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Joanna Pyke

Joanna Pyke - Editor

Oxford, United Kingdom

I copy edit and proofread non-fiction and academic texts, from biographies to business, politics to parenting, self-help to sociology.

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Reviews (1)

"Joanna worked as a copy-editor on our book, The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics. She is very professional, attentive to detail, prompt in responding to emails – and all-around a pleasure to work with! Thank you for making the necessary improvements to our book!"
– Asya Pereltsvaig, Lead Author at GeoCurrents.info

• I provide a high-quality editorial service, including copy editing, proofreading and project management.
• I have solid experience: I’ve been in publishing for more than 20 years and freelance since 2006.
• My clients include Cambridge University Press, Edward Elgar Publishing, Pearson Education and Wiley Blackwell, self-publishing authors, ESL authors and companies outside publishing.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Education & Reference History Parenting & Families Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • BA Honours English Studies

Work experience

Copy editor, proofreader, project manager

Joanna Pyke is self-employed

August, 2006 – Present (over 10 years)

Copy edit and proofread non-fiction and academic material; project manage academic books from copy editing through to final corrections.

Editorial controller

Blackwell Publishing

August, 1998 – June, 2006 (almost 8 years)

Oversaw academic books from unedited typescript through to final corrections.

Production editor

Prentice-Hall Europe

March, 1997 – August, 1998 (over 1 year)

Oversaw academic books from unedited typescript through to final corrections.

Project editor

Sutton Publishing

April, 1994 – April, 1996 (about 2 years)

Oversaw general history and local history books from unedited typescript through to final corrections; copy edited; proofread.

Portfolio (23 selected works)

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

Asya Pereltsvaig, Martin W. Lewis

Over the past decade, a group of prolific and innovative evolutionary biologists has sought to reinvent historical linguistics through the use of phylogenetic and phylogeographical analysis, treating cognates like genes and conceptualizing the spread of languages in terms of the diffusion of viruses. Using these techniques, researchers claim to have located the origin of the Indo-European lang... read more

Over the past decade, a group of prolific and innovative evolutionary biologists has sought to reinvent historical linguistics through the use of phylogenetic and phylogeographical analysis, treating cognates like genes and conceptualizing the spread of languages in terms of the diffusion of viruses. Using these techniques, researchers claim to have located the origin of the Indo-European lang... read more

Principles of Marketing

Anders Parment, Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong

Combating Poverty in Europe: Active Inclusion in a Multi-level and Multi-actor Context

Rune Halvorsen, Bjorn Hvinden

Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. Combating Poverty in Europe offers an original and timely analysis of how this challenge is met by actors at European, national and subnational levels. Building on a European study comparing Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, this book provides new insights into ... read more

Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. Combating Poverty in Europe offers an original and timely analysis of how this challenge is met by actors at European, national and subnational levels. Building on a European study comparing Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, this book provides new insights into ... read more

Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction

Lee Artz

Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism. Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework for explaining and understanding world culture as par... read more

Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism. Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework for explaining and understanding world culture as par... read more

Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis: Why Incompetence is Worse than Greed (Business, Value Creation, and Society)

Boudewijn de Bruin

In this topical book, Boudewijn de Bruin examines the ethical 'blind spots' that lay at the heart of the global financial crisis. He argues that the most important moral problem in finance is not the 'greed is good' culture, but rather the epistemic shortcomings of bankers, clients, rating agencies and regulators. Drawing on insights from economics, psychology and philosophy, de Bruin develops... read more

In this topical book, Boudewijn de Bruin examines the ethical 'blind spots' that lay at the heart of the global financial crisis. He argues that the most important moral problem in finance is not the 'greed is good' culture, but rather the epistemic shortcomings of bankers, clients, rating agencies and regulators. Drawing on insights from economics, psychology and philosophy, de Bruin develops... read more

The Psychological Significance of the Blush

The blush is a ubiquitous yet little understood phenomenon which can be triggered by a number of self-conscious emotions such as shame, embarrassment, shyness, pride and guilt. The field of psychology has seen a recent surge in the research of such emotions, yet blushing remains a relatively neglected area. This unique volume brings together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines to... read more

The blush is a ubiquitous yet little understood phenomenon which can be triggered by a number of self-conscious emotions such as shame, embarrassment, shyness, pride and guilt. The field of psychology has seen a recent surge in the research of such emotions, yet blushing remains a relatively neglected area. This unique volume brings together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines to... read more

The Wiley Guide to Writing Essays About Literature

Paul Headrick

This outstanding practical guide to writing analytical essays on literature develops interpretive skills through focused exercises and modeled examples. The program is tailored to meet the specific needs of beginning undergraduates.Features unique, detailed guidance on paragraph structureIncludes sample essays throughout to model each stage of the essay-writing processFocused exercises develop... read more

This outstanding practical guide to writing analytical essays on literature develops interpretive skills through focused exercises and modeled examples. The program is tailored to meet the specific needs of beginning undergraduates.Features unique, detailed guidance on paragraph structureIncludes sample essays throughout to model each stage of the essay-writing processFocused exercises develop... read more

Empire of Booze

Henry Jeffreys

From renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this full-bodied and rich history of Britain and the Empire, told through the improbable but true stories of how the world’s favourite alcoholic drinks came to be. Charting the rise of Britain from a small corner of Europe to global pre-eminence, each chapter unveils a drink which originated during a period in British imperial history.Read... read more

From renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this full-bodied and rich history of Britain and the Empire, told through the improbable but true stories of how the world’s favourite alcoholic drinks came to be. Charting the rise of Britain from a small corner of Europe to global pre-eminence, each chapter unveils a drink which originated during a period in British imperial history.Read... read more

The Positive Leader: How Energy and Happiness Fuel Top-Performing Teams

Jan Mühlfeit, Melina Costi

Discover how to banish stress and negativity, rediscover your best self and become an inspirational leader – starting now. Inspirational leaders: Target strengths, not weaknesses Have a dream Manage energy, not time Put happiness before success Based on cutting edge research, and with truly actionable advice, The Positive Leader shows you how. Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Mühlfeit,... read more

Discover how to banish stress and negativity, rediscover your best self and become an inspirational leader – starting now. Inspirational leaders: Target strengths, not weaknesses Have a dream Manage energy, not time Put happiness before success Based on cutting edge research, and with truly actionable advice, The Positive Leader shows you how. Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Mühlfeit,... read more

Be Creative - Now!: The 2-in-1 Manager: Speed Read - instant tips; Big Picture - lasting results

Steve Rawling

If you're a busy manager, looking for fast, focused guidance on how to make impact now then this book is for you. Discover vital, quick-fix, do-it-now ideas and techniques for instant impact and fast learning, as well as more detailed guidance for deeper knowledge. Your two-track way to get ahead.

If you're a busy manager, looking for fast, focused guidance on how to make impact now then this book is for you. Discover vital, quick-fix, do-it-now ideas and techniques for instant impact and fast learning, as well as more detailed guidance for deeper knowledge. Your two-track way to get ahead.

Cities and Social Movements: Immigrant Rights Activism in the US, France, and the Netherlands, 1970-2015 (Studies in Urban and Social Change)

Walter J. Nicholls, Justus Uitermark

Through historical and comparative research on the immigrant rights movements of the United States, France and the Netherlands, Cities and Social Movements examines how small resistances against restrictive immigration policies do – or don’t – develop into large and sustained mobilizations. Presents a comprehensive, comparative analysis of immigrant rights politics in three countries over a pe... read more

Through historical and comparative research on the immigrant rights movements of the United States, France and the Netherlands, Cities and Social Movements examines how small resistances against restrictive immigration policies do – or don’t – develop into large and sustained mobilizations. Presents a comprehensive, comparative analysis of immigrant rights politics in three countries over a pe... read more

Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean (Antipode Book Series)

Marion Werner

Challenging the main ways we debate globalization, Global Displacements reveals how uneven geographies of capitalist development shape—and are shaped by—the aspirations and everyday struggles of people in the global South. Makes an original contribution to the study of globalization by bringing together critical development and feminist theoretical approaches Opens up new avenues for the analy... read more

Challenging the main ways we debate globalization, Global Displacements reveals how uneven geographies of capitalist development shape—and are shaped by—the aspirations and everyday struggles of people in the global South. Makes an original contribution to the study of globalization by bringing together critical development and feminist theoretical approaches Opens up new avenues for the analy... read more

Nature, Culture and Society: Anthropological Perspectives on Life

Gisli Palsson

Life is currently one of the most active zones of politics and economic production, as biological material is increasingly the subject of engineering, banking, reproduction, and exchange. These developments represent some of the most challenging issues facing humanity in the twenty-first century and call for new forms of engagement - and new anthropologies of life. Reflecting upon the changing... read more

Life is currently one of the most active zones of politics and economic production, as biological material is increasingly the subject of engineering, banking, reproduction, and exchange. These developments represent some of the most challenging issues facing humanity in the twenty-first century and call for new forms of engagement - and new anthropologies of life. Reflecting upon the changing... read more

Young Sikhs in a Global World: Negotiating Traditions, Identities and Authorities

Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current research on young Sikhs with multicultural and transnational life-styles and considers how they in... read more

In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current research on young Sikhs with multicultural and transnational life-styles and considers how they in... read more

The Politics of the European Union (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)

Herman Lelieveldt, Sebastiaan Princen

This introduction to the politics of the European Union uses the lens of comparative politics to explore the history, theories, institutions, key participants, policies and policy making of the EU. The comparative approach enables students to use their knowledge of domestic politics and broader debates in political science to better understand the EU. Numerous real-world examples guide student... read more

This introduction to the politics of the European Union uses the lens of comparative politics to explore the history, theories, institutions, key participants, policies and policy making of the EU. The comparative approach enables students to use their knowledge of domestic politics and broader debates in political science to better understand the EU. Numerous real-world examples guide student... read more

Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation

The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation brings together internationally recognized scholars to summarize the state of knowledge about fundamental topics in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Written by the top international scholars in their field, this book has an encyclopaedic range; from academic entrepreneurship to valuing an entrepreneurial enterprise. ... read more

The Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation brings together internationally recognized scholars to summarize the state of knowledge about fundamental topics in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Written by the top international scholars in their field, this book has an encyclopaedic range; from academic entrepreneurship to valuing an entrepreneurial enterprise. ... read more

Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-Being

Marcus Conyers, Donna Wilson

Positively Smarter brings together seven principles for connecting the science of neuroplasticity to practical strategies for enhancing the synergy of happiness, achievement, and physical well-being. Moving beyond common myths, the text builds an evidence-based paradigm to empower readers to take practical steps to move forward. Brings together current research on cognitive psychology, educati... read more

Positively Smarter brings together seven principles for connecting the science of neuroplasticity to practical strategies for enhancing the synergy of happiness, achievement, and physical well-being. Moving beyond common myths, the text builds an evidence-based paradigm to empower readers to take practical steps to move forward. Brings together current research on cognitive psychology, educati... read more

The Rules to Break

Richard Templar

A personal code for living your life your way. From a very young age you’ve been inundated with other people’s well-intended rules. Whether from teachers, friends or parents, these helpful principles and bits of gracious advice are supposed to help you get on in life. The trouble is, many of these rules aren’t true (at least not all the time) and yet they have a major influence on your life wh... read more

A personal code for living your life your way. From a very young age you’ve been inundated with other people’s well-intended rules. Whether from teachers, friends or parents, these helpful principles and bits of gracious advice are supposed to help you get on in life. The trouble is, many of these rules aren’t true (at least not all the time) and yet they have a major influence on your life wh... read more

The Rules of Management

Richard Templar

NOW WITH 10 NEW RULES A definitive code for managerial success Some people find management so easy. They appear to be natural leaders, painlessly negotiating the system, the politics, the people, and the targets. Is there something they know that the rest of us don’t? Is it something we can all learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of management. These Rules are the guidin... read more

NOW WITH 10 NEW RULES A definitive code for managerial success Some people find management so easy. They appear to be natural leaders, painlessly negotiating the system, the politics, the people, and the targets. Is there something they know that the rest of us don’t? Is it something we can all learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of management. These Rules are the guidin... read more

Copywriting tactikPAK: Fun Interactive Series - 66 Winning Strategies (tactikPAK[TM] Book 1)

Margo Berman

What does it take to write great ad copy? Clever headlines? Catchy slogans? Compelling visuals? Cohesive campaigns? Yes all that and more. You must also understand your audience. You must know how they live. What they value. How they liked to be reached. And whether they want to be engaged. To best reach your target audience, you must think of them three-dimensionally and understand what’s imp... read more

What does it take to write great ad copy? Clever headlines? Catchy slogans? Compelling visuals? Cohesive campaigns? Yes all that and more. You must also understand your audience. You must know how they live. What they value. How they liked to be reached. And whether they want to be engaged. To best reach your target audience, you must think of them three-dimensionally and understand what’s imp... read more

Locke (Blackwell Great Minds)

In a focused assessment of one of the founding members of the liberal tradition in philosophy and a self-proclaimed “Under-Labourer” working to support the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the author maps the full range of John Locke’s highly influential ideas, which even today remain at the heart of debates about the nature of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as our m... read more

In a focused assessment of one of the founding members of the liberal tradition in philosophy and a self-proclaimed “Under-Labourer” working to support the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the author maps the full range of John Locke’s highly influential ideas, which even today remain at the heart of debates about the nature of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as our m... read more

Greece: A Short History of a Long Story, 7,000 BCE to the Present

Carol G. Thomas

Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era.Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek historyUses an approach based on recent research that includes DNA analysis and analyse... read more

Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era.Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek historyUses an approach based on recent research that includes DNA analysis and analyse... read more

Oscar Wilde in Context (Literature in Context)

Oscar Wilde was a courageous individualist whose path-breaking life and work were shaped in the crucible of his time and place, deeply marked by the controversies of his era. This collection of concise and illuminating articles reveals the complex relationship between Wilde's work and ideas and contemporary contexts including Victorian feminism, aestheticism and socialism. Chapters investigate... read more

Oscar Wilde was a courageous individualist whose path-breaking life and work were shaped in the crucible of his time and place, deeply marked by the controversies of his era. This collection of concise and illuminating articles reveals the complex relationship between Wilde's work and ideas and contemporary contexts including Victorian feminism, aestheticism and socialism. Chapters investigate... read more

Joanna has 1 review

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Nicola Durrant

I was extremely satisfied and happy with the copy edit service provided by Joanna. Her attention to detail when correcting for punctuation and tenses, as well as her thoughtful comments, all contributed to getting my book to the next level of 'finish' I was looking for. Here communication was always clear and very prompt, leading to us completing the review cycle way ahead of schedule. I woul...

Nicola Durrant, October 2016

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