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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
Bureau of Second Chances
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 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.
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
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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