Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes - Editor

Chichester, UK

An experienced copy-editor and proofreader of academic books and journals. I believe that having a good relationship with authors is vital.

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Overview

Copy-editor/proofreader

I have experience working on academic books and journals, primarily in social sciences and humanities, for publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Routledge. Also, I have worked on life sciences titles, mainly proofreading in that genre. I was employed by John Wiley and Sons for 15 years before becoming a freelancer, which I have been doing for seven years. I have also had two short biographies published (one on Thomas Cromwell and one on Frida Kahlo).

Interacting with authors is the most enjoyable part of the job (in most cases, anyway). I never forget that it is the author's book rather than mine: my role is to guide and advise based on my knowledge and experience, not to interfere without good reason. Having seen things at first hand from an author's perspective, I know how to only be annoying in the right way.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences

Certifications

  • SfEP

Work experience

Copy-editing and proofreading

Self-employed
May, 2011 – Present (over 10 years)

copy-editing and proofreading

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Architecture, Society, and Ritual in Viking Age Scandinavia: Doors, Dwellings, and Domestic Space

Marianne Hem Eriksen

In this book, Marianne Hem Eriksen explores the social organization of Viking Age Scandinavia through a study of domestic architecture, and in particular, the doorway. A highly charged architectural element, the door is not merely a practical, constructional solution. Doors control access, generate movement, and demark boundaries, yet also serve as potent ritual objects. For this study, Erikse... read more

In this book, Marianne Hem Eriksen explores the social organization of Viking Age Scandinavia through a study of domestic architecture, and in particular, the doorway. A highly charged architectural element, the door is not merely a practical, constructional solution. Doors control access, generate movement, and demark boundaries, yet also serve as potent ritual objects. For this study, Erikse... read more

The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature

Peter Remien

The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature traces a genealogy of ecology in seventeenth-century literature and natural philosophy through the development of the protoecological concept of 'the oeconomy of nature'. Founded in 1644 by Kenelm Digby, this concept was subsequently employed by a number of theologians, physicians, and natural philosophers to conceptualize nature as an i... read more

The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature traces a genealogy of ecology in seventeenth-century literature and natural philosophy through the development of the protoecological concept of 'the oeconomy of nature'. Founded in 1644 by Kenelm Digby, this concept was subsequently employed by a number of theologians, physicians, and natural philosophers to conceptualize nature as an i... read more

Climate Analysis

Chester F. Ropelewski, Phillip A. Arkin

Sensational images and stories about variations in Earth's climate and their impacts on society are pervasive in the media. The scientific basis for these stories is often not understood by the general public, nor even by those with a scientific background in fields other than climate science. This book is a comprehensive resource that will enable the reader to understand and appreciate the si... read more

Sensational images and stories about variations in Earth's climate and their impacts on society are pervasive in the media. The scientific basis for these stories is often not understood by the general public, nor even by those with a scientific background in fields other than climate science. This book is a comprehensive resource that will enable the reader to understand and appreciate the si... read more

Metaphors in the Mind: Sources of Variation in Embodied Metaphor

Jeannette Littlemore

Abstract concepts are often embodied through metaphor. For example, we talk about moving through time in metaphorical terms, as if we were moving through space, allowing us to 'look back' on past events. Much of the work on embodied metaphor to date has assumed a single set of universal, shared bodily experiences that motivate our understanding of abstract concepts. This book explores sources ... read more

Abstract concepts are often embodied through metaphor. For example, we talk about moving through time in metaphorical terms, as if we were moving through space, allowing us to 'look back' on past events. Much of the work on embodied metaphor to date has assumed a single set of universal, shared bodily experiences that motivate our understanding of abstract concepts. This book explores sources ... read more

International Judicial Review: When Should International Courts Intervene? (Studies on International Courts and Tribunals)

Shai Dothan

This book is motivated by a question: when should international courts intervene in domestic affairs? To answer this question thoroughly, the book is broken down into a series of separate inquiries: when is intervention legitimate? When can international courts identify good legal solutions? When will intervention initiate useful processes? When will it lead to good outcomes? These inquiries a... read more

This book is motivated by a question: when should international courts intervene in domestic affairs? To answer this question thoroughly, the book is broken down into a series of separate inquiries: when is intervention legitimate? When can international courts identify good legal solutions? When will intervention initiate useful processes? When will it lead to good outcomes? These inquiries a... read more

French Populism and Discourses on Secularism (Critiquing Religion: Discourse, Culture, Power)

Per-Erik Nilsson

Per-Erik Nilsson takes a religious studies approach to analyse the intersections of secularism, nationhood and populism in contemporary France. This book provides insight into the French and European radical-nationalist ideology and activism, and contributes to our understanding of the complex relationship between religion and the state in contemporary Europe and beyond. When Marine Le Pen bec... read more

Per-Erik Nilsson takes a religious studies approach to analyse the intersections of secularism, nationhood and populism in contemporary France. This book provides insight into the French and European radical-nationalist ideology and activism, and contributes to our understanding of the complex relationship between religion and the state in contemporary Europe and beyond. When Marine Le Pen bec... read more

Negotiating Change: Overcoming Entrenched Harmful Behaviours and Beliefs

Mike Lotzof

Behaviour change programs fail more often than they succeed. Failure is avoidable, but not if we keep attempting change the same way.Negotiating Change is the culmination of decades of work with global corporations in ethics, communications, behaviour change and regulatory and social compliance. The book provides a text for corporate leaders, their advisors and academics and students from seve... read more

Behaviour change programs fail more often than they succeed. Failure is avoidable, but not if we keep attempting change the same way.Negotiating Change is the culmination of decades of work with global corporations in ethics, communications, behaviour change and regulatory and social compliance. The book provides a text for corporate leaders, their advisors and academics and students from seve... read more

Cultural Performance: Ethnographic Approaches to Performance Studies

Kevin Landis, Suzanne Macaulay

This engaging text introduces the burgeoning and interdisciplinary field of cultural performance, offering ethnographic approaches to performance as well as looking at the aesthetics of experience and performance theory. Examining cultural performance from anthropological, geographical and corporeal standpoints, this book offers many examples of the ways in which performance art and entertainm... read more

This engaging text introduces the burgeoning and interdisciplinary field of cultural performance, offering ethnographic approaches to performance as well as looking at the aesthetics of experience and performance theory. Examining cultural performance from anthropological, geographical and corporeal standpoints, this book offers many examples of the ways in which performance art and entertainm... read more

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