I’m James, an editor and proofreader with over two decades’ experience in the publishing industry and a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP).
I work in UK and US English as a freelance copy editor and proofreader, helping individuals, publishers, and corporate clients make their text clear and consistent, ready for submission or publication. I specialize in non-fiction, in particular science and maths, but work on a wide range of materials.
My career began at one of the UK’s most popular educational publishers, writing and editing maths, science, and language books for schools. I later spent a decade at a trade magazine publisher, serving as editor of an international air rescue magazine (combining aviation and medicine) as well as working on health and travel insurance titles.
I’d love to hear from you to discuss how I can help with your projects.
freelance editor and proofreader
"I have worked with many proofreaders and editors and James is by far the best one I was lucky to collaborate with. He was flexible for me to submit some final additions and edits, was timely in his delivery and checked every detail for accuracy. I will be delighted to work with him again!"
— Niousha R., PhD
"One of our clients had her assignment rejected a couple times, but finally, after your proofing, it was accepted! Good Job!"
- BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, University College London
- Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders, 2022
Working for a range of clients from educational publishers to academic authors to industrial chemical producers, correcting text and preparing documents, including developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading.
Voyageur Publishing & Events
Editor of AirMed & Rescue Magazine since launch, a trade title with a global audience
Interim editor of International Hospitals & Medical Tourism (2016-2017)
Commissioning industry professionals and freelance writers to produce a range of content from feature articles to opinion columns and profiles
Copy-editing and proofreading to house style
Daily news sourcing/writing to update
Writing feature articles, news analyses, editorial comments and more
Contributed to 70+ schools titles on a range of subjects from early learning to A-level, including maths, science, languages and geography.
Managed and led projects, working to deadlines and ‘time budgets’, including book ranges with multiple internal and external authors.
Developed and commissioned new products, writing detailed content plans down to page level, designing page style and functionality, to match for example GCSE specifications and the KS1/2 science scheme of work.
Creating content (text and images), from individual chapters to complete books, to house style.
Editing pages created by team writers and outside authors.
Proofreading books prior to printing.
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