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Josie Ferguson

Josie Ferguson - Editor

UK

I've worked as an editor and proofreader for 7 years. I love helping authors achieve their dream of creating a book and seeing it in print.

Overview

I've worked as an editor and proofreader for seven years. I've edited across a range of book genres including cookbooks, sex books, travel guides, Mind Body Spirit books, biographies and fiction. I have also edited PhDs, academic papers and essays. I used to work for Watkins Publishing and Duncan Baird Publishers (now Nourish) in the UK but I now work freelance. I love helping authors achieve their dream of creating a book and seeing it in print.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Horror Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry New Age Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Travel

Certifications

  • MSc in Psychology
  • Diploma in English Literature

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Freelance

June, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Since leaving DBP & Watkins I have been working freelance. I am currently editing a travel guide book on Bali.

Editor/Production Editor

Duncan Baird Publishers and Watkins Publishing

February, 2011 – June, 2013 (over 2 years)

I started as a Production Editor overseeing the production process of our titles, proofreading, writing and putting together BLADs etc. Later I became an Editor and I worked on titles for both imprints (MBS books, as well as cookbooks and sex books).

Intern

Rogers, Coleridge & White

May, 2010 – June, 2010 (about 1 month)

At RCW I learned the ins and outs of a literary agency and I predominantly spent my time reading through the slush pile for fiction.

Editor

SPG Media

April, 2009 – February, 2011 (almost 2 years)

My responsibilities included proofreading and editing press releases, daily newsletters (that were sent out to over 500,000) and company profiles. I also liaised with clients on a daily basis and drove sales through the site and emails.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Lost Guides Bali (Travel Guide)

Anna Chittenden

Lost Guides - Bali: a unique, stylish and offbeat travel guide to Bali. From Secret beaches, boutique retreats, gorgeous villas, cool cafes, foodie favourites, surf spots, traditional artisans - here's your guide to the best of Bali. What: An A5, full colour 144 page soft cover book filled with tried and tested travel recommendations for Bali, illustrated with original photography. Where: Focu... read more

Lost Guides - Bali: a unique, stylish and offbeat travel guide to Bali. From Secret beaches, boutique retreats, gorgeous villas, cool cafes, foodie favourites, surf spots, traditional artisans - here's your guide to the best of Bali. What: An A5, full colour 144 page soft cover book filled with tried and tested travel recommendations for Bali, illustrated with original photography. Where: Focu... read more

Dracula Abridged

Bram Stoker

Welcome to my abridgement of Dracula! Enter freely and of your own free will! You will find every scene and character from the original still included in these pages with all the horror and drama. This version of the Stoker's classic has been edited to be more friendly to a modern reader and is about half the length of the original. I have done my best to keep the characters, themes, and inter... read more

Welcome to my abridgement of Dracula! Enter freely and of your own free will! You will find every scene and character from the original still included in these pages with all the horror and drama. This version of the Stoker's classic has been edited to be more friendly to a modern reader and is about half the length of the original. I have done my best to keep the characters, themes, and inter... read more

Lemongrass and Ginger Cookbook: Vibrant Asian Recipes

Leemei Tan

Rich in aromatic spices, herbs, and flavourings, Asian food explodes deliciously in your mouth. Now, thanks to Leemei Tan, home cooks can easily master the art of preparing this delectable cuisine. She explains how to make perfect sushi, creamy curries, spicy stir-fries, and crisp tempura, and work with noodles, kaffir lime leaves, or wasabi. From Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup and Japanese ... read more

Rich in aromatic spices, herbs, and flavourings, Asian food explodes deliciously in your mouth. Now, thanks to Leemei Tan, home cooks can easily master the art of preparing this delectable cuisine. She explains how to make perfect sushi, creamy curries, spicy stir-fries, and crisp tempura, and work with noodles, kaffir lime leaves, or wasabi. From Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup and Japanese ... read more

Pocket Kama Sutra Super Sex 52 Red-hot Positions by Bailey, Nicole ( AUTHOR ) Nov-01-2010 Paperback

Nicole Bailey

Proving that size doesn't matter - this pocket-sized guide to the Kama Sutra has everything you need to send your sex life into orbit

Proving that size doesn't matter - this pocket-sized guide to the Kama Sutra has everything you need to send your sex life into orbit

French Brasserie Cookbook: The Heart of French Home Cooking

Daniel Galmiche

What it is that we love so much about food in a French brasserie? Is it the delicious, time-honoured dishes cooked to perfection? Or the fresh, local ingredients and regional recipes? Or is it that most of these recipes started life in the home? Perhaps this is why they have such a special place in our hearts. In French Brasserie Cookbook, Michelin starred chef Daniel Galmiche brings us a supe... read more

What it is that we love so much about food in a French brasserie? Is it the delicious, time-honoured dishes cooked to perfection? Or the fresh, local ingredients and regional recipes? Or is it that most of these recipes started life in the home? Perhaps this is why they have such a special place in our hearts. In French Brasserie Cookbook, Michelin starred chef Daniel Galmiche brings us a supe... read more

The Celestial Dragon I Ching: A Unique New Version of the Chinese Oracle for Making Decisions and Discovering Your Destiny

Neyma Jahan

First The Sky Opened ... Then The Celestial Dragon Was BornEach aspect of this wonderfully appealing new I Ching is characterized by a readily identifiable symbol. We encounter the Dragon, the Cave, the Mirror, the Path, the Stranger and the Piper... to name just a few of the definitive 64 Hexagrams, each with its own evocative narrative, signposting our destiny. This elegant I Ching evokes th... read more

First The Sky Opened ... Then The Celestial Dragon Was BornEach aspect of this wonderfully appealing new I Ching is characterized by a readily identifiable symbol. We encounter the Dragon, the Cave, the Mirror, the Path, the Stranger and the Piper... to name just a few of the definitive 64 Hexagrams, each with its own evocative narrative, signposting our destiny. This elegant I Ching evokes th... read more

The Top 100 Finger Foods for Babies & Toddlers: Delicious, Healthy Meals for Your Toddler

Christine Bailey

Every parent knows that babies and toddlers can be fussy eaters. This collection of 100 quick and easy recipes for delicious finger foods from nutritional consultant Christine Bailey is the perfect solution. Each recipe has a list of nutrients and at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as tips on preparation and storage. From nutritious breakfasts such as Crunchy Granola Chunks to tasty lunch... read more

Every parent knows that babies and toddlers can be fussy eaters. This collection of 100 quick and easy recipes for delicious finger foods from nutritional consultant Christine Bailey is the perfect solution. Each recipe has a list of nutrients and at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as tips on preparation and storage. From nutritious breakfasts such as Crunchy Granola Chunks to tasty lunch... read more

Pig: Cooking with a Passion for Pork

Johnnie Mountain

The pork on your fork is a truly succulent meat, able to hold its own against any red-meat rival. Words like ‘rashers’, ‘gammon’, ‘chops’, ‘belly’ and ‘bacon’ have a poetry savoured by all who know this wonderful animal well.Yet pork can be a tricky meat to cook: it can easily become tough and dry – and achieving the perfect crackling is even harder! But when you know the expert’s secrets, you... read more

The pork on your fork is a truly succulent meat, able to hold its own against any red-meat rival. Words like ‘rashers’, ‘gammon’, ‘chops’, ‘belly’ and ‘bacon’ have a poetry savoured by all who know this wonderful animal well.Yet pork can be a tricky meat to cook: it can easily become tough and dry – and achieving the perfect crackling is even harder! But when you know the expert’s secrets, you... read more

Me, You and the Kids Too: The Ultimate Time-Saving Cookbook - Every Recipe Feeds the Whole Family

Renee Elliott

Cooking for a family can be a huge challenge that leaves you feeling like you're always making compromises. In Me, You and the Kids Too, Renee Elliott makes this do-able. She shows that you don't have to cook different recipes to please everyone at the table - and that you never have to sacrifice flavour or nutrition to get meals made without stress. Starting with delicious recipes that your f... read more

Cooking for a family can be a huge challenge that leaves you feeling like you're always making compromises. In Me, You and the Kids Too, Renee Elliott makes this do-able. She shows that you don't have to cook different recipes to please everyone at the table - and that you never have to sacrifice flavour or nutrition to get meals made without stress. Starting with delicious recipes that your f... read more

New Vegetarian Kitchen: Raw * Grill * Fry * Steam * Simmer * Bake

Nicola Graimes

New Vegetarian Kitchen proves once and for all that there's more to vegetarian cuisine than old stand-bys such as lentils, pasta and bean burgers. If you're looking for inspiration turn the pages and find delicious, creative and satisfying meat-free meals. From Steamed Crushed Pea & Ginger Wontons and Grilled Polenta wrapped in Red Pepper to Beetroot Carpaccio with Goat's Cheese and Chocolate ... read more

New Vegetarian Kitchen proves once and for all that there's more to vegetarian cuisine than old stand-bys such as lentils, pasta and bean burgers. If you're looking for inspiration turn the pages and find delicious, creative and satisfying meat-free meals. From Steamed Crushed Pea & Ginger Wontons and Grilled Polenta wrapped in Red Pepper to Beetroot Carpaccio with Goat's Cheese and Chocolate ... read more

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