Lucy Temperley Metzger

Lucy Temperley Metzger - Editor

Glasgow, United Kingdom

More than twenty years' experience editing academic, reference and educational titles in the arts, sciences and social sciences

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Overview

I love working with authors who know a lot more than I do about something, and I seek out opportunities to explore new realms of knowledge. I have worked to cultivate a light editorial touch (though if you need your text shortened, I can help: I really enjoy the puzzle of conveying the same meaning in fewer words). I relish getting my teeth into a complex project. I strive to be the author’s useful companion in building a path for the reader, and my greatest professional satisfaction comes from knowing that together we have made that path clear and smooth.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Business & Management
Economics
Education & Reference
History
Life Sciences
Music
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs

Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree, Wellesley College, USA, 1984

Work experience

Freelance editorial professional

Self-employed
July, 1995 – Present (about 23 years)

Having left London for Scotland in 1995, I did freelance copy-editing and proofreading work for the Macmillan (Grove) Dictionary of Art and for the New Grove Dictionary of Music, 7th edition. I then put my editorial business on hold while raising a family. I resumed freelance work in 2011, since when I have copy-edited or proofread more than 100 titles: academic monographs and essay collections, university-level textbooks, reference books, and educational materials, for publishers including Routledge, Oxford University Press, Macmillan and Pearson.

Managing editor, Macmillan Dictionary of Art

Macmillan
July, 1992 – July, 1995 (about 3 years)

Copy-editor, New Grove Dictionary of Opera

Macmillan
June, 1990 – July, 1992 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

International Trade

Charles Van Marrewijk

A fully up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of International Trade, this book provides a solid foundation of international trade flows and theories, as well as the latest information on empirical developments and new theoretical insights. Fundamental changes in perspectives are covered, including the role of the firm in international trade flows and organization, in terms of heterogeneity, ... read more

A fully up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of International Trade, this book provides a solid foundation of international trade flows and theories, as well as the latest information on empirical developments and new theoretical insights. Fundamental changes in perspectives are covered, including the role of the firm in international trade flows and organization, in terms of heterogeneity, ... read more

Rethinking Strategy for Creative Industries: Innovation and Interaction (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management)

Milan Todorovic, with Ali Bakir

Creative Industry practices are increasingly manifested through hybrid models and methods and emerging sub-sectors. With ever finer dividing lines between form and content, product and service, participation and consumption, the distinctions between sectors are increasingly blurred, while new, convergent models emerge. Reflecting this fluid context, this book provides a new perspective on stra... read more

Creative Industry practices are increasingly manifested through hybrid models and methods and emerging sub-sectors. With ever finer dividing lines between form and content, product and service, participation and consumption, the distinctions between sectors are increasingly blurred, while new, convergent models emerge. Reflecting this fluid context, this book provides a new perspective on stra... read more

Human Physiology (Oxford Core Texts)

Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, David Richards

Edexcel AS and A Level Music Listening Tests

Hugh Benham, Alistair Wightman

Written by experienced teachers, these tests will help to prepare you fully for the ‘listening’ elements of the Appraising exam at both AS and A Level. This book contains: Listening test questions covering all six Areas of Study Scores to follow as you listen Online access to downloadable music tracks Music dictation tests Error identification tests (AS Level) Complete answers for all tests

Written by experienced teachers, these tests will help to prepare you fully for the ‘listening’ elements of the Appraising exam at both AS and A Level. This book contains: Listening test questions covering all six Areas of Study Scores to follow as you listen Online access to downloadable music tracks Music dictation tests Error identification tests (AS Level) Complete answers for all tests

BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 1 + Activebook: For the 2016 specifications (BTEC Nationals Sport 2016)

Adam Gledhill, Mr Richard Taylor, Louise Sutton, Mr Matthew Fleet, Mr Chris Manley, Alex Sergison, Ms Chris Lydon

Ideocracies in Comparison: Legitimation – Cooptation – Repression (Extremism and Democracy)

Ideocracies, or ideological dictatorships, such as the "Third Reich", the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China have, much more than any other kinds of autocracy, characterized the history of the 20th century. Despite their undeniable loss of significance, ideocracies have not disappeared from the world in the 21st century. This book explores the functioning of ideocracies and analys... read more

Ideocracies, or ideological dictatorships, such as the "Third Reich", the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China have, much more than any other kinds of autocracy, characterized the history of the 20th century. Despite their undeniable loss of significance, ideocracies have not disappeared from the world in the 21st century. This book explores the functioning of ideocracies and analys... read more

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