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Jim Bruce

Jim Bruce - Editor

East Sussex, United Kingdom

Former newspaper journalist with 40 years' experience in publishing - editing, rewriting, proofreading, page design

Overview

I'm a professional book editor, proof-reader, book designer, cover designer and Kindle formatter, with 40 years' experience in publishing in senior editorial roles

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Travel
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Humor & Comedy Literature Short Story Thriller

Work experience

Book editor, designer, proofreader, Kindle formatter

Self-employed
February, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

I provide editorial and design services for authors of fiction and non-fiction books, including editing, proofreading, paperback design, book cover design, Kindle formatting and uploading, writing press releases and other promotional and marketing advice.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Toothbrush, passport & camera: Diary of a photojournalist

John Robert Young

Meet John Robert Young, acclaimed photojournalist and author. For those who love adventure, travel, intrigue, humour and romance, this is a fascinating read.The author relates how as a young man he dreamt of travelling the world with a camera. Amidst life’s twists and turns, he finally succeeds.His subjects are many and varied: war, devastation and hunger, through films, television and fashion... read more

Meet John Robert Young, acclaimed photojournalist and author. For those who love adventure, travel, intrigue, humour and romance, this is a fascinating read.The author relates how as a young man he dreamt of travelling the world with a camera. Amidst life’s twists and turns, he finally succeeds.His subjects are many and varied: war, devastation and hunger, through films, television and fashion... read more

Drops of Reality: Tales from a doctor's surgery

Dr M A Moss

A doctor at a busy London surgery has written this eye-opening collection of stories about the people and situations he encounters every day. Inspired by colourful characters, he tells us tales that run the emotional roller-coaster, from heart-warming to hilarious and thought-provoking to, at times, almost unbelievable. Dr Moss invites us to see something of what really goes on behind the surg... read more

A doctor at a busy London surgery has written this eye-opening collection of stories about the people and situations he encounters every day. Inspired by colourful characters, he tells us tales that run the emotional roller-coaster, from heart-warming to hilarious and thought-provoking to, at times, almost unbelievable. Dr Moss invites us to see something of what really goes on behind the surg... read more

Things Can Only Get Feta: Two journalists and their crazy dog living through the Greek crisis

Marjory McGinn

Book 1 of the Peloponnese series After an Arctic winter, a British recession, and a downturn in the newspaper industry, two journalists and their dog embark on an adventure in the wild and beautiful southern Peloponnese in 2010. A perfect plan, except for one thing - Greece is deep in economic crisis. And if fiscal failure can't overturn the couple's escapade in rural Greece, perhaps macabre l... read more

Book 1 of the Peloponnese series After an Arctic winter, a British recession, and a downturn in the newspaper industry, two journalists and their dog embark on an adventure in the wild and beautiful southern Peloponnese in 2010. A perfect plan, except for one thing - Greece is deep in economic crisis. And if fiscal failure can't overturn the couple's escapade in rural Greece, perhaps macabre l... read more

Homer's Where The Heart Is: Two journalists, one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece

Marjory McGinn

Book 2 of the Peloponnese series "Expat book of the year, 2015." Chosen by expat website www.thedisplacednation.com HOMER’S Where the Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first memoir left off. Two journalists and their crazy terrier Wallace are in their second year of their amazing adventure, living in the Mani, southern Greece, sharing an olive grove with their new Greek landlord... read more

Book 2 of the Peloponnese series "Expat book of the year, 2015." Chosen by expat website www.thedisplacednation.com HOMER’S Where the Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first memoir left off. Two journalists and their crazy terrier Wallace are in their second year of their amazing adventure, living in the Mani, southern Greece, sharing an olive grove with their new Greek landlord... read more

A Scorpion In The Lemon Tree: Mad adventures on a Greek peninsula

Marjory McGinn

Book 3 in the Peloponnese seriesFollowing on from the first two acclaimed travel memoirs (Things Can Only Get Feta and Homer’s Where The Heart Is), Marjory, Jim and their crazy dog Wallace are on a second odyssey in the southern Peloponnese but this time they end up in a peninsula they didn’t choose, and a house they never thought they’d live in. How did this happen? Easy, this is Greece and n... read more

Book 3 in the Peloponnese seriesFollowing on from the first two acclaimed travel memoirs (Things Can Only Get Feta and Homer’s Where The Heart Is), Marjory, Jim and their crazy dog Wallace are on a second odyssey in the southern Peloponnese but this time they end up in a peninsula they didn’t choose, and a house they never thought they’d live in. How did this happen? Easy, this is Greece and n... read more

Life in Tandem: Tales of Cycling Travels

Jackie Winter

"...A very funny book..." JULIAN CLARY"...The author's dry wit and excellent narrative style always shines through...""...One of the best cycle travel books that I have read for ages...""...I'm not a tandem rider or a cyclist but I really enjoyed this book..." "...Instills a wonderful sense of get up and go in the reader..."LIFE IN TANDEM: Tales of Cycling TravelsDespite never having learned t... read more

"...A very funny book..." JULIAN CLARY"...The author's dry wit and excellent narrative style always shines through...""...One of the best cycle travel books that I have read for ages...""...I'm not a tandem rider or a cyclist but I really enjoyed this book..." "...Instills a wonderful sense of get up and go in the reader..."LIFE IN TANDEM: Tales of Cycling TravelsDespite never having learned t... read more

Murder At Royal William Yard

Charles Becker

This gripping crime thriller is set in the winter of 2015 in Plymouth − the Ocean City.Detective Inspector Lou Beradino and his transgender colleague, DS Fran Bannerman, are following up a ruptured 999 call for help from a nameless Polish woman. The trail leads them into the tangled affairs of City Councillor Ron Jellop, who has big plans for Plymouth and his own building company. However, his... read more

This gripping crime thriller is set in the winter of 2015 in Plymouth − the Ocean City.Detective Inspector Lou Beradino and his transgender colleague, DS Fran Bannerman, are following up a ruptured 999 call for help from a nameless Polish woman. The trail leads them into the tangled affairs of City Councillor Ron Jellop, who has big plans for Plymouth and his own building company. However, his... read more

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