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Lori Anderson

Lori Anderson - Editor

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I am a proofreader and copyeditor with an eye for detail, accustomed to working with both publishers and authors in a professional manner.

Overview

I am a freelance proofreader and copyeditor, and I do this along with working part-time at Birlinn, the Edinburgh-based publisher.

I work on both fiction and non-fiction work, and have also done some academic proofreading in the past. I have a really good eye for detail and am a very thorough proofreader, with a system to ensure that no error is missed.

Feedback from an author:

"Lori spotted some very elusive mistakes. Even when she'd pointed out a word that shouldn't be in a sentence I couldn't find it sometimes, and had to keep rereading until it appeared, like one of those optical illusion tricks. She must have laser eyes."

I have worked with both Birlinn and Polygon publishers for proofreading tasks and can also offer readers reports for manuscripts. I have experience of editing articles for magazine publication and have even done some work for the Herald, so I am available to work in this industry too.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment Music Politics & Current Affairs

Work experience

Intern

Birlinn Ltd.
April, 2017 – Present (9 months)

Working on a number of tasks including marketing, publicity, events, sales, and editorial. Experience of proofreading and editing both books and other materials for the publisher.

Editor in Chief

Owl Eyes Magazine
April, 2015 – April, 2016 (about 1 year)

Preparing articles for publication, working with section editors to commission articles, making sure everything was published to a very high standard and in line with the aesthetics of the magazine.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Peacock's Alibi

Stuart David

Peacock Johnson’s got an idea that’s guaranteed to make him rich, and a friend who’s willing to invest in the idea – just as soon as the friend’s ex-wife remarries and frees him of his alimony obligations. But Peacock’s having some difficulty laying the groundwork for his less-than-legal enterprise. Local homicide detective Duncan McFadgen is convinced that Peacock is responsible for the recen... read more

Peacock Johnson’s got an idea that’s guaranteed to make him rich, and a friend who’s willing to invest in the idea – just as soon as the friend’s ex-wife remarries and frees him of his alimony obligations. But Peacock’s having some difficulty laying the groundwork for his less-than-legal enterprise. Local homicide detective Duncan McFadgen is convinced that Peacock is responsible for the recen... read more

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and La's Orchestra Saves the World, a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during World War II, in which a British farm girl, an American pilot, and a German soldier are brought together by an unlikely hero: a (very cute) border collie.Val Eliot, a land girl working on an English farm during the war, ... read more

From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and La's Orchestra Saves the World, a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during World War II, in which a British farm girl, an American pilot, and a German soldier are brought together by an unlikely hero: a (very cute) border collie.Val Eliot, a land girl working on an English farm during the war, ... read more

The Thirty-One Kings: Richard Hannay Returns

Robert J. Harris

June 1940.As German troops pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into service. In Paris an individual code named 'Roland' has disappeared and is assumed to be in the hands of Nazi agents. Only he knows the secret of the Thirty-One Kings, a secret upon which the whole future of Europe depends. Hannay is dispatched to Paris to find Roland before the... read more

June 1940.As German troops pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into service. In Paris an individual code named 'Roland' has disappeared and is assumed to be in the hands of Nazi agents. Only he knows the secret of the Thirty-One Kings, a secret upon which the whole future of Europe depends. Hannay is dispatched to Paris to find Roland before the... read more

Glasgow: The Autobiography

Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium. Arranged chronologically and introduced by journalist and Glasgowphile Alan Taylor, the book includes extracts from an astonishing array of writers.

Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium. Arranged chronologically and introduced by journalist and Glasgowphile Alan Taylor, the book includes extracts from an astonishing array of writers.

The Bureau of Second Chances

Sheena Kalayil

Bureau of Second Chances

Bureau of Second Chances

Without Quarter: A Biography of Tom Johnston

Russell Galbraith

This is a chronicle of the life and career of Scotsman Tom Johnston, a prominant journalist and socialist statesman, who died in 1965.

This is a chronicle of the life and career of Scotsman Tom Johnston, a prominant journalist and socialist statesman, who died in 1965.

Little Seal

Benedict Blathwayt

Little Seal lives with his mother on an island with all the other seals. One day, during a big storm, he is swept away from the beach and carried by the tide far away from home. Confused and anxious, Little Seal begins the long journey home, listening out all the time for the call of the other seals.

Little Seal lives with his mother on an island with all the other seals. One day, during a big storm, he is swept away from the beach and carried by the tide far away from home. Confused and anxious, Little Seal begins the long journey home, listening out all the time for the call of the other seals.

The Course of History: Ten Meals That Changed the World

Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh

Many decisions which have had enormous historical consequences have been made over the dinner table, and have been accompanied (and perhaps in influenced) by copious amounts of food and wine. In this book Struan Stevenson brings to life ten such moments, exploring the personalities, the issues and of course the food which helped shape the course of history. From the claret consumed on the eve ... read more

Many decisions which have had enormous historical consequences have been made over the dinner table, and have been accompanied (and perhaps in influenced) by copious amounts of food and wine. In this book Struan Stevenson brings to life ten such moments, exploring the personalities, the issues and of course the food which helped shape the course of history. From the claret consumed on the eve ... read more

Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul

Stuart Cosgrove

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil... read more

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil... read more

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