Helen Castell

Helen Castell - Editor

London, UK

Meticulous copy editor, proofreader and financial journalist

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Overview

Meticulous copy editor and proofreader who also brings to the table more than 20 years' experience as a financial journalist.

My deep understanding of business and finance positions me well to polish non-fiction titles in this field, with a particular focus on trade finance, energy, commodities, derivatives, insurance and development finance.

I have also freelanced as a copy editor and proofreader for publishers including Penguin Random House and edited several self-published fiction titles - an area In which I'm keen to gain more experience.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Travel

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
July, 2002 – Present (almost 18 years)

Freelance writer and editor. I work mostly as a financial journalist, but also provide copywriting services for corporate clients such as AIG, Aronova and Lloyds, producing market materials, writing speeches or ghostwriting articles. I have also proofread and copyedited a number of Rough Guides travel books, as well as self-published fiction titles.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Hiring A SuperStar: The ULTIMATE Talent Finder Toolkit

Adam Butler

A comprehensive guide into the strategies of the executive search professional that can be easily adopted by you and your business. Full of strong ideas and practical solutions that will enable you to lower costs, improve time scales and make sure you hire the very best talent in your industry.Adam Butler’s career expertise and personable writing style combine impeccably to provide an easy to ... read more

A comprehensive guide into the strategies of the executive search professional that can be easily adopted by you and your business. Full of strong ideas and practical solutions that will enable you to lower costs, improve time scales and make sure you hire the very best talent in your industry.Adam Butler’s career expertise and personable writing style combine impeccably to provide an easy to ... read more

The Rough Guide to Brazil (Travel Guide eBook)

Rough Guides

Discover this vast and varied South American country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hit the beaches of Rio, take a boat up the Amazon or explore the gorgeous colonial towns of Minas Gerais, The Rough Guide to Brazil will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.-Independent, trusted reviews written with R... read more

Discover this vast and varied South American country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hit the beaches of Rio, take a boat up the Amazon or explore the gorgeous colonial towns of Minas Gerais, The Rough Guide to Brazil will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.-Independent, trusted reviews written with R... read more

The Rough Guide to Portugal (Travel Guide eBook) (Rough Guides)

Rough Guides

World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebookDiscover Portugal with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations.Whether you plan to walk the Rota Vicentina, explore wine lodges in Porto, hop on a vintage Lisbon tram or relax on the glorious Algarve coast, The Rough Gu... read more

World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebookDiscover Portugal with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations.Whether you plan to walk the Rota Vicentina, explore wine lodges in Porto, hop on a vintage Lisbon tram or relax on the glorious Algarve coast, The Rough Gu... read more

The Rough Guide to Kenya (Travel Guide eBook)

Rough Guides, Richard Trillo

The Rough Guide to Kenya has been the most authoritative guide to the country since it was first published in 1987. The fully revised, full-colour 11th edition covers the country in fine detail. Learn how to cope with and enjoy Nairobi; visit the Maasai Mara without the crowds; explore lesser-known parks and conservancies; and make the most of the Indian Ocean coast. A wealth of practical info... read more

The Rough Guide to Kenya has been the most authoritative guide to the country since it was first published in 1987. The fully revised, full-colour 11th edition covers the country in fine detail. Learn how to cope with and enjoy Nairobi; visit the Maasai Mara without the crowds; explore lesser-known parks and conservancies; and make the most of the Indian Ocean coast. A wealth of practical info... read more

The Weaponization of Trade: The Great Unbalancing of Politics and Economics (Perspectives)

Rebecca Harding, Jack Harding

Trade is being weaponized – and this is not good. As politicians on both sides of the Atlantic raise the stakes, trade is increasingly a tool of coercion to achieve strategic influence. This book looks at the risks for us all as trade becomes an instrument of foreign policy, and it shows how politicians could turn things around.

Trade is being weaponized – and this is not good. As politicians on both sides of the Atlantic raise the stakes, trade is increasingly a tool of coercion to achieve strategic influence. This book looks at the risks for us all as trade becomes an instrument of foreign policy, and it shows how politicians could turn things around.

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