Gareth Watkins

Gareth Watkins - Editor Tick

Oxford, United Kingdom

Specialising in science fiction, fantasy and crime/mystery fiction, and general non-fiction. Over 9 years' experience in publishing.

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I'm an editor and proofreader based in the UK. I have an MA in Publishing and over 8 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.

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

Work experience

Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Managing Editor

Wiley
January, 2014 – Present (over 4 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 (11 selected works)

A Fight For Home: A Novel From A Dying World (Rebuilding Hope Book 2)

P A Wilson

Plagues that ravaged the world’s population are over. Civilization is dying, and brutality is a survival trait.A year after fleeing her home in search of peace and safety, Lena and her friends face a violent enemy who wants to control their small part of the world. They won’t survive alone, but they have nothing to offer to make alliances. Can an old enemy help? Can the past be forgotten to en... read more

Plagues that ravaged the world’s population are over. Civilization is dying, and brutality is a survival trait.A year after fleeing her home in search of peace and safety, Lena and her friends face a violent enemy who wants to control their small part of the world. They won’t survive alone, but they have nothing to offer to make alliances. Can an old enemy help? Can the past be forgotten to en... read more

Blood Magic Blues: HOP-D Case 1

P. A. Wilson

There’s magic . . . and murder . . . in the air.When Fernlight, a Sprite, and Bramble, who’s a fairy, open their private detection agency, they dream of bridging the gap between humans and magical beings. Since the prophesy was fulfilled five years prior that allowed humans to see magical beings, relations have been a little . . . tense. They didn’t count on Mamoru, an investigator with the sl... read more

There’s magic . . . and murder . . . in the air.When Fernlight, a Sprite, and Bramble, who’s a fairy, open their private detection agency, they dream of bridging the gap between humans and magical beings. Since the prophesy was fulfilled five years prior that allowed humans to see magical beings, relations have been a little . . . tense. They didn’t count on Mamoru, an investigator with the sl... read more

The Secret History of Mac Gaming

Richard Moss

The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child’s play and quick reflexes. It made human–computer interaction friendly, inviting and intuitive.Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their product... read more

The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child’s play and quick reflexes. It made human–computer interaction friendly, inviting and intuitive.Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their product... 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

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

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 to se... 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 to se... 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

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 plans... 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 plans... read more

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

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 acce... 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 acce... read more

Christmas Horror Shorts

Graham M Hodge

Whether you feel joy and peace or Bah humbug towards Christmas, why not put on the fire, pour yourself a nice glass of your favourite tipple and sit right down and enjoy Christmas Horror Shorts by British horror writer Graham M Hodge. Four chilling Christmas tales to entertain you on a cold winter’s night.A young girl on the way home from church on Christmas Eve, spots Santa in the park, the i... read more

Whether you feel joy and peace or Bah humbug towards Christmas, why not put on the fire, pour yourself a nice glass of your favourite tipple and sit right down and enjoy Christmas Horror Shorts by British horror writer Graham M Hodge. Four chilling Christmas tales to entertain you on a cold winter’s night.A young girl on the way home from church on Christmas Eve, spots Santa in the park, the i... read more

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Marshall Drews

There's not much to say other then the fact that this guy puts top notch work into editing. I can tell the things he pointed out and changes he recommended did my story a service. 10/10 I look forward to working with him again with the next book.

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Marshall Drews, June 2018


Perry Wilson

This is the second time I've hired Gareth because he's a great professional. He delivered early on this project and I'm happy with the way he comments as well as his proofreading skills.

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Perry Wilson, April 2018


Graham Hodge

Gareth was great to work with, his editing of my work was completed quickly and the results were of high quality, I would recommend him to anyone who needs to have an editor. Thank you Gareth.

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Graham Hodge, January 2018


Perry Wilson

Gareth was great. He delivered a little early and his comments and changes were right on the money.

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Perry Wilson, November 2017

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