Julia Halford

Julia Halford - Editor

Reading, UK

Meticulous copy-editor and proofreader with over 20 years' experience in illustrated non-fiction (including DK and Octopus Books).

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Overview

With a proven track record in non-fiction publishing, I am a highly experienced book editor and proofreader with a careful and collaborative approach. I specialise in the following areas: popular culture, lifestyle and health, pregnancy and parenting, home and interiors.

I have worked in-house for some of illustrated publishing's biggest names, including DK (as Senior Editor), Octopus Books, Hamlyn and Mitchell Beazley, across a wide range of genres.

I have collaborated with many high-profile authors – from parenting gurus Dr Miriam Stoppard and Penelope Leach to antiques expert Judith Miller and architectural author and broadcaster Jonathan Glancey. I have an excellent eye for detail, a meticulous and organised approach, and pride myself on working sensitively and collaboratively with every author.

I look forward to working with you!


Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Design
DIY & Crafts
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) Literature

Work experience

Freelance editor and proofreader

Self-employed
December, 2003 – Present (almost 17 years)

Copy-editing, proofreading and project management on non-fiction, general interest titles – popular culture, parenting, health, wellbeing, interiors, craft, architecture, cookery.

Senior Editor

Dorling Kindersley (DK)
October, 1999 – November, 2003 (about 4 years)

Senior member of the team responsible for the pregnancy and parenting, health and wellbeing books. Key titles included Great Ormond Street Baby and Child Health and Dr Miriam Stoppard's Family Health Guide.

Editor

Octopus Books
January, 1995 – October, 1999 (over 4 years)

Working on the interiors, architecture, craft and photography list, I managed projects and edited titles, including The Style Sourcebook by Judith Miller and Modern by Jonathan Glancey.

Editorial Assistant

Reed Books
October, 1993 – January, 1995 (over 1 year)

Copy-editing and proofreading titles on Osprey's automotive and military history list and Hamlyn's music books.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Cracking Elements (Cracking Series)

Rebecca Mileham

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Modern: Masters of the 20th-Century Interior

Jonathan Glancey

The term "modern" can be used to describe places as diverse as Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece of 1936 and John Pawson's Calvin Klein store of the early nineties. Modernism encompasses many different styles, designed over a number of years-- so what exactly is modern? Author Jonathan Glancey answers this question by, first, exploring every facet of the modern-- from architectu... read more

The term "modern" can be used to describe places as diverse as Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece of 1936 and John Pawson's Calvin Klein store of the early nineties. Modernism encompasses many different styles, designed over a number of years-- so what exactly is modern? Author Jonathan Glancey answers this question by, first, exploring every facet of the modern-- from architectu... read more

The Style Sourcebook

Judith Miller

A full-color illustrated directory references more than 2,300 currently available fabrics, trimmings, wallpapers, paints, tiles, and flooring, including information on the manufacturer, pattern name and number, available colors, and price range. 40,000 first printing.

A full-color illustrated directory references more than 2,300 currently available fabrics, trimmings, wallpapers, paints, tiles, and flooring, including information on the manufacturer, pattern name and number, available colors, and price range. 40,000 first printing.

Print!: 25 Original Projects Using Hand-printing Techniques on Fabric and Paper (C&B Crafts)

Joy Jolliffe

sterling publishing collins brown print this book taps into the renewed appreciation for handmade items and forgotten skills. it features block printing projects that are perfect for beginners to screen printing with options for the more experienced crafter. easy to follow instructions show you how to create wrapping paper wall art bunting bedlinen bags and much more. all of the projects make ... read more

sterling publishing collins brown print this book taps into the renewed appreciation for handmade items and forgotten skills. it features block printing projects that are perfect for beginners to screen printing with options for the more experienced crafter. easy to follow instructions show you how to create wrapping paper wall art bunting bedlinen bags and much more. all of the projects make ... read more

Infographic Guide to Literature (Infographic Guides)

Cassell Illustrated

Fascinating, insightful, clever and stunning, these infographic diagrams" "will" "help you see literature in a whole new light.

Fascinating, insightful, clever and stunning, these infographic diagrams" "will" "help you see literature in a whole new light.

Kindfulness

Caroline Millington

Where do you come on your To Do list? Between juggling the demands of work, potentially toxic friendships, parenting guilt, trying to be the best partner you can be—or looking for love—life can be totally overwhelming. And for so many of us, it's the bits we're not #winning at that appear to be flashing in neon lights as a daily reminder. That's where kindfulness comes in—blending mindfulness ... read more

Where do you come on your To Do list? Between juggling the demands of work, potentially toxic friendships, parenting guilt, trying to be the best partner you can be—or looking for love—life can be totally overwhelming. And for so many of us, it's the bits we're not #winning at that appear to be flashing in neon lights as a daily reminder. That's where kindfulness comes in—blending mindfulness ... read more

Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Lesley Regan

Find out what to expect from conception to birth From the moment after conception to feeding your newborn baby, Your Pregnancy Week by Week, covers everything you need to know about the miracle of pregnancy. Professor Lesley Regan, world-renowned obstetrician, draws on her professional expertise and personal experience to explain exactly what is happening week-by-week, to you and your baby dur... read more

Find out what to expect from conception to birth From the moment after conception to feeding your newborn baby, Your Pregnancy Week by Week, covers everything you need to know about the miracle of pregnancy. Professor Lesley Regan, world-renowned obstetrician, draws on her professional expertise and personal experience to explain exactly what is happening week-by-week, to you and your baby dur... read more

The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

Barry Miles, Grant Scott, Johnny Morgan

With the resurgence of vinyl, album cover art is as important as ever. This visually sumptuous book brings together 275 of the greatest album covers of all time. arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. A 50-strong panel of judges—including designers, musicians, producers, and record company executives—made the final selection, and their reasons accompany the photographs. From rock ‘n’ rol... read more

With the resurgence of vinyl, album cover art is as important as ever. This visually sumptuous book brings together 275 of the greatest album covers of all time. arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. A 50-strong panel of judges—including designers, musicians, producers, and record company executives—made the final selection, and their reasons accompany the photographs. From rock ‘n’ rol... read more

Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills

Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman

No electricity, no gas, no flushing toilet . . . and no tractor! Could you survive a year on a Victorian farm? In this fascinating time-traveling experiment a team of historians spend a year recreating farm life in 1885. Accompanying the television series, this book follows the team as they try to run a farm using only materials and resources that would have been available to them in the Victo... read more

No electricity, no gas, no flushing toilet . . . and no tractor! Could you survive a year on a Victorian farm? In this fascinating time-traveling experiment a team of historians spend a year recreating farm life in 1885. Accompanying the television series, this book follows the team as they try to run a farm using only materials and resources that would have been available to them in the Victo... read more

How to Wear Glitter: 30 Ways to Sparkle in Style

Naomi Pike

Live life with a little more sparkle. This is your one-stop guide to glitter and how to wear it. Includes only the best biodegradable and ethical brands (please glitter responsibly!).Features 30 gorgeous step-by-step looks from all-sparkle lips to intricate eye make-up, glitter braids and beards, to full-on body art or a perfectly simple glitter lash line.Halloween, Christmas or festival seaso... read more

Live life with a little more sparkle. This is your one-stop guide to glitter and how to wear it. Includes only the best biodegradable and ethical brands (please glitter responsibly!).Features 30 gorgeous step-by-step looks from all-sparkle lips to intricate eye make-up, glitter braids and beards, to full-on body art or a perfectly simple glitter lash line.Halloween, Christmas or festival seaso... read more

Women's Health Handbook

Miriam Stoppard

Best-selling author Miriam Stoppard covers all aspects of women's health in this practical and fully-illustrated guide. In this indispensable handbook, leading healthcare expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard addresses various aspects of women's health, providing reassuring advice for women at each lifestage, from puberty to menopause and beyond. Advice You Can Trust: Known to millions for her straightfo... read more

Best-selling author Miriam Stoppard covers all aspects of women's health in this practical and fully-illustrated guide. In this indispensable handbook, leading healthcare expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard addresses various aspects of women's health, providing reassuring advice for women at each lifestage, from puberty to menopause and beyond. Advice You Can Trust: Known to millions for her straightfo... read more

"Property Ladder"

Sarah Beeny

"Property Ladder: Designed for Profit" coincides with a brand new series of "Property Ladder" on Channel 4. Amid a highly competitive market, home-owners and property developers are looking for new ways to make the most of their investment. Whether the need is to release your property's potential in a cooling market, or you are renovating in order to let out or sell-on your home; if you have a... read more

"Property Ladder: Designed for Profit" coincides with a brand new series of "Property Ladder" on Channel 4. Amid a highly competitive market, home-owners and property developers are looking for new ways to make the most of their investment. Whether the need is to release your property's potential in a cooling market, or you are renovating in order to let out or sell-on your home; if you have a... read more

Cassandra Eason's Healing Crystals: An Illustrated Guide to 150 Crystals and Gemstones

Cassandra Eason

Millions believe in the healing power of crystals—and this classic illustrated directory explains how to put that power to use, with information on working with chakras and auras, color wisdom, and the basics of crystal divination and magic. Each of the 150 minerals, from agate to zoisite, comes with a description, a color photo, an explanation of its therapeutic properties and astrological si... read more

Millions believe in the healing power of crystals—and this classic illustrated directory explains how to put that power to use, with information on working with chakras and auras, color wisdom, and the basics of crystal divination and magic. Each of the 150 minerals, from agate to zoisite, comes with a description, a color photo, an explanation of its therapeutic properties and astrological si... read more

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