John Clegg

John Clegg - Editor

Wakefield, UK

I have been editing legal manuscripts for almost a decade now for major publishers such as Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press.

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Overview

I specialise in law publications but have worked in many other subject areas. I have worked with Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury PLC, Taylor & Francis (now part of the Informa group), Edward Elgar, The History Press, The CILEx Law School and various other publishers and individuals.
I am particularly interested in music (text), history, sport, cinema and biography.

My clients have said that they find me easy to work with as I sensitively respect their style and content & always keep in touch with them and meet their deadlines.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Law
Music
Weddings

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LlB) Honours
  • Professional Part 2 Solicitor's Exam
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 1981

Work experience

Proofreading and editing

Self-employed
August, 2009 – Present (over 11 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Wedding Bible

Sarah Haywood

The critically acclaimed WEDDING BIBLE is the definitive guide to arranging a wedding with style, sophistication and panache. Described by Conde Nast Brides magazine as: "the ultimate guide to getting married" this all new, redesigned and luxurious second edition is beautifully presented with special papers, bookmarks and inspirational imagery from real weddings from four world-renowned weddin... read more

The critically acclaimed WEDDING BIBLE is the definitive guide to arranging a wedding with style, sophistication and panache. Described by Conde Nast Brides magazine as: "the ultimate guide to getting married" this all new, redesigned and luxurious second edition is beautifully presented with special papers, bookmarks and inspirational imagery from real weddings from four world-renowned weddin... read more

The Boy With The Patang

Zarina Bonass

On a rooftop in Sikimpur, a young boy and girl fly kites. Some years later they meet again on their wedding day. So begins the story of enigmatic Sahira and solid Sami and what should have been their happy life together. But Sahira finds she cannot love Sami and Sami has a secret, which Sahira cannot ignore. Sami’s work takes them to the idyll of Andalusia where, on the shores of Lake Bermejal... read more

On a rooftop in Sikimpur, a young boy and girl fly kites. Some years later they meet again on their wedding day. So begins the story of enigmatic Sahira and solid Sami and what should have been their happy life together. But Sahira finds she cannot love Sami and Sami has a secret, which Sahira cannot ignore. Sami’s work takes them to the idyll of Andalusia where, on the shores of Lake Bermejal... read more

Thatcher's Secret War: Subversion, Coercion, Secrecy and Government, 1974-90

Clive Bloom

The first book to explore the secret campaign that Mrs. Thatcher and her government waged before and after the Falklands War Beginning with what many believe to be a political killing, this book is an alternative history of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. It looks at the secret campaign that Mrs. Thatcher and her government waged before and after the Falklands War against “subversives”: anti-... read more

The first book to explore the secret campaign that Mrs. Thatcher and her government waged before and after the Falklands War Beginning with what many believe to be a political killing, this book is an alternative history of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. It looks at the secret campaign that Mrs. Thatcher and her government waged before and after the Falklands War against “subversives”: anti-... read more

The Peterborough Book of Days

Brian Jones

A day-by-day guide to Peterborough’s history, this book contains political, sporting, criminal, strange, amusing, and eccentric events from different periods in the history of the cathedral city. Some events had a major impact on the history of the country as a whole, whilst others are just plain absurd! Featuring famous births, marriages, deaths, political demises, and famous and less well kn... read more

A day-by-day guide to Peterborough’s history, this book contains political, sporting, criminal, strange, amusing, and eccentric events from different periods in the history of the cathedral city. Some events had a major impact on the history of the country as a whole, whilst others are just plain absurd! Featuring famous births, marriages, deaths, political demises, and famous and less well kn... read more

International Maritime Conventions (Volume 2): Navigation, Securities, Limitation of Liability and Jurisdiction (Maritime and Transport Law Library)

Francesco Berlingieri

For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not yet fully ratified, including the topical Rot... read more

For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not yet fully ratified, including the topical Rot... read more

Culture and International Economic Law

Globalization and international economic governance offer unprecedented opportunities for cultural exchange. Foreign direct investments can promote cultural diversity and provide the funds needed to locate, recover and preserve cultural heritage. Nonetheless, globalization and international economic governance can also jeopardize cultural diversity and determine the erosion of the cultural wea... read more

Globalization and international economic governance offer unprecedented opportunities for cultural exchange. Foreign direct investments can promote cultural diversity and provide the funds needed to locate, recover and preserve cultural heritage. Nonetheless, globalization and international economic governance can also jeopardize cultural diversity and determine the erosion of the cultural wea... read more

The Concept of Military Objectives in International Law and Targeting Practice (Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict)

Agnieszka Jachec-Neale

The concept that certain objects and persons may be legitimately attacked during armed conflicts has been well recognised and developed through the history of warfare. This book explores the relationship between international law and targeting practice in determining whether an object is a lawful military target. By examining both the interpretation and its post-ratification application this b... read more

The concept that certain objects and persons may be legitimately attacked during armed conflicts has been well recognised and developed through the history of warfare. This book explores the relationship between international law and targeting practice in determining whether an object is a lawful military target. By examining both the interpretation and its post-ratification application this b... read more

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Communication & Punctuality

Lora Kostadinova
As a first time author of a fiction novel I started as being very insecure. When finally started my collaboration with John Clegg I couldn't be more relieved. He showed an incredible patient, understanding and support, that for me as a beginner was needed and important. I couldn't be more grateful for having to work with a professional like him. John worked on the developing, coping and proofre...
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Lora Kostadinova, February 2020

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