shores of Carrig na Ron, with its seal beach and fisherman’s cottage is the place Clare belongs. Her mother is away in Dublin and her father, obsessed with studying the migr... read more

Monsters of Elsewhere

Matthew Waldram

There is a land – let's call it Elsewhere – that is in no small amount of trouble. Giant wolves are tearing villages apart, a monster king is bringing his army across the sea to capture the legendary Hall of Glass, and the High Lord has completely disappeared.Henry Whistler was eight when he got lost at a bus station in Hounslow. There his adventure began. For that was when he met the exiled i... read more

There is a land – let's call it Elsewhere – that is in no small amount of trouble. Giant wolves are tearing villages apart, a monster king is bringing his army across the sea to capture the legendary Hall of Glass, and the High Lord has completely disappeared.Henry Whistler was eight when he got lost at a bus station in Hounslow. There his adventure began. For that was when he met the exiled i... read more

How to Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

Luke McGrath

Learn ‘How to Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0′ I wrote this book to help you learn how to meet these important guidelines. You’ll find out how an accessible website can still be beautiful, successful and fun for your users. Taking each guideline in turn, you'll learn why it's important for users, the best way to comply, plus any tips and tricks to make your life easier. Web a... read more

Learn ‘How to Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0′ I wrote this book to help you learn how to meet these important guidelines. You’ll find out how an accessible website can still be beautiful, successful and fun for your users. Taking each guideline in turn, you'll learn why it's important for users, the best way to comply, plus any tips and tricks to make your life easier. Web a... read more

Majeena

M.P. Adams

In a world of dark creatures and monsters, Majeena is a forgotten island, lost to the shadows. A young orphaned creature called Aeroin Swift has lived on Majeena all his life. When the King of Majeena is attacked by a mysterious Beast who lives in the northern forest, Aeroin and his friends go on a journey to meet the Beast for themselves. But the King's fiendish advisor, Rektor, has other pla... read more

In a world of dark creatures and monsters, Majeena is a forgotten island, lost to the shadows. A young orphaned creature called Aeroin Swift has lived on Majeena all his life. When the King of Majeena is attacked by a mysterious Beast who lives in the northern forest, Aeroin and his friends go on a journey to meet the Beast for themselves. But the King's fiendish advisor, Rektor, has other pla... read more

Ten To The Power

M.P. Adams

Dr Felicity Orden is an engineer for TENeleven, a machine that can simulate historical events at stunning levels of detail. During a routine run of the machine the operators discover Felicity’s life is at risk from a secret organisation with more than a vested interest in TENeleven. Felicity begins an investigation into the threat - an investigation that takes her deep into the past, far into ... read more

Dr Felicity Orden is an engineer for TENeleven, a machine that can simulate historical events at stunning levels of detail. During a routine run of the machine the operators discover Felicity’s life is at risk from a secret organisation with more than a vested interest in TENeleven. Felicity begins an investigation into the threat - an investigation that takes her deep into the past, far into ... read more

The Fallow Field

Leigh Dovey

“The Fallow Field grips tight and refuses to let go, winding down an unpredictable path of classical Hammer-esque sensbilities and existential mind games. Here we have an extremely strong debut.” Dreadcentral.com “An unsettling piece of character horror that gets under your skin. A very promising debut.” ScifiNow Magazine “If The Fallow Field is the future of British horror then I can’t wait t... read more

“The Fallow Field grips tight and refuses to let go, winding down an unpredictable path of classical Hammer-esque sensbilities and existential mind games. Here we have an extremely strong debut.” Dreadcentral.com “An unsettling piece of character horror that gets under your skin. A very promising debut.” ScifiNow Magazine “If The Fallow Field is the future of British horror then I can’t wait t... read more

The Electric

Andrew David Barker

In the summer of 1985, fifteen-year-old Sam Crowhurst discovers an old abandoned cinema that screens movies made by ghosts, for ghosts. Sam, along with his friends, Emma and David, find themselves drawn into a world where the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Lon Chaney and Theda Bara are still making pictures; where Harold Lloyd and John Belushi team up for roustabout comedies, and Karloff and Lugosi... read more

In the summer of 1985, fifteen-year-old Sam Crowhurst discovers an old abandoned cinema that screens movies made by ghosts, for ghosts. Sam, along with his friends, Emma and David, find themselves drawn into a world where the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Lon Chaney and Theda Bara are still making pictures; where Harold Lloyd and John Belushi team up for roustabout comedies, and Karloff and Lugosi... read more

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