Helen Hull

Helen Hull - Editor

Southampton, UK

Christian devotionals, biographies, theology and fiction are my specialisms: HONESTY OVER SILENCE by PATRICK REGAN is a recent brief of mine

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Overview

My clients include major publishers of Christian books in the UK; you can see some publications that I've copy-edited or proofread below. They value my consistency in keeping to deadlines and the informed attention to detail that I bring to copy-editing and proofreading briefs.

My professional career as an editor spans 15 years. It includes working with over ten publishing houses (three in-house), as well as collaborating with independent authors and students to polish their written work.

A good knowledge base in my specialist genres of theology, Bible study notes, missional biography and Christian fiction complements my in-house background as a senior production editor in medical and academic publishing for Blackwell Science.

I aim to work with authors, to provide supportive suggestions and edits, and together to produce a quality publication. In addition to polishing the brief at sentence level (grammatical errors, internal inconsistencies, use of sensitive/non-inclusive terms, punctuation and errors in style-conformity), I follow the development of the publication's message, comment on any variation in the author's voice, and provide checks on any Bible references and external genre-specific cross-references. These edits are only ever suggestions, and can be accepted or rejected accordingly.

My overall aim is to preserve the author's voice and message, and to collaborate together to see the project shared with its intended audience.


Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction

Work experience

Freelance copy-editor and proofreader

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

Bible-study notes for CWR, commentaries and children's fiction began my freelance journey. Latterly, copy-edits for Malcolm Down Publishing, and proofreading for Hodder Faith, Lion Hudson, BRF, Instant Apostle and CWR have comprised my workload. I have also completed copy-edits on self-publishing authors' material and students' dissertations.

Senior Production Editor

Blackwell Science (now Wiley-Blackwell)
April, 1989 – April, 1996 (about 7 years)

Responsible for six medical and nursing journals for Blackwell Science (now Wiley-Blackwell), involving copy-editing, proofreading, collating authors’ peer-reviewed proofs, liaising with typesetters, printers and authors, managing freelancers, and representing the publishers at editorial board meetings.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Rebuilding the Ruins

Samara Levy

In 2014 God called Samara Levy three times over 8 months to "start collecting" aid to send to Syria. Samara was a stay at home mum with two young boys with no experience whatsoever. It started with a vision to fill one lorry of aid, but four years later she has just loaded her 101st container, has sent 11 ambulances to Syria, set up a charity and distributed aid to more than 350,000 people in ... read more

In 2014 God called Samara Levy three times over 8 months to "start collecting" aid to send to Syria. Samara was a stay at home mum with two young boys with no experience whatsoever. It started with a vision to fill one lorry of aid, but four years later she has just loaded her 101st container, has sent 11 ambulances to Syria, set up a charity and distributed aid to more than 350,000 people in ... read more

Honesty Over Silence: It's OK Not To Be OK

Regan, Patrick, Wimber, Christy

JJ and the Big Bend

Spicer, Chris, Coleman, Daniel, Lawless, Catherine

The Runaway

Mary Weeks Millard

As Many as the Stars

Robert Glover

'There are a few rare occasions in life, when events seem to conspire in a profound and extraordinary way. In those moments God pulls back the curtain on his plans and you get to see a glimpse of what he has in store in you. In the end you are clearer on your life's purpose and destiny. This was one of those moments.'AS MANY AS THE STARS tells the story of how one man moved with his wife and s... read more

'There are a few rare occasions in life, when events seem to conspire in a profound and extraordinary way. In those moments God pulls back the curtain on his plans and you get to see a glimpse of what he has in store in you. In the end you are clearer on your life's purpose and destiny. This was one of those moments.'AS MANY AS THE STARS tells the story of how one man moved with his wife and s... read more

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