Gerard Delaney

Gerard Delaney - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Freelance copy-editor and proofreader (STEM and non-fiction) for Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Hodder, Routledge, OUP, Pearson and others

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Overview

I’m an experienced freelance writer, editor and Internet research specialist with more than 25 years working for leading international publishers, including Pearson Education, Routledge and Cambridge University Press. After earlier pursuing 14 years in academic research in the UK and Ireland I spent a couple of years as a writer myself, including publishing several short stories and articles and contributing to a Dictionary of Theories.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Education & Reference
Engineering
History
Life Sciences
Math & Science
Nature
Technology

Certifications

  • Advanced Professional Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the 1992 Ian St James Awards for Short Story Writing

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader

Self-employed
December, 2016 – Present (about 3 years)

Proofreading of CCEA GCSE Mathematics Foundation Practice Book for 2nd Edition

Freelance Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Answer checking and proofreading of AQA GCSE Chemistry 9-1 Grade 8/9 Booster Workbook

Freelance Copy-editor

Self-employed
June, 2016 – September, 2018 (over 2 years)

Copy-editing of organic chemistry papers prior to typesetting for the Journal of Chemical Research

Freelance Copy-editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
March, 2016 – Present (almost 4 years)

Copy-editing and proofreading of BTEC L2 and L3 Nationals in Engineering

Freelance Copy-editor

Self-employed
February, 2015 – Present (almost 5 years)

English language polishing for academic authors whose first language is not English

Freelance Writer, Editor, Proofreader and Internet Research Specialist

Self-employed
February, 2001 – July, 2017 (over 16 years)

I'm a regular freelance contributor at Routledge (part of Taylor & Francis Group, itself now part of the Informa Group) working on the International Who’s Who biographical reference volume, including new entry creation, content editing and proofreading, as well as on its companion publications, the International Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who in International Affairs, International Who’s Who in Classical Music, International Who’s Who in Popular Music and contributions to the Europa World Year Book, Western Europe, The Far East and Australasia and the South Asia Regional Surveys.

Freelance Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 1996 – Present (over 23 years)

I've worked with Addison Wesley Longman (now part of Pearson Education Ltd) English Language Teaching (ELT) Division on several interactive CD-ROMs and numerous specialist titles for Longman Dictionaries.

Recent titles I've worked on for Pearson Education (Higher and Professional Education) include:

Wood, Business Accounting, Vol. 2 2012
Wyatt, Budgeting Forecasting 2012
Mishkin, Economics of Money, Banking and Finance, 1st edn 2013
Sloman, Essentials of Economics, 6th edn 2013
Croft: Mathematics for Engineers (MyLab series) 2013
Williams, Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests 2014
James et al., Modern Engineering Mathematics, 5th edn 2015
Croft & Davison, Foundation Mathematics, 6th edn 2016
International A Level Chemistry Student Book 2, 2019

Portfolio (20 selected works)

The International Who's Who 2015

When you need to source accurate information on the past history, achievements and current activities of leading world figures, from heads of state to sporting greats, Europa's The International Who's Who 2015 provides the answer. Published annually since 1935 The International Who's Who is your source for hard-to-find biographical details on over 25,000 of the world's most prominent and influ... read more

When you need to source accurate information on the past history, achievements and current activities of leading world figures, from heads of state to sporting greats, Europa's The International Who's Who 2015 provides the answer. Published annually since 1935 The International Who's Who is your source for hard-to-find biographical details on over 25,000 of the world's most prominent and influ... read more

The International Who's Who in Classical/Popular Music Set 2015: International Who's Who in Classical Music 2015

The International Who’s Who in Classical Music 2015 is a vast source of biographical and contact information for singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors, managers and more. Each entrant has been given the opportunity to update his or her information for the new improved 2015 edition. Each biographical entry comprises personal information, principal career details, repertoire, recordin... read more

The International Who’s Who in Classical Music 2015 is a vast source of biographical and contact information for singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors, managers and more. Each entrant has been given the opportunity to update his or her information for the new improved 2015 edition. Each biographical entry comprises personal information, principal career details, repertoire, recordin... read more

The Europa Regional Surveys of the World 2015: Central and South-Eastern Europe 2015

A comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of this region, incorporating the latest economic and socio-political developments. New for 2015: - discussion and expert analysis of elections throughout the region - details of developments in relations with the EU for current and prospective members, and within the eurozone - fully revised essay content, including new essays on the pos... read more

A comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of this region, incorporating the latest economic and socio-political developments. New for 2015: - discussion and expert analysis of elections throughout the region - details of developments in relations with the EU for current and prospective members, and within the eurozone - fully revised essay content, including new essays on the pos... read more

Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests: Everything You Need to Know to Understand How to Practise for and Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests (Brilliant Business)

Rob Williams

All the practise and experience you need to become familiar with all the common tests, feel comfortable with a range of difficulty levels and sail through the test on the day.

All the practise and experience you need to become familiar with all the common tests, feel comfortable with a range of difficulty levels and sail through the test on the day.

Essentials of Economics

John Sloman, Dean Garrett

Were you looking for the book with access to MyEconLab? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyEconLab. Buy Essentials of Economics 6th edition with MyEconLab access card, (ISBN 9780273783930) if you need access to the MyEconLab as well, and save money on this brilliant resource. Essentials of Economics, is the market leading concise text in introductory economics. ... read more

Were you looking for the book with access to MyEconLab? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyEconLab. Buy Essentials of Economics 6th edition with MyEconLab access card, (ISBN 9780273783930) if you need access to the MyEconLab as well, and save money on this brilliant resource. Essentials of Economics, is the market leading concise text in introductory economics. ... read more

Warm Climates in Earth History

The study of greenhouse climates in the earth's past leads to a greater understanding of the factors that influence today's climate. In this fully integrated volume, leading experts in paleoclimatology present cutting edge paleontological, geological, and theoretical research to assess intervals of global warmth. Coverage examines warm climate intervals during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenoz... read more

The study of greenhouse climates in the earth's past leads to a greater understanding of the factors that influence today's climate. In this fully integrated volume, leading experts in paleoclimatology present cutting edge paleontological, geological, and theoretical research to assess intervals of global warmth. Coverage examines warm climate intervals during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenoz... read more

The Hutchinson Chronology of Science

This chronology of science is divided into chapters by time period and within each chapter by scientific area, giving a complete overview of the progress of science, and allowing easy cross-reference between the various disciplines. It should be a useful source for the general reader with an interest in science as well as school and college students. Over 2500 events in the history of science ... read more

This chronology of science is divided into chapters by time period and within each chapter by scientific area, giving a complete overview of the progress of science, and allowing easy cross-reference between the various disciplines. It should be a useful source for the general reader with an interest in science as well as school and college students. Over 2500 events in the history of science ... read more

Supporting Drama And Imaginative Play In The Early Years (Rethinking Ageing Series)

Lesley Hendy

Written for the wide range of practitioners working with young children, this book gives guidance on both the theory and the practical management of drama in the Early Years. The relationship between 'pretend play' and the cognitive and affective development of young children is emphasised, having much to inform us about the children in our care. Major themes are children's need to experience ... read more

Written for the wide range of practitioners working with young children, this book gives guidance on both the theory and the practical management of drama in the Early Years. The relationship between 'pretend play' and the cognitive and affective development of young children is emphasised, having much to inform us about the children in our care. Major themes are children's need to experience ... read more

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Complete Mechanics for Cambridge International AS & A Level

Support achievement in the latest syllabus (9709), for examination from 2020, with a stretching, practice-driven approach that builds the advanced skills required for Cambridge exam success and progression to further study. This new edition is fully aligned with the Mechanics part of the latest International AS & A Level syllabus, and contains a comprehensive mapping grid so you can be sure of... read more

Support achievement in the latest syllabus (9709), for examination from 2020, with a stretching, practice-driven approach that builds the advanced skills required for Cambridge exam success and progression to further study. This new edition is fully aligned with the Mechanics part of the latest International AS & A Level syllabus, and contains a comprehensive mapping grid so you can be sure of... read more

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Coding (100 Ideas for Teachers)

Martin Burrett

Coding comprises half of the National Curriculum strands for computing, and 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Coding is packed with resources that will give every teacher the confidence to deliver it. The easy-to-follow and practical activities in this book will be invaluable for all teachers, whether they are new to coding and just getting to grips with the basics, or are more experienced and w... read more

Coding comprises half of the National Curriculum strands for computing, and 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Coding is packed with resources that will give every teacher the confidence to deliver it. The easy-to-follow and practical activities in this book will be invaluable for all teachers, whether they are new to coding and just getting to grips with the basics, or are more experienced and w... read more

Financing Infrastructure Projects, Second edition

Tony Mema and Faisal F. Al-Thani

Financing Infrastructure Projects is an essential guide to the different methods and strategies that are used to finance infrastructure projects. The author team brings together extensive banking and engineering experience to present the latest thinking and developments in the effective implementation of finance for infrastructure projects. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includ... read more

Financing Infrastructure Projects is an essential guide to the different methods and strategies that are used to finance infrastructure projects. The author team brings together extensive banking and engineering experience to present the latest thinking and developments in the effective implementation of finance for infrastructure projects. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includ... read more

Strategic Management of Flood Risk

Duncan McLuckie and Jaya Kandasamy, with Paul Sayers

Thermal Insulation Materials for Building Applications

Latif Eshrar, Rachel Bevan, Tom Woolley

The Political Economy of Capital Cities (Regions and Cities)

Heike Mayer, Fritz Sager, David Kaufmann, Martin Warland

Capital cities that are not the dominant economic centers of their nations – so-called ‘secondary capital cities’ (SCCs) – tend to be overlooked in the fields of economic geography and political science. Yet, capital cities play an important role in shaping the political, economic, social and cultural identity of a nation. As the seat of power and decision-making, capital cities represent a na... read more

Capital cities that are not the dominant economic centers of their nations – so-called ‘secondary capital cities’ (SCCs) – tend to be overlooked in the fields of economic geography and political science. Yet, capital cities play an important role in shaping the political, economic, social and cultural identity of a nation. As the seat of power and decision-making, capital cities represent a na... read more

Strategic Approaches to Regional Development: Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions (Regions and Cities Book 134)

The existence and persistence of regional disparities between European regions require context-tailored policies to promote structural change. This book explores the congruence between place-based development and regional competitiveness in the EU context. Drawing on a range of social science disciplines, this book unpicks the complexity of regional transformation processes, aiming to enhance ... read more

The existence and persistence of regional disparities between European regions require context-tailored policies to promote structural change. This book explores the congruence between place-based development and regional competitiveness in the EU context. Drawing on a range of social science disciplines, this book unpicks the complexity of regional transformation processes, aiming to enhance ... read more

MEI Further Maths: Further Pure Maths with Technology

Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications with new and updated editions from our bestselling series. - Build connections between topics using real-world contexts that develop mathematical modelling skills, thus providing your students with a fuller and more coherent understanding of mathematical concepts. - Develop fluency in problem-solving, proof and mode... read more

Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications with new and updated editions from our bestselling series. - Build connections between topics using real-world contexts that develop mathematical modelling skills, thus providing your students with a fuller and more coherent understanding of mathematical concepts. - Develop fluency in problem-solving, proof and mode... read more

CCEA GCSE Mathematics Foundation Practice Book for 2nd Edition

Linda Liggett

CCEA GCSE Mathematics Foundation Practice Book

CCEA GCSE Mathematics Foundation Practice Book

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