Lok Yee Liu

Lok Yee Liu - Editor

United Kingdom

Former Oxford Uni Press educational Editor with a focus on Children's ELT and Literacy. Passionate about representation and accessibility.

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Overview

I am an experienced Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the Children's education publishing industry. I specialise in working with texts for young people and young voices, whether it's poetry or an educational text or an animation. I have worked on WordSparks, Oxford Reading Buddy and BCK series.

I would love to work with you on your text, whether it be developing your story, ironing out the little snags or a general proofread. I'm interested in the shaping of your text whilst maintaining creative integrity and vision of the author. Being an editor is truly a collaborative process and I embrace this style of working.

Testimonial from former colleague:
Lok Yee is a thorough and considerate editor, and works efficiently and thoughtfully for her authors. She has great understanding of technical editorial points such as grammar and style guides, as well as fantastic instincts and experience working on structure and development editing. Lok Yee is a brilliant all rounder - she can turn her hand to anything, all the while respecting the importance of the author's style.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Education & Reference
ELT
Fiction
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • PTC editorial course

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 2020 – Present (4 months)

Freelance proofreader and editor - currently on an International product.

Editor

Oxford University Press
October, 2018 – October, 2020 (about 2 years)

As an editor in the Primary Literacy Team, I have worked across digital and print projects. I have proof-read and edited digital e-books and quizzes as well as handled the metadata for these assets. I am responsible for books in a 104 large print project, this includes liaising with authors and freelancers, working to schedules and managing the synopses tracker.
I have worked on digital e-books and audio recording, schedules and proof listening.

Publishing Intern

Cambridge University Press
July, 2018 – August, 2018 (about 1 month)

In this role I assisted the ELT Primary team in the development of engaging print and digital material for young learners around the world.

I had editorial responsibilities in a number of key components of a range of young learner products including digital classroom presentation software. This included animations, songs, online games, audio scripts and interactive online textbooks.

I also researched appropriate photos and illustrators for the products.

I attended the Syndicate meeting where I experienced the board's discussion of academic journals.

Shadow Writer

First Story
October, 2017 – June, 2018 (8 months)

First Story brings talented, professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities to work with teachers and students to foster creativity and communication skills.
I act as a shadow writer and with the poet, run poetry workshops at Nottingham Academy. We aim to encourage young people in their creative writing by discussing spoken word poetry and through engaging activities. I am responsible for editorial processes when the poetry anthology is published in the following year.
I also volunteered at the First Story Regional Writing day at the University of Nottingham.

Intern

John Blake Publishing
August, 2017 – September, 2017 (about 1 month)

During my time at John Blake Publishing, I relished my time in an office which was primarily focused on editorial and commissioning in publishing. The editors gave me responsibilities in writing reports on book submissions, implementing editorial changes into typescripts and copyediting. Alongside this I carried out general administrative tasks such as answering the phones, franking the post and greeting guests who had arrived for meetings.

Editor-in-Chief

The Mic Magazine
September, 2016 – June, 2018 (over 1 year)

As the editor of The Mic Magazine, I oversaw the day to day running of the website. I copyedited and formatted articles (including collecting press photos and forming tweets) before they are published on the website. Together, as a team, we published three printed editions of our magazine which developed my team working skills. I also liaised with PR companies and contributors to organise gigs and live reviews of my own. I am was involved in a collaboration with UNICEF in organising a charity event.

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Bill Conrad
Lok Yee did a fantastic job in proofreading my lengthy manuscript. Her recommendations for edits were spot on. Her edits were very accurate and complete as well. She was very timely and efficient in completing her editing work. She was also extremely responsive to my requests. Lok Yee also provided her extensive service at a very reasonable rate that I could afford. I highly recommend Lok Ye...
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Bill Conrad, January 2021

Lok Yee Liu
Thank you so much for your continued collaboration, Bill. I could really see the passion for change in your manuscript. I look forward to seeing the publishing book/e-book!

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Mike H
Lok Yee is incredibly professional, punctual, and easy to work with. She has great communication and was willing to put in extra work to help myself and my project out as much as possible. She is incredibly accommodating to requests and is thorough with her work.

Mike H, December 2020

Lok Yee Liu
It was great working with you Mike! I'm so glad you were happy with the final manuscript. I hope we cross paths again in the future.

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