Hazel Reid

Hazel Reid - Editor

East Linton, United Kingdom

I'm an editor who loves to help all kinds of writers to polish and perfect their words so that the stories they tell are the best.

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Overview

After many years in business publishing handling publications for companies from large corporates to small-and-medium-sized businesses, I moved into the freelance world 14 years ago. Since then I have edited and proofread books: business, leisure, non-fiction and academic titles, as well as magazines and marketing material.

My skills and areas of interest cover history, folklore, human interest, memoirs and family histories,
business and management, HR topics, non-native English editing, autobiographies and transatlantic studies.

I am also an enthusiastic stitcher and love to work with words about textile art and design, embroidery, felt-making and sewing of all kinds.

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and edited their membership magazine for ten years.

I love helping an author to ensure the best combination of words and phrases to make the story they are telling the very best. I'll also ensure that grammar, punctuation and spelling are correct so as not to interrupt the reader's concentration. The apostrophe may occur often - but always in the right place.

I really enjoy handling words and making them clear to the reader while retaining the author's style. Clarity and attention to detail are paramount.

What people have said:

I am deeply appreciative to have had your expertise and feel like I have learned so much, even in the past couple of hours, looking through these final proofs, in terms of how to give my writing a needed fine tune. I feel genuinely blessed that you agreed to come with me on this final stage of the journey.
Jamie Hylands, author of The Middle

It would not have been possible to put this thesis together without your patience and your meticulous way of going through the pages with a fine-tooth comb, untangling all the winding, convoluted language, in order that my words would make sense.
Khairul Ismail - PhD thesis (non-native English speaker)
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Business & Management
Design
DIY & Crafts
Fashion & Textiles
Health & wellbeing
History
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Advanced Professional member of The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Awards

  • Twice named Editor of the Year for business publications

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The International Sales Handbook

John Lynch

In this book John Lynch distils everything he has learned in an international sales career lasting more than 40 years on every continent except Antarctica.This is not a How To Sell book. There are lots of those; some are really good and some are no help at all. The International Sales Handbook doesn’t tell you how to recognise a buying signal or handle objections because if you can’t do those ... read more

In this book John Lynch distils everything he has learned in an international sales career lasting more than 40 years on every continent except Antarctica.This is not a How To Sell book. There are lots of those; some are really good and some are no help at all. The International Sales Handbook doesn’t tell you how to recognise a buying signal or handle objections because if you can’t do those ... read more

Highland House Transformed

Daniel Maudlin

This text examines the domestic architecture of the Scottish Highlands. Why are all the houses white boxes or in terraced village main streets? It explores why the houses and villages of the modern Highlands look the way they do and how they relate to history of the region.

This text examines the domestic architecture of the Scottish Highlands. Why are all the houses white boxes or in terraced village main streets? It explores why the houses and villages of the modern Highlands look the way they do and how they relate to history of the region.

Just Sew Stories: 25 spectacular crafty gifts to sew

Katie Allen

The essential sewing book for the hip, modern crafter. Put some "wow" into your crafting kapow! Craft is exploding in popularity and DIY is totally trendy. Just Sew Stories includes twenty-five cool projects to make and give as gifts—or to keep for yourself! No matter what your level of craftability, Katie Allen has thought of a sewing project for you. Ranging from "easy peasy", to confident c... read more

The essential sewing book for the hip, modern crafter. Put some "wow" into your crafting kapow! Craft is exploding in popularity and DIY is totally trendy. Just Sew Stories includes twenty-five cool projects to make and give as gifts—or to keep for yourself! No matter what your level of craftability, Katie Allen has thought of a sewing project for you. Ranging from "easy peasy", to confident c... read more

Embroidered Books: Design, Construction and Embellishment

Isobel Hall

Books with embroidered bindings and covers can be true works of art—treasured heirlooms to be handed down for generations. Now all needleworkers can master this traditional craft with the help of these detailed instructions and patterns. The projects combine several binding methods—including wrap-up and zig-zag books—with a range of exquisite embroidery designs, from a Wild West—themed wallet ... read more

Books with embroidered bindings and covers can be true works of art—treasured heirlooms to be handed down for generations. Now all needleworkers can master this traditional craft with the help of these detailed instructions and patterns. The projects combine several binding methods—including wrap-up and zig-zag books—with a range of exquisite embroidery designs, from a Wild West—themed wallet ... read more

Felting Fashion: Creative and Inspirational Techniques for Feltmakers

Lizzie Houghton

Crafters and fashionistas alike will go wild about this inspiration-packed book, which offers several ways to make felt and a wide range of patterns for stylish felt garments and accessories. The fashions include everything from hats to lavish full-length coats, and the instructions cover techniques for creating Nuno felt (a lightweight modern type that drapes) as well as traditional felts—plu... read more

Crafters and fashionistas alike will go wild about this inspiration-packed book, which offers several ways to make felt and a wide range of patterns for stylish felt garments and accessories. The fashions include everything from hats to lavish full-length coats, and the instructions cover techniques for creating Nuno felt (a lightweight modern type that drapes) as well as traditional felts—plu... read more

The Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Andrew Blaikie

Andrew Blaikie explores how different, but connected, ways of seeing infuse relationships between place and belonging. He argues that all memories, whether fleeting glimpses or elaborate narratives, invoke imagined pasts, be these of tenement life, island cultures, vanished moralities, even the origins of social science. But do these recollections share a common frame of reference? Are our per... read more

Andrew Blaikie explores how different, but connected, ways of seeing infuse relationships between place and belonging. He argues that all memories, whether fleeting glimpses or elaborate narratives, invoke imagined pasts, be these of tenement life, island cultures, vanished moralities, even the origins of social science. But do these recollections share a common frame of reference? Are our per... read more

Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War (Societies at War)

John Gilmour

This book fills a gap in the existing literature on the Second World War by covering the range of challenges, threats, issues, dilemmas, and changes faced and dealt with by Sweden during the conflict.Interest in Sweden's wartime experiences has increased due to its post-war profile as a neutral that both allowed German troops to transit through its territory and also carried on trading with th... read more

This book fills a gap in the existing literature on the Second World War by covering the range of challenges, threats, issues, dilemmas, and changes faced and dealt with by Sweden during the conflict.Interest in Sweden's wartime experiences has increased due to its post-war profile as a neutral that both allowed German troops to transit through its territory and also carried on trading with th... read more

Hubris: How HBOS Wrecked the Best Bank in Britain

Ray Perman, Alistair Darling

In 1995 Bank of Scotland celebrated 300 years as Britain's oldest commercial bank. Voted 'most admired bank', respected by competitors, applauded by investors and trusted by customers, it looked forward to the next three hundred. Less than 15 years later it was bust, reviled as part of the spectacular collapse of HBOS, the conglomerate it had joined. One of the high-profile victims of the cred... read more

In 1995 Bank of Scotland celebrated 300 years as Britain's oldest commercial bank. Voted 'most admired bank', respected by competitors, applauded by investors and trusted by customers, it looked forward to the next three hundred. Less than 15 years later it was bust, reviled as part of the spectacular collapse of HBOS, the conglomerate it had joined. One of the high-profile victims of the cred... read more

Hazel has 2 reviews

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Professionalism
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Communication & Punctuality

Karen Haggerty
This is my debut book and Hazel has been wonderful.She is patient, kind and professional.Thank you, Hazel!

Karen Haggerty, March 2018


Katrina Kirkwood
If ever I need a proofreader again, I'll be choosing Hazel.

Katrina Kirkwood, October 2016

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