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Luke F.

Luke F.

North Shields, United Kingdom

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Freelance copy-editing, proofreading and plain language support; working with publishers, businesses, charities, students and other writers.


Work experience:

  • Various voluntary organisations; Newcastle City Council
  • Book publishers; County Durham, UK
  • Luke Finley Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Music Psychology Entertainment Economics

Hugo V.

Hugo V.

London, United Kingdom

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ELT specialist with extensive in-house print and digital experience from primary to adult. I also translate (English-Italian).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Macmillan Education
  • Macmillan Eduaction

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Indexing

Genres: Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing ELT

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Photography

Samantha R.

Samantha R.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Editorial professional with background in ELT and educational materials, with some experience with fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • S.R. Editing
  • Macmillan Education
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Picture Books DIY & Crafts Nature Classics Short Story Middle Grade Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction ELT Children's

Caroline M.

Caroline M.

London, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor specialising in illustrated books, cookery, craft, home and garden. Experience includes Vintage Publishing and BBC Books.


Work experience:

  • Caroline McArthur
  • Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House
  • BBC Books, Ebury Publishing, Random House
  • Duckworth Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Home & Garden Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Design Photography

Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Picture Books Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

Dick H.

Dick H.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced London-based editor of fiction (novels, short stories, plays), biography, art and culture and personal statements.


Work experience:

  • Shape London
  • Variorum Text Services
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Classics Mystery & Crime

Graham S.

Graham S.

Bristol, UK

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I edited the science magazines BBC Focus and BBC Sky at Night for over 10 years before moving to business title South West Business Insider.


Work experience:

  • Insider Media
  • Immediate Media
  • BBC Magazines
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Business & Management Computers & Internet Technology Math & Science Education & Reference Physics & Chemistry Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Engineering & Materials Science

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