Joanna Pyke

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Oxford, United Kingdom

I specialize in non-fiction, from business to psychology, politics to parenting, self-help to sociology.

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"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 have solid experience: I’ve been in publishing for more than 20 years and freelance since 2006.
• My clients include authors, publishers and companies outside publishing.

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

Certifications

  • BA Honours English Studies
  • SfEP: entry-level member

Work experience

Copy editor, proofreader, project manager

Self-employed
August, 2006 – Present (almost 12 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 (26 selected works)

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

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

Copywriting tactikPAK: Fun Interactive Series - 66 Winning Strategies (tactikPAK[™] 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 impor... 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 impor... 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

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 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

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

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 (Elgar Concise Guides)

David B. Audretsch, Christopher S. Hayter, Albert N. Link

'Entrepreneurship these days is evident, even showcased, in so many places that it is harder for anyone interested in the field to really know about all of its many facets. That diversity is what makes the Concise Guide so essential. The Guide's ability to provide an expert's take in just a couple of pages on key topics in entrepreneurship is a boon to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. Th... read more

'Entrepreneurship these days is evident, even showcased, in so many places that it is harder for anyone interested in the field to really know about all of its many facets. That diversity is what makes the Concise Guide so essential. The Guide's ability to provide an expert's take in just a couple of pages on key topics in entrepreneurship is a boon to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. Th... 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

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

Disruptive Technologies: Understand, Evaluate, Respond

Paul Armstrong

Disruptive Technologies outlines the steps businesses can take to engage with emerging technologies today in order to serve the consumer of tomorrow. This book offers the knowledge and tools to engage confidently with emerging technologies for better business. This highly practical book offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain (Bitcoin), artificial... read more

Disruptive Technologies outlines the steps businesses can take to engage with emerging technologies today in order to serve the consumer of tomorrow. This book offers the knowledge and tools to engage confidently with emerging technologies for better business. This highly practical book offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain (Bitcoin), artificial... read more

Exploring the Entrepreneurial Society: Institutions, Behaviors and Outcomes

Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin, Domingo García-Pérez-de-Lema

Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic development, which in turn impacts the challenges facing future entrepreneurs. Understanding the development of a vivid entrepreneurial society requires attention to several interacting factors, as well as expected transversal policies provided by ministries and administrations as a whole. This timely book explores institutional, behavioral and policy... read more

Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic development, which in turn impacts the challenges facing future entrepreneurs. Understanding the development of a vivid entrepreneurial society requires attention to several interacting factors, as well as expected transversal policies provided by ministries and administrations as a whole. This timely book explores institutional, behavioral and policy... read more

Innovative B2B Marketing: New Models, Processes and Theory

Simon Hall

Innovative B2B Marketing is a clear, practical guide that demystifies modern aspects of B2B marketing, including marketing models, processes and thought leadership pieces. New customer buying habits, the digital era and the new industry landscape (influenced by the application economy) have all had a great impact, with marketing professionals consequently facing a shift away from traditional p... read more

Innovative B2B Marketing is a clear, practical guide that demystifies modern aspects of B2B marketing, including marketing models, processes and thought leadership pieces. New customer buying habits, the digital era and the new industry landscape (influenced by the application economy) have all had a great impact, with marketing professionals consequently facing a shift away from traditional p... read more

Global Women Leaders: Breaking Boundaries (New Horizons in Leadership Studies series)

Regina Wentzel Wolfe, Patricia H. Werhane

'Global Women Leaders transports the reader into the fascinating lives of trailblazers in four very different countries. All were change-makers in their professions, and all of them confronted the challenges women everywhere will recognize as their own. How they succeeded, despite roadblocks, is both inspiring and instructive. Each gives us sound advice on a range of familiar hurdles from thos... read more

'Global Women Leaders transports the reader into the fascinating lives of trailblazers in four very different countries. All were change-makers in their professions, and all of them confronted the challenges women everywhere will recognize as their own. How they succeeded, despite roadblocks, is both inspiring and instructive. Each gives us sound advice on a range of familiar hurdles from thos... read more

Design Management: The Essential Handbook

David Hands

Design Management is the essential handbook to all things design. As a discipline, design management is continually in motion; changing, responding and adapting to the dynamics of social and business transformation. As a business function, it combines project management, design, strategy and supply chain techniques to enable the creation of more effectively designed products, services, communi... read more

Design Management is the essential handbook to all things design. As a discipline, design management is continually in motion; changing, responding and adapting to the dynamics of social and business transformation. As a business function, it combines project management, design, strategy and supply chain techniques to enable the creation of more effectively designed products, services, communi... read more

Save the Swamp: Career Guidebook for Budding Bureaucrats

Thomas L. Krannawitter

Save the Swamp is a must read for progressive activists, university professors, Hollywood celebrities, and government bureaucrats who want to ridicule and harass conservative cranks into silence. They slow down the train of progressivism with their ridiculous clamoring about the Constitution and private property. Enough is enough! Save the Swamp explains how stupid and unscientific conservativ... read more

Save the Swamp is a must read for progressive activists, university professors, Hollywood celebrities, and government bureaucrats who want to ridicule and harass conservative cranks into silence. They slow down the train of progressivism with their ridiculous clamoring about the Constitution and private property. Enough is enough! Save the Swamp explains how stupid and unscientific conservativ... read more

Speedmailing: Turn your work enemy into your best work tool

Richard Wolfe

DREAMING OF AN EMPTY INBOX, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? We’re bombarded with messages every day, but no one tells you how to improve these vital email skills. In less than 100 pages, this handy book will help you discover how to regain control of your email – and get back to your job – in five simple steps. Email doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With Speedmailing’s five-step process ... read more

DREAMING OF AN EMPTY INBOX, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? We’re bombarded with messages every day, but no one tells you how to improve these vital email skills. In less than 100 pages, this handy book will help you discover how to regain control of your email – and get back to your job – in five simple steps. Email doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With Speedmailing’s five-step process ... read more

Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code of Bringing up Happy, Confident Children

Richard Templar

Over 32,000 copies sold. The golden principles and behaviours to guide you smoothly through the challenges of raising children.

Over 32,000 copies sold. The golden principles and behaviours to guide you smoothly through the challenges of raising children.

That Leadership Thing...: Observations from a middle manager that you would (probably) be wise to read

Richard King

The Manager spoke of a team, united in a shared goal. Empowered and motivated to utilise all of their experience and expertise. Engaged employees who looked forward to work every day. Who felt inspired and enthusiastic. Always ready to challenge and stretch their managers with ideas for continuous improvement. Who would grow beyond the rigid restraints of their roles to create an infectious ca... read more

The Manager spoke of a team, united in a shared goal. Empowered and motivated to utilise all of their experience and expertise. Engaged employees who looked forward to work every day. Who felt inspired and enthusiastic. Always ready to challenge and stretch their managers with ideas for continuous improvement. Who would grow beyond the rigid restraints of their roles to create an infectious ca... read more

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Richard Greaves

It has been a real pleasure working with Joanna. She understood exactly what I was looking for, respected the brief, all suggested amendments were insightful and helpful, and she has an extremely sharp eye for detail. Joanna always responded quickly to all communications, is thorough, friendly and professional and I would highly recommend her.

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, April 2018


Claudia Pinzi

Working with Joanna as proofreader has been a pleasure: in addition to a highly professional work, and to the completion of a tight schedule four days before due date, she took pain to find the (non evident) uncorrectness of some bibliographic info and, what's more relevant, identified a few subtle readability issues, so allowing useful text improvements. I highly recommend her for this kind of...

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, February 2018


Wendy Hirsch

Joanna was a pleasure to work with. She was proactive in her communications and timely in her work. She is particularly skilled at identifying formatting errors, including inconsistencies in the format of citations.

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, December 2017


Richard Hilton

Greatly enjoyed working with Joanna on this project. She was professional and courteous throughout, and did an excellent job on the manuscript.

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, August 2017


Glenn Miller

Impeccable communication. Fastidious proofing. When budgets allow, I'll certainly be hoping to work with Joanna again.

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, June 2017

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