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Jim Barker

Jim Barker - Editor

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I have over 20 years experience in editing travel and guide books. Proof-reading, copy writing and copy editing.

Overview

I'm a professional editor of accommodation guide books. I have worked on hotel, pub, and days out guides. I have over 20 years of experience in proofreading, copy writing, copy editing and other general editorial work. So far I have worked mainly on travel guides, but I would like to branch out into editing fiction. I'm an avid reader of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels. I am also big on watching films and listening to music. I also enjoy walking, and gaming (console and board). My degree is in American Studies, which I obtained from Reading University.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Horror
Non-Fiction
Travel

Work experience

Senior Editor

Automobile Association
July, 1996 – Present (over 21 years)

At the AA I have done editorial work on all the Lifestyle Guides publications. These include the Hotel Guide, B and B Guide, Restaurant Guide, Days Out Guide, the Pub Guide and various guides to the UK. I have also worked on the AA's website content. Work on the guides has included proofreading, copy writing, copy editing, commissioning features and content providers, as well as working with the AA inspectors and various other third parties. I have also done some picture research, quite a lot of InDesign work, and actually generated the content for some guides from a database.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Days Out Guide 2011 (Aa)

AA Publishing

With all the information you need to enjoy a perfect day out in Britain and Ireland, this colourful guide is the perfect companion for organising family days out or weekend breaks throughout the year. With over 2,000 places to visit, the guide offers a wide variety of sites.

With all the information you need to enjoy a perfect day out in Britain and Ireland, this colourful guide is the perfect companion for organising family days out or weekend breaks throughout the year. With over 2,000 places to visit, the guide offers a wide variety of sites.

The AA Guide to Cornwall (Travel Guide)

AA Publishing

The stereotypical image of Cornwall is captivating enough: craggy cliffs, smugglers' coves and surfers hanging ten offshore. But peek behind the nautical bunting and popular tourist resorts and you'll discover the real Cornwall - a compelling land of myth, legend, dramatic scenery and rich culture - The AA Guide to Cornwall gives you all you need to know to get the most out of your visit to th... read more

The stereotypical image of Cornwall is captivating enough: craggy cliffs, smugglers' coves and surfers hanging ten offshore. But peek behind the nautical bunting and popular tourist resorts and you'll discover the real Cornwall - a compelling land of myth, legend, dramatic scenery and rich culture - The AA Guide to Cornwall gives you all you need to know to get the most out of your visit to th... read more

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