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Louise Harnby

Louise Harnby - Editor

Norwich, Norfolk, UK

The author's proofreader– professional proofreading and light-editing services for fiction and non-fiction writers

Overview

I'm a specialist author's proofreader, so when we work together you'll receive a personalized service that's tailored to fit your writing.

I have over two decades of professional publishing experience. I worked for two major international publishing houses before turning freelance in 2006. Since then, I've completed over 500 proofreading projects – from fiction and commercial non-fiction books to texts in the social sciences and humanities.

​I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). ​I trained as a proofreader with the Publishing Training Centre and qualified with distinction.

My publisher clients include: Ashby-BP Publishing ● Ashgate ● Chicken House ● Constable & Robinson/Little, Brown ● Edward Elgar ● Kogan Page ● Out of House Publishing (for Cambridge University Press, Manchester University Press and Taylor & Francis) ● Polity Press ● Pan Macmillan ● Quid Publishing ● SAGE Publications ● Salt Publishing ● Yale University Press ● Zed Books.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Politics & Current Affairs Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Publishing Training Centre: Basic Proofreading

Awards

  • Distinction

Work experience

Founder

Louise Harnby | Proofreader

January, 2006 – Present (almost 11 years)

Providing proofreading solutions for publishers, project management agencies, professional institutions, and independent authors. I specialize in working on book-length projects and have completed over 470 proofreads to date. I always deliver within budget, never miss a deadline, and pride myself on being able to follow a client's brief.

Senior Journals Marketing Manager

SAGE Publications

January, 1993 – January, 2005 (about 12 years)

Managing the international marketing of SAGE's extensive list of social science journals, with a particular focus on those in the fields of politics, international relations, security studies, philosophy, economics, and industrial relations.

Promotions Manager

Williams & Wilkins Publishing

January, 1990 – January, 1993 (about 3 years)

Managing the European marketing of Williams & Wilkins' STM books and journals.

Portfolio (30 selected works)

The Rats

James Herbert

Out of the sewers and streets comes the biggest threat London has ever faced—rats, hungry for human flesh—in this 40th anniversary edition of the classic bestseller with a foreword from Neil Gaiman, rat-bitten (die-cut) cover, and black-edged pagesIt was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their... read more

Out of the sewers and streets comes the biggest threat London has ever faced—rats, hungry for human flesh—in this 40th anniversary edition of the classic bestseller with a foreword from Neil Gaiman, rat-bitten (die-cut) cover, and black-edged pagesIt was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their... read more

Cool Hand Luke

Donn Pearce

Written using Donn Pearce's own experiences of working on a Florida chain gang, Cool Hand Luke is the classic tale of a quiet hero who refused to conform. Forced into a chain gang after a controversial career in the army, Lucas Jackson's outsized feats range from bizarre acts of gluttony and gambling - betting a fellow inmate he can eat 50 eggs - to harrowing escape attempts. Luke's acts of de... read more

Written using Donn Pearce's own experiences of working on a Florida chain gang, Cool Hand Luke is the classic tale of a quiet hero who refused to conform. Forced into a chain gang after a controversial career in the army, Lucas Jackson's outsized feats range from bizarre acts of gluttony and gambling - betting a fellow inmate he can eat 50 eggs - to harrowing escape attempts. Luke's acts of de... read more

Dot, Dash

Jonathan Pinnock

Prepare to enter a world where nothing is ever quite what it seems, where elephants squat in living rooms, plastic ducks fall from the skies and even the rabbits can't be trusted. The fifty-eight stories in Jonathan Pinnock's Scott Prize-winning collection Dot Dash show a vivid yet disciplined imagination at work. These stories, many of which have individually won prizes, are populated by a ri... read more

Prepare to enter a world where nothing is ever quite what it seems, where elephants squat in living rooms, plastic ducks fall from the skies and even the rabbits can't be trusted. The fifty-eight stories in Jonathan Pinnock's Scott Prize-winning collection Dot Dash show a vivid yet disciplined imagination at work. These stories, many of which have individually won prizes, are populated by a ri... read more

Little Green Men

Christopher Buckley

Washington TV host John O. Banion is arguably the most powerful man in Washington. He has it all: wealth, political influence, and the power to mock the president on live television. But his privileged life is thrown into upheaval when he is abducted by aliens - twice. Little does he know it was the work of a top secret government agency which aims to increase extraterrestrial belief through c... read more

Washington TV host John O. Banion is arguably the most powerful man in Washington. He has it all: wealth, political influence, and the power to mock the president on live television. But his privileged life is thrown into upheaval when he is abducted by aliens - twice. Little does he know it was the work of a top secret government agency which aims to increase extraterrestrial belief through c... read more

Guns of the Dawn

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Denland and Lascanne have been allies for generations, but now the Denlanders have assassinated their king, overthrown the monarchy and marched on their northern neighbour. At the border, the war rages, Lascanne's brave redcoats against the revolutionaries of Denland. Emily Marshwic has watched the war take her brother-in-law and now her young brother. Then comes the call for more soldiers, to... read more

Denland and Lascanne have been allies for generations, but now the Denlanders have assassinated their king, overthrown the monarchy and marched on their northern neighbour. At the border, the war rages, Lascanne's brave redcoats against the revolutionaries of Denland. Emily Marshwic has watched the war take her brother-in-law and now her young brother. Then comes the call for more soldiers, to... read more

Environmental Philosophy: An Introduction

Simon James

Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally obliged to protect? Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of sources, from virtue ethics to Buddhism,... read more

Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally obliged to protect? Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of sources, from virtue ethics to Buddhism,... read more

The Crisis of the European Union: A Response

Jürgen Habermas

Translated by Ciaran Cronin. In the midst of the current crisis that is threatening to derail the historical project of European unification, Jürgen Habermas has been one of the most perceptive critics of the ineffectual and evasive responses to the global financial crisis, especially by the German political class. This extended essay on the constitution for Europe represents Habermas’s constr... read more

Translated by Ciaran Cronin. In the midst of the current crisis that is threatening to derail the historical project of European unification, Jürgen Habermas has been one of the most perceptive critics of the ineffectual and evasive responses to the global financial crisis, especially by the German political class. This extended essay on the constitution for Europe represents Habermas’s constr... read more

The Killing Fields of Inequality

Göran Therborn

Inequality is not just about the size of our wallets. It is a socio-cultural order which, for most of us, reduces our capabilities to function as human beings, our health, our dignity, our sense of self, as well as our resources to act and participate in the world. This book shows that inequality is literally a killing field, with millions of people dying premature deaths because of it. These ... read more

Inequality is not just about the size of our wallets. It is a socio-cultural order which, for most of us, reduces our capabilities to function as human beings, our health, our dignity, our sense of self, as well as our resources to act and participate in the world. This book shows that inequality is literally a killing field, with millions of people dying premature deaths because of it. These ... read more

Peace and Prosperity through World Trade: Achieving the 2019 Vision

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was created in 1919 by business leaders who described themselves as 'merchants of peace' and whose motto was 'world peace through world trade'. Since then a number of initiatives, including the founding of the WTO in 1995, have provided the proper regulatory conditions for a dramatic increase in world trade. This has generated unprecedented growth an... read more

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was created in 1919 by business leaders who described themselves as 'merchants of peace' and whose motto was 'world peace through world trade'. Since then a number of initiatives, including the founding of the WTO in 1995, have provided the proper regulatory conditions for a dramatic increase in world trade. This has generated unprecedented growth an... read more

Meet Me at the Pier Head

Ruth Hamilton

To save a child, they would sacrifice everything . . . Comfortably settled into his expatriate life in post-war Britain, Headmaster Theodore's secrets are set to remain deeply buried. Until she breezes in. Tia Bellamy: vivacious, intriguing, a nuisance. Tia cuts through his reserve and, for the first time in years, Theodore finds himself able to confront his past and reveal the events carved i... read more

To save a child, they would sacrifice everything . . . Comfortably settled into his expatriate life in post-war Britain, Headmaster Theodore's secrets are set to remain deeply buried. Until she breezes in. Tia Bellamy: vivacious, intriguing, a nuisance. Tia cuts through his reserve and, for the first time in years, Theodore finds himself able to confront his past and reveal the events carved i... read more

Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World

Ernesto Spinelli

Drawn from the author’s experience as an internationally-recognised theorist, lecturer and practitioner, this practical book elucidates the notoriously difficult and distinctly different therapeutic approach, existential therapy. Balancing theory and practice, the book provides trainees with an accessible introduction to the author’s own three phase structural model for existential therapy, on... read more

Drawn from the author’s experience as an internationally-recognised theorist, lecturer and practitioner, this practical book elucidates the notoriously difficult and distinctly different therapeutic approach, existential therapy. Balancing theory and practice, the book provides trainees with an accessible introduction to the author’s own three phase structural model for existential therapy, on... read more

Killman

Graeme Kent

Sister Conchita, the young nun with a flair for detection, is immersed in another Solomon Islands investigation when an islander who claims to be a reincarnation of Noah is drowned outside his ark. To make matters worse, Conchita suspects that the murderer might be a Japanese soldier, still prowling the jungle fifteen years after the end of World War II. Once again she enlists the aid of her f... read more

Sister Conchita, the young nun with a flair for detection, is immersed in another Solomon Islands investigation when an islander who claims to be a reincarnation of Noah is drowned outside his ark. To make matters worse, Conchita suspects that the murderer might be a Japanese soldier, still prowling the jungle fifteen years after the end of World War II. Once again she enlists the aid of her f... read more

Gender and the Media

Rosalind Gill

Written in a clear and accessible style, with lots of examples from Anglo-American media, Gender and the Media offers a critical introduction to the study of gender in the media, and an up-to-date assessment of the key issues and debates. Eschewing a straightforwardly positive or negative assessment the book explores the contradictory character of contemporary gender representations, where con... read more

Written in a clear and accessible style, with lots of examples from Anglo-American media, Gender and the Media offers a critical introduction to the study of gender in the media, and an up-to-date assessment of the key issues and debates. Eschewing a straightforwardly positive or negative assessment the book explores the contradictory character of contemporary gender representations, where con... read more

Stepford Wives

Ira Levin

The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in... read more

The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in... read more

Pharmaceutical Innovation, Competition and Patent Law: A Trilateral Perspective

Josef Drexl, Nari Lee

Public health, safety and access to reasonably priced medicine are common policy goals of pharmaceutical regulations. As both the context for innovation and competitive structure change, industry actors dynamically challenge the balance between the incentive for protection and the achievement of those policy goals.Considering the arguments from the perspectives of innovation, competition law a... read more

Public health, safety and access to reasonably priced medicine are common policy goals of pharmaceutical regulations. As both the context for innovation and competitive structure change, industry actors dynamically challenge the balance between the incentive for protection and the achievement of those policy goals.Considering the arguments from the perspectives of innovation, competition law a... read more

666 Park Avenue

Gabriella Pierce

Freedom to fail: Heideggers Anarchy

Peter Trawny

Martin Heidegger is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth-century and his seminal text Being and Time is considered one of the most significant texts in contemporary philosophy. Yet his name has also been mired in controversy because of his affiliations with the Nazi regime, his failure to criticize its genocidal politics and his subsequent silence about ... read more

Martin Heidegger is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth-century and his seminal text Being and Time is considered one of the most significant texts in contemporary philosophy. Yet his name has also been mired in controversy because of his affiliations with the Nazi regime, his failure to criticize its genocidal politics and his subsequent silence about ... read more

Illicit Lover

Hedone

“ I'd like to have three men at once, one for each orifice, with each of them taking turns fisting me. I can only imagine the physical and mental pleasure that would come from being so …”It’s her addiction; her approved “meets.” Conditional approved. In one of her midnight online escapades she meets a somewhat “mysterious eloquently gifted in words lover” who promises to fulfill all her desire... read more

“ I'd like to have three men at once, one for each orifice, with each of them taking turns fisting me. I can only imagine the physical and mental pleasure that would come from being so …”It’s her addiction; her approved “meets.” Conditional approved. In one of her midnight online escapades she meets a somewhat “mysterious eloquently gifted in words lover” who promises to fulfill all her desire... read more

Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime, and Terrorism (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)

Michael G. Findley, Daniel L. Nielson, J. C. Sharman

Every year a staggering number of unidentified shell corporations succeed in hiding perpetrators of terrorist financing, corruption and illegal arms trades, but the degree to which firms flout global identification standards remains unknown. Adopting a unique, experimental methodology, Global Shell Games attempts to unveil the sordid world of anonymous shell corporations. Posing as twenty-one ... read more

Every year a staggering number of unidentified shell corporations succeed in hiding perpetrators of terrorist financing, corruption and illegal arms trades, but the degree to which firms flout global identification standards remains unknown. Adopting a unique, experimental methodology, Global Shell Games attempts to unveil the sordid world of anonymous shell corporations. Posing as twenty-one ... read more

The Fourth Crow (Gil Cunningham)

Pat McIntosh

The crows are gathering above Glasgow, watching the movements of the clergy and townspeople alike...Tied to St Mungo's Cross by the cathedral to be cured of her madness overnight by the saint, the young woman is found in the morning beaten and strangled, still tied to the cross. But is she who she seems to be? And who would flout the saint's protection like this? Gil Cunningham must trace the ... read more

The crows are gathering above Glasgow, watching the movements of the clergy and townspeople alike...Tied to St Mungo's Cross by the cathedral to be cured of her madness overnight by the saint, the young woman is found in the morning beaten and strangled, still tied to the cross. But is she who she seems to be? And who would flout the saint's protection like this? Gil Cunningham must trace the ... read more

Ideas, Interests and Foreign Aid (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)

A. Maurits van der Veen

Why do countries give foreign aid? Although many countries have official development assistance programs, this book argues that no two of them see the purpose of these programs in the same way. Moreover, the way countries frame that purpose has shaped aid policy choices past and present. The author examines how Belgium long gave aid out of a sense of obligation to its former colonies, The Neth... read more

Why do countries give foreign aid? Although many countries have official development assistance programs, this book argues that no two of them see the purpose of these programs in the same way. Moreover, the way countries frame that purpose has shaped aid policy choices past and present. The author examines how Belgium long gave aid out of a sense of obligation to its former colonies, The Neth... read more

Clara's Daughter

Meike Ziervogel

Michele is a successful business woman with a troubled private life. She has a high-powered job, a family, a husband, yet she is defined by a term of possession: she is 'Clara's daughter'. Nameless. When Michele moves her mother into the basement, her husband slams the door and disappears into the night. Michele increasingly hides away upstairs, as Clara weaves her conspiracies beneath. Clara'... read more

Michele is a successful business woman with a troubled private life. She has a high-powered job, a family, a husband, yet she is defined by a term of possession: she is 'Clara's daughter'. Nameless. When Michele moves her mother into the basement, her husband slams the door and disappears into the night. Michele increasingly hides away upstairs, as Clara weaves her conspiracies beneath. Clara'... read more

Race, Crime and Resistance

Tina Patel, David Tyrer

Race, Crime and Resistance offers a thought-provoking account of the problematic construction of crimes as racialized. Critical, empirically grounded and theoretically informed, it unpicks the persistence of concepts of race and ethnicity in perceptions and representations of crime. In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 context, criminal justice agencies are having to adapt their responses to crimin... read more

Race, Crime and Resistance offers a thought-provoking account of the problematic construction of crimes as racialized. Critical, empirically grounded and theoretically informed, it unpicks the persistence of concepts of race and ethnicity in perceptions and representations of crime. In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 context, criminal justice agencies are having to adapt their responses to crimin... read more

Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook

David Silverman

In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, David Silverman provides a step-by-step guide to planning and conducting qualitative research. Using real examples from real postgraduate students, the book makes it easy to link theory to methods and shows how to move from understanding the principles of qualitative research to doing it yourself. The new edition has been fully updated and no... read more

In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, David Silverman provides a step-by-step guide to planning and conducting qualitative research. Using real examples from real postgraduate students, the book makes it easy to link theory to methods and shows how to move from understanding the principles of qualitative research to doing it yourself. The new edition has been fully updated and no... read more

Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq

Shannon Meehan

Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought he was protecting his men. He thought that he would only kill the enemy, but in the ruins of the strike, he discovers his mistake and uncovers a tragedy. For most of his depl... read more

Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought he was protecting his men. He thought that he would only kill the enemy, but in the ruins of the strike, he discovers his mistake and uncovers a tragedy. For most of his depl... read more

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