Ingrid Cranfield

Ingrid Cranfield – Editor

Hugely experienced and skilled editor, proofreader and literary consultant, mostly in non-fiction and scholarly/academic fields


I have no socks left, having worked them off during decades of editing, proofreading and engaging with all things wordy. I was a senior editor on The Dictionary of Art and have been a freelance editor for some major publishers such as Thames & Hudson. I am Principal Editor for Global Century Press, a remote editor for Scribendi (, and have worked with prolific authors such as Stephen Guise and the renowned sociologist Prof. Martin Albrow.

I relish jobs that I can get my teeth into and are maybe a bit difficult, such as books translated into English or long, scholarly works. Almost all my work is done remotely, although I may sometimes get to meet a client. As an author, I understand what it takes to get published and am empathetic to and respectful of authors' work, retaining their voice while making the work accessible to readers. With my love for and superb knowledge of the English language, in all its different variations, I will always do a good job for a client. I am well used to working to deadlines, without losing thoroughness or accuracy. I'm amenable, flexible, friendly, fun to work with and, where necessary, brutally honest.

Architecture Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing History Sociology Travel
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • Life Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Institute of Education University of London (teaching qualification)

Work experience


Feb, 1982 — Present

Started as a freelance in 1982, providing editorial and literary services, including consultancy, appraisal, editing, proofreading and translation (from French and German). I have had a number of named roles, such as senior editor on The Dictionary of Art and principal editor for Global Century Press, all while remaining self-employed.


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Genghis Khan

Hoang, Michel

Pre-Columbian Art

Pasztory, Esther

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World History

Brewer, Paul, Malcolm Chandler, Gerard Cheshire, Ingrid Cranfield, Brenda Ralph Lewis, Anthony Shaw, Jon Sutherland and Robert Vint,

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