Lesley Wyldbore

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England, United Kingdom

Earth-friendly editor with a keen interest in politics, travel and education. Specialising in academic papers, culture and smiles.

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Academic copy-editor and professional business writing services.

With over 13 years as an academic copy-editor and proofreader, I would be delighted to offer help with your papers, journal articles, books and more!

While I enjoy working on shorter pieces, my current focus is on the world of professional book publishing, where I’ve had the privilege of working with top international academics within a range of academic fields on a variety of subjects, including the humanities (history, politics, philosophy, arts and culture); social sciences (ethnic and cultural studies, media), and economics.

I believe in the integrity of writers and their works, and thus like to work closely with authors to keep their 'voice' while improving the flow of the story and argument. Whether a memoir or hard-hitting political thesis, I look forward to working with you!

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
History
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
Classics
Historical Fiction
Literature

Certifications

  • Grammar for Writers (SA Writers' College)
  • BA (English & Communication)
  • Cert (post-grad) Business Administration
  • Copy-editing and proofreading (SA Writers' College)

Work experience

Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (over 11 years)

Copy editing in both British and American English on a wide range of (mostly contributory) non-fiction volumes for international publication.
Academic reports, dissertations, etc. for postgraduate students at a number of universities worldwide, including in the UK (Wales and England), EU (Poland) as well as several eminent universities in South Africa, to wit, the University of Cape Town and the Business School at the University of Stellenbosch.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Popular Music in Eastern Europe

Ewa Mazierska

This book explores popular music in Eastern Europe during the period of state socialism, in countries such as Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Estonia and Albania. It discusses the policy concerning music, the greatest Eastern European stars, such as Karel Gott, Czesław Niemen and Omega, as well as DJs and the music press. By conducting original research, includin... read more

This book explores popular music in Eastern Europe during the period of state socialism, in countries such as Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Estonia and Albania. It discusses the policy concerning music, the greatest Eastern European stars, such as Karel Gott, Czesław Niemen and Omega, as well as DJs and the music press. By conducting original research, includin... read more

Decision Taking, Confidence and Risk Management in Banks from Early Modernity to the 20th Century

Korinna Schönhärl

This book offers 14 contributions that examine key questions concerning bankers ́ decision making, their confidence in partners and customers, and their risk management practices from Early Modernity to the 20th century. It explores various mechanisms of banks' decision taking, how they were established and how they changed over time. Specific chapters also analyze the types of risk management... read more

This book offers 14 contributions that examine key questions concerning bankers ́ decision making, their confidence in partners and customers, and their risk management practices from Early Modernity to the 20th century. It explores various mechanisms of banks' decision taking, how they were established and how they changed over time. Specific chapters also analyze the types of risk management... read more

Global Cultures of Contestation: Mobility, Sustainability, Aesthetics & Connectivity (Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society)

This book guides the reader through the many complications and contradictions that characterize popular contestation today, focusing on its socio-political, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions. The volume recognizes that the same media and creative strategies can be used to pursue very different causes, as the anti-gay marriage Manif Pour Tous movement in France makes clear. The contributors ar... read more

This book guides the reader through the many complications and contradictions that characterize popular contestation today, focusing on its socio-political, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions. The volume recognizes that the same media and creative strategies can be used to pursue very different causes, as the anti-gay marriage Manif Pour Tous movement in France makes clear. The contributors ar... read more

Netizenship, Activism and Online Community Transformation in Indonesia

Ario Seto

Focusing on the concept of prudence as ethical groundwork for digital practices and activism, this book considers digital media expediency and populism as conflicting required experiences that lead digital citizens to discover activism. It highlights the importance of digital citizens’ experience of ‘being-in-the-digital sphere’ and encourages the reader to look at the dynamics of online movem... read more

Focusing on the concept of prudence as ethical groundwork for digital practices and activism, this book considers digital media expediency and populism as conflicting required experiences that lead digital citizens to discover activism. It highlights the importance of digital citizens’ experience of ‘being-in-the-digital sphere’ and encourages the reader to look at the dynamics of online movem... read more

Domestic Imaginaries: Navigating the Home in Global Literary and Visual Cultures

This book examines the issue of representing the home in literary and visual cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection brings together scholars working on literature, film, and photography with the aim of showcasing new research in a burgeoning field focusing on representations of domesticity. The chapters span a diverse range of contexts from across the world and use a variety o... read more

This book examines the issue of representing the home in literary and visual cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection brings together scholars working on literature, film, and photography with the aim of showcasing new research in a burgeoning field focusing on representations of domesticity. The chapters span a diverse range of contexts from across the world and use a variety o... read more

Formations of Masculinity in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema: Labyrinthian Men

György Kalmár

This book investigates the formations of masculinity in Hungarian cinema after the fall of communism and explores some of the cultural phenomena of the years following the 1989 regime change. The films explored offer a unique perspective encompassing two entirely different worlds: state socialism and neoliberal capitalism. The films suggest that Eastern Europe is somehow different than its wes... read more

This book investigates the formations of masculinity in Hungarian cinema after the fall of communism and explores some of the cultural phenomena of the years following the 1989 regime change. The films explored offer a unique perspective encompassing two entirely different worlds: state socialism and neoliberal capitalism. The films suggest that Eastern Europe is somehow different than its wes... read more

Manipulating Political Decentralisation: Africa's Inclusive Autocrats (Conceptualising Comparative Politics)

Lovise Aalen, Ragnhild L. Muriaas

Can autocrats establish representative subnational governments? And which strategies of manipulation are available if they would like to reduce the uncertainty caused by introducing political decentralisation? In the wake of local government reforms, several states across the world have introduced legislation that provides for subnational elections. This does not mean that representative subna... read more

Can autocrats establish representative subnational governments? And which strategies of manipulation are available if they would like to reduce the uncertainty caused by introducing political decentralisation? In the wake of local government reforms, several states across the world have introduced legislation that provides for subnational elections. This does not mean that representative subna... read more

In the Aftermath of Gezi: From Social Movement to Social Change? (Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change)

This edited volume addresses various aspects of social and political development in Turkey and the latter’s role within a global context. Paradigmatically and theoretically, it is situated in the realm of communication and/for social change. The chapters thread together to present a fresh and innovative study that explores an array of issues related to the Gezi protests and their aftermath by ... read more

This edited volume addresses various aspects of social and political development in Turkey and the latter’s role within a global context. Paradigmatically and theoretically, it is situated in the realm of communication and/for social change. The chapters thread together to present a fresh and innovative study that explores an array of issues related to the Gezi protests and their aftermath by ... read more

Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities

This book provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property, and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region. Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created exuberance around apartment living; however less well understood are the restrictions on individual rights and responsibilities associated with collective living. In contrast... read more

This book provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property, and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region. Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created exuberance around apartment living; however less well understood are the restrictions on individual rights and responsibilities associated with collective living. In contrast... read more

City Making and Global Labor Regimes: Chinese Immigrants and Italy's Fast Fashion Industry

Antonella Ceccagno

This book investigates the success story of the fast fashion industry—mainly owned by Chinese migrants—in Prato, Italy. It outlines how Prato has become the center of a value chain stretching from suppliers in China and Turkey all the way to buyers in Europe. Despite this, a policy attacking Chinese entrepreneurship has been devised and implemented in Prato. This volume analyzes said policy ag... read more

This book investigates the success story of the fast fashion industry—mainly owned by Chinese migrants—in Prato, Italy. It outlines how Prato has become the center of a value chain stretching from suppliers in China and Turkey all the way to buyers in Europe. Despite this, a policy attacking Chinese entrepreneurship has been devised and implemented in Prato. This volume analyzes said policy ag... read more

Indigenous Creatures, Native Knowledges, and the Arts: Animal Studies in Modern Worlds (Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature)

This volume illuminates how creative representations remain sites of ongoing struggles to engage with animals in indigenous epistemologies. Traditionally imagined in relation to spiritual realms and the occult, animals have always been more than primitive symbols of human relations. Whether as animist gods, familiars, conduits to ancestors, totems, talismans, or co-creators of multispecies cos... read more

This volume illuminates how creative representations remain sites of ongoing struggles to engage with animals in indigenous epistemologies. Traditionally imagined in relation to spiritual realms and the occult, animals have always been more than primitive symbols of human relations. Whether as animist gods, familiars, conduits to ancestors, totems, talismans, or co-creators of multispecies cos... read more

Struggles In (Elderly) Care: A Feminist View

Hanne Marlene Dahl

This book provides a critical engagement with the intensified struggles to be found within elderly care provision. Various social and political processes, including the forces of globalisation and the de-gendering of care, have changed how we might understand this national and global political concern. Emerging discourses such as neoliberalism have also reframed elderly care to increase existi... read more

This book provides a critical engagement with the intensified struggles to be found within elderly care provision. Various social and political processes, including the forces of globalisation and the de-gendering of care, have changed how we might understand this national and global political concern. Emerging discourses such as neoliberalism have also reframed elderly care to increase existi... read more

The Mediated Politics of Europe: A Comparative Study of Discourse

This edited collection makes a unique contribution to analyses of the changing nature and challenges of mediated political communication, through a distinctive comparative discourse analytical approach. The book explores how politics is performed and discursively constructed in television news and current affairs in five countries (France, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and focuses on a mom... read more

This edited collection makes a unique contribution to analyses of the changing nature and challenges of mediated political communication, through a distinctive comparative discourse analytical approach. The book explores how politics is performed and discursively constructed in television news and current affairs in five countries (France, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and focuses on a mom... read more

Port Economics

Wayne K. Talley

Port Economics is the study of the economic decisions (and their consequences) of the users and providers of port services. A port is an "engine" for economic development by providing employment, worker incomes, business earnings and taxes for its region. The book provides a detailed discussion of types of carriers that use ports, the operation of cargo and passenger ports as well as the opera... read more

Port Economics is the study of the economic decisions (and their consequences) of the users and providers of port services. A port is an "engine" for economic development by providing employment, worker incomes, business earnings and taxes for its region. The book provides a detailed discussion of types of carriers that use ports, the operation of cargo and passenger ports as well as the opera... read more

To Kill a Sultan

Houssine Alloul, Edhem Eldem, Henk de Smaele

This book explores an event described by the Times as 'one of the greatest and most sensational political conspiracies of modern times'. On 21 July 1905, just after the Friday Prayer at the Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque in Istanbul, a car bomb exploded and left 26 dead with another 58 wounded. Sultan Abdülhamid II, the target of the attack, remained unscathed. The Ottoman police soon discovered that ... read more

This book explores an event described by the Times as 'one of the greatest and most sensational political conspiracies of modern times'. On 21 July 1905, just after the Friday Prayer at the Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque in Istanbul, a car bomb exploded and left 26 dead with another 58 wounded. Sultan Abdülhamid II, the target of the attack, remained unscathed. The Ottoman police soon discovered that ... read more

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice

Lee E. Ross

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice offers readers an overview of domestic violence and its effects on society, including what can be done to curtail its rapid growth and widespread harm. Criminal justice and sociology students will find this text readable, up-to-date, and rich in historical detail. Geared toward the criminal justice system, this text focuses on civil and criminal justice p... read more

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice offers readers an overview of domestic violence and its effects on society, including what can be done to curtail its rapid growth and widespread harm. Criminal justice and sociology students will find this text readable, up-to-date, and rich in historical detail. Geared toward the criminal justice system, this text focuses on civil and criminal justice p... read more

Education, Translation and Global Market Pressures

Wan Hu

This book investigates the market-driven transformation of the higher education sector and the response given by the translation programmes in the UK and China, two vastly different social and economic contexts. It provides an in-depth look at six selected case studies, critically analysing how social, economic, and political factors have affect curriculum designs in different translation prog... read more

This book investigates the market-driven transformation of the higher education sector and the response given by the translation programmes in the UK and China, two vastly different social and economic contexts. It provides an in-depth look at six selected case studies, critically analysing how social, economic, and political factors have affect curriculum designs in different translation prog... read more

The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation

Ceri Houlbrook

This book traces the history of ritual landscapes in the British Isles, and the transition from religious practice to recreation, by focusing on a highly understudied exemplar: the coin-tree. These are trees imbued with magical properties into which coins have been ritually embedded. This is a contemporary custom which can be traced back in the literature to the 1700s, when it was practiced fo... read more

This book traces the history of ritual landscapes in the British Isles, and the transition from religious practice to recreation, by focusing on a highly understudied exemplar: the coin-tree. These are trees imbued with magical properties into which coins have been ritually embedded. This is a contemporary custom which can be traced back in the literature to the 1700s, when it was practiced fo... read more

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Gary Graves

Lesley was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very kind and professional with a real eye for detail. I am extremely glad I selected her, and it is my belief that any writer would be lucky to have her looking over their project.

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Gary Graves, December 2017


Carol Kelso

Lesley was good to work with. She has great attention to detail and communicated well on the project we collaborated on.

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Carol Kelso, October 2017

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