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Gemma Beard

Gemma Beard - Editor

Bungay, Suffolk, United Kingdom

SfEP trained editor offering a friendly and professional editorial service.

Overview

I am a professional proofreader and copy-editor, and an Intermediate Member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I specialise in literature, the humanities, the social sciences, business and law. I trained in proofreading and copy-editing with the SfEP after graduating with a first class honours degree in Humanities with Literature. Prior to going freelance, I worked in commercial finance as a Senior Legal Advisor and a Senior Account Manager. I am reliable, flexible and able to hit tight deadlines. I comply with the Code of Practice of the SfEP, so you can be confident the editorial service you receive will follow best practice.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Business & Management Design Education & Reference History Law LGBTQ (non fiction) Photography Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Religion & Spirituality Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Intermediate Member of the SfEP
  • BA Humanities with Literature (1st Class Honours)
  • SfEP Proofreadering 1: Introduction
  • SfEP Proofreading 2: Progress
  • SfEP Proofreading Mentoring
  • SfEP Copy-editing 1: Introduction
  • SfEP Copy-editing 2: Progress
  • SfEP Brush up your Grammar
  • CILEx Higher Level Diplomas in Law (9 subjects)
  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Sociology

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader and Copy-editor

Beard Editorial
September, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I work with publishers, self-publishers, typesetters, academics and businesses. I specialise in editing and proofreading academic and professional publications, but also work on on popular-culture publications, children's literature, adult fiction and poetry. Much of my work has involved working with non-native authors.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack (33 1/3)

Andrew Schartmann

Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control: The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk

Paul Kidston

"I believe that this publication has captured the best practices for planning and will become the reference document of note for organisations and their teams during future project deliveries." David Birch, head of capital delivery project controls - National Grid Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control is a comprehensive guide for anyone involved in planning, scheduling and controlling p... read more

"I believe that this publication has captured the best practices for planning and will become the reference document of note for organisations and their teams during future project deliveries." David Birch, head of capital delivery project controls - National Grid Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control is a comprehensive guide for anyone involved in planning, scheduling and controlling p... read more

Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation: Women-only urban parks in Iran (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

Reza Arjmand

Public spaces are the renditions of the power symmetry within the social setting it resides in, a....

Public spaces are the renditions of the power symmetry within the social setting it resides in, a....

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