Ivan Butler

Ivan Butler - Editor

Llangwyfan, Denbigh, UK

Professionally qualified editor and proofreader. Professional Member of SfEP. Specialist in sports, fiction and non-fiction.

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Overview

Experienced in all types of editing but specialising in fiction, non-fiction, biographies, sports and business books.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sports & Outdoors

Certifications

  • PTC Proofreading Merit
  • SfEP Copy-Editing Headway
  • SfEP Proofreading Progress
  • SfEP Intro to Copy-Editing

Work experience

Freelance editing and proofreading

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

I have experience of working in either UK or US English. I am a UK native and English is my first language.
My experience covers editing and proofreading of several books for publishing companies and independent authors from various countries, often for authors whose first language is not English.
I have also helped to develop and design several books for new authors.
All of my customers have provided excellent feedback on the quality, clarity and added value of my work. I have also been awarded ‘difficult’ projects due to my thoroughness and eye for detail. I pride myself on doing an excellent job, my reliability and meeting tight deadlines.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The King of White Hart Lane: The Authorised Biography of Alan Gilzean

Mike Donovan

The King of White Hart Lane is the authorised life story of Alan Gilzean, the legendary, world-class Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland footballer. Exclusive insights provided by his family, closest friends and colleagues add to the author's own experience to reveal Gilzean, the man and the player. A reserved, charming and intelligent individual who shunned the limelight off the field, Gil... read more

The King of White Hart Lane is the authorised life story of Alan Gilzean, the legendary, world-class Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland footballer. Exclusive insights provided by his family, closest friends and colleagues add to the author's own experience to reveal Gilzean, the man and the player. A reserved, charming and intelligent individual who shunned the limelight off the field, Gil... read more

Hijacking LaLiga: How Atlético Madrid Broke Barcelona and Real Madrid's Duopoloy on Spanish Football

Euan McTear

For years, Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained a firm grip on the country's and the continent's silverware, but Los Rojiblancos have managed to turn La Liga into a three-team league, with the help of a fiery Argentine coach, a squad of cast-offs, an electric home support, and an overarching commonsense financial plan. In 2000, the capital city side had suffered their first relegation from the... read more

For years, Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained a firm grip on the country's and the continent's silverware, but Los Rojiblancos have managed to turn La Liga into a three-team league, with the help of a fiery Argentine coach, a squad of cast-offs, an electric home support, and an overarching commonsense financial plan. In 2000, the capital city side had suffered their first relegation from the... read more

The First Barbarian Slave: When Truth Meets Falsehood

Ansu Turay

The example of truth and falsehood is like the example of gold and gold plated. One appears to be like the other but under certain circumstances only one resists corrosion. Those who oppose the gods of the "accepted society" were considered barbarous. Such a thought only gives birth to tyrannical ideologies. After the four moon war, the Makeneans became the property of the Golden Race Army and... read more

The example of truth and falsehood is like the example of gold and gold plated. One appears to be like the other but under certain circumstances only one resists corrosion. Those who oppose the gods of the "accepted society" were considered barbarous. Such a thought only gives birth to tyrannical ideologies. After the four moon war, the Makeneans became the property of the Golden Race Army and... read more

Master Dealing with Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists - The Ultimate Handbook for the Empath

Zane Alexander, Transcendence

Updated April 2019: The final paperback has been completed and available for purchase now! This concludes over 2 years of research for empaths. The handbook is now called Master Dealing with Psychopath, Sociopath and Narcissists by Zane Alexander, the author’s real name. Ebook will be updated to final version in 2019. Due to a technical glitch, if you had previously signed up to mailing list, ... read more

Updated April 2019: The final paperback has been completed and available for purchase now! This concludes over 2 years of research for empaths. The handbook is now called Master Dealing with Psychopath, Sociopath and Narcissists by Zane Alexander, the author’s real name. Ebook will be updated to final version in 2019. Due to a technical glitch, if you had previously signed up to mailing list, ... read more

Altar Ego! Tales of the Punk Vicar

Rev. Philip Chew

‘Altar Ego!’ Tales of the Punk Vicar is full of anecdotes of what it is really like to be a vicar in busy Lancashire towns as well as in a Country Parish. This is ‘The Rev’ for real, full of comedy and irony. Read what it is like to preside at marriages, take funerals and baptise people, to expect the unexpected with the endless stream of visitors at the vicarage door, or to work with undertak... read more

‘Altar Ego!’ Tales of the Punk Vicar is full of anecdotes of what it is really like to be a vicar in busy Lancashire towns as well as in a Country Parish. This is ‘The Rev’ for real, full of comedy and irony. Read what it is like to preside at marriages, take funerals and baptise people, to expect the unexpected with the endless stream of visitors at the vicarage door, or to work with undertak... read more

True Professional: The Clive Sullivan Story

James Oddy

True Professional tells the story of Clive Sullivan, who emerged from one of Cardiff’s toughest neighborhoods to become an icon of rugby league. Overcoming a major childhood injury and a car crash early in his career, he was a ruthless and thrilling presence on the wings of both Hull FC and Hull KR teams for more than 20 years, scoring more than 300 tries.The first-ever black Briton to captain... read more

True Professional tells the story of Clive Sullivan, who emerged from one of Cardiff’s toughest neighborhoods to become an icon of rugby league. Overcoming a major childhood injury and a car crash early in his career, he was a ruthless and thrilling presence on the wings of both Hull FC and Hull KR teams for more than 20 years, scoring more than 300 tries.The first-ever black Briton to captain... read more

Kloppite: How One Man Turned Doubters into Believers

David Segar

When Jürgen Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015, the world took notice, and Reds fans were united in optimism for the first time in years. Kloppite looks at how the charismatic German set about re-igniting the LFC flame—not only trying to change the fortunes of the once-dominant club, but also making the people believe again. Klopp’s first two seasons in the English Premier L... read more

When Jürgen Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager in October 2015, the world took notice, and Reds fans were united in optimism for the first time in years. Kloppite looks at how the charismatic German set about re-igniting the LFC flame—not only trying to change the fortunes of the once-dominant club, but also making the people believe again. Klopp’s first two seasons in the English Premier L... read more

Pironi: The Champion that Never Was

David Sedgwick

Pironi: The Champion that Never Was relates the remarkable story of motor racing's 'forgotten man', ex-Ferrari F1 driver and offshore powerboat legend, Didier Pironi. A disastrous crash at the 1982 German Grand Prix denied Didier his place as France's first F1 world champion. He was killed during the 1987 Needles Trophy race off the Isle of Wight.

Pironi: The Champion that Never Was relates the remarkable story of motor racing's 'forgotten man', ex-Ferrari F1 driver and offshore powerboat legend, Didier Pironi. A disastrous crash at the 1982 German Grand Prix denied Didier his place as France's first F1 world champion. He was killed during the 1987 Needles Trophy race off the Isle of Wight.

Rocky Marciano: The Brockton Blockbuster

John Jarrett

Say hello to Rocky Marciano, the world's only undefeated heavyweight champion, a guy called Rocky Marciano. With just a 67-inch reach, two left feet and under six feet tall, Marciano blasted his way to 49 wins, 43 inside the distance. You could knock him down but you couldn't knock him out. Marciano KO'd Jersey Joe Walcott in a 1952 thriller to become world champion. Defending his title five t... read more

Say hello to Rocky Marciano, the world's only undefeated heavyweight champion, a guy called Rocky Marciano. With just a 67-inch reach, two left feet and under six feet tall, Marciano blasted his way to 49 wins, 43 inside the distance. You could knock him down but you couldn't knock him out. Marciano KO'd Jersey Joe Walcott in a 1952 thriller to become world champion. Defending his title five t... read more

The Silent Psychopath

Jennylee Rose Bruno

"The Silent Psychopath" - Why You Should Never Date Someone You Meet in Rehab, is a true story written by Jennylee Rose Bruno which documents her life growing up in a middle-class town in Massachusetts before her comfortable world is turned upside down by a young man with no regard for his life or anyone else's. Despite being Deaf, Jennylee is sent to regular schools and due to endless bullyin... read more

"The Silent Psychopath" - Why You Should Never Date Someone You Meet in Rehab, is a true story written by Jennylee Rose Bruno which documents her life growing up in a middle-class town in Massachusetts before her comfortable world is turned upside down by a young man with no regard for his life or anyone else's. Despite being Deaf, Jennylee is sent to regular schools and due to endless bullyin... read more

Survivor

Gunvor Meller

When I was first told about my new assignment that would take place in Afghanistan, I was honored and excited. Then I researched and became less excited about it. All my colleagues told me not to worry, so I tried not to.However, I was right. Afghanistan is not safe. Being in this prison proves that. Simon is here with me. So far, he is the only one that they have tortured, but I am afraid of ... read more

When I was first told about my new assignment that would take place in Afghanistan, I was honored and excited. Then I researched and became less excited about it. All my colleagues told me not to worry, so I tried not to.However, I was right. Afghanistan is not safe. Being in this prison proves that. Simon is here with me. So far, he is the only one that they have tortured, but I am afraid of ... read more

A Second Chance

Gunvor Meller

The only thing I can do right now is run. I don’t have anything else. Why did Mathias have to die? Why did I survive? My life was great. Mathias and I had everything planned. We were supposed to get married. We were ready to settle down and have kids.Then Mathias was killed. I survived. Now, I don’t know what to do. I can’t live without him. I have no life. All my plans are gone. I wish I had ... read more

The only thing I can do right now is run. I don’t have anything else. Why did Mathias have to die? Why did I survive? My life was great. Mathias and I had everything planned. We were supposed to get married. We were ready to settle down and have kids.Then Mathias was killed. I survived. Now, I don’t know what to do. I can’t live without him. I have no life. All my plans are gone. I wish I had ... read more

B2B Sales, the essential guide: The Professional Way

Martin Meller

‘B2B Sales, the essential guide’ focuses on professional sales methods, which can help both new and experienced sales professionals to improve their success rates in their interactions with prospects. The idea of the book is to cut off all the non-essential “padding” and only focus on the core principles, thereby creating a book which can be used as an active workbook during a longer period of... read more

‘B2B Sales, the essential guide’ focuses on professional sales methods, which can help both new and experienced sales professionals to improve their success rates in their interactions with prospects. The idea of the book is to cut off all the non-essential “padding” and only focus on the core principles, thereby creating a book which can be used as an active workbook during a longer period of... read more

THEY MOLESTED MY MIND: UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF A CHOICE

QUANJAY JONES

Have you ever wondered why you think, act, and respond the way that you do? Everyone has a parent, guardian, friend, brother, sister or role model that have taught them some of life’s most valuable lessons, but have you ever questioned the learning capacity of those who taught you those lessons? Sometimes the people we love the most are the ones that don’t have our best interest at heart and s... read more

Have you ever wondered why you think, act, and respond the way that you do? Everyone has a parent, guardian, friend, brother, sister or role model that have taught them some of life’s most valuable lessons, but have you ever questioned the learning capacity of those who taught you those lessons? Sometimes the people we love the most are the ones that don’t have our best interest at heart and s... read more

Señor Lard Arse & Fat Man: A journey around the Iberian coast line of Spain & Portugal

Martin Barber

Martin and his good friend Dave are both retired and decide that life needs a little more spice now they don’t have work to keep them occupied. They have lifelong endearing names for each other – Lard Arse and Fat Man. Whilst on a fishing trip in Spain, they hatch a plan to travel around the Iberian Peninsula on motorbikes. No problem for Dave as a proficient biker of many years, but Martin is... read more

Martin and his good friend Dave are both retired and decide that life needs a little more spice now they don’t have work to keep them occupied. They have lifelong endearing names for each other – Lard Arse and Fat Man. Whilst on a fishing trip in Spain, they hatch a plan to travel around the Iberian Peninsula on motorbikes. No problem for Dave as a proficient biker of many years, but Martin is... read more

Stateside Soccer: The Definitive History of Soccer in the United States

Tom Scholes

Few fans are aware of the long, vibrant history of soccer in the U.S., which dates back as far as the Civil War. Many wrongly believe that the introduction of the North American Soccer League in the 1960s brought about American soccer's debut, while in fact its first golden age came during the Roaring 1920s and the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. The NASL did have a huge impact on the popularity... read more

Few fans are aware of the long, vibrant history of soccer in the U.S., which dates back as far as the Civil War. Many wrongly believe that the introduction of the North American Soccer League in the 1960s brought about American soccer's debut, while in fact its first golden age came during the Roaring 1920s and the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. The NASL did have a huge impact on the popularity... read more

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