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Julia Sandford-Cooke

Julia Sandford-Cooke - Editor

Norfolk, UK

15 years' experience of publishing, editing and proofreading non-fiction, from travel guides to textbooks to safety manuals.

Overview

I have worked in writing, publishing and marketing for more than 15 years and now run WordFire Communications. You might find me authoring e-books, editing textbooks, creating digital content or proofreading anything that’s put in front of me.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Computers & Internet Economics Education & Reference Engineering Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology Travel

Certifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (Chartered Management Institute)
  • BA (English) University of Oxford

Work experience

Owner

WordFire Communications

July, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

WordFire Communications offers approachable editorial and marketing services to businesses.

Textbook writing, copywriting, copy-editing, development editing, proofreading, typesetting in Word, research and market analysis.

Critical analysis of written communications and marketing materials.

Publications viability, research and development.

Strategic marketing, including brand positioning.

Creative Services Manager

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

August, 2009 – June, 2011 (almost 2 years)

Leading the delivery team in a high-pressure corporate marketing department.

Business planning and strategic development.

Procurement and supplier relationship management.

Line management of 10 marketing, editorial and design professionals (recruitment, appraisals, mentoring, advice, personal development).

High level negotiation and influencing.

Publisher

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

October, 2004 – August, 2009 (almost 5 years)

Responsible for all company publishing activities, including health, safety and environment products, qualification support materials and training resources.

Senior Editor

Pearson

June, 2002 – October, 2004 (over 2 years)

Project managing the development of educational books, CDs and training materials from manuscript to publication.

Assessing and controlling content during the development of new literacy software.

Scheduling of production stages.

Negotiating with and influencing external colleagues to ensure timely completion of projects

Editor

AA Publishing

October, 2000 – October, 2002 (about 2 years)

Project managing the development of travel guides.

Sourcing and commissioning authors.

Agreeing book content and page plans.

Co-ordinating the work of editors, proofreaders, designers and photographers.

Part of a project team for a new guidebook series.

Editing Assistant

ESI Ltd

October, 1998 – October, 2000 (about 2 years)

Contributing to the production of trade directories and travel guides.

Sourcing directory and guidebook content.

Writing company profiles and guidebook descriptions.

Editing directory entries to fit on page.

Building client relationships.

Fact checking.

Proofreading.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Plastering Level 1 Diploma Student Book

British Association of Construction Heads

This book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of plastering. Written for the Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Plastering, it is also suitable for the equivalent C&G specification.

This book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of plastering. Written for the Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Plastering, it is also suitable for the equivalent C&G specification.

Plastering Level 2 Diploma Student Book: Level 2 diploma

British Association of Construction Heads

This book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of plastering. Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Plastering, it is also suitable for the equivalent C&G specification.

This book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of plastering. Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Plastering, it is also suitable for the equivalent C&G specification.

Plastering Level 3 Diploma Student Book: Level 3 diploma

British Association of Construction Heads

This book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of plastering. Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Plastering, it is also suitable for the equivalent C&G specification.

This book has been developed in partnership with the British Association of Construction Heads (BACH) to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of plastering. Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Plastering, it is also suitable for the equivalent C&G specification.

Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma

Leeds College of Building

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma

Leeds College of Building

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Bricklaying Level 3 Diploma

Leeds College of Building

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma

Leeds College of Building

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of carpentry and joinery. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of carpentry and joinery. Also relevant for the City & Guilds qualifications.

Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma

Leeds College of Building

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of site carpentry.

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of site carpentry.

Site Carpentry Level 3 Diploma

Leeds College of Building

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of site carpentry.

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of site carpentry.

Smith's Fundamentals of Motorsport Engineering

Josh Smith

Smith's Fundamentals of Motorsport Engineering provides the ultimate guide to motorsport engineering and what to expect at the racetrack, with content to suit motorsport learners from Level 3 up to degree level.

Smith's Fundamentals of Motorsport Engineering provides the ultimate guide to motorsport engineering and what to expect at the racetrack, with content to suit motorsport learners from Level 3 up to degree level.

Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 Course Companion

Valerie Michie

This full-colour and accessible course companion provides summarised key knowledge and a visual approach to learning activities that will engage learners.

This full-colour and accessible course companion provides summarised key knowledge and a visual approach to learning activities that will engage learners.

Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3 Course Companion

Patricia Ayling

This full-colour and accessible course companion provides summarised key knowledge and a visual approach to learning activities that will engage learners.

This full-colour and accessible course companion provides summarised key knowledge and a visual approach to learning activities that will engage learners.

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