Lisa GLASS

Lisa GLASS - Editor

London, UK

With 10 years' experience in academic publishing, I specialise in translating complex information into engaging text that is a joy to read.

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Overview

I’m an editor and writer with 10 years’ experience in academic publishing. I have worked with some of the biggest and most well-respected academic publishers in the UK and worldwide including Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing and Taylor & Francis. I have a passion for high-quality writing, and my strength lies in my ability to translate complex information into readable, lucid content with real flair, underpinned by a passion for plain English. I take an adaptable, flexible approach to meeting clients' and projects' needs and can turn around complex assignments to meet tight deadlines. I enjoy working with talented people and helping to communicate their ideas in the most effective way. I am happy to answer any questions or provide references or further examples of my work so please do get in touch!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
History
Humanities & Social Sciences
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Physics & Chemistry

Certifications

  • Copy Editing: Publishing Training Centre.

Work experience

Editor and writer

Self-employed
July, 2012 – Present (over 8 years)

Writing, copy-editing, proofreading, developmental editing, substantive editing and writing
for books, websites, online and printed journals, on topics including history, art, healthcare, medicine, chemistry, life sciences, education and social sciences.

Editorial Manager

Touch Group
September, 2010 – July, 2012 (almost 2 years)

Commissioning, editing and developmental editing of academic papers for publication in
printed and online journals. Liaising with clients to ensure expectations were met and professional relationships maintained. Developing editorial style guide. Managing the pre-print approval process. Liaising with the sales and marketing teams to develop concepts for new business
pitches.

Editor

Biba
September, 2007 – June, 2009 (over 1 year)

Writing for and editing a number of healthcare publications both in print and online. Coordinating the publishing process, from writing copy to overseeing the design process and checking proofs, liaising with external writers and designers.

Writer/editor

Burson-Marsteller
September, 2007 – June, 2009 (over 1 year)

Editing academic papers, slide sets, posters, symposium materials, and writing abstracts, patient leaflets and executive summaries. Working on materials aimed at varied audiences, from members of the public to professionals. Writing and editing features and other media materials and developing editorial house style. Managing and editing website content.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Microwave-Assisted Polymerization (Green Chemistry Series)

Anuradha Mishra, Tanvi Vats, James H Clark

Polymer science faces the challenge of meeting growing market demand for polymers whilst achieving sustainability through environmentally friendly processes. Microwave heating has emerged as a greener technique that accelerates a variety of chemical reactions, including polymerization. Microwave-assisted reactions can be cleaner and more rapid and economic analyses suggest that the cost of cur... read more

Polymer science faces the challenge of meeting growing market demand for polymers whilst achieving sustainability through environmentally friendly processes. Microwave heating has emerged as a greener technique that accelerates a variety of chemical reactions, including polymerization. Microwave-assisted reactions can be cleaner and more rapid and economic analyses suggest that the cost of cur... read more

Mediterranean Racisms: Connections and Complexities in the Racialization of the Mediterranean Region (Mapping Global Racisms)

I. Law

This is the first book to provide an analysis of racism in the Mediterranean region. Ian Law reassesses contemporary processes of racialization, employing theoretical tools including polyracism, racial Arabization and racial Nawarization and drawing on new evidence on racism in North Africa, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece and the Roma campland in Italy.

This is the first book to provide an analysis of racism in the Mediterranean region. Ian Law reassesses contemporary processes of racialization, employing theoretical tools including polyracism, racial Arabization and racial Nawarization and drawing on new evidence on racism in North Africa, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece and the Roma campland in Italy.

Society, Culture and the Auditory Imagination in Modern France: The Humanity of Hearing

I. Sykes

This book examines the striking way in which medical and scientific work on hearing in 18th and 19th-century France helped to shape modern French society and culture. The author argues that of all the senses hearing offered the greatest resources for remodelling the idea of the universal human condition within the modern French historical setting.

This book examines the striking way in which medical and scientific work on hearing in 18th and 19th-century France helped to shape modern French society and culture. The author argues that of all the senses hearing offered the greatest resources for remodelling the idea of the universal human condition within the modern French historical setting.

The Cambridge Companion to World Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to World Literature introduces the significant ideas and practices of world literary studies. It provides a lucid and accessible account of the fundamental issues and concepts in world literature, including the problems of imagining the totality of literature; comparing literary works across histories, cultures and languages; and understanding how literary production is... read more

The Cambridge Companion to World Literature introduces the significant ideas and practices of world literary studies. It provides a lucid and accessible account of the fundamental issues and concepts in world literature, including the problems of imagining the totality of literature; comparing literary works across histories, cultures and languages; and understanding how literary production is... read more

American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940

American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940 gathers together in a single volume preeminent critics and historians to offer an authoritative, analytic, and theoretically advanced account of the Depression era's key literary events. Many topics of canonical importance, such as protest literature, Hollywood fiction, the culture industry, and populism, receive fresh treatment. The book also cover... read more

American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940 gathers together in a single volume preeminent critics and historians to offer an authoritative, analytic, and theoretically advanced account of the Depression era's key literary events. Many topics of canonical importance, such as protest literature, Hollywood fiction, the culture industry, and populism, receive fresh treatment. The book also cover... read more

Idleness and Aesthetic Consciousness, 1815-1900 (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Book 112)

Richard Adelman

Charting the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy, Richard Adelman explores the changing significances and the developing concepts of idleness and aesthetic consciousness during the nineteenth century. Through careful analysis of some of the period's most influential thinkers, including John Stuart Mill, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Adelman weaves together evolving... read more

Charting the failure of the Romantic critique of political economy, Richard Adelman explores the changing significances and the developing concepts of idleness and aesthetic consciousness during the nineteenth century. Through careful analysis of some of the period's most influential thinkers, including John Stuart Mill, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Adelman weaves together evolving... read more

Both Eastern and Western: An Intellectual History of Iranian Modernity

Afshin Matin-Asgari

Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many Western observers of Iran have seen the country caught between Eastern history and 'Western' modernity, between religion and secularity. As a result, analysis of political philosophy preceding the Revolution has become subsumed by this narrative. Here, Afshin Matin-Asgari proposes a revisionist work of intellectual history, challenging many of the dom... read more

Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many Western observers of Iran have seen the country caught between Eastern history and 'Western' modernity, between religion and secularity. As a result, analysis of political philosophy preceding the Revolution has become subsumed by this narrative. Here, Afshin Matin-Asgari proposes a revisionist work of intellectual history, challenging many of the dom... read more

The Genesis of America: US Foreign Policy and the Formation of National Identity, 1793-1815 (Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations)

Jasper M. Trautsch

The Genesis of America investigates the ways in which US foreign policy contributed to the formation of an American national consciousness. Interpreting American nationalism as a process of external demarcation, Jasper M. Trautsch argues that, for a sense of national self to emerge, the US needed to be disentangled from its most important European reference points: Great Britain and France. As... read more

The Genesis of America investigates the ways in which US foreign policy contributed to the formation of an American national consciousness. Interpreting American nationalism as a process of external demarcation, Jasper M. Trautsch argues that, for a sense of national self to emerge, the US needed to be disentangled from its most important European reference points: Great Britain and France. As... read more

Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox

D. Varndell

Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox explores the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze using the framework of Hollywood's current obsession with remaking and rebooting classic and foreign films. Through an analysis of cinematic repetition and difference, the book approaches remakes from a range of philosophical perspectives.

Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox explores the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze using the framework of Hollywood's current obsession with remaking and rebooting classic and foreign films. Through an analysis of cinematic repetition and difference, the book approaches remakes from a range of philosophical perspectives.

Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian and Gay Youth (Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences)

Edmund Coleman-Fountain

This book contests the idea that lesbian and gay categories are disappearing, and that sexuality is becoming fluid, by showing how young people use them in a world in which heterosexuality is privileged. Exploring identity making, the book shows how old modernist stories of sexual being entwine with narratives of normality.

This book contests the idea that lesbian and gay categories are disappearing, and that sexuality is becoming fluid, by showing how young people use them in a world in which heterosexuality is privileged. Exploring identity making, the book shows how old modernist stories of sexual being entwine with narratives of normality.

Performing Feeling in Cultures of Memory (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies)

B. Trezise

Performing Feeling in Cultures of Memory brings memory studies into conversation with a focus on feelings as cultural actors. It charts a series of memory sites that range from canonical museums and memorials, to practices enabled by the virtual terrain of Second Life, popular 'trauma TV' programs and radical theatre practice.

Performing Feeling in Cultures of Memory brings memory studies into conversation with a focus on feelings as cultural actors. It charts a series of memory sites that range from canonical museums and memorials, to practices enabled by the virtual terrain of Second Life, popular 'trauma TV' programs and radical theatre practice.

How to be Critically Open-Minded: A Psychological and Historical Analysis

J. Lambie

In a lively and subversive analysis, psychologist John Lambie explains how to see another person's point of view while remaining critical – in other words how to be 'critically open-minded'. Using entertaining examples from history and psychology, Lambie explores the implications of critical open-mindedness for scientific and moral progress.

In a lively and subversive analysis, psychologist John Lambie explains how to see another person's point of view while remaining critical – in other words how to be 'critically open-minded'. Using entertaining examples from history and psychology, Lambie explores the implications of critical open-mindedness for scientific and moral progress.

Strategies of Representation in Auto/biography: Reconstructing and Remembering

Strategies of Representation in Auto/biography investigates how selves are represented and reconstructed in selected auto/biographical readings from African literary discourse. It examines how such representations confirm, validate, interrogate and pervade conversations with issues of identity, nation and history. In addition to providing an overview of the multidimensionality of auto/biograph... read more

Strategies of Representation in Auto/biography investigates how selves are represented and reconstructed in selected auto/biographical readings from African literary discourse. It examines how such representations confirm, validate, interrogate and pervade conversations with issues of identity, nation and history. In addition to providing an overview of the multidimensionality of auto/biograph... read more

Tracing the Discourses of Terrorism: Identity, Genealogy and State (Central and Eastern European Perspectives on International Relations)

O. Ditrych

This unique, historical study explores how states have articulated statements about terrorism since the 1930s and what effect these discourses have had on global politics. Ditrych's analysis challenges established understandings of terrorism, providing a new conceptualization of how terrorism discourse emerged historically.

This unique, historical study explores how states have articulated statements about terrorism since the 1930s and what effect these discourses have had on global politics. Ditrych's analysis challenges established understandings of terrorism, providing a new conceptualization of how terrorism discourse emerged historically.

East Asian Film Stars

Many stars from China, Japan and Korea are the most popular and instantly recognizable in the world. East Asian Film Stars brings together some of the world's leading cinema scholars to offer their insights into the work of regional and transnational screen legends, contemporary superstars and mysterious cult personas.

Many stars from China, Japan and Korea are the most popular and instantly recognizable in the world. East Asian Film Stars brings together some of the world's leading cinema scholars to offer their insights into the work of regional and transnational screen legends, contemporary superstars and mysterious cult personas.

Screenwriting in a Digital Era (Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting)

Kathryn Millard

Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.

Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.

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