Anna Lord

Anna Lord - Editor

Dronfield, UK

Indexer and proofreader here to help with those important final stages of your project. I work on fiction and arts/humanities non-fiction.

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Overview

I work with both academic and trade publishers, as well as working directly with writers and academics.

I am a professional member of the Society of Indexers and I index books across the arts and humanities spectrum, with particular expertise in history, literature, film, theatre, cultural studies, gender studies, biography/memoir, popular culture and lifestyle books, plus children's non-fiction. I can provide traditional back-of-the-book indexes, or embedded indexes in Microsoft Word.

I am an Intermediate member of the CIEP. Recent proofreading clients include The History Press, Hodder & Stoughton, Unicorn Publishing and Flint Books. I work on both fiction and non-fiction titles.

I have a degree in English and History from the University of Leeds and a Masters degree in Information Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Previously I worked in arts marketing for an independent cinema and a theatre. I also have experience of working as a freelance copywriter and as a librarian in academic and public libraries. I spent some time working as a bookseller too.

So one way or another I've always worked with words and books, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I look forward to finding out about your project!








Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction

Certifications

  • Society of Indexers: Professional Member
  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading: Intermediate Member

Awards

  • Highly Commended for the Betty Moys Award 2020

Work experience

Indexing & Proofreading

Self-employed
September, 2020 – Present (about 2 years)

Marketing & Communications

Sheffield Theatres
September, 2014 – January, 2021 (over 6 years)

Marketing & Communications

Showroom Cinema
January, 2010 – September, 2014 (over 4 years)

Librarian

University of Sheffield & Sheffield City Council
January, 2007 – May, 2010 (over 3 years)

Portfolio (15 selected works)

The Insider's Guide to Inside No. 9

Mark Salisbury

The ultimate companion to unlock what lurks Inside No. 9Welcome, reader, to the experience of a lifetime: a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable Bafta award-winning series. This show-by-show guide reveals the genesis of each episode's idea through to the scripting, casting, design, direction, and production - where you'll have access to the minds and imaginations of creators Reece Shearsmi... read more

The ultimate companion to unlock what lurks Inside No. 9Welcome, reader, to the experience of a lifetime: a behind-the-scenes tour of the remarkable Bafta award-winning series. This show-by-show guide reveals the genesis of each episode's idea through to the scripting, casting, design, direction, and production - where you'll have access to the minds and imaginations of creators Reece Shearsmi... read more

Shaping Femininity

Sarah Bendall

In sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, the female silhouette underwent a dramatic change. This very structured form, created using garments called bodies and farthingales, existed in various extremes in Western Europe and beyond, in the form of stays, corsets, hoop petticoats and crinolines, right up until the twentieth century. With a nuanced approach that incorporates a stunning array... read more

In sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, the female silhouette underwent a dramatic change. This very structured form, created using garments called bodies and farthingales, existed in various extremes in Western Europe and beyond, in the form of stays, corsets, hoop petticoats and crinolines, right up until the twentieth century. With a nuanced approach that incorporates a stunning array... read more

John Stonehouse, My Father

Julia Stonehouse

'Clear, dispassionate and selfless.' Craig Brown, Spectator The authoritative account of the infamous runaway MP, by his daughter. 'A compelling account of an extraordinary political scandal, written from inside the Stonehouse family'. Martin Bell On 20 November 1974, British Labour MP and Privy Counsellor John Stonehouse faked his death in Miami and, using a forged identity, entered Australia... read more

'Clear, dispassionate and selfless.' Craig Brown, Spectator The authoritative account of the infamous runaway MP, by his daughter. 'A compelling account of an extraordinary political scandal, written from inside the Stonehouse family'. Martin Bell On 20 November 1974, British Labour MP and Privy Counsellor John Stonehouse faked his death in Miami and, using a forged identity, entered Australia... read more

Writers' Retreats

Neil Burkey

Featuring over 50 writers and their getaways--get a glimpse into the creative habits of some of the greatest writers of the last two centuries. From Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond and James Baldwin's 'Welcome Table' in Provence, to Roald Dahl's garden hut and Toni Morrison's sunrise-lit couch at dawn, Writers' Retreats reveals the quirky, private, and sometimes curious place... read more

Featuring over 50 writers and their getaways--get a glimpse into the creative habits of some of the greatest writers of the last two centuries. From Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond and James Baldwin's 'Welcome Table' in Provence, to Roald Dahl's garden hut and Toni Morrison's sunrise-lit couch at dawn, Writers' Retreats reveals the quirky, private, and sometimes curious place... read more

Collective Memory in International Relations

Kathrin Bachleitner

Collective memory carries the past into the present. This book traces the influence of collective memory in international relations (IR). It locates the origins of a country's memory within the international environment and inquires how memory guides states through time in world politics. Collective memory, as such, not only shapes countries and their international interactions, but the intern... read more

Collective memory carries the past into the present. This book traces the influence of collective memory in international relations (IR). It locates the origins of a country's memory within the international environment and inquires how memory guides states through time in world politics. Collective memory, as such, not only shapes countries and their international interactions, but the intern... read more

Love, Loss and Little White Lies

India Rigg

Milly Dayton became a widow at 26. Two years later, she's got the whole thing down: · Go on the occasional date but bring your engagement ring so you can whip it out for a quick getaway · Steal brunch photos for social media posts so your friends know you're fine · Keep messaging your late husband on Facebook - you're not crazy if you don't believe he'll message you back Milly isn't okay but s... read more

Milly Dayton became a widow at 26. Two years later, she's got the whole thing down: · Go on the occasional date but bring your engagement ring so you can whip it out for a quick getaway · Steal brunch photos for social media posts so your friends know you're fine · Keep messaging your late husband on Facebook - you're not crazy if you don't believe he'll message you back Milly isn't okay but s... read more

The Poisonous Solicitor

Stephen Bates

A brilliant narrative investigation into the 1920s case that inspired Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham.In 1922, Major Herbert Armstrong, a Hay-on-Wye solicitor, was found guilty of, and executed for, poisoning his wife, Katharine, with arsenic.Armstrong's case has all the ingredients of a classic murder mystery, from a plot by Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers (indeed some... read more

A brilliant narrative investigation into the 1920s case that inspired Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham.In 1922, Major Herbert Armstrong, a Hay-on-Wye solicitor, was found guilty of, and executed for, poisoning his wife, Katharine, with arsenic.Armstrong's case has all the ingredients of a classic murder mystery, from a plot by Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers (indeed some... read more

Buy Better, Consume Less

Sian Conway-Wood

Climate change is now a mainstream conversation topic, and yet every week our recycling piles are still overflowing and we're faced with a steady stream of brands trying to persuade us to buy their eco-friendly products in our quest to live sustainably.For too long, corporations have shifted the eco-responsibility onto us, the consumers. It's time to push back and demand change.In Buyer Beware... read more

Climate change is now a mainstream conversation topic, and yet every week our recycling piles are still overflowing and we're faced with a steady stream of brands trying to persuade us to buy their eco-friendly products in our quest to live sustainably.For too long, corporations have shifted the eco-responsibility onto us, the consumers. It's time to push back and demand change.In Buyer Beware... read more

The Radio Front

Ron Bateman

Within 17 years of the birth of public broadcasting in Britain, the nation again found itself at war. The Radio Front describes how the BBC gradually awakened to the wartime benefits of public radio. Maintenance of morale was critical as the service sought to provide information and entertainment to an anxious public, including war-production workers, and the fighting forces overseas. This new... read more

Within 17 years of the birth of public broadcasting in Britain, the nation again found itself at war. The Radio Front describes how the BBC gradually awakened to the wartime benefits of public radio. Maintenance of morale was critical as the service sought to provide information and entertainment to an anxious public, including war-production workers, and the fighting forces overseas. This new... read more

Dwellbeing

Claire Bradbury

In recent times, we have all questioned whether we feel truly nurtured by where we live. With 68 per cent of the world’s population predicted to live in cities by 2050, Dwellbeing is a call to stand firm on the seven pillars we cherish and so desperately need from our city homes: wilderness, nourishment, movement, connection, dwelling, imagination and love. Claire Bradbury is the ultimate urba... read more

In recent times, we have all questioned whether we feel truly nurtured by where we live. With 68 per cent of the world’s population predicted to live in cities by 2050, Dwellbeing is a call to stand firm on the seven pillars we cherish and so desperately need from our city homes: wilderness, nourishment, movement, connection, dwelling, imagination and love. Claire Bradbury is the ultimate urba... read more

London's Secret Square Mile

David Long

The streetscape of London’s historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the City’s busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards. Using his wealth of local knowledge, historian David Long guides you through these ancient rights of passage – many dating back to medieval times or earlier – their e... read more

The streetscape of London’s historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the City’s busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards. Using his wealth of local knowledge, historian David Long guides you through these ancient rights of passage – many dating back to medieval times or earlier – their e... read more

Counter-Memories in Iranian Cinema

Wittmann, Matthias, Holl, Ute

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