Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris - Editor

London, UK

An enthusiastic proofreader who loves the written word in all its forms; my passion is helping a project become the best it can be.

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Overview

I am an enthusiastic, organised proofreader, with excellent attention to detail. My professional experience is in Art publishing, Veterinary Journal publishing, education and adult fiction. But my personal passion lies in teenage and young adult fiction and children's books. I have worked for four highly reputable publishers and I have excellent communication skills, and am able to prioritise and time manage multiple projects.

I am a very personable individual and respond well to criticism. I believe that editing is a collaborative effort and am always available to answer questions and brainstorm ideas. I am also quite creative and fun to work with. I am an avid reader, I try to read a book a week, the most recent being The Testaments, La Belle Sauvage, The Water Cure and The Day of the Triffids. I am a bit of a sci-fi nerd, I love reading dystopian science fiction and I am fanatical about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and vampires in general. I really look forward to working on your book!
Services
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Design
Fashion & Textiles
Fiction
Dystopian
LGBTQ Fiction
Picture Books

Certifications

  • PTC Progress in Editorial Skills
  • PTC Introduction to Editorial Skills
  • MA Publishing - Kingston University
  • BA English Literature

Work experience

Editorial and Production Assistant

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, RCVS Knowledge, Veterinary Evidence
January, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

• I manage the online journal system - seeing papers through from submission to publication.
• I copyedit and proofread the papers and sometimes publish them online.
• I keep track of a papers progress, looking at lead times and improving them where needed.
• I maintain good relationships with authors, reviewers and editors.
• I find and assign reviewers to papers.
• I design and post social media for the journal - calling people to action and advertising content.
• I write blogs to advertise the journal, the most recent being on how peer review is an important part of the publishing process.

Editorial Assistant

Yale University Press, London
September, 2015 – January, 2019 (over 3 years)

• First point of contact for authors, freelancers and agents – dealing with all queries and updating them on project progress
• Proofreading projects and checking plotter proofs
• General administration, including keeping detailed logs of submissions, production schedule, etc. and liaising with Wiley, the warehouse, to manage book orders
• Using InDesign to input corrections and edit reprint files
• Administering copyright applications and dealing with invoices and cheque requisitions
• Copy-editing marketing and publicity copy for catalogues and online use

Editorial Assistant

SAGE Publications, London
May, 2015 – May, 2015 (less than a minute)

• Checking major works articles – creating table of contents and lists of sources
• Making up contributor contracts
• Uploading production information to SMART
• Generating cast offs
• Copy editing marketing flyers

Editorial Assistant

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
February, 2013 – February, 2013 (less than a minute)

• Reading manuscripts and writing cover briefs for two novels, Beloved Strangers and What Was Promised. • Reading manuscripts, researching competition, finding quotes suitable for cover design and writing copy
• Writing and editing synopses for paperback publication – editing and rewriting the Bloomsbury Circus copy of That Deadman’s Dance (pub. date 07/11/13)
• Writing rejection letters to authors and their agents
• Writing reading group guides for upcoming publications

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Two's Company...

Christie H. Lovelace

A fictitious romantic novel set in a private school in the 1970s. It is a coming of age narrative, dealing with first love, sexuality and illness. It is a sexually exploratory novel for teenagers and aims to put the romance back into teen fiction whilst making room for the sex thirst created by the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon.Lovelace is a quintessentially English public school boy. He’s f... read more

A fictitious romantic novel set in a private school in the 1970s. It is a coming of age narrative, dealing with first love, sexuality and illness. It is a sexually exploratory novel for teenagers and aims to put the romance back into teen fiction whilst making room for the sex thirst created by the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon.Lovelace is a quintessentially English public school boy. He’s f... read more

Denim: Fashion's Frontier

Emma McClendon

A wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated history of the fashion associated with the world’s most ubiquitous fabric Denim is one of the world’s favorite fabrics, and today it accounts for the largest segment of the clothing industry. The market for jeans alone is worth over 55 billion dollars. Experiments with denim by designers have helped to develop a vast vocabulary of denim styles beyond ... read more

A wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated history of the fashion associated with the world’s most ubiquitous fabric Denim is one of the world’s favorite fabrics, and today it accounts for the largest segment of the clothing industry. The market for jeans alone is worth over 55 billion dollars. Experiments with denim by designers have helped to develop a vast vocabulary of denim styles beyond ... read more

The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881

Rosalind P. Blakesley

The Russian Canvas charts the remarkable rise of Russian painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the nature of its relationship with other European schools. Starting with the foundation of the Imperial Academy of the Arts in 1757 and culminating with the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, it details the professionalization and wide-ranging activities of painters against a backdro... read more

The Russian Canvas charts the remarkable rise of Russian painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the nature of its relationship with other European schools. Starting with the foundation of the Imperial Academy of the Arts in 1757 and culminating with the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, it details the professionalization and wide-ranging activities of painters against a backdro... read more

What Was Promised

Tobias Hill

Sussex: West (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)

Elizabeth Williamson, Tim Hudson, Jeremy Musson, Ian Nairn

This volume covers some of the finest landscape and architecture in southern England, much of it set within the South Downs National Park. The county’s small towns and villages feature a pleasing mix of stone, timber, and brick houses of every period. Among numerous atmospheric country houses are the Tudor ruins of Cowdray, the Elizabethan mansion at Parham, and the French-inspired Petworth in... read more

This volume covers some of the finest landscape and architecture in southern England, much of it set within the South Downs National Park. The county’s small towns and villages feature a pleasing mix of stone, timber, and brick houses of every period. Among numerous atmospheric country houses are the Tudor ruins of Cowdray, the Elizabethan mansion at Parham, and the French-inspired Petworth in... read more

Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered

Carmen C. Bambach

A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death The towering genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) has been celebrated—and remained undisputed—for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered continues this legacy while simultaneously reexamining the multifa... read more

A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death The towering genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) has been celebrated—and remained undisputed—for hundreds of years. A groundbreaking, essential addition to scholarship, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered continues this legacy while simultaneously reexamining the multifa... read more

Pollock's Modernism

Michael Schreyach

Pollock’s Modernism provides a new interpretation of the art of Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), one that is based on a phenomenological investigation of the pictorial effects of particular paintings. Focusing on major works that span the artist’s career – including Mural (1943), Cathedral (1947), Number 1A, 1948, One: Number 31, 1950, and Portrait and a Dream (1953) – Michael Schreyach argues tha... read more

Pollock’s Modernism provides a new interpretation of the art of Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), one that is based on a phenomenological investigation of the pictorial effects of particular paintings. Focusing on major works that span the artist’s career – including Mural (1943), Cathedral (1947), Number 1A, 1948, One: Number 31, 1950, and Portrait and a Dream (1953) – Michael Schreyach argues tha... read more

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