Josie Ferguson

Josie Ferguson - Editor Tick

London, United Kingdom

Experienced editor within various genres, including Mind Body Spirit, travel, cookbooks, and fiction (YA, women's fiction & thrillers).

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I've worked as an editor and proofreader for over ten years. I've edited across a range of book genres including cookbooks, sex books, travel guides, Mind Body Spirit books, biographies, and fiction (predominantly YA, Crime, Mystery, Thrillers, Women's fiction, Horror, and Literary 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.

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

Certifications

  • MSc in Psychology
  • Diploma in English Literature

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Freelance
June, 2013 – Present (about 5 years)

Since leaving DBP & Watkins I have been working freelance.

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 (13 selected works)

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

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

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

Cosmic Consciousness

Matthew Krajewski

Cosmic Consciousness invites seekers to upgrade their personal spirituality. The path of finding a fulfilling spiritual practice can be arduous, but author Matthew Krajewski lends his lifetime of spiritual pursuits to uplift anyone into new realms of understanding. Weaving together personal experience, contemporary research, and guided visualizations; Cosmic Consciousness is designed to expand... read more

Cosmic Consciousness invites seekers to upgrade their personal spirituality. The path of finding a fulfilling spiritual practice can be arduous, but author Matthew Krajewski lends his lifetime of spiritual pursuits to uplift anyone into new realms of understanding. Weaving together personal experience, contemporary research, and guided visualizations; Cosmic Consciousness is designed to expand... read more

INVASION: The Lost Chapters

DC Alden

In the English county of Surrey, a vengeful Palestinian migrant finally receives the call to Jihad he’s been longing for. His mission is a simple one – kill as many as you can.In London, a desperate Metropolitan police officer finds himself cut off and alone, as deadly terror attacks ripple across the city, killing thousands and spreading chaos and fear.The United States Ambassador, trapped in... read more

In the English county of Surrey, a vengeful Palestinian migrant finally receives the call to Jihad he’s been longing for. His mission is a simple one – kill as many as you can.In London, a desperate Metropolitan police officer finds himself cut off and alone, as deadly terror attacks ripple across the city, killing thousands and spreading chaos and fear.The United States Ambassador, trapped in... read more

Remembrancy: A Cyberpunk Short Story

Peter Kim

A man's inebriation leads him to a room with a glass door tinted midnight black.

A man's inebriation leads him to a room with a glass door tinted midnight black.

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 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

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

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Nichole Eaton

Josie was incredible from start to finish. She was attentive, responsive, and made me feel good about the work I was producing. Josie pushed me to make sure every detail of my book was on point, scientific, and cited. I would refer Josie ten time over. You won't regret working with her.

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, June 2018


Michael Hoffner

Josie did a great job editing my book. She was thorough and kept on track regarding the time line. She listened to my feedback and was extremely helpful in fine tuning the book.

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, June 2018


Dr Cynthia Miller

Working with Josie was just what I wanted and needed to bring my book up to a very professional level. I recommend working with Josie and I certainly will use her for my next book.

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, May 2018


Matthew Krajewski

Josie is the editor I've been searching for and never thought I would find! I had just finished writing my fourth book and wanted to find a copy editor to reveal all my blind spots. Josie did that and more. She was communicative, professional, and delivered my project ahead of schedule. Her edits were insightful and thorough. Can't wait to work with her again!

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, April 2018


Alex Cristo

Josie is amazing to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. This is our second project together and I would definitely work with her on my next project.

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, March 2018

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