Judith Harvey

Judith Harvey - Editor

Exeter, United Kingdom

A publisher, copy-editor and proofreader with over 30 years' experience working for a wide range of publishers as well as working freelance.

Request a quote
Verified identity

Overview

Reviews (1)
A publisher, copy-editor and proofreader with experience of educational, academic and adult non-fiction publishing. I can offer everything from advice on writing book proposals, advice on publishing contracts and typescript assessment to in-depth copy-editing, proofreading, production advice and help with marketing and promotion.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Nature
Photography
Writing & Publishing
Humanities & Social Sciences
History
Philosophy
Psychology

Certifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Publishing

Work experience

Managing Director

Self-employed
September, 2016 – Present (about 3 years)

I have worked in mainstream publishing companies for more nearly 30 years and in that time I have worked with hundreds of authors and published hundreds (if not thousands) of books. Titles have ranged from books of old photographs, school and university textbooks, academic monographs, journals, reference books, business books and books on everything from food and drink to the paranormal. The authors I have worked with include everyone from first-time authors to Nobel prize-winners in their specialist subject areas and people from local history societies to CEOs of multinational corporations. I have also set up, run and sold my own publishing business, worked as a freelance copy-editor and proofreader, and I have lectured in publishing on the BA Degree course at Napier University. I am now the Managing Director of JLH Media Limited and its imprint - Professional Publishing Services UK (propubuk). For more details please see my LinkedIn profile.

Managing Director

RHE Media Ltd
July, 2014 – August, 2016 (about 2 years)

Managing Director of a start-up publishing company that focuses on publishing content relating to wellbeing in all its forms.

Freelance Copy-editor

n/a
October, 2013 – June, 2014 (8 months)

Freelance copy-editing academic monographs for Taylor & Francis.

Publishing Director

Amberley Publishing
April, 2013 – August, 2013 (4 months)

Publishing Director for a company publishing History titles.

Creative Arts Community Leader (12-month contract)

F&W Media International LTD
November, 2011 – November, 2012 (about 1 year)

Publisher responsible for the Creative Arts lists - Photography, Art, Design, Writing as well as the Railways, Paranormal, Weather, Nostalgia, Food and other non-Craft publishing.

Owner and MD

Reflect Press Ltd
January, 2006 – June, 2011 (over 5 years)

I set up Reflect Press and performed all job functions in order to commission, publish, promote and sell textbooks for UK Health and Social Care students and lecturers. 27 titles published. Company sold June 2011.

Operations Director

Learning Matters
January, 2004 – September, 2005 (over 1 year)

Operations Director and commissioning editor for the Further Education teacher training titles.

Editorial and Production Director

Emerald
October, 2001 – November, 2003 (about 2 years)

Director responsible for the Editorial and Production departments at the Business and Management Journals publisher Emerald.

Editorial Director (Further Education & Study Guides)

Pearson Education
January, 2000 – March, 2001 (about 1 year)

Management responsibility for 8 staff (4 direct reports).
Key Responsibilities:
• Strategic Planning
• Commissioning & List Management
• People Management
• Market Awareness
• Financial – 4-year publishing plan and annual sales & overhead budgets, business plans for new series and investment appraisal of new titles.
• External Relationships – managing existing joint ventures and partnerships, exploring opportunities for acquisitions, tenders, new joint ventures, sponsorship and co-development with potential partners.

Lecturer in Publishing

Napier University, Edinburgh
October, 1998 – December, 1999 (about 1 year)

Lecturer on the BA Publishing degree course.

List Development Manager, Humanities

Nelson Thornes
February, 1993 – September, 1998 (over 5 years)

Publisher with overall responsibility for secondary school humanities textbook publishing - Geography, History, English, RE/PSHE.

Reference Editor

Blackwell Academic
January, 1990 – February, 1993 (about 3 years)

Commissioning and editorial work on academic reference titles. Also desk editorial work on business titles, and commissioning philosophy and economics titles.

Editor - The British Isles in Old Photographs

Alan Sutton Publishing
April, 1987 – December, 1989 (over 2 years)

Commissioning titles for the series and editorial work.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Minding the Self: Jungian meditations on contemporary spirituality

Murray Stein

Many people have an aptitude for religious experience and spirituality but don't know how to develop this or take it further. Modern societies offer little assistance, and traditional religions are overly preoccupied with their own organizational survival. Minding the Self: Jungian meditations on contemporary spirituality offers suggestions for individual spiritual development in our modern an... read more

Many people have an aptitude for religious experience and spirituality but don't know how to develop this or take it further. Modern societies offer little assistance, and traditional religions are overly preoccupied with their own organizational survival. Minding the Self: Jungian meditations on contemporary spirituality offers suggestions for individual spiritual development in our modern an... read more

Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years: Linking theory to practice

Kathy Brodie

Used as a measure of quality in the ground-breaking Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, Sustained Shared Thinking is fundamental to good early years practice. It costs nothing, yet research has shown that it improves outcomes for children by supporting their holistic development. This book clearly explains what Sustained Shared Thinking is and examines the skills and ex... read more

Used as a measure of quality in the ground-breaking Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, Sustained Shared Thinking is fundamental to good early years practice. It costs nothing, yet research has shown that it improves outcomes for children by supporting their holistic development. This book clearly explains what Sustained Shared Thinking is and examines the skills and ex... read more

The Psychology of Becoming a Successful Worker: Research on the changing nature of achievement at work

Satu Uusiautti, Kaarina Määttä

What is success at work and why is it important? How do top workers describe their success? How can work, community, leadership, family, or home and school promote success? Success at work is often associated with career-oriented individuals who sacrifice other areas of life to achieve highly in the workplace, but success can also be defined in other ways. It can consist of feelings of knowled... read more

What is success at work and why is it important? How do top workers describe their success? How can work, community, leadership, family, or home and school promote success? Success at work is often associated with career-oriented individuals who sacrifice other areas of life to achieve highly in the workplace, but success can also be defined in other ways. It can consist of feelings of knowled... read more

Working Memory: Loss and reconstruction (Essays in Cognitive Psychology)

Pierre Barrouillet, Valérie Camos

Working memory is the cognitive system in charge of the temporary maintenance of information in view of its on-going processing. Lying at the centre of cognition, it has become a key concept in psychological science. The book presents a critical review and synthesis of the working memory literature, and also presents an innovative new theory - the Time-Based Resource-Sharing (TBRS) model. Trac... read more

Working memory is the cognitive system in charge of the temporary maintenance of information in view of its on-going processing. Lying at the centre of cognition, it has become a key concept in psychological science. The book presents a critical review and synthesis of the working memory literature, and also presents an innovative new theory - the Time-Based Resource-Sharing (TBRS) model. Trac... read more

Public Space and Relational Perspectives: New Challenges for Architecture and Planning (Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design)

Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and struggles. The key role of space in enabling sp... read more

Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and struggles. The key role of space in enabling sp... read more

Applied Leadership Development: Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery (LEADERSHIP: Research and Practice)

Al Bolea, Leanne Atwater

Intended for courses on leadership, practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, this approachable guide teaches readers about how to become a leader. By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne Atwater, it effectively bridges theory and practice to outline powerful leadership behaviors. Based on... read more

Intended for courses on leadership, practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, this approachable guide teaches readers about how to become a leader. By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne Atwater, it effectively bridges theory and practice to outline powerful leadership behaviors. Based on... read more

Shoes, Slippers, and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Classical Antiquity

This edited volume groups research on the significance of ancient feet and footwear, much of which was presented, discussed and reviewed at the conference: Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity, held at Newcastle University and the Great North Museum from 29 June–1 July 2015.Ancient dress and adornment have received significant consideration in recent scholarship, though,... read more

This edited volume groups research on the significance of ancient feet and footwear, much of which was presented, discussed and reviewed at the conference: Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity, held at Newcastle University and the Great North Museum from 29 June–1 July 2015.Ancient dress and adornment have received significant consideration in recent scholarship, though,... read more

The Chronicle of Arnold of Lübeck (Crusade Texts in Translation)

Graham A. Loud

The chronicle of Arnold, Abbot of the monastery of St John of Lübeck, is one of the most important sources for the history of Germany in the central Middle Ages, and is also probably the major source for German involvement in the Crusades. The work was intended as a continuation of the earlier chronicle of Helmold of Bosau, and covers the years 1172–1209, in seven books. It was completed soon ... read more

The chronicle of Arnold, Abbot of the monastery of St John of Lübeck, is one of the most important sources for the history of Germany in the central Middle Ages, and is also probably the major source for German involvement in the Crusades. The work was intended as a continuation of the earlier chronicle of Helmold of Bosau, and covers the years 1172–1209, in seven books. It was completed soon ... read more

The Game Changer: How Leading Organisations in Business and Sport Changed the Rules of the Game

Alistair Gray

The Game Changer powerfully demonstrates how some organisations in business and sport have done more than raise their performance; they have also changed the rules of the game or the game itself within their industry. It gives examples of the strategies and governance programmes that have emerged to accomplish this, and the challenges of executing them.This book brings to life strategic manage... read more

The Game Changer powerfully demonstrates how some organisations in business and sport have done more than raise their performance; they have also changed the rules of the game or the game itself within their industry. It gives examples of the strategies and governance programmes that have emerged to accomplish this, and the challenges of executing them.This book brings to life strategic manage... read more

Historical Archaeology and Heritage in the Middle East

Ruth Young

Landlord villages dominated Iranian land tenure for hundreds of years, whereby one powerful landlord owned the village structures, surrounding farmland, and to all intents and purposes, the village occupants themselves, a system that in some cases remained in place up to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In Oman, mud-brick oases were home to most of the rural population right up until Sultan Qaboos... read more

Landlord villages dominated Iranian land tenure for hundreds of years, whereby one powerful landlord owned the village structures, surrounding farmland, and to all intents and purposes, the village occupants themselves, a system that in some cases remained in place up to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In Oman, mud-brick oases were home to most of the rural population right up until Sultan Qaboos... read more

Television Development: How Hollywood Creates New TV Series

Bob Levy

Development is a large and central part of the American TV industry, and yet the details of how it works – who makes development decisions and why, where ideas for new shows come from, even basics like the differences between what TV studios and TV networks do – remain elusive to many.In this book, lecturer and acclaimed television producer Bob Levy offers a detailed introduction to television... read more

Development is a large and central part of the American TV industry, and yet the details of how it works – who makes development decisions and why, where ideas for new shows come from, even basics like the differences between what TV studios and TV networks do – remain elusive to many.In this book, lecturer and acclaimed television producer Bob Levy offers a detailed introduction to television... read more

Economics for an Information Age: Money-Bargaining, Support-Bargaining and the Information Interface (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy)

Patrick Spread

Economics for an Information Age examines the central role of information within economics and society. The neoclassical economic model, taught as ‘mainstream economics’ in universities around the world, relies on a mathematical model of ‘resource allocation’ in which private advantage gives rise to public advantage in the shape of an optimal allocation of resources. However, this model assume... read more

Economics for an Information Age examines the central role of information within economics and society. The neoclassical economic model, taught as ‘mainstream economics’ in universities around the world, relies on a mathematical model of ‘resource allocation’ in which private advantage gives rise to public advantage in the shape of an optimal allocation of resources. However, this model assume... read more

Judith has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Nick von Behr
Judith is a superb professional with whom I would happily work again on editorial of a book.

Nick von Behr, August 2019

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Eldo Barkhuizen

Your book or web pages may have SUBTLE ERRORS, which some readers will notice. To avoid EMBARRASSMENT hire me to edit them out for you.

Llandudno, North Wales,

Alastair Coe

I'm an experienced editor and avid reader who is based in London. I love working on content that educates, informs and inspires!

London, UK

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy