Julie Frederick

Julie Frederick – Editor

Christian Fiction and History editor with 20 years' experience. Worked in-house for Lion Hudson and Osprey before going freelance.

Overview

I am a freelance content/copy-editor and proofreader who has worked in publishing since 2004. In that time I have edited hundreds of manuscripts comprising a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres, from crime/mystery and fantasy fiction, to military history and spirituality - and everything in between (yes, even such niche titles as British Pigs, Ghost Towns and Muscle Cars, to name a few!).


My career began at Osprey, a specialist military history publisher (a division of Bloomsbury Publishing). Since 2014, with the launch of the Lion Fiction imprint, I have been commissioned to edit many titles on this list (both structural and copy-editing). Creative, versatile and good humoured, I have a natural rapport with authors, many of whom (such as Crime Writers' Association award nominee Fiona Veitch Smith and renowned children's author Julia Golding) I have worked with on multiple projects. An avid reader and dabbler in creative writing, I have an intuitive sense of what makes a good book. I am adept at improving and fine-tuning a text, always aiming to avoid pedantry and to preserve the integrity of the authorial voice. I love my work and take pride in helping new and established authors to make their writing the best it can be.

Services
Fiction
Christian Fiction Cozy Mysteries Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Romantic Suspense
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction History Parenting & Families
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Summa cum laude
Certifications
  • B.A. English (4.0 GPA)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2008 — Present

Provide freelance editorial services including content/copy-editing and proofreading. Main clients are Osprey Publishing and Lion Hudson (and their various imprints). A dream job that enables me to work with fantastic authors on a wide and (at times) fantastically random range of books, and draws on my editorial expertise and strong people skills.

Lion Hudson plc

May, 2007 — Jun, 2008 (about 1 year)

Managed titles, both full-colour illustrated and black and white, from manuscript stage to published book, including copy-editing, liaising closely with authors and in-house production/design/editorial colleagues, and coding/styling the book for typesetting.

Osprey Publishing

Aug, 2005 — May, 2007 (over 1 year)

Edited and proofread a wide range of military history titles, both illustrated and non-illustrated, from manuscript stage to published book, including conducting picture research and negotiating terms for picture usage.

Osprey Publishing

Aug, 2004 — Aug, 2005 (about 1 year)

Provided administrative support for editorial department and learned the ins and outs of the publishing world. A fantastic starting point for my career in publishing with superb colleagues, many of whom I still work with on a freelance basis.

Portfolio

Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for ans... read more
The Curious Crime

Julia Golding

Is curiosity a crime? Ree discovers the unfairness of being a girl in a male-dominated scientific world, where alternative ideas are swiftly squashed. Enter a fantasy island where Phil the dodo and other unusual wild animals roam corridors, great halls, and th... read more
What's it worth, Emma? What are you willing to give in exchange?' He brought the journal within tantalising reach and, with each breath, I inhaled its age like incense, its secrets bitter-sweet and lethal. Emma has done all she can to put the past behind her. ... read more
The monastic rhythm of life at St Alcuins means that all is peaceful on the surface, but beneath there are strong currents as each monk contends with his own hopes, fears, challenges, and temptations. Not every monk is settled and secure. Sadness permeates the... read more
The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson

Brandenburg, Lauren H

The Death of Mungo Blackwell

Lauren H Brandenburg

A charming story of hope that will warm your heart and make your imagination soar!Charlie Price, whose world has come crumbling down after a lapse in judgement leaves him unemployed, finds himself flung into the chaotic world of the Blackwells when he relocate... read more
The Feast of Shavuot is approaching, and Jerusalem is on high alert. It has been a mere fifty days (what the Greeks call a Pentecost) since a tumultuous Passover. Unbeknownst to each other, three travelers are making their way to Jerusalem for the festival whe... read more
After her miraculous rescue by the angel Raphael, Sophia, daughter of Barabbas and Chanah, sets out with the former slave Onesimus to find the elusive and itinerant apostle John. Once they find him, an unexpected trip outside the Roman empire into the mysterio... read more
What happens when we pray? Does God always answer? Why does it sometimes feel like he doesn't? Scientific developments and daily encounters with the pain of unanswered prayer can leave us wondering what to make of the whole topic. Scientist and theologian Davi... read more
Becoming a parent is one of life's greatest joys - and one of its greatest challenges. It is a time when we need a helping hand. In The Baby Book, Rachel Waddilove shares the wisdom of her considerable professional and personal experience to help parents throu... read more
Atheism is on the march in the western world, and its enemy is God. Religion, the New Atheists claim, is dangerous, it kills or poisons everything. And if religion is the problem with the world, their answer is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so s... read more
Young Eamon Goodhand has completed his training to join the Gauntlet, the army of the Master of the land. The Master maintains tight control of his domain by virtue of the Gauntlet, his commanders the Hands, and his ruthless second in command, the Right Hand. ... read more
In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California and city-slickers from C... read more
Intrepid reporter sleuth Poppy Denby is invited to attend the auction of the Death Mask of Nefertiti. The auction is to be held on the country estate of Sir James Maddox, a famous explorer and Egyptologist. Representatives of the world's leading museums will b... read more
It is 1920. Twenty-two year old Poppy Denby moves from Northumberland to live with her paraplegic aunt in London. Aunt Dot, a suffragette, was injured in battles with the police in 1910. Her contacts prove invaluable. Poppy lands a position as an editorial ass... read more

Julie has 47 reviews

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David V.

David V.

May, 2024

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Julie is encouraging, honest, and wholeheartedly focused on serving the client's interests.
Eric M.

Eric M.

Apr, 2024

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I have just finished my collaboration with Julie, and I could not be more satisfied with the process and the results. I am an unpublished author, and this was my third manuscript. I have worked with developmental editors before, on my first manuscript, but this time around I was looking for a light developmental/heavy copy edit. Julie was very flexible in providing this service while some other...
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john C.

john C.

Feb, 2022

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This was my second collaboration with Julie and she did not disappoint. She is personable and encouraging while gently willing to challenge and offer constructive suggestions or alternatives. I was amazed at her attention to detail that picked up things I had missed or repeated. Julie communicates well and is extremely efficient and reliably punctual, keeping to the timelines agreed upon every ...
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J. J.

J. J.

Jun, 2024

After a major update to a completed manuscript, Julie provided a prompt and thorough proofread of the document, improving the final version,
Americo L.

Americo L.

May, 2024

Julie has a keen eye and provides valuable feedback through a straightforward and clear approach.

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