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Jo Whitford

Jo Whitford - Editor

London, United Kingdom

I am an experienced, eagle-eyed, word-loving freelance editor with over ten years’ experience in commercial publishing.

Overview

I have a great deal of experience in structural editing, copy-editing and proofreading across all genres of non-fiction, from comedy to memoir, history to pop culture, sports to feminist think pieces. I also very much enjoy working on commercial women's fiction. I have always had a passion for words and a very sharp eye for detail, and I gained my training as a copy-editor with Cambridge University Press, so rest assured that in my hands your manuscript will receive the best editorial treatment.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Politics & Current Affairs Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation True Crime
Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (7 months)

Senior project editor

Simon & Schuster UK
January, 2012 – June, 2017 (over 5 years)

Assistant editor

Headline Publishing Group
September, 2008 – September, 2011 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

A Life in the Day

Hunter Davies

Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today

Hibo Wardere

Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she n... read more

Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she n... read more

Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter

Louise Pentland

THIS IS MY FIRST EVER OFFICIAL BOOK! Aloha Sprinklerinos! Imagine you are in one of those glorious vintage shops where every surface is laden with treasure. Cut glass, pill boxes, old cameras, pendants, chests of drawers and stacks and stacks of books. This book is like that. Each chapter is one of those gem encrusted tins that you can open, peep inside and enjoy. You can either methodically w... read more

THIS IS MY FIRST EVER OFFICIAL BOOK! Aloha Sprinklerinos! Imagine you are in one of those glorious vintage shops where every surface is laden with treasure. Cut glass, pill boxes, old cameras, pendants, chests of drawers and stacks and stacks of books. This book is like that. Each chapter is one of those gem encrusted tins that you can open, peep inside and enjoy. You can either methodically w... read more

None of the Above

Rick Edwards

None of the Above

None of the Above

Catching Babies: A Midwife's Tale

Sheena Byrom

Catching Babies The inspirational story of life as a midwife. From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her nursing qualifications and her training as a midwife in Burnley, Sheena Byrom has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS. Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the u... read more

Catching Babies The inspirational story of life as a midwife. From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her nursing qualifications and her training as a midwife in Burnley, Sheena Byrom has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS. Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the u... read more

Of Living Valour: The Story of the Soldiers of Waterloo

Barney White-Spunner

Quality second hand book

Quality second hand book

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