Jonathan Todd

Jonathan Todd – Editor

A passionate and dedicated copy-editor and proofreader specialising in books on history, transport, computing and children's fiction.

Overview

I'm a copy-editor and proofreader with 15 years' experience editing novels, history books, children's books, religious books, romantic fiction and computing titles. Publishers I've worked with include Pen & Sword, Helion & Company, Packt Publishing, IT Governance Publishing, Wilkinson House, Boxer Books and Liquid Silver Books.


I love collaborating with authors to get books in the best shape they can be, and the challenge of retaining their writing style and voice; I always try to offer suggestions and comments rather than simply making sweeping changes with no explanation. I've got a keen eye for a typo and a knack for ensuring consistency in style and tone.


Services
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet History Transportation
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

IT Governance Ltd

Jul, 2017 — Present

Copy-editing books, reports, web pages, emails and all other marketing collateral in the fields of IT governance, risk management and compliance.

Freelance - various

Jul, 2010 — Present

• Proofreading: fiction and non-fiction books for publishers including Wilkinson House, Words by Design, Helion & Company and Liquid Silver Books; marketing communications for agencies; government reports; annual reports.
• Copy-editing: IT books for Packt Publishing and IT Governance Publishing; military history and transport books for Pen and Sword.
• Sub-editing: Relais & Châteaux Guide 2017; Boots Christmas Gift Guide 2016; Monocle; Spear’s; Orange Exchange and Business Edge for EE; Official Xbox Magazine; Cruise International; and Leisure Kicks.

Portfolio

Proofreading
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Lily and Bear

Stubbs, Lisa

Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
The Predecessor

Browne, M R

Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
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The London D M S Bus

Wharmby, Matthew

Proofreading
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Scotland

Waller, Peter

Proofreading
Proofreading
I Can Fly

Kuo, Fifi

Proofreading
Proofreading

Jonathan has 6 reviews

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mauro L.

mauro L.

Apr, 2023

I highly appreciated Jonathan work. Recommended.
Sandy G.

Sandy G.

Oct, 2022

Jonathan is a fabulous copy editor. He is professional and I especially appreciated his support and encouragement for my first early reader children’s story. I plan to collaborate with him again on other stories I have written. You will be extremely pleased if you hire his services for your stories!
Matt B.

Matt B.

Aug, 2021

Great experience working with Jonathan and work completed to a very high standard.
Fritz W.

Fritz W.

Aug, 2021

Jonathan was awesome! He was able to do a super short turn around time. He did a great job and I would definitely use him again!
Charli B.

Charli B.

Mar, 2021

Great to work with Jonathan. A lot of very useful points and amendments made through the process. Highly punctual and responsive throughout.

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